And so I landed at Vancouver’s International Airport, after a very smooth ride on Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural flight to Vancouver.
But the fun started much earlier. On arrival at Heathrow, I went straight to Virgin’s Clubhouse, essentially the airline’s lounge. Über-stylish is probably quite a fitting word for the Clubhouse. I was a bit lost for words on entering yesterday morning at 8am. It’s a very cool design in which some elements remind of the seventies, but with a very futuristic touch. I couldn’t help but think of Star Trek’s Ten Forward, but much brighter and much more fun.
The Clubhouse is complete with a spa and a hairdresser, and even a recording studio. Just in case you have an epiphany and need to record that next number one single before you board your flight!
Touching down at YVR
The flight on the new Airbus A340-300 was fantastic, and again the design continued to impress, and not just because of the fancy bar between Premium Economy and Upper Class (although admittedly, it is a major plus).
On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, Sir Richard Branson was welcomed at the aircraft by the Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, and presented with a Vancouver Canucks hockey jersey, which he seemed to be very enthusiastic about: