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Flights to Australia-Go Virgin Australia all the way!

Virgin Chairman Branson knows how to live

Virgin Chairman Branson knows how to live

For all you Aussies out there dreaming of going home and visiting your family OR wishing you could fly from Australia to the US to visit your family here, it’s never been easier to book cheap tickets to Australia than it is now. And now when people ask what airlines fly to Australia people are answering V Australia faster than the national airline Qantas.

V Australia, baby, it’s the best way to go.¬† With flights to Sydney from Los Angeles as well as Brisbane,¬† Virgin Australia is one of the easiest places to find flights from Australia to the US and US to Australia. And being ahead of its time,¬† in 2010 the airline launched its direct Abu Dhabi flights.
The airline offers 33 Business Class lie-flat beds, 40 Premium Economy club seats and 288 economy seats.

business class seats

business class seats

In business you get:

  • Priority services for check-in, boarding and baggage release.
  • Mood lighting to match the phases of your flight.
  • A welcome aboard glass of champagne
  • Comfy pjs, noise-canceling headsets and cool amenity kits.
YUM!!!

YUM!!!

Seats

  • Fully horizontal flat bed that‚Äôs a whopping six-foot-two inches long.
  • Luxurious legroom of¬† 77 inches.
  • Massage at the flick of a switch.
  • Privacy screen.
  • Your own personal workstation with laptop power, USB slot and reading light.
  • Fantastic brand new movies and TV with your in-seat¬† 12.1-inch screen.
  • Seat-to-seat chat.
  • Row 5 privacy seat, where you can pull a red curtain and be completely alone like you’re in your own bedroom.

And the bar, of course:

 V Australia's fully-stocked business class bar

V Australia's fully-stocked business class bar

Two of them, which seats 6 people each. You can pull up a stool and hang out at the bar meeting new people, or making calls on your blackberry. Yep, when you fly on Virgin you stay connected with email and text on your smartphones.

“ladies only” toilet

Now that’s worth booking a flight to Australia even if I have absolutely no reason to go to Australia whatsoever. No stinky pee on the floor possibly getting into your socks… yuck!

not the acutal plane, but you get the picture, right?

not the real plane, but you get the picture, right?

Premium Economy on V¬† Australia is pretty good too. While you don’t have full recline you do have all leather seats that are 20 inches wide and come with adjustable head and footrests.

dining together

dining together

You get 38 inches of legroom and a 9 inch recline but don’t book seat numbers 14 A, C, H and¬†K because they have an inch less recline of 8 inches. But you do get your own personal workstation with laptop power, USB slot and reading light and the same in-flight RED entertainment system. Also the bar and free drinks are available to you when you hit cruising speed. Email and SMS are yours.

entertainment system

entertainment system

And food??

edible, yes, edible.

edible, yes, edible.

Now for the real test of an airline’s love: Economy. What do all of us poor slobs with lots of children traveling to grannies house get for our money?

economy-class

economy-class

Well, for starters on your¬† cheap flight to Sydney you’ll get 32¬†¬† inches of lovely legroom and 6 inches of recline in seats that are ergonomically-designed seats and the Pacific‚Äôs widest for economy travelers. You also get a USB slot to power your¬†personal devices so you can look at your photos, listen to your MP3 music and check out PDF files . Major entertainment with all new movies at the touch of your fingertips on a new¬† 9 inch screen.

And for an extra $110 you can book an emergency row  seat and stretch as far as you want. Want more room to stretch out those long legs of yours? Well now you can with the option of selecting Extra Legroom Seating within our International Economy cabin.

text messaging in the sky

text messaging in the sky

They don’t skimp on the email and the SMS either, it’s yours if you reallyw ant to stay connected, but with all the inflight entertainment movies, TV shows and games you probably won’t want to. Your children won’t even talk to you the entire flight.

cutting back gas use

cutting back gas use

V Australia is the only carrier to operate the economically and environmentally efficient Boeing 777 aircraft on the long haul trans-Pacific route.

Through the use of raked wing tips, the 777-300ER airplane is expected to achieve a 2 percent fuel efficiency improvement, saving as much as $140,000 on fuel costs per year per airplane.

This equates to a savings of 1.3 million pounds of fuel per year per airplane, and 3.9 million less pounds of global warming carbon dioxide (CO2) being emitted into the environment. For every pound of fuel conserved, three fewer pounds of carbon dioxide are generated. The bottom line: the new raked wing tips help provide a more economical, cleaner and quieter airplane for the future.

a happy earth

a happy earth

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