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Celebrate The Royal Wedding With Onboard Street Parties

by Moderator April 2011 - last edited February 2013 by Community Manager

Next week, we'll be celebrating the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton in style by holding onboard street parties for passengers flying on the day.

Flights leaving from the UK on the 29th April heading to the USA and the Caribbean will be transformed into a traditional UK street party to ensure passengers don't miss out on the royal wedding fun.

 

Cake, Tea and Bunting

Passengers travelling in economy and premium economy will receive an afternoon tea of wedding cake and traditional English breakfast tea, served in a souvenir union jack lunch box, and the cabins will be decorated in bunting and union jack headrests to create a patriotic atmosphere. All passengers will also receive special Kate and William themed love hearts and ice-cream during the flight.

 

 

William and Catherine love hearts

William and Catherine love hearts

 

Upper Class passengers will also have the option to join in with the festivities as the cabin will be decorated in union jack bunting and wedding cake and wedding favours will be available at the Upper Class bar. Each flight will also have a royal wedding themed dressing up box for the crew to take part in the onboard merriment.

 

In London...

For visitors to our shores, or those who'll be staying behind, here's our definitive guide to what to see along the Royal Wedding route. And if you're planning a London wedding of your own, we've also got a guide to the city's best hat emporiums, and its finest cake shops and bakeries.

 

For more information or to book a flight with Virgin Atlantic, log onto www.virginatlantic.com.


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Dave April 2011
I'm flying BA if you do this. How sad
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Win April 2011
Screw the cynics. I like this idea. Why not - and at the very least there'll be some free booze right?
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Brian April 2011
Tacky Tacky....have to agree with Dave, very SAD!!!
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Michael April 2011
Love this idea. Keep flying the flag for this great country and ignore the cynics who have nothing better to do than complain!
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Dave April 2011
I'm going on holiday to get away from all of it and then next thing its going to be in your face on the flight :(
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lee April 2011
I'm sick of hearing about the royal wedding! I thought i was getting away from it all by going to the USA on the day of the wedding by having a holiday to Orlando. I am now in the process of getting a refund with Virgin. Total TACKY garbage.
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Dave April 2011
Great Country? Our country is in a mess.
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Dav-id April 2011
Personally I think its a great idea and a nice way to help distract for a while on those long flights.
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Laura April 2011
So what's happening the week of the wedding?? I am flying to london on tuesday and I'd like to have a fun flight, lol
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julieeastham April 2011
Why do so many people have be so negative about it all, well done Virgin..on an 8 hour flight it will create a good atmosphere. i'm flying to usa on this day and cant wait for some fun.
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Tracy April 2011
I do agree the first time I read this i did think OMG 9 hour flight of hell!! But come on atleast we don't have to sit and watch the whole thing all day.... plus if a glass of champers is thrown in i'm sure people can be swayed.
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Sophie April 2011
I think this is a great idea. Well done Virgin! You rock! I always planned to be out of London for the wedding, but was feeling that I was really missing out. Now this should be great fun and I'm really excited.

So glad I booked Virgin!

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Dave April 2011
Virgin Chavlantic should be the new name
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RoyalWeddingF April 2011
Virgin Atlantic is getting behind the Royal Wedding too.
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