The San Francisco Giants have their own Virgin America plane, which makes sense, since Virgin is the only airline based out of SFO.
Unlike other team planes, which sport a logo, the Giants has a little extra touch. In addition to the logo, the team’s plane has a little extra touch, a beard right below the nose of the plane. Virgin says it’s to honor the “facial-hair friendly” hometown team.
Can you really think of anyone other than closer Brian Wilson, though? Now that guy has a beard!
Anyway, the plane is an Airbus A320 aircraft named “Fly Bye Baby.” Here’s the unexpected part. It’s a commercial jet, not a team charter, so if you fly Virgin out of SFO, you might end up on it.
It goes into service April 2.
We’d suggest perhaps the 49ers should have a plane too, but Virgin isn’t sponsoring the club level at Candlestick like they are at AT&T Park. That’s probably because Candlestick is a dump.