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LAX Virgin Lounge cheaper than a layover hotel and stacked with amenities

March 25, 2013
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The view looks across the runways to a golf course.

We were in transit from New Zealand with  jet lag and a Los Angeles airport layover seven hours. We didn’t want the hassle of a quick overnight hotel but weren’t looking forward to an even more wearing airport wait.

Then we found the perfect affordable, comfortable solution. It was 3 p.m., our red-eye to Florida was scheduled for 10:15 pm. Sitting in an airport boarding chair was a way to prolong our discomfort.  Virgin America came up with a solution cheaper than a hotel and loaded with food, drinks, comfort and wifi.  Glorious!

For only $40 a person for the day,  we enjoyed a beautiful lounge with sofas, “open bar, ” and quality free food. Loaded up with a selection of coffees, sushi, cheese and fruit, plus various other choices we settled into a huge sofa with wifi and books.

The coffee bar lends you a free pair of binoculars.  Wow!  Nearly a foot long (huge) with excellent vision of the golf course across the runway as well as details of departing air flights.

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The online Red network includes movies from the Internet (plus an outlet for 120 volts for laptops). Featured on the flight: the “H-plus” series…

If you haven’t flown on Virgin America, be prepared for the subdued disco club theme , a perfect for a calming flight night or day.  No bright lights:  the purple glow made the transition to sleep easier.  Add to that the selection of TV and movies plus comfortable seats and settle in.

These views are found at http://www.virginamerica.com/vx/lax-loft

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