|By PR Newswire||
|December 20, 2013 05:57 AM EST||
LONDON, December 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Santa Claus got a helping hand today getting his sleigh off the ground with a slightly speedier alternative to his usual reindeer - towed behind a Boeing 747 aircraft.
His helpers loaded the hold with thousands of presents and hitched his heavily-laden sleigh to the back of the plane at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex.
As well as helping Santa with his very important deliveries, Virgin Atlantic will be offering passengers a traditional Christmas dinner on flights to and from the UK on 24th, 25th and 26th December. Passengers travelling in Upper Class will also experience a little bit of Winter Wonderland with a themed afternoon tea service including Christmas marshmallow snowballs, Winter fondant fancy cakes and 'Santawiches' full of festive treats such as turkey and stuffing or Cranberry and Brie with pear and date chutney. Passengers travelling in Economy and Premium Economy from the UK will receive a special Lindt Chocolate Santa or Reindeer to follow on from their main meal.