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Virgin America now allows mile-high flirting with new service

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Virgin America has launched a first-of-its kind service that allows people on one of its flights the ability to send drinks, a meal or snack to fellow passengers that catch their eye.

To mark its Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas route, the airline launched the service for flights nationwide.

The new feature will allow passengers to use the airline's Red on-demand food ordering system to send a cocktail to that friendly stranger in seat 4A and then follow up with a text message using the interactive seat map.

The airline already uses a seat-to-seat chat system on the Red in-flight entertainment system so passengers can send messages to other passengers.

In a video promoting the new service, Sir Richard Branson said the chances of someone disembarking the aircraft with a plus one after utilizing the service is at least 50 percent.

Or so he says.

To promote the new service, Virgin America is holding a contest and asking people to tell them how they'd press their luck at 35,000 feet by sending a goodie to a fellow passenger.

The person with the best idea is in for some pretty exciting prizes. To check out the Facebook contest, click here.

For more information about the service, click here.

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