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The Real Jefferson Airplane

Yesterday, new low-fare carrier Virgin America christened its first airplane. The name is Jefferson Airplane--Grace Slick was even on hand for the ceremony--and appropriately enough, the venue was the San Francisco airport.

The airline, long in the works, is a licensing of Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways. Its first route will be between San Francisco and New York, to start early next year (if all goes according to plan).

No word yet if in-flight meals will consist of two pills--one that makes you larger, one that makes you small...

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