Congrats on getting your first VX flight, you'll definitely love it. I would recommend sitting towards the back of the aircraft as there's always more overhead space there whenever I sit between rows 18-25. Virgin America does not board back to front like on jetBlue, they use zones like AA/DL/UA. Yo...Jump to post
As OslPhlWasChi said, the total number of seats went up by about a hundred or so, from the previous 1x daily AA A330, BA 772 & 788/9. Now operated by two AA A330 and one BA 744, I would think that the route is doing well. I often fly Spirit out of PHL, a gate over from BA and I always see their ...Jump to post
Take the Tri-Rail. That's fine most of the time. However if you arrive in MIA in the evening on a Saturday or Sunday you might have to wait up to three hours for a train. That happened to me recently when I arrived in MIA at 1800 on a Sunday. The Tri-Rail wasn't scheduled to leave MIA until after 2...Jump to post
If you're flying in, there's a monorail between MIA and the Intermodal Center where the tri rail service starts. You talking about MIA Mover? 'Cause technically, that's not a monorail. :box: I believe so, if that's the cool little train that takes you between the Intermodal Center and the airport. ...Jump to post
Hey everyone, thank you for your responses. It seems like we had another change in plans. We are now also flying from Vegas to Long Beach.
Any tips on which side to sit on when we land in LGB?
Thank you all for the great responses! I switched my seats back to the A/B/C side. Most videos on YouTube seem to show the strip seen on the right side of the airplane. I wonder why that is?
I'm looking forward to visiting Vegas, and visiting the Airplane Shop there!
Take the Tri-Rail. There are plenty of stations between Miami and Fort Lauderdale so one should be close to where you're originating. If you're flying in, there's a monorail between MIA and the Intermodal Center where the tri rail service starts. If you're in downtown Miami, you could take the Metro...Jump to post
Hi all! For my family trip, we're doing a two week adventure in California with a stop in Las Vegas next month. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it turns out renting a car in Vegas and returning it in LAX for the remainder of our trip is more cost efficient than picking it up in SFO. That being said...Jump to post
Very good report! I still think the 321 is one sexy looking beast! I will miss Virgin Americas paint jobs. I will be curious to see how Alaska paint looks on the 321 eventually. I didn't see any first class pics. Is first the same as on their smaller birds? My apologies for not including any First ...Jump to post
globalflyer wrote:Hi Jeff,
Excellent report. Funny that I knew several of my Facebook friends on the flight... Great pictures of everything.
Excellent report Jeff - glad you were able to get on this inaugural flight! Thanks for letting me know when this service was starting so I could get in on it fairly early. Moe I'm glad I could help you out! I very much enjoyed reading your trip report, and I'm thrilled you were able to grab a seat ...Jump to post
Great report, thanks for sharing. It seems like the crew on the Virgin America flight were excellent - very kind of them to be so accommodating when it came to your interest in aviation. A great opportunity to fly on a Mad Dog before retirement too - it will be a sad day when they are no longer roa...Jump to post
Chapter III of the trip report begins here. You can find the video TR for this portion at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3grBQ9gw2Q Day 3: May 31, 2017 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4222/34694342300_f512f3b436_b.jpg title photo redwood by Jeff Hernandez , on Flickr The morning of a much-anticipate...Jump to post
Hello everyone and welcome to my trip report, Redwood Inaugural: Virgin America A321neo SFO-DCA! On this journey, I got to visit San Francisco for the first time, by flying an old Maddog, and I finished it by flying on the inaugural service of the Airbus A321neo on my favorite airline! I would like ...Jump to post
I live in South Jersey. I've never heard of this before. Anyone know where it is in NJ?Jump to post
Great TR! I joined you on the inaugural to SFO! I'm glad to see that First got a couple nice tweaks, especially the overhead monitor. I do still really like the safety video however.
I'm glad you enjoyed the ride just as much as I did (probably more so )
It is very different than any of the recent new safety videos. I actually like it a lot, the way they communicate the required safety information, especially when explaining the location of the emergency exits and the illuminated path lighting.
Well done to the Velocity team!
On my way to work every morning I pass a billboard next to the freeway that has an advertisement for Southwest Airlines. The WN advertisement has been there for quite some time so I am curious as to how WN and other airlines gauge the effectiveness of their billboards. In my case the billboard is a...Jump to post
Slight update; Thank you to everyone for the tips! I decided to not opt for the Comfort+ upgrade, I figured it'd be nice to sit by the engines on the MD-90. I will be purchasing a day pass at FLL, since you guys said I can use the same pass to access not only the FLL lounge but also the ATL lounges...Jump to post
Going back to the US and Florida, as you included MIA/FLL/PBI, you could say Orlando has a decent concentration of airports. You've got MCO/SFB/TPA/PIE all within about 90 minutes or so of each other. You could add JAX/DAB if you wanna be generous.Jump to post
Slight update; Thank you to everyone for the tips! I decided to not opt for the Comfort+ upgrade, I figured it'd be nice to sit by the engines on the MD-90. I will be purchasing a day pass at FLL, since you guys said I can use the same pass to access not only the FLL lounge but also the ATL lounges....Jump to post
Enjoy Colombia. I hear Cali is one of the largest cities there. I hear that some funky aircraft, like 727s and maybe even some DC-3s operate as cargo ships in that part of the world. Make sure to not go into the Darien Gap alone, though! I believe he meant Cali as in California. Personally, the fir...Jump to post
We here in San Diego have an excellent Air & Space Museum, located in the beautiful Balboa Park near downtown. Exhibits include the Apollo 9 spacecraft (with accompanying space suits, rocket models, and a real moon rock), various military aircraft (including an SR-72 Blackbird), and a Ford Trim...Jump to post
aklrno wrote:How about the space shuttle Endeavour in downtown LA at the California Science center? Beats spending the entire day at In-n-out.
