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Fifty Shades of Grey mile high club: Virgin records in-flight audio book

<i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> mile high club: Virgin records in-flight audio book

Feeling starved of adult in-flight entertainment options? Now you can enjoy popular erotica in the comfort of your very own cattle class seat, surrounded by complete strangers.

E L James' erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has already taken off on bestsellers' lists worldwide, and now it's taking off on Virgin Atlantic planes too.

Sir Richard Branson's proudly on-trend airline has recorded an audio book of Fifty Shades to be included for passengers looking to experience the sexually explicit bondage-fest at 35,000 feet.

"We want to give our female passengers the chance to enjoy the book in an intimate way, away from prying eyes," the company's head of PR Fay Burgin said.

"Of course, we can't promise to spare any blushes and can't be held responsible for any risqué behaviour that listening to the recording inspires."

Because being trapped in a phallic-shaped plane isn't kinky enough.

Not to mention the possible side effect of hoards of women invading business class in search of a tall, dark and handsome millionaire with a penchant for leather and ropes.

The book follows Anastasia Steele, a virgin (Virgin Atlantic must love the irony in that) whose sex life gets a boost when she meets Christian Grey, a wealthy BDSM master with a "Red Room of Pain".

Fifty Shades is one of various audio books to be made available on Virgin Atlantic's new JAM in-flight entertainment system, which also allows passengers to make calls and emails from their mobile phones during the flight.

Would you be embarrassed listening to Fifty Shades on a plane? Tell us below.

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At 83yrs i would go around the world twice

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