Category: Destinations

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Maui: Off the Beach & Off the Beaten Path

Posted by Sean H. on 01.26.16

On the heels of our recently launched service to Honolulu, Hawaii, last month Virgin America began service from San Francisco (SFO) to Maui (OGG) with some fun surprises for guests onboard the flight. Upon arrival at Maui, the inaugural flight VX39 was greeted with a “water lei” (water cannon salute) – an aviation tradition used...

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Forever Grateful – a Hawaiiscape Recap

Posted by Virgin America on 11.09.15

If there’s one thing we love here at Virgin America, it’s a well-planned surprise. So when we were planning the celebrations for our inaugural flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, Oahu – we couldn’t resist surprising some Bay Area workaholics that morning in downtown San Francisco and at the airport with a well-deserved ‘Hawaiiscape’ and a...

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Richard Branson’s ultimate work hard, play hard destination

Posted by Virgin America on 10.27.15

Virgin Founder, Richard Branson has travelled the world, stopping in on countries from west to east. However, one destination he is yet to visit is Hawaii. Well, sort of – he did ‘drop’ into Oahu in 1998, while attempting to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon. So, when we told Richard about our plans to launch services...

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Virgin America Does Dallas Pride

Posted by Sean H. on 09.21.15

Today Virgin America celebrated its inaugural year as the “Official Airline of Dallas Pride” with teammates, friends and family who all came together to bring our signature style to this year’s “Color Our World With Pride” theme.   2015 marks the 32nd anniversary of the event that draws almost 100 contingents and tens of thousands...

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Epic Food Travel Hacks

Posted by Christie O. on 08.13.15

Warning: The following blog may induce drooling.  Let’s talk about an important travel trend that’s sweeping the nation right now. It just so happens to be about one of our favorite topics here on FlyerFeed: food. More and more, people are basing their travel itineraries around the epic dishes on offer in each city. We’re...

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Branson Bound

Posted by Sean H. on 03.30.15

On the heels of Virgin Group’s recent announcement that it is moving the company’s U.S. corporate headquarters to the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Virgin America is proud to announce its own intent to begin new weekly nonstop flights later this year to Branson, Missouri (BKG) from our home base at San Francisco (SFO) –...

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The Science Behind the Experience

Posted by Monzie A. on 02.02.15

Precise measurements are crucial for air travel. To maintain maximum fuel efficiency, cruising altitude for the Airbus A-320 is between 35,000 to 39,000 feet. The exact altitude varies on conditions like payload, center of gravity, air temperature, humidity, and speed. But to really understand how high we fly the infographic below puts a typical cruising...

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