I took this trip last month to get to Paris and on to Dijon to support Miss Tahiti for the Miss France contest.
I wanted to get on a 787 and add a new A380 operator to my list so I picked BA and bought a EWR-LHR-CDG-LHR-LAX ticket.
To get from LAX to Newark, I picked Virgin America.
I had arrived the night before from Tahiti on Air France and the flight went smoothly.
I spent the night at the Hacienda hotel, very well known LAX hotel by all tahitians.
The next morning, I woke up an hour later than was supposed to, rushed downstairs to catch the shuttle to the airport. The sun was rising and it was a cold morning.
The 10 minute drive went quickly, the shuttle was packed and I was the first to be dropped off in front of Virgin America's terminal, T3.
I went to a self check-in kiosk and tried to check myself in. I was told by the computer they couldn't complete check-in and had to see an agent.
After a quick check-in with the agent, I was sent on to the Loft Lounge airside with my boarding card in hand. No checked bags.
The Loft lounge is upstairs after security. It is a little hard to find the entrance to be frank…
Here is the spread for morning flights.
This is the lounge !
My selection, apple juice and danish pastry and a cookie.
View over the apron from the lounge.
After I was done with my small breakfast I went back downstairs to board the plane.
The night before I bought a seat at the emergency exit, more room, free snacks and drinks !
This is the legroom at 10D
Cabin and seat shots
The the safety demonstrations start. They are one of the best I have seen ! Very catchy !
Take off was towards the Pacific Ocean, we did a turn and came back over the continent before heading towards the East coast.
While we were climbing I ordered a Peanut butter and jam sandwich and a Coke Zero.
The crew started the service and when they reached my seat, the snack I had ordered was given to me, no questions asked !
Virgin America has PTV's at all seats and they have live satellite TV. I spent time on the airshow and watched a few TV shows on Comedy Central.
After a while, I took advantage of the inflight wifi, signed in, purchased what I needed and kept in touch with my friends and family. I ordered another drink and some Caramel popcorns !
Continuing our flight towards Newark, now over the great lakes.
Checked our position on flightradar24.com thanks to the wifi.
We are getting closer to our destination now
I had forgotten to take pictures of the inflight snacks and beverage menu and remembered towards the end. So this is what it looks like, some of the items are not listed anymore as they had runout of them towards the end of the flight.
Getting closer now !
I spent the last few minutes watching Friends
We landed ahead of time and this was an excellent transcon flight !
View of my row just before I left the aircraft.
Now off to British Airways to check-in and
View of the aircraft to took me to Newark from the airtrain !
United regional jets. Newark was a fortress inherited during the UA-CO merger.
Los Angeles - LAX
Newark - EWR
Virgin America is a great airline and offers an excellent product if you need to travel across the USA !
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