Who'd ever be dorky enough to wear a smartglass and a smartwatch at the same time? Virgin Atlantic employees, apparently. The company has partnered with Sony to equip its plane engineers at Heathrow Airport with the Sony SmartWatch 3 and the SmartEye...
Virgin Atlantic has announced its latest savvy PR tie-up with new technology. Last year, it ran a six-week trial using Google Glass for Upper Class check-ins and recently announced it’s expanding that effort. It also tried out Apple’s iBeacon tech. Show More Summary
Each day there a thousands of opportunities for you to expand your mind. And that includes while you’re essentially held captive in a seat with little leg room, flying 30,000 feet in the air. No, we’re not talking about the usual flight safety and etiquette lessons shoved down our throats while traveling, we’re talking about JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic’s newly … [More]
Even though NYC was largely unaffected by the #Blizzardof2015 last night, with only 10 inches falling in the area, a few unlucky passengers on a London-bound Virgin Atlantic flight from JFK Airport were stuck inside a plane for six hours, waiting to take off, but then a passenger got sick and needed to be removed. Show More Summary
A group of passengers were stuck at Kennedy airport after their flight to London was canceled.
Virgin Hotels officially opened their doors to guests in Chicago yesterday and our sister site, HotelChatter, has the first look inside a Virgin guest room, excuse us, chamber for those visiting Chi-town. But if you were expecting to...Show More Summary
Virgin Atlantic has awarded North American creative duties to Figliulo & Partners, following the conclusion of a review run through Creativebrief, Campaign reports.The agency succeeds incumbent Y&R New York, who did not defend in the...Show More Summary
Yesterday I noted an offer for 100 free and instant American AAdvantage miles, all you have to do is quickly sign up for hotel booking site PointsHound (no reservations are actually required). Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, it seems that PointsHound also has an offer of 100 Virgin Atlantic miles just for joining. Show More Summary
If you book by January 22, you can redeem Virgin Atlantic economy travel for 25% off. Travel dates appear to work through the end of 2015. Here’s mileage pricing for flights between North America and the UK under this promotion: Boston:...Show More Summary
Gogo Inflight Internet, the only way to access the Internet on nine major airlines such as Delta, American, U.S. Airways and Virgin Atlantic, apparently doesn't think you need secure browsing. Gogo, it turns out, has been intentionally issuing fake SSL certificates to its Internet users. Show More Summary
The heroic pilot that saved lives by landing a Virgin Atlantic plane with faulty gear said he was just doing his job.
A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 had to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, London, when its right landing gear got stuck. Amazingly enough, the pilots managed to keep control with only three of the four gears in place. More »
As most of you probably have heard by now, a Virgin Atlantic flight between London Gatwick and Las Vegas made an emergency landing yesterday. The plane had issues with the gear after takeoff, and after circling for nearly four hours it made an emergency landing back at London Gatwick. Show More Summary
If the news of Sunday's AirAsia crash has you nervous about flying home after the holidays — or subsequent near-misses by a Virgin Atlantic flight in London and another AirAsia flight in the Philippines, or any of this year's other high-profile fatal commercial airliner incidents — you're probably not alone. Show More Summary
Planes just fly themselves, right? Not exactly. And especially not when one of the main landing gears of the plane isn't working properly. That happened earlier today, when a Boeing 747-400 flying for Virgin Atlantic had to make an emergency landing because the right landing wheels were stuck. Read more...
Virgin Atlantic flight VS43 made an emergency landing at London’s Gatwick Airport after the pilot noticed the landing gear was stuck. The Boeing 474 was still able to land without doing a belly-flop, but the pilot had to manage with only three landing gears deployed. Show More Summary
A Virgin Atlantic 747 flying from London's Gatwick airport to Las Vegas had to turn around a few hours after takeoff after what Virgin described as "a technical issue with one of the landing gears." This is what that looked like from the ground, as flight VS43 circled low over southwest England: #VS43 landing gear view from the ground. Show More Summary
A technical issue with the landing gear of the Boeing 747 Flight VS43 out of London Gatwick, forced the aircraft to circle the skies of England, eventually making an safe landing at the Sussex airport. Passengers remain onboard while the aircraft is stabilized. Read more...
A Virgin Atlantic jet bound for Las Vegas has made an emergency landing after developing a problem with its landing gear.