So I’ve been M.I.A. these last two Instagram Travel Thursdays, but I’m back and so excited to participate again! This week, I am dishing about my favorite domestic airline, Virgin America. With 1,785 miles to go and 37,935 feet somewhere above middle America, I’m cruising at a ground speed of 517 mph on my way back to LAX from EWR. I like to humor my ego and consider myself “Virgin American royalty” because after all that’s how they’ve always treated our The JetSet Family. Well, I suppose that’s how they treat all passengers, but I’m going to pretend for the time being otherwise. I wish I could take Virgin America to the prom, that’s how great it is. (I will say though, the last few flights while the ticket agents who issue my boarding pass have been fantastic, I’ve noticed the gate and flight crews to be slightly obnox. I really hope this amazing airline turns down the ‘tude before I depart on my upcoming flights.)
It doesn’t hurt that right now I’m multi-tasking because Ocean’s 11 is on and let’s face it, I mean, c’mon – can a cross country flight get any better? Oh, yes it can. In addition to satellite Dish Network Channels, I just enjoyed a “Travel Light” cheese plate (you know how much I love my brie…) and I have plenty o’ leg room. The aircraft is clean, sleek & seksi, but most of all f-u-n. Did I mention that you can order food right from your seat, play some games, and chat from seat-to-seat? Pretty awesome, right? Yep, Virgin America is boss. So boss that they’ve made The JetSet Family Xmas card list because they have power & USB outlets in each seat – any jetset parent (and blogger’s dream) – bless their neon funkadelic heart.
Even the airport gate is pretty fly (no pun intended,) and they roll out the red carpet literally upon your arrival. At the ticket counter you have the option to bring your own earbuds or you can purchase for a nominal fee, Virgin America headsets in pink, blue or steel gray which would make any hipster blush. Aesthetics aside, Virgin America has edged their way to the top airline for domestic luxury family travel, well simply because no one else can compare. Sure there are other airlines I would recommend, and I have and will, but Virgin America is the one I would fly exclusively with my family when the option is available. They have raised the bar when it comes to air travel leaving no room for error.
Awe shucks, Virgin America, I think I’m in love.
Instagram Travel Thursday with Skimbaco Lifestyle
What is Instagram Travel Thursday with Skimbaco Lifestyle you ask? It’s complete fabulousness. Together with six other bloggers, Katja Presnal has merged my two loves into a weekly feature that I’m excited to start. Each week we link up to her website Skimbaco Lifestyle and share an Instagram post.
Who tops your list for favorite airline?
Photo credits: Nicole Standley
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