Review of Virgin America flight Dallas Los Angeles in Economy

Airline Virgin America
Flight VX1883
Class Economy
Seat 7A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 03:00
Take-off 01 Feb 18, 12:15
Arrival at 01 Feb 18, 13:15
VX   #16 out of 132 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 26 reviews
Jett Tyler
By SILVER 765
Published on 24th May 2018
On my US Trip I decided to have a ride on Virgin America.



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VX was being merged into Alaska Airlines during this period, so I thought I would get a flight whilst I had the chance in front of me and there was a route that worked perfectly!

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I had to get back to LAX from Dallas and Virgin America seemed like an ideal choice given I had already done my AA mile-run earlier in the trip.

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So with a mid-day flight I took the time to sleep in a bit then left my hotel which is just round the corner of the airport.

The security wait getting into the air side area was only 15-20 minutes and didn't take long. I got air side and found my Airbus A320 parked at the stand.

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The A320 was N625VA "Jefferson Airplane" and it had recently come out the paint factory the previous week in full AS livery!

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Getting on board and into the A320, it was still to be noted the VX interior remained despite the external make over.

So I would still get full Virgin style service on an AS plane!



Despite being majority Southwest operations, my AS A320 was not the only non-SW traffic operating commercial services at the time we left, we also had a Delta A320 & Alaska E-175 alongside.

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Given that DAL is a lot quieter than DFW, we pushed back and made it off into the sky pretty quickly. Being airborne in less than 10 minutes after push back.

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Cruising through Western America I tuned into a few episodes of Crime series "BONES" and also tracked the flight on the IFE in-flight map.



Taking $8 I bought myself a Virgin America snack box which I intended to keep after the flight as VX memorabilia would be nice to keep given they are going into history.

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The flight went uneventful, but I took the time to get some cabin shots before the fleet would be re-fitted with AS interior design.

Also I ordered a cola drink on the plane using the IFE screen, a unique service offered by Virgin America.



We arrived on time at LAX and after a prolonged taxi we parked at our stand next to an Air Canada A321 in the new "Racoon" livery.

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Of course I finished the flight with a visit to the flight deck and after getting off that ended what would be my only flight with Virgin America.

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Verdict

Virgin America

9.5/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering9.0

Dallas - DAL

9.6/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Los Angeles - LAX

9.4/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Virgin America: Great airline with a great product. Hope their legacy and unique innovations live on with Alaska.

DAL: Great airport. Also I liked the public transport connection to Dallas city from there.

LAX: Brilliant airport with some good traffic on offer for plane-spotters!!!

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