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Virgin Atlantic Launches Pilot, Engineer and Cabin Crew Dolls in Collaboration with Barbie

Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with iconic doll brand Barbie to create a range of new aviation-themed dolls – yes, there’s a cabin crew doll included in the range but there’s also a Virgin Atlantic engineer and pilot Barbie as…

Virgin Atlantic Introduces the “Worlds Most Sustainable Airline Amenity Kit”

Virgin Atlantic says it has created the “worlds most sustainable airline amenity kit” featuring a compostable bamboo toothbrush by BambuuBrush and paper pen, wrapped in a reusable kraft paper bag. The airline will launch the new kits on its first…

Virgin Atlantic Recruiting Portuguese Speaking Cabin Crew (Based in London)

Next year, Virgin Atlantic will launch its first-ever route to South America with a daily service to the Brazilian economic powerhouse of São Paulo and in preparation, the airline is now recruiting Portuguese speaking cabin crew.  The daily service will…

Strike Averted: Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Approve New Pay Deal By Closest Of Margins

Cabin crew at Virgin Atlantic have voted in favour of a new pay deal by the narrowest of margins – just 50.2% of votes backed the proposed deal but this simple majority should be enough for the Crawley-based airline to…

A Long Time Coming: Virgin Atlantic Reopens Cabin Crew Recruitment

After what feels like a seriously long wait, Virgin Atlantic has, at last, reopened the application process for new cabin crew – applications can be submitted via the official Virgin Atlantic recruitment website but you’ll have to be quick as…

Virgin Atlantic Partners with ‘Change Please’ to Improve In-Flight Coffee and Combat Homelessness

It’s estimated there are 320,000 people living homeless in the UK at the moment – it’s a problem that’s getting worse and one charity claims the rate is equivalent to 36 new people becoming homeless every single day.  The problem…

Group of Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Hope to Bring Crowdfunded Legal Case for Better Pay

A group of cabin crew at Virgin Atlantic are hoping to bring a crowdfunded legal case in a bid to win better pay and conditions from their employer.  The cabin crew, who are represented by Constantine Law, have set up…

Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Balloted on Industrial Action Following Rejection of Pay Deal

Cabin crew at Virgin Atlantic are being balloted on their desire to start industrial action against the Crawley-based airline in a dispute over pay and conditions.  Last month, crew rejected a two-year pay deal that would have seen basic wages…

Virgin Atlantic Offers Industry-Leading Cabin Crew Pay Rise… But is it Enough?

Talks between Virgin Atlantic and its cabin crew to hammer out a new pay deal might be one step closer today – the airline has proposed an industry-leading two-year day deal that would see cabin crew wages rise by more…

Love This: Virgin Atlantic Set to Replace ‘Flying Lady’ Figurehead with Diverse ‘Flying Icons’

Virgin Atlantic has adorned the noses of its aircraft with its cheeky ‘Flying Ladies’ artwork for years and the planes themselves have equally cheeky names to go with each bespoke Flying Lady.  For example, one Airbus A340-600 was renamed Sleeping…

Back to the Drawing Board as Virgin Atlantic Tries to Negotiate New Pay Deal for Cabin Crew

Virgin Atlantic and the Unite Union which represents cabin crew have had to go back to the drawing board in negotiating a new pay deal after the original proposal was furiously rejected by many union members.  It’s believed that the…

Pilots and Cabin Crew in the UK are Taking Legal Action Against Airlines in “Toxic Air” Dispute

The largest union representing cabin crew in the United Kingdom and Ireland has started legal action against five British airlines in 51 different cases involving so-called ‘toxic’ fume events.  The Unite union claims that independent expert evidence has found that…

Will Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Go On Strike Over New Pay Deal?

A grand unveiling of a new Business Class seat by Virgin Atlantic due to take place on 8th April could be overshadowed by the prospect of strike action by the airline’s cabin crew according to reports in the UK’s Telegraph…

Female Cabin Crew Made to Wear Makeup: Exploring the Law Behind Virgin Atlantic’s Policy Change

In December 2015, Nicola Thorp turned up for her first day at work as a temporary receptionist at accountancy and professional services powerhouse pwc.   Thorp, who was wearing a pair of smart flat shoes when she arrived at the…

Virgin Atlantic Will No Longer Make Female Cabin Crew Wear Makeup

In what could be seen as a major change in policy, Virgin Atlantic has decided that it will no longer make female cabin crew and other frontline female employees wear makeup.  The Crawley-based airline says the change came about after…

Has The Taxman Forced Virgin Atlantic to Change Pay and Conditions for Cabin Crew?

