These days, with heightened airport security--not to mention the fact that Toronto just hosted the G20 summit of international leaders--it's rare that a large commercial airport lets a flight disembark passengers directly on the tarmac instead of at a gate. Somebody at Virgin America was apparently able to pull the requisite strings.
The Airbus A320 was christened "Air Drake" after pop sensation du jour Drake, a Toronto native who was on board the flight (and chilled in first class for most of it). That's his face plastered near the tail; no word on whether the airline plans to keep it around.
June 30, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Caroline McCarthy/CNET
| Caption by: Caroline McCarthy
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