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Virgin Atlantic's Complimentary Welcome Cocktails Finally Hit Economy

November 7, 2011 at 3:20 PM | by | ()

For a year and a half, we've featured an In-Flight Cocktail of the Month and managed to get mighty tipsy in the process. Over the course the last 18+ months, one airline has had the most stand-out cocktails worthy of the feature and that is Virgin Atlantic with their Virgin Redhead, "New" New York Sour and Indian Summer.

Free drinks on flights? Awesome, right? Well, not so awesome if you're flying economy because the free cocktails were limited to meal service. A change in the economy menu, announced this week, now brings a complimentary welcome cocktail to those in the back of the plane.

The drink doesn't seem to have a name, but it will be a blend of fruit juices and vodka (or virgin, if you prefer).

Along with the new drink comes a refreshed dinner service (even new utensils!), a proper afternoon tea service and a new "usherette box" for flight crew to serve the ice cream and popcorn they always have. Let's be realistic though; we're most excited about the free booze.

[Photo: Virgin Atlantic]

Archived Comments:

Sir Richard, Dakotas Need VAA!!!

There aren't many people here, but pick one spot and we'll meet you there Sir Richard! (sick o' DAL)