As glamorous as life was back in the day, I don’t miss the countless hours of my youth spent gallivanting across the globe as an international flight attendant. Don’t get me wrong. I still love people and love to fly. But these days, my favored flight is the one that takes me home to Rancho Mirage and the Palm Springs Valley from wherever I may find myself in the world.
The added perk of living in the desert is the ease, size, and extensive service of Palm Springs International Airport. I have friends who prefer to drive to LAX or Ontario to get where they’re going (and to save a leg). But I don’t mind the short flight to L.A., San Francisco, Dallas, Vegas, or Denver. I just love using PSP!
That said, whenever I go to or come from the New York City area in season (between mid-November and late April), I indulge and pamper myself and choose Virgin America’s Flights numbers 55 and 56 direct between PSP and John F. Kennedy International Airport. In order to score this swift itinerary in the past, my travel days have had to be Saturdays. But no more…
Starting on Wednesday, February 25, Virgin America will start to offer nonstop service on Wednesdays as well, and I’ve already booked my early March Wednesday to Wednesday trek. I mean, there are Broadway shows to see, friends to visit, new restaurants and bars at which to dine and imbibe.
And if you’re a Virgin American aficionado whose travel plans don’t neatly fit into the Wednesday or Saturday scheme, don’t forget that VA also flies daily to and from Palm Springs via San Francisco International.
I know, I know. It doesn’t matter how you get here as long as you just get here. But with so much to see and do under the desert stars and sun—including absolutely nothing—you might as well make the voyage as fleet as humanly possible. See you soon!