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Virgin America is the new kid on the Virgin block, having finally secured the right to enter the United States market. It began service on August 8, 2007, and will be based at San Francisco International Airport. The inaugural Virgin America flights were from JFK and LAX, and both flights landed at SFO at the same time.

Like the other airlines in the Virgin empire, Virgin America’s stated goal is to provide service at that is high in quality but still low in cost. The airline will focus on long haul service between major cities on the East Coast and West Coast, and its destinations at its inception are Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport (which is also its homebase and hub), Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The main competition for this new airline will be United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways, all of which have hubs or strong presences at San Francisco area airports.

The Virgin America fleet is made up of entirely Airbus aircraft, and in typical interactive Virgin fashion the public is being enlisted to help name the various airplanes. The first was called “Jefferson Airplane” after the San Francisco band. And for those of you who are always wondering what the food is like in first class, you will be pleased to know that passengers in the main cabin will be eating the same food as the people in the first class cabin. Of course, the first class seats are a little bigger. Every seat on the aircraft also comes with a personal in-flight entertainment system featuring live TV, pay-per-view movies and video games.

Virgin America’s frequent flyer program is called eleVAte.

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