We’ve learnt that Virgin Atlantic is in urgent talks with its community of cabin crew after tax authorities in the United Kingdom started an investigation into the airline’s current setup for paying crew.  Like many European airlines, Virgin Atlantic is…

Why Virgin Atlantic Has Changed it’s Cabin Crew Swimming Policy for the Better

We all know that cabin crew have to go through weeks of intensive initial training in order to equip them with the skills they need to deal with all kinds of emergencies that might arise at 39,000 feet.  They are…

Virgin Atlantic’s Cabin Crew to Swap Designer Threads for Ugly Christmas Jumpers

I’m not quite sure how happy the iconic British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood will be with Virgin Atlantic swapping out her cabin crew uniform for ugly Christmas sweaters but luckily it’s all for a very good cause. In celebration of…

UPDATE: Should Taxpayers Being Paying to Train Cabin Crew? Now Virgin Atlantic Launches Apprenticeship Scheme

A few days ago, we reported on changes in how new cabin crew at British Airways would be trained – with all crew who join the airline from March 2019 onwards being trained as apprentices.  And now, we’ve learned it’s…

Virgin Atlantic’s Brand Relies On Its Best In Market Passenger Experience But The Financials Are Horrid

Virgin Atlantic plunged into the red last year, recording a pre-tax loss of £28.4 million for the 12-months ending 31st December 2017 – that compares to a £23 million profit in 2016.  Not that the disappointing results were entirely unexpected…

Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Recruitment – Step by Step Process 2018

Since its founding in 1984, Virgin Atlantic has become known for its fun, quirky style.   And the airline’s cabin crew have become an incredibly important part of Virgin’s success, forming an iconic part of its brand image.  It’s no…

WATCH: It’s All In a Day’s Work For These Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew As They Fly from London to LA

Ever wondered what Cabin Crew get up to on a long-haul flight?  It was a hard day’s work for these Virgin Atlantic flight attendants as they were filmed being put through their paces on the eleven and a half hour…

European Airlines Are Finally Catching Up With Inflight Wi-Fi: Virgin Atlantic Becomes First to be Fully Connected

It wasn’t that long ago that we thought of air travel as the one place where we couldn’t be contacted.  Being cut off from the outside world was actually a good thing.  How things have changed.  Now airlines are scored…

News Roundup – 20th June 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

American Airlines has reacted to a furious customer backlash and abandoned plans to reduce seat pitch to just 29 inches in Economy Class on its new Boeing 737MAX jets.  Unlike British Airways who will push ahead with their plans to…

Pride In Flight: Big U.S. Airlines Show Support for LGBTQ Staff and Customers in June

President Trump might not be celebrating LGBT Pride this month but the Big Three U.S. airlines definitely are.  June, traditionally see’s Pride events held around the world to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) diversity.  It marks the Stonewall…

Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Salary and Benefits 2018

Why do people find working for Virgin Atlantic so special?  The answer, according to the official Virgin Atlantic blog is: ‘It’s the people’.  And it’s true – Virgin Atlantic employees are some of the happiest and most satisfied in the…

Apply Now: Virgin Atlantic Has Reopened Cabin Crew Recruitment

How do you fancy wearing ‘The Viv’?  That’s the Vivienne Westwood designed uniform, worn by Virgin Atlantic flight attendants to you and me.  Well, now could be your opportunity as Virgin Atlantic has just reopened recruitment to join their team…

The New A350-1000. Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Embark on a 12-Hour Flight to Nowhere

Long-haul flying can be a tough test of endurance at the best of times.  Cramped into a aircraft cabin for hours, crossing multiple time-zones and finally arriving at a faraway airport when you’re tired and weary.  But at least you…

Virgin Atlantic Predicts Rollercoaster Profits as Weak Pound Starts to Bite

On the face of it, yesterday was a good news day for Virgin Atlantic.  As the airline celebrated its inaugural flight to Seattle, it also announced the third year of successive profits in its annual financial results.  But at Brexit…

Can Cabin Crew Have Tattoos? The Rules, Policy and Exceptions

It seems like everyone has a tattoo nowadays.  Our attitude towards tattoos has become a lot more accepting in the last ten years.  But the majority of global airlines – including Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways and British Airways still have…

Time is Running Out. Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew Recruitment Ends 20th January

You better be quick, Virgin Atlantic, who recently started an open-ended recruitment drive for new cabin crew will stop accepting new applications very soon. Virgin had advised aspiring candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible and warned that…

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