Enjoy Colombia. I hear Cali is one of the largest cities there. I hear that some funky aircraft, like 727s and maybe even some DC-3s operate as cargo ships in that part of the world. Make sure to not go into the Darien Gap alone, though! I'm sorry, I meant Cali as in California. My apologies for th...Jump to post
Howdy everyone! Because I got so many great tips for my trip to SFO almost next week (http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1355567&p=19358755#p19358755) I've decided to come back once more requesting ideas for an avgeek to see during a two week family trip out West! The scenari...Jump to post
The Dynamic Air 762 and FedEx MD-10 both at FLL. The ARFF had one of the fastest response times I'd ever seen and really helped to contain the fires that engulfed large parts of both aircraft.Jump to post
I almost always use a paper boarding pass, but I can see the convenience of using a mobile boarding pass. One less paper to worry about in your bag, one less stop to make at the airport. Despite me almost always using a paper boarding pass (to keep for my collection), a mobile boarding pass actually...Jump to post
I know that my beloved Virgin America proudly touts themselves as having the healthiest food in the sky. From personal experience, they had probably the best airline food I've ever had. I haven't had the pleasure to try out DL's food options but I hope I can soon.Jump to post
It's bad that she was able to get past the gate agent who scanned her ticket, and even worse that the FA didn't notice the big CDG letters on her boarding pass, but how did the FAs not notice they had an extra pax when they were doing the head count? I thought that was normal operating procedures be...Jump to post
In consideration of jeffh747's youth, the High Court will consider (I am the High Court, see) granting leniency in the matter of A.nuttters vs. jeffh747, who hath been charged with Ignorance of Pan Am. See, Pan Am refers to the company headed by Juan Trippe, the company that "taught the world ...Jump to post
I'm going to say Pan Am. Try again ;) Flew on that Pan Am charter service between MIA and PUJ quite a few years ago Your profile says you're 20 years old. Pan Am ceased operations more than 25 years ago, Mr. "Try Again." Look it up, there was a Pan Am charter service between Miami and Pun...Jump to post
Looks like the leaked image was real. I like the new logo and revised livery. Nothing too major, just a touch up, not dissimilar to what Alaska did last year.
EDIT: Looks like their website is already reflecting the updated brand. I like the pink to purple gradient. Really nice touch!
Well, three weeks after posting this trip report, this TR becomes more poignant than ever, as Virgin America has suspended their FLL-JFK city pairing permanently. This is truly disappointing as that is the only time I could ever fly them since I'm never out West. It seems like I will have to find a ...Jump to post
Great report, I really enjoyed it! Looks like you had a ball. I've not tried Virgin America but I have flown Alaska First Class one time and it was a memorable experience. They are an excellent airline as far as I'm concerned. Loved how you had plenty of pics - it was like going along with you. Nic...Jump to post
...aaaand on the eve of my trip tomorrow, I've booked my family trip to California for the summer! My current upcoming flights look fantastic! Tomorrow: United Airlines 737-700 EWR-FLL Have a wonderful flight tomorrow Jeff! Thank you cobalt! It was certainly enjoyable despite a lengthy delay. Too b...Jump to post
Great to hear I can use the day pass through multiple locations! On a somewhat related note, I have an upgrade offer from Delta. $43 gets me Comfort+ on both my flights. I don't mind paying the money, but is it really worth it? I read their description of the product on their website, but how is it...Jump to post
Added a couple brief jaunts to Jersey before SFO... APR26 UA1250 EWR-FLL 737-700 MAY12 NK1008 FLL-PHL A320 MAY20 AA1680 PHL-PBI A321 Booked my positioning flights for my SFO trip: MAY27 Delta A321 FLL-ATL MAY27 Delta MD-90 ATL-PHL So even in my positioning flights I'm gonna be having a lot of fun s...Jump to post
Great to hear I can use the day pass through multiple locations! On a somewhat related note, I have an upgrade offer from Delta. $43 gets me Comfort+ on both my flights. I don't mind paying the money, but is it really worth it? I read their description of the product on their website, but how is it ...Jump to post
[code][/code] Any chance we will see it in MIA? I know with their A320s and A319s they fly them BGR-MIA after delivery to for cabin outfitting. Anyways, looking forward to flying it next month! The A321 sure looks sharp in the VX livery. A true shame it won't look like that for long :( Jeff EDIT: It...Jump to post