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Virgin Atlantic celebrates Christmas flights with free meals for all

(Courtesy Virgin Atlantic)

Flying on a holiday can be a bit of a downer. But sometimes there are a few perks for 30,000 feet on Christmas Day this year.

All Virgin Atlantic passengers that travel on or between Dec. 24 Dec. 26 will receive a complimentary three-course holiday meal– even if you’re in the economy. The festive feast includes a tomato and basil soup to start, turkey with roasted potatoes (or a filet of beef) as a main course and a Christmas pudding dessert.

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Upper Class or Premium Economy will also be offered on the menu as “specially designed winter cocktails.”

“We started with the development of special festive menus in June to ensure that we are providing an extra yummy treat for everyone who travels with us this Christmas,” Jill Brady, Virgin Atlantic, executive vice president, customer care said in a statement.

On the basis of the current bookings, the airline expects that it will serve around 4400 pounds of turkey, 100,000 sprouts, and 82,000 baked potatoes on board flights to the united states, Africa, the united arab emirates and China, according to HotelierMiddleEast.

Virgin Atlantic estimates that are flying around 27,000 customers in the course of the christmas holidays.

If free food while flying is your thing, Virgin Atlantic is not the only airline trying to trick you.

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Delta Air Lines is now considering the free meals back to economy. On Dec. 7 the Atlanta-based carrier revealed that the been experimenting with free meals in the Cabin on trans-continental flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International and Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airports.

The test phase ran from November. 1 to Dec. 15.

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