Earlier this month, we were spending a few early morning hours at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport in the (pretty fabulous) Qantas First Class Lounge, which aside from rather swank surroundings comes with great views of the apron and city. Show More Summary
BSkyB (‘Sky’) has extended its distribution agreement with Virgin Media, meaning Virgin subscribers will have access to Sky’s content slate for at least five more years. The deal includes Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Sky News, Sky Movies and, important for many, Sky Sports. Show More Summary
Industrial design consultancy MAP just saved Virgin Atlantic millions of dollars in fuel costs by simply redesigning the airline's in-flight meal tray. By streamlining the tray's design, the British firm has helped Virgin cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
A drunk British woman decided it would be a good idea to join the mile-high club with a man she'd just met on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Las Vegas last week... and the monumentally bad idea ended up getting her in serious trouble. Possibly the weirdest part...
Travelers on their way to and from Virgin Atlantic flights in London Heathrow airport are set to receive a new, more personalized experience, as the airline is piloting an iBeacon-powered program designed to ease passage and save time and money.
Virgin Atlantic now has iBeacons around London Heathrow airport to deliver location-specific alerts. These iBeacons tie in with Passbook, and enable notifications such as reminders to get your boarding pass out when approaching a security checkpoint, a 0% commission offer when passing currency exchange, or introducing crew members as people board their flights.
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Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be using Apple’s iBeacon technology to deliver updates to its passengers passing through Heathrow airport in the UK. The company said its initial ideas for implementation are only scratching...Show More Summary
Virgin Atlantic is reportedly gearing up to integrate Apple's iBeacon technology into London's Heathrow Airport, according to Re/code. The airliner will be using beacons sourced from startup Estimote, as the transmitters will be deployed...Show More Summary
Could iBeacons help improve the air travel experience? Sir Richard Branson thinks they could. Branson’s majority-owned Virgin Atlantic is the latest company to hop aboard the iBeacon bandwagon — announcing plans to use the technology to send customized messages to … Read more ›
A promotional video created by Estimote Re/code reports that Virgin Atlantic is planning to implement iBeacons throughout Heathrow airport to help travelers quickly find different points of interest inside the airport. Users would be able to easily navigate the facility using a combination of Apple’s native Passbook application and Bluetooth beacons supplied by a company […]
American Express is offering a 30% transfer bonus for points transfers to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club between May 1 and May 31, 2014. This only applies to the US Membership Rewards program, and the transfer bonus should be hard coded into the transfer ratio, meaning you can earn the bonus as often as you’d like. Show More Summary
Virgin Atlantic reminds us that even when measured in grams, the dividends of good design can pay off big. At 35,000 feet, small design decisions have big consequences. Ounces saved, in the design of aircraft equipment, can vastly reduce carbon emissions for an airline's entire fleet. Read Full Story
UK music trade Music Week handed out its 2014 Awards last night in in London with Virgin EMI, Domino, SJM Concerts, Atlantic Records and Sony Music amongst the winners. Columbia US chairman Rob Stringer picked up the prestigious Strat Award at the ceremony. Show More Summary
British airline Virgin Atlantic said its annual loss narrowed by 50 percent in 2013, putting it on track to return to profitability by the end of this year. ||| London - Privately-owned British airline Virgin Atlantic said its annual loss narrowed by 50 percent in 2013, putting it on track to return to profitability by the end of this year. Show More Summary
This week, Virgin Atlantic is hiring a communications program manager, while Conde Nast needs a social media manager for Epicurious. Constellation Brands is seeking a social media graphic designer, and the New York Post is on the hunt for a social media producer. Show More Summary
Head for Points reports 500 free points for downloading the Virgin Atlantic shopping portal toolbar. Download the Mile Finder tool before 14 May 2014 and earn 500 bonus miles. One time only bonus for downloading the Mile Finder. We reserve...Show More Summary
"Whenever I am asked what is the missing link between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind." -- Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Atlantic Group Looking at my career, I am certain of one vital fact:...Show More Summary
The nominations are in for the 2014 James Beard Awards for Outstanding Restaurant Design, and Eater National has a delicious primer on the restaurants in the running. Highlights include Slade Architecture's work on the Virgin Atlantic clubhouse at Newark Liberty...
In his latest project, London based-artist Marco Lemcke imagines what a collaboration between Nike and some of the world’s top airlines would look like. The young creative applies the logos of British Airways, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Ryanair… What Would a Collaboration Between Nike and Top Airlines Look Like? is a post by Brock Cardiner on Highsnobiety.