Santa Claus Delivers to Virgin at 35,000 ft

22nd Dec 2004

For the first time ever Santa Claus will be delivering Christmas stockings to airline passengers!  Passengers who are travelling in Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class cabin on Christmas Eve (arriving on Christmas Day) will find a stocking full of traditional Christmas goodies at the end of their beds when they wake up.  In addition all passengers can enjoy Christmas dinner with mince pies and a variety of competitions arranged by the crew with prizes to be won.Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Atlantic commented:

“Christmas is a busy time with many people travelling long distances to see their families and friends and we are delighted to offer them some festivities onboard to get them in the mood for Christmas! 

“I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”

Virgin Atlantic will also be offering all passengers traditional Christmas dinners on all flights between 14 and 26 December 2004.  This will include traditional turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes, sprouts, carrots and gravy followed by mince pies.

As an extra treat for Upper Class passengers, the Upper Class amenity kit, designed by Ozwald Boateng will include a designer gift bag including a limited edition Ozwald Boateng key ring, Christmas hat and seasonal motto.


Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Suite is now available on all of the airline’s Heathrow B747-400 and A340-600 aircraft.  The revolutionary Upper Class Suite consists of a reclining leather seat for take off, a place to sit and eat a proper meal opposite your partner, and the longest fully flat bed in the world.



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