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Before boarding

Surfing through the sky

The CEO speaks

Now boarding

My other ride...

Sky-high Wi-Fi

Prepare for landing

Set to launch its in-flight Wi-Fi service this week, Virgin America offered a demonstration flight on Saturday. CNET was invited along.

Here, a reception at the gate precedes the flight out of San Francisco International Airport.

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Virgin America partnered with YouTube for the demonstration flight.
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Virgin America CEO David Cush offers opening remarks.
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Flight attendants welcome us aboard.
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The Airbus A320 is otherwise known as "My other ride is a spaceship."
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Bloggers and Internet users hold up their laptops on request.
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As the sun sets over a cloud-covered Pacific Ocean, we turn for home.
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