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Virgin America SFO-LAX Oct18, 2008 (42 Pics)

Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:19 pm

18 October 2008
Virgin America VX924
SFO-LAX
Aircraft: A320
Seat: 2A
Depart: 08:50AM PDT
Arrive: 09:49AM PDT

My first post here. I've been reading Airliners.net for years. I love aviation. I was at SFO to see the A380 land in November 2007, and also to see the Emirates A380 land in August. I finally decided to become a member to share pics of my trip of SFO to LAX. There are 42 pics total which I combined in pairs to reduce it to 21 pics. Click each pic to see a 900 pixel wide image.

I've been using the Microsoft flight simulator game for 20 years and currently I still use fs9 with photographic scenery. I have the SFO to LAX flight programmed into my computer and on October 18 I decided to fly the route on Virgin America in First Class seat 2A. I bought the tickets just a few days before the trip when I knew there would be no fog over SFO which happens a lot. Hate to buy a ticket only to have SFO fogged in so don't get to see anything. So here are the pics which include the descriptions of the flight. I on purpose took pics to show part of the aircraft window so it looks like I'm in an aircraft. Over the past 30 years I've driven to LA using HWY 5 or WHY 101, so it was really great to recognize a lot of landmarks visible from the aircraft. First time I flew on a A320 and it was really quiet at cruise. I could barely hear the engines. I also took Virgin America back from LAX to SFO and also took lots of pics on that flight. Look for it in another post.

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX1.jpg


http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX2.jpg


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http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX11.jpg


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http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX15.jpg


http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX16.jpg


http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX17.jpg


http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX18.jpg


http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX19.jpg


http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX20.jpg


http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq74/GARYFS9/VirginSFOLAX21.jpg


That was a great short trip on Virgin America from SFO to LAX. Return flight from LAX to SFO with pics coming up.
 
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RE: Virgin America SFO-LAX Oct18, 2008 (42 Pics)

Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:10 pm

Simply nice,very new way to post.Well done
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RE: Virgin America SFO-LAX Oct18, 2008 (42 Pics)

Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:15 pm

compelling read _ I like it. Thanks for sahring and I look forward to your nexxt flight.
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RE: Virgin America SFO-LAX Oct18, 2008 (42 Pics)

Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:21 pm

Great pictures! Congratulations for such a nice and short trip report. Got confused with the timining you were posting in your pics but then got it and found it a wonderful way to describe minute by minute what was happening!

Great job
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RE: Virgin America SFO-LAX Oct18, 2008 (42 Pics)

Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:59 pm

So in First class you got aonly a cup of coffee? Not even a sweet roll?
 
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RE: Virgin America SFO-LAX Oct18, 2008 (42 Pics)

Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:47 am

In Vigin America SFO-LAX First class I only got two tiny warm mediocre cupcakes. It was disappointing. I expected some kind of breakfast.
 
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RE: Virgin America SFO-LAX Oct18, 2008 (42 Pics)

Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:15 pm

Nice report, liked the picture set up, makes a nice change, thanks.

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RE: Virgin America SFO-LAX Oct18, 2008 (42 Pics)

Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:19 am

Welcome to a.net - nice report with a load of great pictures. Always a pleasure to see photos from California. Good to see you chose to exclusively post high quality pics - which is not always the case here.


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