The new menu will give passengers a slice of British culture while en route to their destination, in keeping with the airline's distinctive brand

British airline Virgin Atlantic is expanding upon the usual mid-flight coffee cart to create a high tea experience in the sky. Beginning this summer, the menu on daytime flights will include a variety of cakes, sandwiches and, of course, hot tea created with pâtissier Eric Lanlard.

Many travelers will already be familiar with afternoon tea as a British custom, and those visiting the United Kingdom will have a fun chance to acclimate to the culture before they even land. In this way, Virgin differentiates its in-flight perks in a way that unmistakably aligns with its brand identity.

Virgin Atlantic

British airline Virgin Atlantic is expanding upon the usual mid-flight coffee cart to create a high tea experience in the sky. Beginning this summer, the menu on daytime flights will include a variety of cakes, sandwiches and, of course, hot tea created with pâtissier Eric Lanlard.

Many travelers will already be familiar with afternoon tea as a British custom, and those visiting the United Kingdom will have a fun chance to acclimate to the culture before they even land. In this way, Virgin differentiates its in-flight perks in a way that unmistakably aligns with its brand identity.