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When our IT Innovation Manager Tim Graham heard in late 2013 that our IT partner, SITA, was conducting experiments with wearable computing devices such as Google Glass, the idea of using such wearable tech to raise the bar on airline customer service got his immediate attention, and the project was born.

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Captain Gary Bruce: I Swam the Channel

by Moderator April - last edited April

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Icy dips, training injuries and years of cold showers: it's all par for the course for the would-be Channel swimmer. But after four years of training and a lifetime of dreaming, Captain Gary Bruce – one of our 747 pilots – was finally ready to take the plunge, and recently swam from England to France across the busiest shipping lane in the world.

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Being a Virgin Atlantic employee opens the door to all manner of exciting fundraising opportunities. We caught up with staff member Samantha Markham after her demanding cycle ride from Boston to New York City, to find out how she got involved and what the event meant to her...

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Working for Virgin Atlantic can open up a world of opportunities beyond the day job, leading to all kinds of new experiences, friendships, skills and stretching of comfort zones. And our involvement in We Day is just the latest of those adventures. But don't just take it from us – let's see what our people have to say for themselves, about We Day, about Free The Children, and about working for Virgin Atlantic.

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We're very proud of how Virgin Atlantic continues to be an in-demand brand, and our Press Office is always on hand to support requests from the media and ensure we're seen in the best possible light. And for our Press Officers, this means no two days are ever quite the same. In fact, some days can be downright surreal.

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Staff Files: Meet Captain Geoff Andreasen - Part Two

by Moderator September 2013 - last edited October 2013

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In part two of our interview with Captain Geoff Andreasen we take a look at some of the other things our pilots get involved with behind the scenes – and find out exactly what it takes to fly a plane.

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