By Jim Donovan: Flying to the west coast? Well now you have another airline option. Beginning in April Virgin America will introduce non-stop flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco out of Philadelphia.

Tickets are on sale beginning today for three daily nonstop flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Those flights start on April 4, 2012. Two daily nonstop flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) start April 10, 2012.

In honor of its newest city, Virgin America is also launching a system-wide “The City of Brotherly Love: Just Got Lovelier” fare sale. PHL–LAX fares are available from $129 and PHL–SFO fares start at $149 (plus taxes and fees).

You can book online at or call 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN

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