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Last week I flew a Virgin America (VX) A320 from SFO to LAX in Y class, at an all-in cost of USD 54.

I was very impressed, great seats, great service and really excellent free AVOD with live to air TV. Free soft drinks and nibblies too. I'd certainly fly them again.

Makes Virgin Blue look like the airline from hell that it is, with its 18 year old giggling hosties and nickling and diming for everything else. And we are the Lucky Country??
 

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Virgin America have a stretched fleet at the moment, and according to reports I've seen have been cancelling some flights recently as a result.

Their planes (Which have some form of Live2Air seatback video) also require considerable work before new planes are brought into service.

So, there may be some more issues until their fleet is completely up to speed.

From the reports I've seen, they mirror clifford's experience. It's time the U.S domestic market was shaken a little.
 

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clifford said:
Last week I flew a Virgin America (VX) A320 from SFO to LAX in Y class, at an all-in cost of USD 54.

I was very impressed, great seats, great service and really excellent free AVOD with live to air TV. Free soft drinks and nibblies too. I'd certainly fly them again.

Makes Virgin Blue look like the airline from hell that it is, with its 18 year old giggling hosties and nickling and diming for everything else. And we are the Lucky Country??
Does that Make Virgin America a "New..New World Carrier"..or a template of what DJ should be
 

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Does that Make Virgin America a "New..New World Carrier"..or a template of what DJ should be

A lot of VX was based on DJ's operations. Their eleVAte program is a carbon copy of Velocity. But their 'red' IFE looks like a great innovation, and I'd love to see it introduced down here on DJ or VAA.

They do look like a fantastic airline, as do, IMHO, all Virgin airlines. But that's just me...dont hurt me :p
 
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stuartfaz said:
A lot of VX was based on DJ's operations. Their eleVAte program is a carbon copy of Velocity. But their 'red' IFE looks like a great innovation, and I'd love to see it introduced down here on DJ or VAA.

They do look like a fantastic airline, as do, IMHO, all Virgin airlines. But that's just me...dont hurt me :p

Trust me, as far as a fare paying passenger is concerned, there is very little similarity between VX and DJ.

One has great customer service, fantastic on-board facilities, and the best prices, the other...

We just don't have enough competition here.
 
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Thanks Clifford. We're flying in the pointy end (with the extra luggage allowance) for relative peanuts from John Wayne/Orange County, in Disneyland's neck of the woods, to SFO. The luggage allowance alone makes 'upgrading' worth it.
 

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A lot of VX was based on DJ's operations. Their eleVAte program is a carbon copy of Velocity. But their 'red' IFE looks like a great innovation, and I'd love to see it introduced down here on DJ or VAA.

They do look like a fantastic airline, as do, IMHO, all Virgin airlines. But that's just me...dont hurt me :p

Actually RED will be installed on VA.

As for DJ and giggling 18 year old hosties, while I don't fly that much compared to most here, I did a return BNE-SYD last Saturday and both ways the crew was male dominated and the female members of the crew were probably around 30s/40s. There was some subtle humour at appropriate times which is just the way I like it.
 

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Thanks Clifford. We're flying in the pointy end (with the extra luggage allowance) for relative peanuts from John Wayne/Orange County, in Disneyland's neck of the woods, to SFO. The luggage allowance alone makes 'upgrading' worth it.

You will love it Vet. I flew them across all their routes 6 months ago in first and swear they are the best domestic airline I have ever and probably will ever fly again. service, First class seats, lounges (Virgin Atlantic access), checkin etc etc. The best part? They serve you alcoholic drinks (up to 3 if you drink quickly) prior to take off! Topups are plentiful in the air.
 
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Gold Member, we're all packed - 9 days to go for trip #1 of many.
 

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heated agreement with Clifford and Gold Member.

My wife & I flew VA in November: LAS-SFO and SFO-LAX. Both flights on time, charming and efficient service, great IFE on "RED" - I was switching back and forth between the Giants game and watching the auto execs squirming on the hill - lounge, new fleet yadi yada. Will fly them again at every opportunity.

One thing to note: More than one piece of checked luggage equals +US$25

baldman :D
 

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Actually RED will be installed on VA.

As for DJ and giggling 18 year old hosties, while I don't fly that much compared to most here, I did a return BNE-SYD last Saturday and both ways the crew was male dominated and the female members of the crew were probably around 30s/40s. There was some subtle humour at appropriate times which is just the way I like it.

I was under the impression VA would be using the Panasonic system similar to QF A380's...if U mean DJ that wont happen soon if the note i saw in todays AFR about concerns over ability to get capital to fund the fleet.(sorry no link..I read it on the train)
 
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