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Virgin America flights allow mile-high flirting: Passengers can send drinks, texts to others
WKMG Local 6 - Orlando ^ | Apr 24 2013 | Jordan Early

Posted on 04/24/2013 12:35:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Tired of striking out at the singles bars? Then you might want to try a Virgin America flight.

The airline has launched a new service that allows passengers to send a drink to someone on the plane who's caught their eye.

It's done through the airline's in-flight entertainment system. Passengers pinpoint their designated hottie with Virgin's digital seat map, browse the menu and have a drink, snack or meal sent over.

Passengers can also follow up with a text through the seat-to-seat messaging system.

Virgin launched the service this week to mark the start of its Los Angeles to Las Vegas service, but it's available on all of its U.S. flights.

(Excerpt) Read more at clickorlando.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: airlines; aviation; flirting; milehighclub; napl; sexting; texting; virgin; virginairlines; virginamerica
Thanks to Gefn for the link!
1 posted on 04/24/2013 12:35:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Send drinks...LOL.
I like that.


2 posted on 04/24/2013 12:36:53 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Followed soon by mile-high restraining orders?


3 posted on 04/24/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Virgin launched the service this week to mark the start of its Los Angeles to Las Vegas service
What's that - a 20 minute flight?
4 posted on 04/24/2013 12:39:02 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How long until you can rent a “mile high club” closet for 10-15 minute intervals during the flight?


5 posted on 04/24/2013 12:39:11 PM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: onyx

Regrettably, I don’t have the legs (or the plumbing) to benefit from that service.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 12:39:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: oh8eleven

It’s thirty seconds, but the pilot swears it was half an hour.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 12:40:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kevkrom
How long until you can rent a “mile high club” closet for 10-15 minute intervals during the flight?

That's what the lavatories are for.

8 posted on 04/24/2013 12:41:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yay!!!! Sodom and Gomorrah now being pushed in the air.....wooohooo!!!


9 posted on 04/24/2013 12:41:50 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We have an account with Virgin as we travel with our production company from L.A. I will admit, they have a nice ambiance in the plane. One thing that bothers me is even the flight dudes wear pink on their unis’.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 12:41:54 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: NoGrayZone

At least this time He’ll have to hit a moving target.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 12:42:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: max americana

Sounds like truth-in-advertising to me.


12 posted on 04/24/2013 12:42:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kevkrom

What do you do the other 14 minutes :>


13 posted on 04/24/2013 12:46:07 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I buya you drinkzu!


14 posted on 04/24/2013 12:49:43 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Lather, rinse, and repeat.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 12:51:54 PM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
swinger photo: Swinger swinger.jpg

"How bout some Ouzo for twozo?"

16 posted on 04/24/2013 12:52:42 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Slings and Arrows

I forgot to add, they have some good-looking chicks on their flights. Tried to hit on one, though..;)


17 posted on 04/24/2013 12:53:14 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Slings and Arrows
I live in Rochester, NY. Many moons ago, flights to Chicago first stopped in Buffalo, about 50 miles away.
I didn't know that and the first time I flew to Chicago, the plane started going down after only a few minutes and I just knew we were crashing.
18 posted on 04/24/2013 12:54:41 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: kevkrom
Emirates has showers on there A380's.

Will that work?

19 posted on 04/24/2013 12:57:53 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wonderful. Women are going to love this. If some creepy lecher sends a woman a drink and tries to flirt with her in a bar, at least she can leave the bar. Now she’s a captive audience.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 12:58:59 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: oh8eleven
The thread is about an airline named Virgin,
And you start talking about going down.

Unfortunately you thought the airplane was crashing.

21 posted on 04/24/2013 1:01:29 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Wonderful. Women are going to love this. If some creepy lecher sends a woman a drink and tries to flirt with her in a bar, at least she can leave the bar. Now she’s a captive audience.

No. TSA will be waiting at the gate for the guy, and charge him with terrorist activities.

22 posted on 04/24/2013 1:03:44 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man
TSA will be waiting at the gate for the guy, and charge him with terrorist activities.

Nah, they're too busy going after little old ladies.

