|The pin-up girl, called the Scarlet Lady, carrying the Union Jack is seen on every Virgin aircraft.
|Virgin's Airbus A340-600 seen in the background
|Virgin's Boeing 747-400
Quantum of solace
Bond and Mathis are flying to Bolivia in pursuit of Dominic Greene. They have chosen the upper class at Virgin Atlantic, which can be described as other airlines first class sections. The upper class features a bar and other amenities like seats converting to fully flat beds. The overhead compartments indicates that they are supposed to be flying on a Boeing 747.
"Six of them..."
-Flight attendant to Mathis-
The logo is visible behind Bond in the cabin but a Virgin airplane is never seen in the film. Quantum qualifies as one of the worst films in the series (together with Die another day and Diamonds are forever), due to the poor story, extreme cutting, lack of dialogue and too much action. It is a pity that a scene with a Virgin airplane in-flight or filmed landing in Bolivia (similar to the scene in Die another day) didn't appear in the film.
|Upper class at the Boeing 747-400
Royal Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire that doubled for Shanghai airport.
|A 747 from EVA air, a likely choice when flying to Shanghai
Virgin Atlantic did a Bond style commercial in 2011, well worth watching:
and another one celebrating their 25th anniversary. Both are excellent and funny commercials: