The first thing that probably comes to mind when you hear Virgin Atlantic is their mildly eccentric, playboy CEO, Richard Branson. Maybe their sexy flight attendant uniforms. Definitely not Richard Branson wearing a sexy flight attendant uniform. Although he did once, after losing a bet. He also served drinks onboard.
Virgin Atlantic took to the skies 30 years ago this Summer, and despite its rise in popularity, there remains a lot we don't know about the airline's humble past. Or about Virgin America (the 2007 US spinoff that Branson owns in part), for that matter. So to celebrate Virgin's birthday, we compiled this list of 15 fun facts about both airlines.