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Virgin America's Wi-Fi in the sky

CNET gets the chance to try out Virgin America's in-flight Wi-Fi service on a demonstration flight. Our slide show puts you on the plane.

Kent German
Kent was a senior managing editor at CNET News. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he reviewed the first iPhone and worked in both the London and San Francisco offices. When not working, he's planning his next vacation, walking his dog or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).
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Before boarding

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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Surfing through the sky

Virgin America partnered with YouTube for the demonstration flight.
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The CEO speaks

Virgin America CEO David Cush offers opening remarks.
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Now boarding

Flight attendants welcome us aboard.
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My other ride...

The Airbus A320 is otherwise known as "My other ride is a spaceship."
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Sky-high Wi-Fi

Bloggers and Internet users hold up their laptops on request.
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Prepare for landing

As the sun sets over a cloud-covered Pacific Ocean, we turn for home.

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