Airbus aircraft from Northwest joined the fleet after the merger, and more have since been added. The oldest aircraft in the fleet are the McDonnell Douglas MDs, with an average age of over 25 years. On August 1, , Delta announced they would begin to retire their aging Boeing fleet, which Delta acquired as part of the Northwest merger. A deliveries began in the second quarter of , while the first A is scheduled for Availability and exact details vary by route and aircraft type. The Boeing ER and Boeing ER seats, designed by James Thompson , feature a space-saving design whereby the seats are staggered such that when in the fully flat position, the foot of each bed extends under the armrests of the seat in front of it.
Virgin America Flights from Los Angeles to Seattle
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History[ edit ] Early years as Virgin Blue [ edit ] Virgin Australia was launched as Virgin Blue in August , with two Boeing aircraft, one of which was leased from then-sister airline Virgin Express. The Virgin Blue name was the result of an open competition; it was a play on the predominantly red livery and the Australian slang tradition of calling a red-headed male 'Blue' or 'Bluey'. This aircraft is now in Virgin Australia livery. The timing of Virgin Blue's entry into the Australian market was fortunate as it was able to fill the vacuum created by the failure of Ansett Australia in September Ansett's failure allowed Virgin to grow rapidly to become Australia's second domestic carrier, rather than staying just a cut-price alternative to the established players.