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VX First Flight Photos  
User currently offlineDavidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12657 times:

Got this link from a friend....really cool photos of all of the onboard stuff and first flight launch of VX yesterday. Very detailed photos of Red.

Won't find this on a certain DFW based airline!

http://www.engadget.com/photos/virgin-americas-inaugural-flight/

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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12581 times:

Wow! They have the original Doom game on their IFE system! That's freakin' awesome!  Smile Best of luck to VX!

User currently offlineDavidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 12508 times:

I'm not sure if JFK SFO is long enough to try all the stuff on the system!

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 12414 times:

I just about fell over when I saw the photo of the "Virginity Pledge".

That's an interesting bulkhead set up. Definitely a lot better than the typical bulkhead where the tray table is in the arm rest. The colored glass (I'm assuming some sort of Plexiglas) is definitely unique for separating cabins.

Some aspects of the IFE remind me of the new DL IFE. I have to say the food and drink ordering ability is pretty cool. That's something I'd like to see more airlines do, as not everyone wants to eat or have something to drink at the time they offer it onboard.


User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 12337 times:

White seats. I wonder how long that will last.


"Six becoming three doesn't create more Americans that want to fly." -Adam Pilarski
User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8633 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12257 times:

Quoting Cloudboy (Reply 4):
White seats. I wonder how long that will last.

Good point, but Virgin will probably keep a high standard of cabin repair and cleanliness. I doubt they will let these birds become ratty. The sleek, clean thing is the whole idea.


User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12232 times:

Wow, next time I need to lax to sfo... guess I'll be booking Virgin America! Thats a pretty sweet ride.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12162 times:

Quoting CruzinAltitude (Reply 6):
Wow, next time I need to lax to sfo... guess I'll be booking Virgin America! Thats a pretty sweet ride.

After looking at those photos, I definitely hope they add ATL before next Spring, as I may consider flying on them for my trip to Las Vegas in the Spring.

It makes me wonder how DL and FL will respond once VX starts service into ATL. Considering the number they did on B6 when they started ATL service, it could get interesting.


User currently offlineCollin260 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12156 times:

Quoting Davidlc3 (Thread starter):

Won't find this on a certain DFW based airline!

Hey! What are you implying?



The approximate flight time today will be 6 hours in First Class and 12 hours in Economy.
User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 12056 times:

Whoa, VX sure looks like a cool airline, the whole cabin looks very unique and stylelish! I hope they come to MKE since theres 5 open gates now at Concourse C.


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6071 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11947 times:

Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 9):
Whoa, VX sure looks like a cool airline, the whole cabin looks very unique and stylelish!

It's too bad that I'd be bleeding red ink if I went to work for them, considering that they are based in one of the most expensive places to live in the world, and the starting pay isn't very good.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11882 times:

I want them in MCO by the time they serve SAN. I'll take them over US.

Hunter



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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2594 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11872 times:

Can't wait to try out this ride!

No wonder all the haters were bitching so much, looks like they've got a lot to worry about.......


User currently offlineDavidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11723 times:

Quoting Collin260 (Reply 8):
Hey! What are you implying?

Me? Imply something? Never! I would never tarnish the good eagle logo over something as trivial as pax comfort, entertainment and enjoyment!  Smile

God Bless VX....may they prosper and truly redefine air travel...I'm tired of having my knees in my mouth, my "service" being a 3 oz glass of soda and 6 hours of nothing to eat..


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11584 times:

Excellent Big grin

I am definately going to try out this airline, hopefully later on this year  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4570 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11538 times:

Oh man this is some great stuff.

http://www.engadget.com/gallery/virg...-americas-inaugural-flight/345411/

and

http://www.engadget.com/gallery/virg...-americas-inaugural-flight/345370/

Doom. That is just funny. You don't expect to find that kind of game but it would sure make a flight go fast. "I can't deplane yet. The level isn't over. Just 10 more minutes."



Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11531 times:

I would like to see them come to DTW. However, they will expand to every city that Virgin Atlantic flies to first and then look at other cities. That way they can keep the pass. on a Virgin product all the way from the west coast to what ever city that they will be flying to overseas.

Good luck to them


User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11447 times:

Reminds me a lot of my first flight on JetBlue, right at the beginning of the airline in the early 2000's. I was so excited and still miss it a lot (wish it would fly out of LAX!). I have to visit a cousin in NYC...i know which airline I'm going to fly!