23 posted on 04/24/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s the Love Plane.

Captain Stubing is now a pilot.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 1:17:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cue “Bloodhound Gang -The Bad Touch”.


25 posted on 04/24/2013 1:47:49 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can see it now...Virgin being sued after one of their passengers was stalked, assaulted or murdered by another passenger whose in-flight flirting was not only encouraged, but enabled by the airlines.


26 posted on 04/24/2013 1:52:51 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

That was my first thought too. I’d be totally creeped out.


27 posted on 04/24/2013 1:55:03 PM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Darksheare

So you’re saying that the in-flight TV gets The Discovery Channel?


28 posted on 04/24/2013 2:04:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think would BE the Discovery Channel.


29 posted on 04/24/2013 2:05:19 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

Hmmm, a few strategically-placed concealed cameras...


30 posted on 04/24/2013 2:10:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Guy gets the in flight ‘mace’ of his drink in his face.
From four different directions.


31 posted on 04/24/2013 2:11:44 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard; gemoftheocean

I’m assuming passengers will have to “opt-in” by logging on to a specific section of the inflight entertainment system, otherwise nothing will happen.


32 posted on 04/24/2013 2:23:41 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Tired of striking out at the singles bars?”

So... now I can strike out on an airplane?


33 posted on 04/24/2013 3:03:41 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m assuming there will also be a way to not have your seat assignment listed as accepting drinks or texts. Could be creepy while on a flight.


34 posted on 04/24/2013 3:14:39 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: kevkrom
How long until you can rent a “mile high club” closet for 10-15 minute intervals during the flight?

And then charge the rest of the passengers $7.99 to watch it on the in-flight entertainment system?

-PJ

35 posted on 04/24/2013 3:31:07 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Of all the flying I’ve done I’ve spent a grand total of about 10 hours in any class higher that baggage class...and both times I was traveling alone.The bathrooms I’ve encountered in baggage class...even on the A380...just about allows me to get my pants down and then back up.It’s hard to imagine being able to do anything more “adventurous”.


36 posted on 04/24/2013 3:34:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Followed by Fundawear texting?

NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3tPZb6i7q8&feature=player_embedded


37 posted on 04/24/2013 3:36:44 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dunno why but I just keep thinking of bad quotes from “Airplane


38 posted on 04/24/2013 4:16:21 PM PDT by Gefn (Keep calm and sing soft kitty- Sheldon Cooper)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Mile-high Weiners?


39 posted on 04/24/2013 4:36:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: kevkrom; Revolting cat!; Lazamataz
How long until you can rent a “mile high club” closet for 10-15 minute intervals during the flight?

Just tip the stewardess.

40 posted on 04/24/2013 4:38:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: maggief
> Followed by Fundawear texting?

Oh my. And does Durex guarantee that your partner on the other end is that good-looking?

41 posted on 04/24/2013 5:15:29 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Snickering Hound

I think I dated him.


42 posted on 04/24/2013 5:36:27 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Jack Hammer

> >“Tired of striking out at the singles bars?”

> So... now I can strike out on an airplane?

We’ve come so far...


43 posted on 04/24/2013 6:38:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Now you’re thinking like an entrepreneur!


44 posted on 04/24/2013 6:39:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

90% of any operation is logistics.


45 posted on 04/24/2013 6:40:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: gemoftheocean

‘That was my first thought too. I’d be totally creeped out.’

I can see the pre-flight instructions:

Now Ladies and Gentlemen, remember, No means No, but you will have 10 hours to try and turn that into a Yes.


46 posted on 04/24/2013 7:31:28 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: Slings and Arrows
I wanted to join the mile-high club but I don't like to fly.

So I rented a motel room in Denver.

47 posted on 04/24/2013 8:25:51 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: a fool in paradise
Just tip the stewardess.

There's hardly room for two in there, let alone three!

48 posted on 04/25/2013 7:37:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: kevkrom

Please return your stewardess to her original locked upright position.


49 posted on 04/25/2013 7:49:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Katya

And what’s to prohibit those of “alternative lifestyle” persuasions from contacting members of the same sex?


50 posted on 04/25/2013 7:50:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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