Fancy a drink with Richard Branson?

Virgin Atlantic

Richard Branson is now on board all Virgin Atlantic flights 'in spirit' - thanks to new Little Richard ice cubes.

Virgin Atlantic is giving Upper Class passengers the chance to cool their in-flight drinks with bespoke Richard Branson ice cubes. They will be served on board one of the first flights of the airline's new Upper Class Cabin this May.

The new ice innovation means all passengers will be able to enjoy some chill out time with Mr Branson at the new bar the longest of any airline - which has been designed to provide additional space and comfort for those keen to socialise while flying. The bar will also incorporate a raft of additional innovations including the fabulous new champagne coupe glass, enhanced mood lighting and a new seating system to facilitate the most comfortable social experience in the air.

The ice cubes have been created using the exact measurements of Sir Richard's head and feature an impressive level of detail. The mould for the ice cubes took a team of four skilled designers a painstaking six weeks to create using detailed photographic techniques and laser scanning technology to create the perfect likeness of Sir Richard.

Luke Miles, Head of Design for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class said: "Were delighted to be able to offer our Upper Class passengers access to the newest, longest bar in the sky, and what better way to celebrate this than giving passengers the opportunity to share a drink with the face of our business?"

Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic said: "While Richard would love to be able to sit and enjoy a drink with all of our passengers, his schedule means that it simply isnt possible. Now he is able to join our guests in spirit on one of the Upper Class Cabins first flights as they raise a toast to their trip and the exciting times ahead."

Find out more about the Little Richard ice cubes over at vtravelled, more about Virgin Atlantic's new Upper Class offering or book flights.

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