After the few hours spent in SFO, I went to wait for my flight at the Continental Presiden Club thanks to a friend of mine who is a member. The lounge is small, I didn't take any pictures. There is a bar in the middle tended by a barman. There are pretzels, and other nuts available and as we are in the morning there are bagels, cream cheese and jam. There are also a few fruits, bananas, apples.
After I had checked-in at the Virgin America counters, very trendy, white with red notes, orchids in pots, I accept the First Class upgrade for 50 USD. It'll give me the opportunity to compare with Alaska Airlines I just flew in with. Security check was fast and I go to gate A12 to wait for departure.
Boarding will start soon and behind the counter there is a table with earphones available free of charge. Other lowcost carriers make you pay the earphones and prices range from 1USD at jetBlue to 5USD at Hawaiian Air.
Our CFM on the left hand side.
The legroom is far better than at Alaska !
Our neighbour, another Airbus, A320 wearing the jetBlue name.
Traffic at SFO
The runway for our departure for Los Angeles
And we have lift off !
SFO Airport from above !
Personnal television in First.
I went in Economy for a couple of pictures of the winglet
Our engine. It is a shame you don't see how irridescent the red colour is, you'd think they poured tons of glitter on it !
During the flight a snack is served in small plastic verrines served in a box.
Cherry tomato and mozzarella with balsamic vinegar.
Parma ham and melon pearl.
Vanilla cream chou with chocolate sauce.
My meal for the flight. The crew will also offer crisps on top of what was already offered. Drinks are also served, I took a Coke.
And California goes by under our Airbus or under the clouds…
On my screen, the map of the continental USA and our arrival at LAX.
Little turn above downtown Los Angeles.
Our landing is smooth and we are waiting between the 2 North runways and we see this China Eastern A340-600 departing for Shanghai Pudong.
We get to our taxiway and towards terminal 6 which was back then the one Virgin American used before transfering it's operations to T3, while taxiing we meet up with Air New Zealand.
San Francisco - SFO
Los Angeles - LAX
The flight went real well, with a couple minutes delay.
Comfort wise, the Virgin America First class is excellent. The white seats are really comfortable.
The personnel is young and dynamic but a little too familiar for my taste. I prefer the europeans or asians act. It's a little but like in restaurants in the USA where they'll spent their whole time asking you if all is good when you are actually eating and chewing food ! Very rude ! I prefer not to be bothered but to know that the staff is ready on hand whould I need them.
Compared to Alaska Airlines, it was excellent ! All I needed with an excellent quality snack !
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