As of June 5th, impossibly-trendy airline Virgin America will start routing flights out of impossibly-trendy PDX airport, allowing Portlandians cheap access to the Southland: 99 bucks for a twice-daily nonstop to Los Angeles, or a once-daily nonstop to San Francisco. This may not seem like a big deal, but Portland—despite its global reputation—is still a small city, and tangible changes like these get people excited. It was practically a city-wide holiday the day our IKEA opened. Plus, our airport is awesome, and consistently voted one of the best in the nation.
To celebrate the new route, the airline held a Portland-themed naming contest for its new plane, the 50th in their fleet. The winning name? “Mt. Hoodie.”
I guess “Bespoke Organic Cotton Hooded Utility Sweatshirt” didn’t fit.