With Alaska's takeover of Virgin America having closed late last year, the airlines have a lot of work to do when it comes to streamlining the experiences for passengers. While the airlines were both strong on the West Coast, that's largely where their similarities end. Show More Summary
Watch our longtime Boing Boing TV collaborator Eric Mittleman's short film, 'Legacy.' It's free to screen online at YouTube and Vimeo, and has been running on-board Virgin America flights, where Eric and I produce the Boing Boing channel full of wonderful videos. About 'Legacy,' Eric tells us, (more…)
The in-flight safety video is an important, but commonly overlooked part of the flying experience. To overcome this challenge, airlines often use gimmicks such as colorful animations or in Virgin America's case, an elaborate musical number. And then there's the always trusty celebrity cameo. Show More Summary
Virgin America was named the USA's top airline for the 10th consecutive year in the 2017 "World's Best Awards” from Travel + Leisure magazine.
Some people seem to think that America is Unbreakable and that no amount of cultural and political undermining can destroy it. This is the secret assumption behind so many conservatives' blase attitude about the choice we faced in November 2016,...
Rob Pegoraro explains the details of Virgin America's iPhone-only plans.
Remember how concerned the Department of Justice (DOJ) was about the American partnership reducing competition if Alaska and Virgin America... Read More
Virgin Mobile is becoming America’s first iPhone-only carrier, and to celebrate its collaboration with Apple, it’s launched heavy deals on a year’s worth of cell service and the purchase price of a new iPhone SE. For existing customers...Show More Summary
In March Alaska Airlines announced that they expect to end Virgin America Elevate at the close of 2017. They project a ‘single operating certificate’ to fly as one airline at the beginning of 2018. They’re working towards mid-year 2018...Show More Summary
While Alaska's takeover of Virgin America closed last December, it wasn't until late March that Alaska shared their plans for the future of the Virgin America brand. Shortly after that they revealed that they planed to discontinue the...Show More Summary
Virgin America’s official frequent flyer program will transition to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan January 1, 2018. With the transition of frequent flyer programs Virgin America will sunset it’s own frequent flyer program. Virgin America Elevate has unique partnerships that will be severed with the transition of programs. Show More Summary
Even us non-JetBlue flyers may have a stash from the Virgin America status match deal. Here comes a 15% rebate on JetBlue awards. This is… The post JetBlue Awards 15% Rebate, Book by June 19 appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.
In domestic route news, United kicks off service in several new markets; Delta adds a Seattle spoke, and schedules a one-off 747 flight; Virgin America deploys more A321neos; Southwest’s new 737 MAXs will take to the skies this fall; and Frontier drops a San Francisco route. Show More Summary
The eBates cash back portal is offering 10 percent cash back at over 300 stores, today only. The most surprising option on here, to me, is that eBates is offering 10% cash back for flights purchased through Virgin America. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a decent portal offer for purchased flights. Show More Summary
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New York to Los Angeles/San Francisco is one of the most competitive markets in the US. American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and Virgin America, all operate flights between those cities. If you're planning in advance there are typically opportunities to score good deals on premium cabin tickets. Show More Summary
Premise I’ve been wrestling with this conundrum ever since I saw empty, upgraded / First Class seats on a previous Virgin America flight. This post will attempt to lay out the business strategies of both parties involved in the upgrade process: airlines and consumers. Does it make financial sense to upgrade for free, or at […]
Is this an attempt to appeal to millennials.. or because they're doing it in Brooklyn is it outreach to hipsters? Either way I don't know that anyone, anywhere would have thought "Fly Delta, Get Some." Virgin America's brand.. maybe. Continue reading Delta Has Teamed Up With Tinder (No, Really)...
In domestic route developments, Southwest adds Cincinnati to its route map and adds service in several new California markets; Virgin America starts to deploy brand-new A321neos from San Francisco; American adds some regional routesShow More Summary
One of the many nice things about flying on Virgin America over the years has been its generosity when it comes to carry-on bag sizes. Virgin has been able to do this because its new(ish) Airbus fleet comes with oversized carry-on bins. Show More Summary