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Virgin Doesn't Want You To Land As One...  
User currently offlineholzmann From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 195 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 17494 times:

Virgin America installs IFE app that promotes mile-high flirting:

www.clickorlando.com/news/virgin-ame...132/19871644/-/85i0f3/-/index.html

Time to book a flight!!! 

[Edited 2013-04-24 10:54:15]

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User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 940 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 16948 times:

I can see it now. Hey you in 15A, lavatory...5 minutes.


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User currently offlineholzmann From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 16721 times:

^^^I can see it now. While you're in the lavatory with 15A, I buy the entire plane a round with your IFE 

User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9457 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 16671 times:

Has anything changed? You've always been able to message other people in Red. Did it previously allow you to buy drinks for another seat without having to speak to a flight attendant? It used to be you would buy multiple drinks and when they came, you could tell the FA who to give the second glass of wine to.

Or you can be really cheap and send someone a coke and see if that gets you an invitation to the lavatory.



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User currently onlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 1674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 16390 times:

Why the he'll do I have to fly UA right now!?


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User currently offlineIADCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1254 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 16362 times:

Quoting holzmann (Reply 2):
^^^I can see it now. While you're in the lavatory with 15A, I buy the entire plane a round with your IFE 

That would be quite fine with me, since you'd need to use your own card to do so. 15A plus a free drink sounds like a successful business model.

Now, in reality, what happens on VX is this: the fat guy in front of you has 4 beers (own IFE, own card), then audibly farts in your face when he returns from the bathroom. The woman across the aisle from you holds her shirt over her mouth, such is the odor. When you get up to go to the bathroom, you return to find that the woman next to you has spilled her entire drink on your seat and your book (which you are halfway through). She says not a word of apology.

Those incidents happened about 20 minutes apart on the same VX flight I took earlier this month. So, I'm happy that at least I'll be able to buy 15A a drink now. Maybe if they added NZ's SkyCouch product, they'd have something fun happening.


User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 16252 times:

One of the comments under the article has a good point...

What if you buy a drink for someone whose spouse/significant other is seated somewhere else (due to late scheduling of flight, for example) or you're just too dumb to realize that their spouse/SO is seated next to the person?   



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User currently offlineholzmann From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 16135 times:

So we've had Hooters Air.

We've even had nudist airlines/flights in Europe!

Now we have this from Virgin.

What will be next?

How about an airline called Swing Air!

21+ couples only. Plenty of in-flight condom and lube dispensers. Add in some nice rubber couches and a well-stocked drink bar and you might have the best way to spend a long flight!

[Edited 2013-04-24 13:34:18]

User currently offlinemarkusburkhard From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 15103 times:

Quoting holzmann (Reply 2):
^^^I can see it now. While you're in the lavatory with 15A, I buy the entire plane a round with your IFE 

Brilliant one, thanks! 


User currently offlineabrown532 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14666 times:

Quoting JBAirwaysFan (Reply 1):
I can see it now. Hey you in 15A, lavatory...5 minutes.

Lavatory? More like Loveratory! Am I right? Am I right?


User currently offlineAAMDanny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14382 times:

What a great way tho, to increase onboard sales revenue!

User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 837 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 14265 times:

Quoting holzmann (Reply 7):
How about an airline called Swing Air!

21+ couples only. Plenty of in-flight condom and lube dispensers. Add in some nice rubber couches and a well-stocked drink bar and you might have the best way to spend a long flight!

Then you'd probably end up with a lot more videos like this one...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG6p0z_W2Bo

Except probably a lot racier.


User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 940 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 13483 times:

Quoting abrown532 (Reply 9):
Lavatory? More like Loveratory! Am I right? Am I right?

Ah, you ARE right!

Mile High Club, starting at $109 each way! Fares are limited, Saturday night stay required. Fares include taxes and fees. Excess condom fees apply. Virgin America is not responsible for contraction of STDs, or any pregnancy resulting from initiation.



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 13220 times:

Quoting holzmann (Reply 7):
How about an airline called Swing Air!

21+ couples only. Plenty of in-flight condom and lube dispensers. Add in some nice rubber couches and a well-stocked drink bar and you might have the best way to spend a long flight!

