Who doesn’t like to peek at the aircraft and spot its name as they’re about to board a flight? Many of our customers love ticking off all the different planes they’ve flown on, and enthusiasts enjoy discussing our registrations and quirky monikers. Ours have become such a big part of our brand that whenever we receive a new aircraft into our fleet, its special identity gets a lot of attention. This Saturday, our shiny new Airbus A350 is flying in from the Airbus factory in Toulouse. Its registration is G-VLUX, and in true Virgin Atlantic tradition, it also has a unique name; Red Velvet. We’ll get to what that means in a minute. But why do we give our aircraft names in the first place? And where did this odd tradition come from, who chooses the names, and how do they relate to the registration?