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Virgin Atlantic Reveals New £100 Million Upper Class Cabin
Highlights of the new cabin include the brand new bar – the longest in the sky – which stretches eight feet and has space to accommodate eight passengers, bespoke Swarovski crystal curtains adorned with over 1,000 crystals and new cabin mood lighting to create eight separate atmospheres during the flight, designed to change as passengers enter a flight, head to sleep and wake before landing.
Seating is "suite" style, offering an 87-inch bed surface and 33-inch width, meaning that it is longer than any other airline's business class bed. The leather seat also has a 1.5-inch width advantage and 50% better reclining ability than previous Upper Class cabins.
Don't worry about what you'll do while in your seat, either. Enjoy gourmet meals (or high tea on certain flights), work with a technology hub offering a power station to charge your computer or plug in via USB, as well as a connection to JAM, the airline's entertainment system that even allows you to watch your own content on the screens.
We're pretty sure we could get used to flying like this. The new Upper Class cabins are available now on select flights.
Want to see more? In addition to the video below, the airline's new PlaneView website offers a detail-heavy look at more than 40 aspects of this new first class area.