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.