All hail the Richard Branson ice cube....

2 May 2012

Here’s a pretty good reason NOT to upgrade to upper class the next time you fly with Virgin Atlantic – there’s every chance that your complimentary drinks could be ‘enhanced’ with an ice version of the airline’s fuzz-faced founding father Sir Richard Branson.

Virgin Atlantic Launches Upper Class Ice Cube

Yes, it’s your actual Richard Branson ice cube and high-end flyers can now have a couple of them dropped into their drinks in a move that will almost certainly deter passengers from dropping acid before they get on the plane if nothing else. Apparently the ice cubes were created by four skilled designers over a period of six weeks – and how lucky we all are to be able to enjoy their efforts.

Virgin Atlantic’s chief executive Steve Ridgway crowed: “While Richard would love to be able to sit and enjoy a drink with all of our passengers, his schedule means that it simply isn’t possible. Now he is able to join our guests "in spirit" on one of the upper class cabin’s first flights as they raise a toast to their trip and the exciting times ahead.”

We await Ryanair’s response – peanuts carved into the shape of Michael O’Leary? Only £11.99 a bag?


  • Boris
    Looks nice for a hot summer day. Yes, I can imagine sucking on Dicky's head with a mouthful of creamy Advocaat.
  • Brad
    Come to Daddy! Its Aphex Twin.
  • Virgin S.
    Nothing we like more than popping Richard in our mouths, look at all the MG's in the car park.
  • The C.
    Tell you what. When I travel first class, there is nothing better than kicking back, relaxing with a G&T and sucking on a cool refreshing dick.
  • spencer
    £11.99 a bag for Ryanair peanuts? you forgot the £3.50 payment fee £2.00 for the napkin £4.00 service and collection charge £7.00 process and handling fee's and £3.50 to pay some hateful orange polish tart to go and get them, then sling them at you with a spiteful and arrogant demeanour. Then there's the the (non)* optional peanut choking insurance required by Ryanair passengers. Charged at 10p per peanut, or £33 per flight. Dont worry about adding it all up. ryanair's new nut calculator will do all the math for you and bill you once you've left the plane. (giant secret charges may apply). * this isnt not non, nor is it not. Non is not non. To not confirm you don't not understand, please don't not tick this box. □ (by ticking this box you agree to even more giant secret charges)

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