Virgin America Makes First N.Y.-L.A. Flight British airline Virgin America makes its first flight - between Los Angeles and New York City. The cost of tickets is as low as $250. Passengers get satellite TV, a self-service mini bar, and music in the bathroom.
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Virgin America Makes First N.Y.-L.A. Flight

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

NPR's business news takes off with the virgin flight of Virgin America.

Today the British airline makes its first flight between Los Angeles and New York City. Tickets are going for as little as $250, each and that could force prices down across all airlines. Virgin America is also trying to set itself apart in terms of style. We're told that passengers get satellite TV and a self-service mini bar - a self-service mini bar on the flight. Also music in the bathroom - in case you need that. But analysts worry that Virgin's flights will increase airport congestion in one of the worst summers ever for travel.

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