The Ice King: Richard Branson's Face to Grace Virgin Atlantic Ice Cubes
Whoa whoa whoa. Listen to this: Virgin Atlantic just announced that not only have they totally revamped the Upper Class seats and onboard bar, but travelers who belly up to said bar for a nightcap will be greeted by the smiling face of Richard Branson...as an ice cube.
We checked the calendar and it is not April Fool's Day. This is not a drill. Virgin Atlantic is actually going to serve ice cubes made from a mold of Sir Richard's head, sans guillotine. VS explains: "The mould for the ice cubes took a team of four skilled designers a painstaking six weeks to create using detailed photographic techniques and laser scanning technology to create the perfect likeness of Sir Richard."
If you recall, we've already pegged the new look of the Upper Class onboard bar as "kinky," but this is a whole other level. Dare we ask what you're thinkingis it possible to take Richard's whole head in your mouth?
Those who get to find out will be Upper Class flyers "on board one of the first flights of the airline's new Upper Class Cabin this May." The key words here are "one of." There's no guarantee that you'll tilt your gin to see Branson's grin, although keep your eye for the man himself; we've spotted an unannounced Sir Richard on past Virgin Atlantic flights.
For a full preview of the new Upper Class suite, go here, and for the onboard bar go here. Cheers!
[Photos: Virgin Atlantic]