Red Blazers are out and festive jumpers are in

By: Dave Gunner

December 13, 2018

Reindeer Red

We’re bringing the magic of Christmas to 35,000 feet by introducing our very own Christmas jumper for the festive period.

To celebrate Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on the 14 December, the jumper will be worn by all our cabin crew and airport teams over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Even Sir Richard Branson has been seen sporting one in the Caribbean!

All funds raised from our onboard collections this Friday will be diverted to Save the Children and our staff will be taking part in a number of activities on the day to raise money for the cause.

Your chance to own one of these rare jumpers

However, It’s not just our staff who can enjoy the festive fashion, as anyone has the chance to get their hands on one of these exclusive jumpers by following the Virgin Atlantic social pages this week.

  1. Follow @virginatlantic on Instagram
  2. Upload a photo of yourself wearing a festive Christmas Jumper, alone or with friends and family to your Instagram feed
  3. Make sure you include #FlyVirginAtlantic and #ChristmasJumperDay

Competition opens at 00:00 on 14th December and closes at 00:00 on the 18th December. Worldwide entries eligible. Winner to be picked randomly and contacted on the 19th December.

And, if festive jumpers were not enough, Virgin Atlantic will also be offering a traditional Christmas feast with all cabins serving a full festive dinner on Christmas Day. Customers can tuck into roast turkey, potatoes, pigs in blankets and all the trimmings.

Congratulations to Richard and the whole Virgin Galactic team on yesterday’s historic spaceflight, and for your impeccable taste in Christmas jumpers.

Clockwise: Our cabin crew Carly Evlambiou, Antony Lademan and Annabelle Lyons, Richard in Barbados, Head Chef Adam Bateman at Virgin Limited Edition’s The Lodge Verbier, Virgin Voyages in Miami, and Michel Notton General Manager of Virgin Hotels San Francisco,

Terms and conditions

Competition opens at 00:00 on 14th December and closes at 00:00 on the 18th December. Worldwide entries eligible. Winner to be picked randomly and contacted on the 19th December.

Virgin Atlantic Christmas Jumper Promotion terms and conditions

  1. By participating in the Virgin Atlantic Christmas Jumper Day Promotion (the “Promotion”), you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  2. To enter this Promotion, you must:
    1. be 18 years of age;
    2. have a valid Instagram account;
    3. have ‘liked’ the Virgin Atlantic Instagram page;
    4. be able to submit your entry via Instagram (via app or online); and
    5. Upload a photo of yourself wearing a festive Christmas Jumper, alone or with friends and family to your Instagram feed, including #FlyVirginAtlantic and #ChristmasJumperDay in your post copy
  3. No purchase necessary to enter however, entrants must pay their own costs for connecting to the Internet.
  4. This Promotion is not open to employees of Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd (“Virgin Atlantic”), and NFL Entities (as defined below), their families, their agencies or any companies directly connected with the creation and administration of this Pmotion.
  5. Promotion Period: This Promotion is open from 00:01 GMT on 14th December 2018 until midnight (00.00) GMT on 18th December 2018.
  6. Only one entry will be accepted per person throughout the Promotion Period.
  7. The prize is one Virgin Atlantic Limited Edition Reindeer Christmas Jumper
  8. There are 10 prizes available
  9. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted. Incomplete or illegible entries, by or via third parties or syndicates, entries by macros or other automated means (including systems which can be programmed to enter), and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of scripts, “brute force‟, masking their identity by manipulating IP addresses, using identities other than their own or any other automated means in order to increase that participant’s entries into the draw in a way that is not consistent with the spirit of the Promotion, that person’s entries will be disqualified and any prize awarded will be void.
  10. Entries must be submitted by midnight (00.00) GMT on 18th December 2018.
  11. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. Virgin Atlantic does not accept any responsibility or liability for lost entries or entries which are delayed, damaged, corrupted, incomplete or not received.
  12. All eligible entries shall be entered into the Promotion from which one winner of the Prize will be selected at random on 19th December 2018. The Winner will be selected at random using a random number generator prize draw.
  13. Virgin Atlantic’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. The winner will be notified within 1 day of the draw via social media using a direct message from the Virgin Atlantic Instagram page. Winners will be required to respond to confirm eligibility plus acceptance of the prize within 24 hours of initial contact. If Virgin Atlantic is unable to contact the Winner via their Instagram account (used to enter the Promotion), within 24 hours of the Prize draw, the Prize will be forfeited and another winner will be selected at random from the original entries.
  15. Prize confirmation will be sent to the Winner’s via email, once the Winner have provided their contact email address as part of the prize fulfilment process.
  16. The prize will be sent out via post as soon as the ten winners address is confirmed via email.
  17. Any costs or expenses not expressly included in the Prize pursuant to these Terms and Conditions including without limitation, accommodation, food and drinks, transport and spending money will be the sole responsibility of the ten winners and their travelling companions.
  18. The Prize are non-transferable to anyone else including another family member of the Winner or any other named person and cannot be sold, bartered or substituted for any other prize. No cash alternative is available. Virgin Atlantic reserves the right to substitute the Prize for an alternative equivalent prize if for any reason beyond the control of Virgin Atlantic.
  19. The Prize may not be used in conjunction with any other Promotion or promotional fare mounted by Virgin Atlantic or any third party.
  20. It is a condition of accepting the Prize that the Winner gives consent to Virgin Atlantic to publish their image, name and county of residence in association with the Prize in any and all forms or media as required by law or otherwise in connection with the promotion of Virgin Atlantic.
  21. The names of the ten winners will be available by sending a stamped: SAE to Press Office at Virgin Atlantic, The VHQ, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9DF. Reference: Christmas Jumper Competition 14th December 2018 and will be available for 4 week.
  22. Virgin Atlantic’s decision regarding selection of the Winner and the awarding of the Prize is final and no further correspondence shall be entered into concerning the matter.
  23. Virgin Atlantic reserves the right to withdraw or cancel this Promotion at any time, in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
  24. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Virgin Atlantic and not to Instagram. All Entries must comply with the Instagram Terms of Use, the Instagram Code of Conduct and any other relevant Instagram terms or policies in operation from time to time.
  25. These Terms & Conditions are subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Promoter: Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, Registered Office: The VHQ, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 9DF




Dave Gunner

Dave is the co-editor of Ruby, the Virgin Atlantic Blog. He has worked at Virgin Atlantic for over two decades. In that time he has amassed some truly epic memories but never lost his fascination with the airline world. Dave's on a mission to bring you some great insights into our people, planes and planet.

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