Traveling FLY on a Dime

Posted On Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

MyPicture I’m blogging from 30,000 miles in the sky. I’m a nervous nelly when it comes to flying but I’m doing OK right about now as I have tons of stuff to distract me on Virgin America, which was named Conde Nast Traveler’s best domestic airline.

The mood lighting is relaxing but I’m more impressed with the free wifi (normally it’s $6-$13, depending on the length of the flight) and the touch screens in front of every seat. You can listen to music, watch TV, view a movie (at $8, I’ll refrain) or order food. There’s no way I’m paying for airplane food, so I’m just sticking with the unlimited, complimentary beverages (coffee, juice, tea and bottled water). With a few taps on the screen, I ordered a cup of OJ and water. Two minutes later a friendly flight attendant was handing me the goods.

And remember, the trip from NYC to LA was only $222.

I’ll check back in tomorrow with a full review (everything from the customer service to the cleanliness of the restrooms) of the airline.

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