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August 13th, 2007
11:05 am


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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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Date:August 13th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
Too bad they don't fly to DTW.
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Date:August 14th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
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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Date:August 14th, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
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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Date:August 14th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
:( 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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Date:August 13th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)

Airline Seat Power

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.

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

Re: Airline Seat Power

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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Date:August 14th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
"(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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