Virgin America

by Carly Allen

Sep 20, 2014

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I flew Virgin America from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) to Los Angeles (LAX). Virgin America may not always be the cheapest, but they have great direct flights and their newer, connected aircrafts are rare in domestic travel.


My evening flight was on time and I boarded in the last group. My seat was midway back in the main cabin and I was happy that, although a full flight, I had an open spot for my carry-on luggage. I truly appreciate their leather seats as it’s more hygienic and cleaner. I quickly took my window seat and got organized. Their ever-changing safety video made the normally droll speech more entertaining. We quickly took off for the quick three-hour flight to Los Angeles.


Unfortunately, minutes after we reached 30,000 feet, the passenger in front of me reclined his seat back as far as possible, effectively boxing me in. Luckily, I had my iPad and book out already, but I was tempted to give him a quick kick anyway. Drink service was prompt and I was able to catch up on local news and my guilty pleasure shows on BRAVO with the excellent on-demand entertainment system. WiFi was also on board for a fee. Although I did not make use of it, it was much appreciated as an option.


We landed a bit early into LAX Terminal 3. I had no baggage checked, so I was free to quickly make my way to my ride and brave the bustle of LAX traffic.


As Virgin America continues to offer more and more non-stop routes in the United Stated, they will continue to be my first choice.


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