Last night I went online to book a flight for our upcoming summer destination. What should’ve been around 10 minutes online at Virgin America ended up being a couple of hours, lots of hold times (with bad music) during calls to customer service and no resolution so far. Show More Summary
Arguably the guy who gained the most from Alaska's takeover of Virgin America was Richard Branson, given that the deal was worth $2.6 billion, which was way beyond estimates of what the company is worth. However, Branson has also been...Show More Summary
The Virgin America Elevate program is being discontinued at the end of 2017, just a bit over a year after Alaska's takeover of Virgin America closed. On one hand I'm sad to see a frequent flyer program be eliminated, though at the same...Show More Summary
Slowly but surely, America’s former favorite airline is being pulled apart. Virgin America is closing its only lounge this month, The Loft at LAX, and consolidating gate space with merger partner Alaska Airlines. Some of the first quirks...Show More Summary
Consistent with its existing policy of offering free Alaska Lounge access to passengers who book first class tickets, Alaska Airlines is now providing lounge access to customers who book first class on Virgin America. (HT to One Mile...Show More Summary
One of the unique perks that Alaska offers first class passengers is complimentary lounge access. If you're paying cash or miles for first class you receive access to Alaska Lounges no matter which route you fly (the catch is that there are only four Alaska Lounges). Show More Summary
As you probably know by now, Delta is about to undergo a massive change at Los Angeles International Airport which will affect not only legions of Delta flyers but also flyers on Air Canada, Virgin America, JetBlue, Allegiant, Spirit,...Show More Summary
Faced with increasing competition at its San Francisco hub from Alaska Airlines/Virgin America, United Airlines just announced another growth spurt for its domestic SFO schedules this summer, focusing not on new destinations but on increased capacity in existing markets. Show More Summary
There’s a new best offer for the Alaska Airlines Visa from Bank of American. They’re waking up from a slumber and working hard to acquire cardmembers now that they’re in the process of integrating Virgin America. Continue reading Get 30,000 Alaska Miles, $100, and Co-Pay Waived on Companion Ticket...
This past Friday I needed to get from New York to Los Angeles pretty last minute. There are five airlines operating nonstop between Newark/Kennedy and LAX -- American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and Virgin America. I've reviewed American's first class and American's business class, and I've reviewed JetBlue's incredible Mint product. Show More Summary
No longer a virgin and ready to date after spending three years grieving the death of her husband, Jane Gloriana Villanueva has never been hornier in her entire life. She waited for marriage and had to suffer through years of abstinence, so now that she has total sexual freedom, she wants to make the most of it. Show More Summary
You may have seen the Wainwright Training videos on Boing Boing's in-flight entertainment channel on Virgin America. While they probably won't be offering sensitivity training, Mark Fite and Jim Turner, one-half of Los Angeles' bestShow More Summary
Welcome to part 2 of the final chapter of the JetBlue vs Virgin America trilogy. If you missed part 1,... Read More
That’s right, another new episode of The Talk Show. Special guest MG Siegler returns to the show. Topics includes Virgin America’s sad fate as a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros, “doing work” on an...Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines is working hard to give its merger with Virgin America, and consequent decision to retire the latter brand, a positive spin. The problem is, nobody's fooled. In a sector with too few choices (and shrinking), Virgin America, with its mood lighting, on-demand meals and sassy safety videos, was among the few brands that...
A couple years ago I compared JetBlue and Virgin America head-to-head on a short-haul trip. I followed that up with... Read More
Decision will have Alaska flying from each of the Dallas-area's major airports, including DFW.
On the heels of Alaska Airlines’ announcement that it will soon do away with the Virgin America brand, after having purchased the airline last year to the tune of $2.6 billion, Virgin Atlantic inaugurated daily service from London to Seattle on March 27. Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and Virgin America Elevate are merging as part of the merger between the two West Coast airlines. Alaska Airlines has announced that the last day of Virgin America Elevate will be 12/31/2017. Virgin America...Show More Summary
A dispute seems to be brewing between Alaska Airlines and Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire businessman who helped create California-based Virgin America. Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, acquired Virgin America last year for $2.6 billion and announced plans to retire...