Celebrating 10 years of Virgin Australia flights to LA

Time flies when you’re having fun – and it certainly has for Virgin Australia, who are celebrating 10 years of flying to LA.

Since arriving at LAX for the first time in 2009, Virgin Australia has flown 4.1 million passengers between Los Angeles and cities across Australia on nearly 14,500 flights.

Let’s take a look at how far Virgin Australia has come in 10 years…

Christina Carter was a Cabin Crew member on the inaugural flight and she’s shared some of her experiences of working for the airline with news.com.au. She said: “As crew we see people at their best, and the worst at times. I have witnessed hook ups, break ups and make ups on-board my many flights. I’ve seen proposals and brought the sparkling wine, and also helped sick family members make their last trip home to someone they love, which is devastating.”

The crew on the inaugural Virgin Australia flight to LAX

She revealed that as she boarded the inaugural flight from Sydney to LA in 2009, she was “daunted by the length of the flights”. She added: “I’d worked long haul previously, but not ultra-long haul. Our shifts can reach 17 hours on average and it’s made manageable with ‘crew rest’, which keeps your crew alert and fresh.”

To celebrate the milestone, Virgin Australia is giving Aussies the chance to win flights and two nights’ accommodation for you and three mates to live the life in LA.

Show just how far you’ve come in the fashion stakes over the last 10 years to be in with a chance of winning. Post a picture on Instagram with the hashtags #YoureA10 and #VirginAustralia to be in the running.


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