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Austin and Anchorage are All Set for Virgin America's Airplanes

February 12, 2013 at 11:05 AM | by | ()

Double A's, right this way! Virgin America today announced that they'll soon be flying to two new destinations starting with the letter "A," and that's about all they have in common.

First, we have Austin, Texas. This beautiful city is best known for keeping things weird, hosting SxSW, serving BBQ, and having live music every day of the week. “Austin and San Francisco share strong cultural and business links," says Virgin America CEO David Cush, and we couldn't agree more.

Between San Francisco Airport's free wifi at Terminal 2, the in-flight wifi on the plane, and the wifi at AUS it'll be like you never even left your office (so slipping away for a Texas stay is easy-peasy). Service to Austin from San Francisco is scheduled to begin May 21, 2013, with fares from $89 each way.

The second new destination is Anchorage, Alaska. While we must admit that our money was on Hawaii, Anchorage is a pleasant surprise.

"The addition of Anchorage will allow us to offer seasonal service to one of the most popular outdoor destinations from our home in San Francisco," says Mr. Cush. What does "seasonal" mean for San Francisco to Anchorage flights, exactly? It means "they'll fly to Anchorage when the average low isn't 11F."

Service to Anchorage from San Francisco is scheduled to begin June 6, 2013, with fares from $199 each way.

Now, all you have to do is figure out what cowboy boots best match a goose down parka for a really interesting weekend testing out the new routes.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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