Our Experience

Introducing Our Best Ever Upper Class Meal Service

by Moderator February 2012 - last edited January 2013 by Moderator

On 1 March, Virgin Atlantic will start serving a brand new Upper Class meal experience, the result of two years extensive research, design and on board trialling.

At the heart of everything we’ve been doing was the desire to create something that was always in tune with your body clock, no matter when and where you’re flying with us. We’ve put a huge amount of thought and energy into perfecting a new meal experience that we think you’re really going to love.

If you’ve travelled with us in Upper Class since November 2011, you’ll have noticed a few changes already, including new crockery and cutlery. This was just the beginning.

On boarding the plane, the first thing you’ll notice is your preflight glass of Lanson Champagne or Bucks Fizz has been given a make over. With our fabulous champagne coupe glass, we’ve created a new Virgin Atlantic icon from an old favourite. Made famous in the golden age of Hollywood, it's the perfect way to toast the journey ahead.

 

Your pre-flight glass of Lanson Champagne

Your pre-flight glass of Lanson Champagne

 

The new Upper Class menu is the best way to discover exactly what we’ve got in store for you during your flight. You’ll find your menu on your ottoman when you board, or our crew will hand it to you when they come round to introduce themselves once we’ve taken off.

Then it’s time for the pre-dinner drinks service, with all your old favourites served in our brand new glassware. Plus there’s a new choice - our regularly changing signature cocktail. We’ve always been famous for our cocktails, and now you can enjoy our special selection onboard too.

 

Enjoy our special cocktail selection onboard

Enjoy our special cocktail selection onboard

 

The meal service boasts a number of new features including a modern table setting using designer linen and elegant, specially designed crockery and cutlery. You’ll also find a special, new addition to your table setting. We’ve waved goodbye to our Wilbur and Orville salt and pepper shakers and created a brand new Virgin Atlantic icon, our mini cocktail shaker. It snaps in half to form individual salt and pepper pots, and we now use crushed peppercorns instead of finely ground pepper.

 

Our new salt and pepper mini cocktail shaker

Our new salt and pepper mini cocktail shaker

 

When we start serving your meal, you’ll notice the quality of our food has been enhanced using a delicious, improved selection of produce. There are also a few special surprises, but we’re going to save those until you get onboard.

We’ve replaced the Freedom menu with our new Graze menu, available on selected flights. If you’re not really in the mood for a full meal, the Graze menu offers a choice of delicious snacks you can order to your seat whenever you like.