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At this point we're dead sure that Virgin America is attempting to solidify their budding reputation as hipster airline of choice. C'montheir last three big route announcements were Palm Springs, Philly and Portland and nowAND NOWthey've actually gone and given one of their planes facial hair.
Granted the unshaven A320 references the beard of San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson, as this Airbus is Virgin America's tribute livery to the baseball team. Hitting the skies on April 2, the plane (named "Fly Bye Baby") heralds the opening of the airline's sponsored Club Level lounge at AT&T Park (with mood lighting, natch) and the beginning of a contest.
Planespotters! On your marks, get set, go...spot the bearded airplane, snap a photo and share it using the hashtag #FlyTheBeard to be entered to win roundtrip tickets. Virgin will pick a winner once a month until the end of baseball season. Beyond that, a single winner will score season tickets for 2013. Niiiice. Full contest rules here.
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Despite the temperatures across much of the country, the date on the calendar says that spring is right around the corner. We were hesitant to believe it thanks to the latest winter blast, but pitchers and catchers have already reported to Arizona, and that’s enough confirmation for us. Cactus League games are already underway as everyone has been busy burning those extra off-season pounds, and now it’s your turn to skip out of work, get out of the snow, and celebrate the national pastime.
Here’s the scoop on a few teams, where they play, and what they offer:
· San Francisco Giants
You might not remember who won the 2010 World Series—seems like a long time ago—but we’re sure that residents of San Francisco know that their Giants were victorious in last year’s fall classic. Tim Lincecum and Brian Wilson are back to shut down the opposition, and the rest of team is in Scottsdale getting ready to warm up for the season.
They play all their spring homes games at Scottsdale Stadium, which isn’t too bad of a stroll into downtown for some drinks—and more nachos—following the game. Tickets for this season’s games start at just $7 for some of the cheap seats, but even the best spots in the house don’t really go too far north of $30. The Dodgers come into town on Saturday, but if you’re not around this weekend, the Brewers and the Angles are options for next week.