Live-blogging the First Virgin America Flight from San Francisco to Chicago

I wasn’t lucky enough to win a free ticket, but I still managed to find a ticket on Hipmunk for today’s inaugural San Francisco to Chicago flight! I’m posting this from 35,000 feet in the air on the in-flight wi-fi (usually $12.95, but free for this flight.)

There was a champagne breakfast at the gate, which our little Hipmunk gladly sampled.

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The CEO of Virgin America gave a short speech in which he said he was targeting Newark (my hometown airport) for Virgin’s next new route.

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And word is Sir Richard Branson himself is going to be greeting the plane at the gate. Stay tuned!