At 9:35 in the evening Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Virgin America will fly off into the sunset — or, more accurately, from Los Angeles to San Francisco — on what is being called a “Founders Flight”... ...but the... The post Will You Be a Passenger For the Last Flight of Virgin America? appeared first on The Gate.
As bloggers we often rave about how great the British Airways award chart is for travel on American Airlines. It’s an awesome deal, but is it as great as the deal that Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan offers on certain Virgin America flights? Probably not. Bloggers have written about this, but …
It's a tough industry to stand alone in, and pressure from financial analysts is fierce. Alaska, completing its merger with Virgin America, now says they're considering Basic Economy too. Now jetBlue is looking at Basic Economy, too....Show More Summary
Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. Over the weekend, I received an email from Comenity regarding my Comenity Virgin America Credit Card. According to the email, I had a $35.43 credit balance in my account. Show More Summary
Virgin America offers padded leather recliner chairs in first class with foot rests and 55 inches seat back to seat back. That's incredibly generous for most domestic routes. American is shrinking their first class from a 'generous'Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan partners has been in flux over the last year with the airline adding new partners and losing current ones. Over the last year the Alaska Airlines has not only merged with Virgin America, but terminated key partnership. Show More Summary
Alaska's takeover of Virgin America closed in December 2016, and they've been making good progress on their integration. As of April 25, 2018, Virgin America flight numbers will be discontinued. This means that all Alaska and VirginShow More Summary
When Alaska Airlines obtained a single operating certificate with Virgin America, as far as the FAA was concerned they were a single airline. And I started to look at use of American AAdvantage miles on nominally Virgin America flights. Show More Summary
The end is nigh for the Virgin America livery. Alaska Airlines' famed Eskimo "Chester" now adorns the tail of an Airbus A320. This merger and re-branding really is happening. The post Chester flies on an Airbus appeared first on Wandering Aramean.
Alaska Airlines unveiled new uniforms designed by Luly Yang in a fashion show last Thursday. The new 90-piece collection will debut onboard Alaska flights in late 2019. The new uniform marks the latest development in the merger between...Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines has been busy with their merger with Virgin America since December 2016. Last week, the airline obtained a single operating certificate from the FAA. This means that the airlines now operate as one, for regulatory purposes. The airline has since been introducing service enhancements on board. One example is the introduction of a […]
Alaska Airlines has been reinventing the brand for two years. It started with a formal announcement almost exactly two years ago, with a new logo and aircraft livery. Then the carrier bought Virgin America and had to get more serious about the whole idea. Show More Summary
Alaska and Virgin America have been making good progress when it comes to their integration. If history is any indicator (in terms of the other mergers we've seen), one of the big challenges they'll face over the coming years is integrating their employee work groups, which is never an easy task. Show More Summary
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began operating under one call sign just a few days ago, signaling the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. The new Alaska Airlines is expected to begin retiring Virgin America branding (and their quirks) as the two airlines continue to integrate. Show More Summary
When airlines merge there are many, many different steps that happen along the way until the airlines are truly one entity. This process literally takes years, and if you don’t regularly fly the airlines at hand, it can be very easy to lose track of where they are in the process. Show More Summary
Alaska's takeover of Virgin America closed in December 2016, and the two airlines have been making good progress when it comes to their integration. As we've learned from past mergers, it takes years and years for airlines to be fully...Show More Summary
Virgin America’s Main Cabin Select is one of the better perks of being an Alaska Airlines elite based in Dallas. Since Alaska now owns Virgin, there is reciprocity between the two airlines as far as elite benefits, and complimentary Main Cabin Select upgrades are one of them. Show More Summary
Virgin America is now a relic of history, at least officially. The airline ceased to be an independent airline on January 09, 2018, losing its unique call sign and now ushered into the fold of Alaska Airlines. The two carriers now operate under a single operating certificate. Show More Summary
It's official: Virgin America is no more.
The slow disappearing act of Virgin America has completed a crucial step: the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a license that allows Virgin America and Alaska Airlines to operate as one. The “single operating certificate,” issued Thursday, sets the stage for Alaska Air Group to finish...