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    Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    For Californians, there will soon be a new option for flying to Orlando. I just got an email today from Virgin America:

    There’s a new joyride coming to Orlando. Beginning August 19, you can fly from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Orlando with us and be just as entertained in the air as you will be on the ground. Whether you’re there for conferences or fireworks, nothing will set the mood better than WiFi, satellite TV, and great fares.

    And just to be clear, fly from LA from only $149* and San Francisco from only $199*.
    I've heard good things about them. The in flight entertainment is supposed to be really good. If I wasn't so committed to United, I might just give them a try! But, unfortunately for them, I'm a "one airline" kind of guy.
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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    Yup, that is my choice flying from JFK to LAX. Entertainment is great - free TV and games, moviesyou can buy, I think some tv you can buy too, mood lighting is cool, free snacks lol plus a power outlet at every seat! You can buy Internet too.

    Hoping they will announce JFK to MCO soon!
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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    Anyone know that the cost of the internet is? And is it x amount per hour?

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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    I love Virgin.
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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    Quote Originally Posted by Janell View Post
    Anyone know that the cost of the internet is? And is it x amount per hour?
    It's about $12-13 and lasts for the duration of the flight. I've used it many times from JFK to LAX and it makes the time go by so much faster!

    Hoping for Orlando/JFK service soon too! My Virgin America Visa needs some miles....
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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    It's about $12-13 and lasts for the duration of the flight. I've used it many times from JFK to LAX and it makes the time go by so much faster!

    Hoping for Orlando/JFK service soon too! My Virgin America Visa needs some miles....
    Thats not a bad price. Thanks.

    Glad to hear you all are liking the air line so well.

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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    It's about $12-13 and lasts for the duration of the flight. I've used it many times from JFK to LAX and it makes the time go by so much faster!
    It looks like the inflight WiFi is offered by Gogo; they just started offering service on United flights late last year. Unfortunately, on UA it's only offered on Premium Service flights from LAX/SFO to JFK. I only had the opportunity to use it once, but it was pretty cool!

    The pricing is here (there are several options for what you need). Check the website before you fly; sometimes they offer promos with free/discount codes for the service. I "won" a code for a free session in a contest they ran the last couple months (I think everyone won). Also, I heard a rumor that the prices were going up soon to $14.95/flight. I hope it's not true since it is a fairly new service.

    And for those economy class flyers, if it makes you feel any better... at least on UA First Class and Business Class passengers still have to pay the same fee. There are many complaints that a ticket that costs many thousands of $$ more than economy on the same plane does not even include free internet!
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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    Yup, VA is always having free Internet promos... but never when i have flown I honestly don't mind aying, if it is a long enough flight.
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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    Does anyone know if VA will take part of Magical Express? Im not really sure what its called, but its when ME picks up your luggage at MCO.

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    Re: Virgin America starting service to MCO!

    Quote Originally Posted by Janell View Post
    Does anyone know if VA will take part of Magical Express? Im not really sure what its called, but its when ME picks up your luggage at MCO.
    I would call the ME guest service at 866-599-0951 and ask them. I fly Spirit from Atlantic City and ME picks up your luggage from Orlando and delivers it to your room. This usually takes some time so we dress for whatever we have planned before we even go to the plane ride down and have a carry on packed with clothes for dinner in case it takes toooooo long. On the return trip we have to take our bags to the Spirit check in form the bus because Spirit does not participate in the service. My guess is that ME will take your bags on the arrival but you may have to check your bags on the return trip.

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