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Virgin Atlantic To Have Live Performances On Domestic Flights

Nick Giannettino

by Nick Giannettino

Published August 9, 2013

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Virgin airlines' new line of flights established earlier this year, titled Little Red, are now set to feature in-flight entertainment on select flights from Heathrow to Edinburgh and Manchester.

These sky-high performances will include comedians practicing material on their way to Edinburgh's Fringe Festival, as well as live musical performances happening mid-flight starting September - aiming to pay tribute to the heyday of Manchester and Scotland's "rich music scenes." Virgin Atlantic's founder, Sir Richard Branson, hopes that this new agenda will "shake up domestic flying in the UK."

The full list of performances will be announced only on Virgin's social media outlets, and even at that, the specifics of which flights will include in-flight performances will remain unknown to flyers pre-flight to make it a more unique experience.

In true Virgin Atlantic spirit, we’re doing something a little different and providing our passengers with a line-up of gigs to ensure we offer a truly unforgettable flying experience on Little Red.

This only adds to the laundry list of Virgin Atlantic's triumphs in the airline industry: they were the first British airline to feature mid-flight phone calls, and web access. Not only that, but in February, Upper Class passengers were able to experience the world's first airborne art gallery, where they were able to "take a virtual tour of works from British artist Ben Eine and make a duty-free purchase of works which ranged in price from £2,000 to £15,000." Also available for the Upper Class were in-flight cocktails served on a custom-made cocktail rest and Swarovski crystal-decorated bar.

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The possibilities of which guests might surprise passengers on Little Red flights seem limitless considering the ground already broken by Virgin airlines. More news to come on the full list of entertainment acts. Perhaps some possible footage of the airline's "unforgettable" performances will be available on the web as well.

Via The Telegraph

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