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In case you didn't see this: Virgin America airlines has taken first flight - Zer Netmouse
August 13th, 2007
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In case you didn't see this: Virgin America airlines has taken first flight



Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin posted a description of the interior design and flight experience of riding the virgin flight of Virgin America airlines, a brand new airline that's apparently doing some things right, including offering IM between seats, google maps and other internet services, and power plugs for every (comfy) seat.

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From:elizilla
Date:August 13th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Too bad they don't fly to DTW.
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From:thatguychuck
Date:August 14th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
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That was one of the first things I checked when I read about the (pardon the pun) virgin flight. Only four airports or so, if I remember correctly. :(
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From:netmouse
Date:August 14th, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
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yeah, but keep in mind you can fly to DC in about an hour for less than $100 round-trip from DTW, and from there you'll be able to take Virgin America Airlines to San Francisco. If you want to try it out, I mean.
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From:thatguychuck
Date:August 14th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
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:( A direct flight from DTW to SFO is still cheaper.

But it was a great idea. :) Depending on how life goes one day I may still try it just for the novelty idea.
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From:minnehaha
Date:August 13th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)

Airline Seat Power

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American Airlines has had power in coach for years. It's not every seat, but all you have to do is request power when you select your seat.

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From:sethb
Date:August 13th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)

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Virgin has it for 2/3 of the seats, reachable from every seat. AA has it reachable from something like 1/2 the coach seats, and not enough for all of those. Also, I believe Virgin has 120VAC, which means a few cube taps provide outlets for everybody.
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From:delosd
Date:August 14th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
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"(1) Most comfortable coach I've experienced on any domestic carrier. Roomy, well-designed seats, nice leg room, seats sit at a pitch that maximizes stretch space."

Richard Branson - I think I love you!

I wonder if the rows are separated enough that I can actually use my notebook computer when the guy in front of me reclines his seat?
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