Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a really busy and long week for me so I’m going to keep this post short.
Continuing my flight entertainment and food selection obsession, I recently flew Virgin America Airlines for the first time.
It’s a low-fare airline that began service in 2007. The planes are built with leather seats and purple “mood” lighting” Each seat is also equipped with a personal entertainment system.
Dish Satellite TV is complimentary and I was kept thoroughly occupied for the entire flight with all the channels offered.
Not only can you watch shows on the plane, but you can also order drinks and food.
Unfortunately, any snacks cost extra. This is the first airline I’ve flown where there are absolutely no complimentary snacks. They do have complimentary soda and juice beverages though, which you can order from your entertainment screen.
One other interesting thing was that when they go through the safety instructions at the beginning, instead of having a flight attendant give an oral presentation, there is a video that plays on your screen, pretty much forcing passengers to pay attention to the safety instructions. The videos are actually quite entertaining and there is more than one filmed. On our flight to our destination we had a cartoon one and one our flight back they played a music video one.
I usually fly Southwest when flying within California, especially since they still allow you to check in two bags for free. However, I really enjoyed my Virgin America Airlines experience and would consider flying them again when I am traveling somewhere without too much luggage. The flight prices are usually pretty comparable to Southwest as well. Now if only they would offer some complimentary snacks…