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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SF Giants Trophy to Fly First Class to Second-Class City

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Well, it really wouldn't be any help as an exit-row passenger
  • Well, it really wouldn't be any help as an exit-row passenger

The airlines just found one more way to dehumanize your flying experience. Virgin America Airlines has reserved a first-class seat for the non-breathing SF Giants' World Championship Trophy to ensure the award has plenty of leg room and a comfortable trip to New York City.

The well-deserved trophy will get the red-carpet treatment as it boards the San Francisco-based airline's "bearded" aircraft Thursday morning at SFO as part of the World Championship Trophy Tour.

See also: World Series: San Francisco Goes Crazy After Giants Win (Video)

Brian Wilson's Beard to Fly Through Bay Area Skies -- Literally

Larry Baer, San Francisco Giants president and CEO, will speak to whoever feels like showing up to this see this anthropomorphized trophy, which incidentally won't need its own plastic cup for the beverage service.

Per the invite:

The Trophy will fly in style, riding in Virgin America's First Class cabin from SFO to New York onboard a new Virgin America Airbus aircraft "Fly Bye Baby," named in honor of the Giants and painted with a beard -- a nod to the facial-hair friendly hometown team. The send off will serve as one of the first Bay Area tour stops, before it departs for New York where it will be available to Giants fans who have followed the team since its early days in New York.

Second-class passengers (that's you) onboard the trophy's flight will have the chance to get their photo taken with the award in-flight. In addition, Baer will host a Twitter chat at 35,000 feet using the airline's WiFi and the hashtags #sfgtrophy and #myvxexperience, encouraging fans to send questions while the Trophy is in the air.

Here's our question: Where does a trophy get the money to pay for a first-class plane ride to NYC?

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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