While flying from London to New York City aboard Virgin Atlantic in November, Paul Williams shot this beautiful time-lapse of the aurora borealis through his passenger window. He has posted photos from the time-lapse on Flickr. via Slate
Per this FlyerTalk thread, it appears as if Virgin Atlantic has updated their seating policy page, and will soon begin charging for advance seat assignments: Between 18 December 2013 and 30 January 2014 you will only be able to assign...Show More Summary
There is a storm (this one) moving across the southern part of the United States that forecasters predict will turn north over the Atlantic and menace the east coast somewhere between Northern New England and Washington DC or Virginia, possibly much of that area. The storm may develop, forecasters say, into a Nor’easter. I looked…
Biofuel developer Lanzatech has become the first company in the world to have its jet fuel certified by the independent Roundtable on Sustainable Biomass, moving its partnership with airline Virgin Atlantic forward in the process. Beijing...Show More Summary
Is World War Z the world's dumbest movie? Maybe... The Dead Sea Yesterday, we caught the 7:40 a.m. flight from Newark to Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic. This meant getting up at 4:00 a.m. to be able to make the flight. I don't mind getting...Show More Summary
Airlines have received regulatory approval to cooperate on trans-Atlantic flights.
Virginia Postrel believes the airline industry will never recapture the glamour of its early days, no matter how hard it tries: “When the jet age was new and exciting, ?ying was a glamorous and sexy endeavor,” the Virgin Atlantic website declared in 2006, pledging “to bring this glamour back.” It’s a perennial promise in the contemporary […]
Samsung today announced that more organizations will support Samsung Wallet, the company's Passbook competitor. The new companies that have voiced support for Samsung Wallet include American Express, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Malaysia Airlines, Amtrak, Valpak, eGifter, Gyft, Yowza, SpotOn, Agoda, HRS, Opodo and Thrillcall. Show More Summary
Singapore, United, Etihad, Virgin Atlantic—we bring you our readers' picks for the best foreign and U.S.-based airlines in the world.
American Express launched some potentially valuable Membership Rewards transfer bonuses today for US based cardmembers. While these aren't the “good old days” of 50% transfer bonuses to Delta every other month, at least it's something!...Show More Summary
The U.S. American Express Membership Rewards program is offering a 30% bonus on transfers to Virgin Atlantic through November 30. One of the popular uses for Virgin miles in the past was converting to Hilton at one-to-two, 50,000 Virgin miles would yield 100,000 Hilton points. Show More Summary
Bank of America has brought back a strong signup bonus on their co-branded Virgin Atlantic credit card. They used to offer the card as an American Express (one of those oddball American Express cards not issued by American Express). Now it's a MasterCard. Show More Summary
Up until earlier this year Virgin Atlantic issued a co-branded American Express credit card in the US which often offered a sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles. For whatever reason that partnership with American Express ended, and in August they came out with the Virgin Atlantic World MasterCard. Show More Summary
The Virgin Atlantic American Express Mastercard is once again offering an improvement over their normal bonus miles offer: - 20,000 miles after first purchase - 25,000 miles after $2,500 spend in 90 days - 5,000 miles for adding an authorized...Show More Summary
Head for Points has two big pieces of news about Virgin Atlantic’s frequent flyer program. Virgin is offering 25,000 mile roundtrip coach awards. Though the pricing works whether you start in the U.S. or the U.K., I could only get the...Show More Summary
With their latest collaboration, Opening Ceremony follows in the footsteps of designers like Prabal Garung (who designed uniforms for Nippon Airways ) and Vivienne Westwood (who made ones for Virgin Atlantic): Downtown hip kids Carol Lim and Humberto Leon teamed up with Estée Lauder to create a custom uniform for the brand's team of beauty advisors. The Opening... More »
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd are on track to receive immunity from U.S. antitrust laws to operate a planned trans-Atlantic joint venture.
We’ve known about glass-bottomed boats for a long time, but what about glass-bottomed planes? In April of this year Richard Branson announced on the Virgin Atlantic blog that he was going to be adding a new Airbus A320 to its fleet with a clear strip down the middle made from aviation-standard glass, instead of the [...]Show More Summary
Virgin Atlantic is one of the more innovative airlines that are out there. Taking forward that tradition of innovation, Richard Branson has launched a unique on flight entertainment experience called Red Live. On the Virgin Atlantic Little Red, passengers will get to watch the live performances of upcoming music bands and comedians. Show More Summary