Virgin America and ViaSat take flight


Following the flight of the first Virgin America/ViaSat flight from Los Angeles to Seattle this morning.

What’s so special about this morning’s Virgin America flight VX781 from Los Angeles to Seattle? It happens to be on the newest A320 delivery in service. It is also the very first flight on Virgin America using the ViaSat-powered Ka-band satellite connectivity.

Following the flight of the first Virgin America/ViaSat flight from Los Angeles to Seattle this morning.
Following the flight of the first Virgin America/ViaSat flight from Los Angeles to Seattle this morning.

The service was launched today on a “surprise and delight” basis, allowing the carrier and the vendor to test the system under a real passenger load. This is the first of 10 aircraft which will eventually be configured with the combination Ka/Ku-band satellite connectivity to allow for faster in-flight internet service on this portion of the Virgin America fleet.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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