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Virgin In-Flight V:Port Crashes After Reading Embarrassing Story About Itself

Virgin Atlantic’s V:Port is widely recognised as one of aviation’s finest in-flight entertainment systems, an award-winning exemplar for digital content at 35,000 feet with hundreds of hours of TV shows, movies and music on demand, multiplayer games, air-to-ground messaging and even radical new deals to carry internet content like Bebo’s KateModern. So I was surprised, flying to New York on for our trio of conferences this week, to find the unit has one thing in common with its grounded namesake Virgin Media’s set top box – bugs…

My V:Port crashed on me, leaving me staring at a command-line interface bearing a network error. I forgot to pack my ctrl, alt and del keys so a steward had to make a call to get the system reboot for myself and at least one other passenger. Perhaps V:Port took exception to my reading matter – a syndicated Sky News story about Virgin Atlantic staff facing disciplinary action for posting negative comments on their employer to Facebook…

One Response to “Virgin In-Flight V:Port Crashes After Reading Embarrassing Story About Itself”

  1. I had the same problem when i flew back from Las Vegas the other day. The in-flight entertainmant system did not work for a large section of the plane, and the only compensation they offered was air miles or twenty five quid off our next long haul flight, which wasn't any help to me as i don't intend to fly again for a while.