The aim behind the Upper Class bar is to create a genuine social hub. Virgin’s customers are looking for a place to make connections. We have angled the bar so that is faces the passenger on boarding and this allows the passengers to gather around it and creates an entirely new dynamic for the crew interaction – they are not positioned away from the passenger behind a counter. The cantilevered bar and the sharp cutaway on the underside create a distinctly architectural quality and also emphasis the lightness and volume of the aircraft entrance. The angled ceiling panels create a subtle refraction of light into the space.
Around the bar counter are four stools – two opposite each other so that you can dine face to face. There is a perch to lean on while having a drink and a 24 inch touchscreen monitor with content from the inflight entertainment or that allows you to upload material for a presentation
In Premium Economy VAA and Viewport Studio have improved the customer experience with the introduction of a completely new social space – the Wander Wall. Passengers can leave their seat to pick up a drink, a snack, a newspaper or even a cup of camomile tea to help them sleep.