The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is one of the newest and most sophisticated airliners in history. However, lately it’s been grounded by various engine problems, but, in 2019 it’s back from LHR to LAS daily!
In May 2018 Virgin Atlantic announce the Vegas flights will no longer come from Gatwick but London Heathrow.
Sadly this means the end of the 747-400 to Vegas. The end of an era!
So, we thought you’d like a review of the Virgin Dreamliner 787…
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 all for just £14.99 per flight.
Environmentally The Dreamliner is 21% more fuel efficient than other similar sized aircraft, which means much less carbon dioxide emissions.
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 travelled on the Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner from Miami to London in Jan 2017.
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?
Launched in 2014, The Birthday Girl on 28 October 2014 was the first to replace the old but much loved 747’s.
VA just took delivery of their 7th 787, Olivia Rae, at London Heathrow.
The 787’s fly from London Heathrow to 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. 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.