Tom Otley the rays illuminate the view to the east through the windows of the lounge.
Virgin has partnered with LA’s Hinoki & Bird to provide a restaurant menu with three signature dishes – green papaya salad, chilli crab toast and miso donuts. Of course WiFi is available throughout.
The capacity of the lounge is 90, although Virgin does not expect more than 60 to 70 passengers even at the busiest times. Its two daily departures are at 5:50 PM and 10:20 PM, so there may be some overlap, but it is not likely to be significant.
Virgin currently flies both the Boeing 787-9 with 31 Upper Class passengers and the A340-600 carrying 44 Upper Class passengers on the route, but intends to operate both flights with the Dreamliners once more arrive (probably in 2016, I was told). In addition, gold card holders in Virgin’s Flying Club program can use the lounge and bring in a guest, as can Delta Platinum and Diamond Medallion members traveling trans-Atlantic.
Visit virginatlantic.com to discover more.
Superb. The design and furnishings are outstanding makes great use of the space, as are the food and wine choices.Virgin has also got the basics right – lots of plugs and enough food that you can get on the flight and sleep all the way home if you wish. BT