Europe

Touring the U.K. with Rail Europe

written by | Posted on May 1st, 2011

flying with virgin atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airlines’ Miami to London route in Upper Class, what Virgin Atlantic calls “first class at business class pricing,” should be an absolute must for clients who insist on service and comfort when they travel. The Upper Class Suites are roomy and spacious cocoon-like seating arrangements that ensure privacy and at the touch of a button, flip over becoming one of the longest fully flat beds in any business class, 79.5 in. long and 33 in. at the shoulder, complete with duvet, pillow and sleep suit. Don’t want to sleep? Then select from over 300 on-demand entertainment options on a 10.4-in. screen, nosh your way across the Atlantic with gourmet meals and unlimited snacks, enjoy some of the best service you’ve ever had from flight attendants—think of it as a no attitude zone—and kick-back, your feet comfortably propped up on the suite ottoman. There’s even a full inventory of upper end liquors, wines and beer. You’ll almost hate the idea of landing.

But life is just as good while waiting for your return flight in Virgin Atlantic’s Heathrow Clubhouse, a palatial retreat so fabulous you’ll almost be wishing for a flight delay. There’s a fully expanded business center with full wireless Internet access and even extra laptops, plus a library, and the Den with a pool table, game playing consoles and a multi-screen display showing TV, film and sporting events. There’s a poolside lounge or head up a marble staircase through the clouds in the ceiling to the Sky Lounge. Grab a refreshment at the 46-ft.-long bar and enjoy a 3-course meal, a salad or deli delicacies—all complimentary, of course. Here’s another major perk—enjoy a complimentary massage in the Cowshed at the Clubhouse Spa or treat yourself to beauty treatments, a Bumble and Bumble haircut or take it easy in the sauna. Want to be a hero to your clients? Trust us, book them on Virgin Atlantic Airways.