Category: Destinations

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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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Our Seasonal Service to Sin City + A Sweet Prize

Posted by Christie O. on 01.08.15

The lyrics don’t lie: baby, it is cold outside. So to help you thaw out over the cooler months we are launching another seasonal route, this time from Boston to Las Vegas. Starting from today, you can head straight from Boston to Vegas in our mood-lit ride. And to celebrate, we’re giving away a sweet...

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Getting into Bed with Virgin Hotels

Posted by Sean H. on 12.18.14

Have you heard the rumors? The eagerly awaited Virgin Hotels Chicago is set to open January 15, 2015 and after catching a sneak peek of Virgin Hotels’ property in New York on Hotel Chatter (scheduled to open in 2017), I can’t wait to head to the Windy City and check it out for myself! And...

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It Pays To Be a Cardholder

Posted by Jill F. on 10.28.14

The benefits of being a Virgin America Visa Signature® Cardholder keep coming. On October 16, we teamed up with Visa Signature® and Trattore Estate Wines to host a private winemaker dinner at San Francisco’s Hayes Valley hotspot Rich Table. Our special $90 ticket scored SF-cardholders a four-course dinner with wine pairings and a tableside discussion...

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