Best wishes to Virgin America, it's definitely a breath of fresh air (or jet blast, I'd rather say!).

Cheers!

Charles


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11342 times:

Quoting Collin260 (Reply 8):
Hey! What are you implying?

It's like apples and oranges. I'll give it to them, VX has great potential with their product. I wish them the best of luck, in all honesty. To challenge the standards is to advance the industry...


User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11302 times:

I think I have a new favorite domestic airline!


In Thrust We Trust
User currently offlineCrogalski From United States of America, joined May 2005, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10735 times:

The product is without a doubt awesome, but I can see many problems with it... Maintenance costs for the electronics is going to hurt VX badly... On B6's tv's, they're not touchscreens, yet they somehow manage to have scratches on them, imagine how it's going to be with VX since it is touchscreen. I also see the ordering and chat system being abused... It's a shame, but there always has to be someone to ruin it for everyone...


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User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 763 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10277 times:
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Wow I must say that VX looks great Big grin

Looks like I must try them next time I am in SFO/LAX/NYC  Smile

Wish them all the best of luck.

Stein



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User currently offlineFoxy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10078 times:

Looks like the interior was designed by Apple.

Wanna go to America just to try out VX now


User currently offlineDavidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9167 times:

As a former F/A I used to go bonkers when call bells lit up. Can you imagine being in a cabin with 150 people being able to order from their seats...one item at a time?

I'll give it to VX- they have truly put the customer first and developed an airline that gives the customer exactly what they want - a reasonable fare and great service at the touch of a button. I would LOVE to have them at DFW....but we all know what a pipe dream that is!


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3926 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8660 times:

Quoting Foxy (Reply 22):
Looks like the interior was designed by Apple.

I was about to comment on that too!

That seriously looks like one of the nicest short-haul economy classes in the world... if not the best!


25 Corsair1107 : Wow, that's enough to lure me to IAD next time I have a transcon.
26 BlueElephant : I wonder if it'd be too expensive to introduce this brilliant cabin layout/design on Virgin Atlantic I think it would make their International product
27 Post contains links Tjwgrr : Interesting call sign- "Redwood" http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VRD238
28 Vasu : That would be great...!
29 RDUDDJI : Except in the pictures it appears they're running Linux for the IFE! Kudos to them for that anyway...
30 B52overSMF : Wow! Just, wow! filler filler filler
31 Iaddca : what do you guys think of their mainline airport strategy? Haven't heard them say much about turnaround times at SFO, JFK, IAD, LAS, and LAX. Flight s
32 WestJetYQQ : I love the inflight chat feature. VX looks absolutely wonderful!
33 AA767400 : Great pics of VX! To redefine air travel the industry needs to raise fares. You can't get a meal,more space, and better amenities on a whole if you a
34 United_Fan : I just wonder how long those nice white seats will stay white ??
35 MD80Nut : Very nice looking, cool interior. Since Virgin Atlantic flies to MIA, I hope they come down this way soon. We need more airlines like VX, not cattle c
36 Shuggie : I wish I agreed with with you! VX looks absolutely fantastic and it would be nice to see some of this stuff catch on with other airlines, on the othe
37 Post contains links PlanenutzTB : I flew on Virgin America the first day of regular scheduled flights. I did a quick RT between LAX and SFO. The link below is for my review and photos
38 MD80Nut : Sadly, you are quite correct. Nevertheless, the existence of VX as well as JetBlue gives me hope there will at least be a market for reasonably price
39 Cloudboy : I think they will do well. I am glad to see another airline come up offering an improved service versus a cheaper price. Already I have heard that peo
40 Srbmod : It's one that makes sense, since California is famous for the Redwood tree. And of course, it's a bit of a double entendre for those folks whose mind
41 Post contains images BlueSkys : But no!!! They are Foreign!! DONT FLY VX!!!.....LOL I wonder how many people are going to really avoid flying this great airline, there has been some
42 Post contains links Leamside : For those who didn't have a chance to be at SFO during the inauguration there is a photo of "Three Virgins" with BA parked on one side at http://www.p
43 Platinumfoota : Great interior! WoW! but I'm wondering, with such a great service, how much longer are they going to keep their fares low? They will soon learn that c
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