The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is one of the newest and most sophisticated airliners in history. However, it was grounded by various engine problems, but, in 2019 it’s back from LHR to LAS daily!
We took this flight in May 2019. Watch our HD video via YouTube below.
As Virgin evolve, this sadly means the end of the 747-400 to Vegas. The end of an era! However, this plane is much more economical so it was inevitable.
The Upper cabin is three times bigger and the experience is less intimate, however, for the money Virgin Upperclass is the best value. Book early and it’s a hugely indulgent treat!
The food and service is not what it was, however, I slept for 6 hours – what more can you ask? The bed is great and the crew did everything they could do to make it a pleasant flight.
With bigger windows, more storage, increased space in the cabin & various shades of lighting – this is a truly smart aircraft. There’s even WIFI for just £4.99 to check emails.
The food is OK and afternoon tea has been disposed of and replaced by a ‘can I have….’ service. Shame. I guess stick to eating in the lounge – it’s a plane not a restaurant.
Environmentally The Dreamliner is 21% more fuel efficient than other similar sized aircraft, which means much less carbon dioxide emissions. This won’t replace
This airplane is the most advanced of its generation. With cleaner air and a lower cabin altitude means you’ll feel more comfortable and refreshed.
I wouldn’t worry about this though, just change into your sleep suit and go to sleep!
Enjoy our EXCLUSIVE 787 Audio / Video review HERE:
This aircraft is seriously impressive. With the biggest toilets I’ve ever seen, USB & power in every Upper Class seat – what more do you need?
VA just took delivery of their 7th 787, Olivia Rae, at London Heathrow.
The 787’s fly from London Heathrow to Vegas, New York, Newark, Boston, Miami, Charleston, South Carolina, Los Angeles, Delhi, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
In Upper Class (business) you’ll get exceptional comfort and value for money.
Celebrity Radio still rate VA the best business class airline in the world (for the money). You get near 1st service at a business price.
You’ll begin at Heathrow with the ‘drive-through’ check in where you totally avoid the terminal. This is worth the money itself.
Next, you’ll wiz through security and enjoy The Club House. Take advantage of the remarkable service on offer from 3 course dinner to massage & showers.
On-board you can enjoy the Upper Class Bar, food on-demand as well as space, comfort, a flat bed, sleep suit, personal TV & much more.
Virgin claim to offer ‘The comfiest Economy seat in the sky’….
They’ve fitted the best in class Economy seats. More legroom and a comfier recline, making the most of the space around them.
The Wander Wall for Premium Economy passengers offers an area where you can have a snack or stretch your legs.
Obviously the food and service are identical to other aircraft in the Virgin Atlantic fleet.
Whatever aircraft you fly on, it is impressive – especially if you have specific dietary requirements or with a wheelchair etc.
If you’re lucky enough to fly Upper Class – don’t miss the ‘Revivals Lounge’ (arrivals) at London Heathrow – showers, suit press & full English Breakfast!
Review by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 22nd May 2018.
First published Jan 2017.