At a time when many airlines are scaling back services in order to maintain profitability, a few carriers are being applauded for their focus on creating a better customer experience. Virgin America is doing just that, by putting everything you could possibly need for a comfortable flight – including food – right at your fingertips.
Virgin America’s Red system presents passengers with a curated selection of the best movies, music, TV shows and video games. Available from touch screens on each seat, frequent flyers can settle in for a long trip and never worry about keeping themselves, or their young ones, entertained.
And eating on board is better with Red. Passengers can open a tab on their credit card when the flight starts, and not worry about paying for anything until service stops at the end of the flight. A menu of meals, snacks and drinks is viewable on passengers’ personal screens. And with the press of a button, Virgin America flyers can order what they want, whenever they want it – no more waiting for the refreshment cart to come around.
Of course, what’s convenient service without great selection? Meal options on Virgin America flights include an artisan cheese plate featuring enchilado, manchego and brie cheeses served with grapes, dried fruit and whole grain crackers. Or choose a sandwich with peppered turkey breast, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickled red onions and chipotle mustard spread on dark pumpernickel rye.
Those looking for a more health-conscious option can sample the spicy quinoa wrap: quinoa tossed with cashews, chickpeas, fresh mint, tahini, and hummus and wrapped in a cucumber tortilla with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and feta; just 280 calories with 10 grams of fat.
Onboard drinks include a selection of wines from 35 South winery in Chile and Wente Vineyards, California’s oldest continuously operated, family-owned vineyard. Those seeking a wee dram will find Glenlivet 12-year-old scotch. And Rockstar Recovery combines the perk power found in energy drinks with electrolytes that can help passengers rehydrate after a long stretch in the air.
Whether you’re headed to Cancun to soak up the sun or New York City for a weekend of shopping and entertainment, Virgin America’s Red system will help ensure you get to your destination relaxed and replenished.