Look at the image above. Now scroll down and look at the image at the very bottom. Now glance back and forth and we dare you to tell us that the new, improved onboard Upper Class bars on Virgin Atlantic aren't crazy awesomer. Yeah, we said "awesomer." Things like this call for words like that.
Let's handle all this goodness bit by bit: yes, Virgin Atlantic has a bar onboard each of their planes. They're only for Upper Class passengers, however, but all the drinks are complimentary and a bartender will shake that Vesper Martini no problem. Yes, the revampment of Upper Class means the bar has been overhauled and now it looks like something torn from a Starship Enterprise-themed kink club or Tron's cut scenes, and we're more than cool with that.
Oh, and there will be Swarovski crystals. *cue the Marvin Gaye*
Need some suggestions on what to order when you belly up to the bar at 35,000 feet? Luckily we've got the goods on several special Virgin swills:
The new, improved, kinkier onboard bar is already flying on Virgin's A330 between New York and London and routes VS003 and VS004, and coming soon to all other A330s and (drumroll please) the Boeing 787s the airline will receive in 2014.
Now, a little suggestion: install these bars on Virgin America and Virgin Australia planes. You know they want to. We want them to. Make it happen, Branson!
The old Virgin Atlantic Upper Class bar on a 747:
[Photos: Virgin Atlantic and Jaunted; Video: Virgin Atlantic]