Virgin Atlantic Debuts Upper Class Suite on UK Flights

Virgin Atlantic debuted its new Upper Class Suite on its A330 plane over the weekend, and we say it sounds like a great way to travel between the UK and the States.

Seats can become 87 inch (7 foot 2 inch) beds—reportedly longer than any other airlines business class bed. When upright, the leather seats have an extra 1.5 inches of space and reclines up to 50 percent more. The seats also have a "literature pocket" and two ottoman storage optiond.

Each suite has a 12.1 inch touchscreen monitor with a touchscreen handset that can connect to passengers' phones or tablets to watch, read or listen to their own content, as well as charging devices. In addition, the A330 aircraft have the AeroMobile system, so passengers can make and receive phone calls and send texts from their own mobile phone.

The new Upper Class Suite is now available on the VS003 from Heathrow to New York JFK and the VS004 back to London. More destinations will be added as the rest of the A330 aircraft join the fleet throughout 2012, and the new 787 aircraft from 2014.

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