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Little Red Passengers Enjoy a Beat-Boxing Santa and Festive Choir at 30,000 Feet

by Moderator December - last edited December

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If you were flying on Little Red routes over the weekend you may well have been one of the Virgin Atlantic Little Red passengers treated to some extra special festive in-flight entertainment.

Virgin Atlantic Little Red LIVE launched in August when a series of Little Red flights between Heathrow and Edinburgh were transformed into the 274th Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, hosting surprise stand up performances from popular comedians Joe Lycett and Lee Nelson in the air.

Hip and Harmony bring good cheer

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This weekend Little Red LIVE surprised flyers from London to Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh with a very Christmassy welcome from Neston based Community choir Hip and Harmony.

Passengers were treated to renditions of Christmas classics including Winter Wonderland and White Christmas from the 11 person strong choir, complete with a beat boxing Santa Claus on board – in keeping with the Virgin Atlantic rock and roll spirit!

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The choir was chosen because we were keen to offer the gig to a community based choir who would really benefit from the experience. The donation we provided for the activity is enabling Hip and Harmony to set up a Youth Choir in 2014.

“We launched Virgin Atlantic Little Red this year to shake up domestic flying in the UK," said our founder and president Sir Richard Branson. "Our beat box Santa and festive choir is another example of our unrivalled customer service. In true Virgin Atlantic spirit we did something a little different by providing our passengers with some additional festive cheer and fun while they fly!”

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In addition, Virgin Atlantic Little Red will be doubling its complimentary baggage allowance from Boxing Day to 2nd February on Little Red flights, providing bargain-hunting shoppers with a little helping hand post-Christmas. Passengers will be able to check in two 23kg bags each plus additional sports luggage free of charge*.

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Aside from the stellar line-up of entertainment, Little Red continues to offer the customer service Virgin Atlantic is world-renowned for, plus a free checked-in baggage allowance of 23kg, free carriage of sports equipment, pre-assigned seating, complimentary snacks and drinks and even hot breakfasts on early morning flights. Tyrrells has created special Little Red ‘Plane crisps’ made from miniature potatoes, Bacardi Martini offer a variety of exclusive miniature spirits and Scotland’s favourite soft drink, Irn Bru is available on the flights to and from Scotland.

* Virgin Atlantic Gold card holders are permitted three bags at 23kg for this period.

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The Little Red service flies from London Heathrow and six times daily to Edinburgh, three times daily to Aberdeen as well as four daily round-trips between Manchester and Heathrow. Book your flight today!


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Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.