This coming Saturday (12th Dec), there will be a rather strange dining event – dinner on a Jumbo Jet.

It’s being put on by Virgin Atlantic, as a sort of farewell event after they suddenly retired their entire fleet of Boing 747-400s earlier this year, without the usual sort of farewell event that such things garner.

So, they’re putting on a bit of a do at one of their planes currently stored at Heathrow Aiport.

Tickets cost £50, and get you a host of goodies:

The event will start with champagne on the upper deck, followed by a 3-course meal while former pilots, cabin crew and engineers chat about life in the skies. After dinner, there will be tours around the plane, including the behind-the-scenes areas not normally seen by the public.

This is followed by a very rare chance that for many will be worth the cost alone – a photo of you standing inside one of the giant engines.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday (7th Dec) and are likely to be snapped up exceptionally quickly – from here.

(tip, the page redirects to Eventbrite, and you may find it helpful to log in to your account/open an account before 9am)

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Trussell Trust.

The aircraft being used for the event, Boeing 747-400 G-VROY is estimated to make its final departure from London Heathrow on the 16th December.

(c) Virgin Atlantic


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  1. JP says:

    There’ll be certain people wanting to commemorate the end of the Virgin 747 and what a great way to do so given the current situation.

    Compared with Singapore’s 3-hour fest at about £400 or even the time trip 5-course feast in a replica Pan Am clipper in LA at about £220, Virgin’s meal with back stage tour seems unbelievably cheap.

    BA marked the passing of theirs simply by flying them until they didn’t anymore. I guess those who wanted that last ticket found out and acted before the scrapping became public.

    Presumably this last chance for nosh on a Virgin is because the 16th December flight is to Cardiff or Newquay for scrapping.

  2. Damien bateson says:

    A lad I used to work with as a market trader became a 747 pilot and finished up on virgins 747 fleet, I presume he will be redundant now. His name is Michael Hope and originally from oswaldtwistle

  3. Jason Wright says:

    This sounds very nice and good value for what you getting iff only we lived closer we would of snapped this rear opportunities as always wanted to go go on a virgin jumbo, I hope its a good day fot all x

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