Every ounce counts when you're hoisting several hundred tons of steel into the air and flying it across an ocean. So does every second flight attendants spend waiting on the people inside. Those ounces and seconds add up—and that's why Virgin Atlantic spent $168 million on a transformative redesign of its meal trays.
Customer privacy be damned. Virgin Atlantic is kicking off a trial using Google Glass and Sony's SmartWatch 2 to provide its employees with personalized data about its upper class passengers.
Whoever racks up the most Virgin Atlantic miles between now and August 7 2013 gets a free trip to SPAAAACE. [TechCrunch]
In the richest of rich person problems, airline-and-Formula-One-team-owner Richard Branson just lost a bet to airline-and-Formula-One-team-owner Tony Fernandes. The stakes? He's got to be a flight attendant on an Air Asia flight from Kuala Lumpur to London.
How does Virgin Atlantic make an aging Boeing 747 look like it just rolled off the lot? Four days, dozens of workers, gallons and gallons of paint, and one pretty sweet time-lapse video. That's how.