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...
Over the next several months, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines will culminate the final stages of their merger activities. We have learned that Alaska Airlines, which will be the surviving carrier after the merger, has decided to keep...Show More Summary
Virgin America officially stopped operating under its “Redwood” call sign today, instead transitioning to Alaska’s “Alaska” sign. In the eyes of the FAA, that makes Virgin America and Alaska one airline. You’ll still see Virgin America...Show More Summary
Alaska's takeover of Virgin America closed in December 2016, though as you'd expect, not much changed overnight. Instead the process of integrating two airlines takes years and years, given how many hurdles there are to overcome. Heck,...Show More Summary
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras Tuesday night. A tsunami warning was issued for Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Central America. The US Tsunami alert system issued a major warning for Puerto Rico. PHEB/Advisory/...Show More Summary
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
You can fly round-trip to San Francisco from LAX for $79, including all taxes and fees, through May 1 on American, Delta, United and Virgin America. Because some of these fares may be basic economy fare, please know that that fare class comes with few amenities. (The Nov. 6 “On the Spot” column...
Since Alaska Airlines announced its acquisition of Virgin America in April 2016, a lot of work has been done especially during 2017. I think overall Alaska has done a great job keeping us informed of its integration plan regarding Virgin America. Show More Summary
In the heated competition between airlines in the U.S., JetBlue Airways offers an extra perk that is pretty alluring to most travelers: Free, high-speed wireless internet. For that reason, an internet comparison site named JetBlue as the top domestic airline for overall WiFi service, followed by...
LAX-HNL for $149?!?! Wow! I haven’t seen a price this low for Hawaii in ages! And on Virgin America?! Awesome fare. $149 one way from Los Angeles to Honolulu ($298 roundtrip). There is availability in January and February. Too bad I have school or I would definitely snag one of these. ???? You can check […]
There's some great prices available today for flights to Hawaii on Virgin America, Alaska, American, Hawaiian and Delta. There's fares for about $300 round-trip from the West Coast and around $500 from East Coast. There's availability from January till March 2018.
Alaska's takeover of Virgin America closed about a year ago, and the airlines have been working on streamlining things as much as possible. Prior to the merger, just about the only thing that the airlines had in common was their strength on the west coast. Show More Summary
It’s National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day! Alaska Airlines and partner carriers Virgin America and Horizon Air will offer early boarding to fliers who turn up wearing an ugly holiday sweater Friday. The perk is good for one day only. Travelers who decide to wear their holiday worst won’t be alone....
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America sent out reminders yesterday that the Virgin America Elevate program will be discontinued on December 31, 2017. Alaska already announced mid-year that it would be ending Elevate and folding all the Virgin America frequent flyers into its Mileage Plan program. Show More Summary
A reminder for members of Virgin America’s Elevate loyalty program: You only have a limited time left to transfer your points. Alaska Airlines is telling Elevate participants to transfer any remaining points they have in the programShow More Summary