These days I cling to anything that makes flying a little less painful. Virgin America is doing everything right so far, from the early arrival times to the hand-held remote control that’s attached to your armrest to the great selection of snacks you can buy. On a recent flight, the La Brea Bakery’s granola was worth every cent of the $7 I paid for it (Oprah agrees). Big clusters of dried fruit, nuts, and honey are not just good but filling, leaving you able to focus on the bad romantic comedy you’re about to watch on TV. And if anyone can identify the secret ingredient that makes it so delicious, please post it here! Otherwise I have to wait until my next flight to figure it out.

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