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…