Ten years ago today, Virgin Australia launched its inaugural flight between Sydney and Los Angeles. Since arriving at LAX airport for the very first time, Virgin Australia has now flown 4.1 million passengers to and from Los Angeles on almost 14,500 flights.
To celebrate an entire decade since Virgin Australia first said G'day to the USA, the airline is giving you the chance to win flights and two nights' accommodation for you and three mates to live the life in LA.
Virgin Australia isn't afraid to look back at the fashion and trends from 10 years ago and is asking you to show how far you have come in the past 10 years by posting a photo of you with the hashtags #YoureA10 and #VirginAustralia. Be it from your 10th birthday party, throwbacks from 10 years ago or even your 10-year wedding anniversary.
To kickstart the throwbacks, here's what went down in 2009:
Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister of Australia
21 million people were living in Australia
The iPhone 3GS launched
We were glued to our TV's watching Gossip Girl
Peanut Butter was the craze
Neon was everything, and so were thin eyebrows and gladiator sandals
The top song of the year on Australia's charts was 'I Gotta Feeling' by The Black Eyed Peas
Virgin Australia had almost 6,000 employees
Virgin Australia's loyalty program, Velocity Frequent Flyer, had 1.8 million members
Ten years later, here's how 2019 is shaping up:
Australia has had seven more Prime Ministers
Almost 26 million people are living in Australia
The iPhone 10S is now the latest model iPhone
Game of Thrones season 8 is about to drop
The current top song is '7 rings' by Ariana Grande
We love Peanut Butter more than ever
Australians will be wearing tie-dye, fancy flats and sensible shorts
Virgin Australia now has almost its entire fleet enabled with WiFi
Virgin Australia flies to over 50 destinations domestically and internationally and 465 destinations globally via our codeshare partners
Virgin Australia has over 10,000 employees
The Velocity Frequent Flyer program now has over 9 million members
For more information about Virgin Australia's 10 year LA anniversary competition check our Facebook.
Competition closing on: Monday, April 1, 2019