#skyhighselfie Now On Virgin Atlantic 787 Aircraft

16 April 2015
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Every narcissist's dream, the selfie has become a part of daily life whether we like it or not.  Now immortalized in culture, language and every social media outlet, it's hard to escape the daily exploits of the selfie addict. Clearly though, the craze has taken off, and now, an airline has even recognised the phenomenon with a special in-flight 'selfie zone' on one of its aircraft.

With their in-flight Wi-Fi, Virgin Atlantic now gives passengers the ability to post their much anticipated mid-flight selfies on Facebook from 35,000 feet.  New designated 'selfie zones' onboard Virgin Atlantic's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft have developed in conjunction with an online discussion board.

 Snap your selfies!

Once onboard, passengers can step into the 'selfie zone', snap a pic or two, and post it to Facebook for free via the onboard Wi-Fi.  Virgin Atlantic and Jiffybots have released the latest app which allows customers to 'check-in' while on board the aircraft. Using the hashtag #skyhighselfies guests can share their in-flight shenanigans with all their Facebook friends.

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Once logged into the app, it becomes a discussion platform or chat-room of sorts and can be used  to interact with fellow passengers.  To access the free Wi-Fi, passengers simply upload their photo to Facebook or participate in the onboard discussion board. Normally Wi-Fi has a fee of 14.99 pounds for the duration of the flight.

 Selfie zone on Virgin Atlantic.

Virgin Atlantic currently operates the Dreamliner on the London Heathrow to Boston, Newark and Washington Dulles routes. By end of 2015 there will be nine aircraft in the fleet with Hong Kong and New Deli next in line for 787 service.

Jason Dutton-Smith

I’m a passionate traveller and a first class nomad wannabe. I have a love for the written word and enjoy sharing stories that inspire travel. I like ordinary but love extraordinary. I’ll dance and sing karaoke to anything 80’s, will drink hot tea even if 40 degrees, love food and have a wicked sweet tooth. Architecture excites me, the window seat thrills me and anything aviation enamours me. I’m a perpetual dreamer who lives by Saint Augustine’s wise words – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”. My intention is to read War and Peace!