Our good friends at Virgin Atlantic, the world’s grooviest airline, is playing Santa Claus, and bestowing festive gifts all over the place. Each day through December the airline will give one of their Twitter followers something special, starting today with...
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I’ve just received word that American Express Membership Rewards will be offering a 35% bonus on transfers to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club starting tomorrow through December 29, 2012. Let’s be clear about one thing — the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club program isn’t good for airline redemptions due to the massive fuel surcharges. That being said, [...]
Starting tomorrow and through December 29, the U.S. American Express Membership Rewards program is offering a 35% bonus on transfers to Virgin Atlantic. The bonus offer should show up at membershiprewards.com/virginatlantic by sometime mid-morning on November 27th. While it’s a good opportunity to top off an existing Virgin Atlantic account that already has a decent [...]
Yesterday I wrote about Hawaiian Airlines’ award chart devaluation (with no advance notice) for redemptions on Virgin Atlantic. Previously they charged 100,000 miles for Upper Class between the US and Europe, and 140,000 miles for Upper Class between the US and anywhere else in the world, both of which were amazing deals given that there [...]
Hawaiian Airlines’ program is unique in that they partner with Virgin Atlantic yet don’t impose fuel surcharges on those redemptions, which is the only airline where that’s the case. Every other one of Virgin Atlantic’s partners imposes massive fuel surcharges on their redemptions, greatly taking away from the value of such redemptions. They also used [...]
Hawaiian Airlines has had one of its best redemption values gutted, though the program remains the only way to book award tickets on Virgin Atlantic without paying egregious fuel surcharges. Business class between the U.S. and U.K. was 100,000 miles roundtrip. Period. No regions, no fuss. Business class beyond the U.K. — to anywhere else [...]
The best international airlines are Singapore, Emirates, Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic. The best domestic airlines are Virgin America, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Alaska and Southwest. CNTraveler has the full lists.
Can we please have a moment of silence for airline BMI, which ceased to fly the skies earlier this year as it was sold and snatched up by International Airlines Group (ah hem British Airways). [Moment of silence]. Okay, now we can be...Show More Summary
The Iona College Gaels (2-1) men's basketball team had an impressive win Saturday 94-68 over Wake Forest of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Iona will play for the fifth-place trophy on Monday playing University of Illinois-Chicago Flames from the Horizon League at 5 p.m. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Virgin Atlantic has won all of the London Heathrow take-off and landing slots that British Airways was forced to give up after the acquisition of bmi, and it aims to use them to compete on flights to Scotland.
British carrier Virgin Atlantic will soon be joining the fray against British Airways on short-haul flights within the United Kingdom.
Virgin recently released the short film “Departure Date,” which is the first short film shot and edited in the sky. It follows someone as they fly Virgin Australia, Virgin America, and Virgin Atlantic, and has a pretty cute message. You can watch the short ~25 minute film here: Nice message and good marketing, in my [...]
Have you ever been inside a Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse? They're awesome, right? Totally. And don't the passengers know it. In fact, snapping photos inside the chic Clubhouses and uploading them to Instagram is such a common occurrence that Virgin Atlantic has decided to embrace it with an Instagram contest all their own. Show More Summary
Virgin Atlantic's new software program allows the company to accurately monitor and review its fuel use. It will save the company an estimated £20 million and 92,000 tons of carbon a year. The post Virgin Atlantic’s New Software Will Save Fuel appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
New aircraft and software that calculates more efficient flight paths have put Virgin Atlantic on track to meet its 2020 target of a 30 percent reduction in normalized emissions over 2007 levels, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. Since the 2007/08 baseline year Virgin Atlantic has reduced its normalized emissions by 5.4 percent. However, [...]
Virgin is running several bonuses through December 5th on purchased, gifted, and transferred miles and also on their new ‘miles booster‘ that lets you buy miles in conjunction with the purchase of paid travel. The bonus on purchased and gifted miles (up to 30,000 miles received per account) is 25%. The bonus for purchasing miles [...]
As the year draws to a close, many airlines are preparing for the holiday season with attractive campaigns directed to draw maximum audiences as well as revenues. While it’s great to plan and execute what you think are innovative campaigns, are you keeping an eye on competitors as well? In the ultimate analysis, it will.... Show More Summary
I am a nervous flyer. Let’s just get that out there first and foremost. When I say “nervous flyer,” what I really mean is that I am bat shit insane when it comes to placing myself on an airplane. I am the person you don’t want to sit next to, the one who will involuntarily [...]