I feel sorry for the poor guy who has to clean the airplane after each flight.


User currently offlineIBOAviator From Canada, joined Sep 2010, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11198 times:

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 6):
What if you buy a drink for someone whose spouse/significant other is seated somewhere else (due to late scheduling of flight, for example) or you're just too dumb to realize that their spouse/SO is seated next to the person?   

I was thinking the exact same thing!!   

I can just picture a lot of situations that could and very will unfold; some husky protective husband sees that the DJ from HOT Radio, or whatever, has bought his stunning wife a drink. Do you think he will just sit tight? I don't think so. At the very least, he'll go have a chat with him. Are you saying things will not get ugly? :-S

Am I being devil's advocate here, maybe but I dont think so. I can see this being a huge problem. But like a lot of airline concepts, a very good hearted idea, just not necessarily a sound one.

My 2 cents



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User currently offlineIBOAviator From Canada, joined Sep 2010, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11147 times:

On the other hand, do I actually see this service being widely used? No, I don't. It will depend on the cities being served. Not everyone wants to "hook up" and not everyone is a bachelor or single. I'd say a sized portion are business, family, personal travellers.

When the service is used, (see above post), Yes, I do see problems arising.

My "now phased out"   



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User currently offlineklm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10905 times:

Quoting IBOAviator (Reply 15):
Yes, I do see problems arising.

More than just problems arising, if you know what I mean......


User currently offlineLLA001 From Turkey, joined May 2005, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8387 times:

I had many many many long transatlantic flights as a single, and as a silly kid, I always wished some cute girl sitting next to me.

Thanks to all of the wonderful airlines I flew with, they managed to match me with the most annoying passengers you can find at 32.000 feet. Instead of sending a drink, why they don't make a system where they seat singles together. ( of course two singles who are willing to be seated next to a single)

also I remembered a case where a friend of mine received a poem during a flight, she was really touched, then she rushed for her connecting flight without even meeting the guy, but with the capability to call each other on IFE systems today, if messaging available from seat to seat, it would be a good way to bother the cute passenger on the same flight,

anyway I don't fly as a single any more, and hopefully never will but for the next generation good luck with high flying flirting,

And one last thing, as IBOAviator mentioned, fights during a flight will increase as jealous boyfriends will have problem with random guys sending drinks to their girlfriends


User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 940 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6749 times:

My last time traveling, I ended up meeting this gorgeous girl from Italy on my JFK-ATL flight. Turns out she was an exchange student from Italy staying in Atlanta for now. Disappointed she wasn't staying in NY. Anyways, I'm horrible with girls, very shy around them. The best thing I was able to do was show her how to get to the baggage claim in ATL (I went with her). She was thankful, I said good-bye, and made my way back to my connecting flight to DAB.

Sometimes, you get lucky enough to sit near (maybe not next to) someone who catches your eye.



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User currently offlineMountainFlyer From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 6):
What if you buy a drink for someone whose spouse/significant other is seated somewhere else (due to late scheduling of flight, for example) or you're just too dumb to realize that their spouse/SO is seated next to the person?

It's no different than buying someone a drink at the bar. If you're too unobservant to notice a ring, that's your fault, but if they aren't wearing one, then they either give you a polite "Thanks, but no thanks" or not and you find out later in a horribly awkward way.  



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User currently offlinerampbro From Canada, joined Nov 2012, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

What a cool idea!

Quoting LLA001 (Reply 17):
And one last thing, as IBOAviator mentioned, fights during a flight will increase as jealous boyfriends will have problem with random guys sending drinks to their girlfriends

I dont really think this will be a problem.

Quoting JBAirwaysFan (Reply 18):
Sometimes, you get lucky enough to sit near (maybe not next to) someone who catches your eye.

There's a reason I get a sore neck from flying, and it's not the head-rest! Its from craning around every few minutes trying to make eye contact! This approach has met with limited success!

In the age where dating websites are the norm and we have entire resorts for people to have casual 'relations', this move should not offend. Time to book a flight on Virgin!


User currently offlineawacsooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

This thread is gold...GOLD I tell ya!

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