That's not all, though. Virgin has been busy over the weekend with announcements, including the news that they'll begin direct Manchester-to-Vegas flights and the launch of their first Airbus A330 (to be put on the Orlando-Manchester route).
The Manchester-Vegas route comes just in time for the beginning of pool party season in Sin City. The first flight left yesterday, and the flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays. We're going to bet that the idea of a long weekend in Vegas will be tempting, so they're putting a 747 on the route.
The new A330, also seeing the Virgin skies this last weekend, will freshen up a classic VA routebetween Manchester and Orlando. The lucky ladies serving your drinks onboard are the first to get the new red patent shoes, too, so be sure to throw some compliments their way; breaking in patent leather is never fun.
"Beauty Queen," as the A330 has been christened, will also be flying with the newest onboard entertainment from Panasonic. TVs are touchscreen, with 300 hours of pre-loaded content, and the ability to tap into in-flight WiFi when that feature becomes available later this year. Hot.
Using the entertainment system to connect to a camera and flip through photos
[Photos: Virgin Atlantic]