On Our Radar: Virgin America’s Direct flights from Toronto to Los Angeles and San Francisco

Launched this past summer, the daily flights on the California-based airline offer a unique combination of low airfare and hi-tech amenities, such as Wi-Fi, in the sky, as well as award-winning cuisine on offer. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger joined Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson on the christening leg of the maiden voyage, while Toronto-based recording artist Drake took the maiden flight into Canada. Virgin also announced it will also be flying to Mexico out of California (San Jose del Cabo and Cancun), making the Toronto/LAX or Toronto/SF flights an easy connector hub for Canadians heading to the sunnier south of the border. www.virginamerica.com