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Updates on stuff and things at Virgin America.

Complete the Look: Brooke’s Picks

Posted by Sean H. on 11.20.15

Working with leading online shoe and apparel retailer Zappos, today we unveiled the ‘Virgin America Pump‘ in Concourse Red – a limited edition pump designed with our InFlight Teammates in mind. Marrying fashion and comfort, the patent leather heel is built for dashing down the airport concourse – with features like extra insole padding and...

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In-Flight Menu Pairing Guide

Posted by Sean H. on 10.21.15

After taking a hiatus for a couple years, I’m back and ready help you navigate Virgin America’s award-winning in-flight menu in the Third Semi-Annual Completely Unofficial In-Flight Menu Pairing Guide. 2015 marks the second consecutive year that Virgin America was named Best Domestic Airline for Food in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and...

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Take a mood-lit tour on Google Street View

Posted by Virgin America on 10.08.15

Thanks to our friends over at Google, you can now check us out in an entirely new way. Virgin America today became the first major US commercial airline to touch down on Google Street View.  But it’s so much more than a street view; it’s a 360 degree, interactive tour onboard our Airbus A320 aircraft. ...

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Even Faster(er) WiFi

Posted by Sean H. on 07.10.15

Earlier this week, Virgin America was named the Top Domestic Airline in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for an unprecedented eighth consecutive year. The prestigious World’s Best Awards are based solely on the opinions of discerning travelers – not whether an airline pays to be included in the rankings – and look at cabin...

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Fresh New Tracks at 35,000 Feet

Posted by Sean H. on 06.30.15

Earlier this month we announced the beta launch of our Red® in-flight entertainment system. This latest update is built on the Android platform and features higher resolution, capacitive touch monitors, better games (like Asteroids and Pac-Man), enhanced maps, a 3D sound experience on select content and increased storage capacity with the ability to host three...

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We’re Up To Something (at 35,000 Feet)

Posted by Sean H. on 06.10.15

From the beginning, the idea behind our in-flight entertainment system Red® – and really, our airline itself, has been to reinvent the flight experience for the better, by offering travelers more control, more content, more interactivity and more of the choices they actually want in the air. When Virgin America launched in 2007, WIRED Magazine...

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Virgin America Secrets – Elevate Edition

Posted by Christie O. on 05.06.15

Get excited because it’s that time of the week again where we spill our secrets. In this edition, we share the best-kept tricks and tips for our Elevate® loyalty program. Read on to find out how to shortcut the status wait, stack up your points faster and get the ultimate rewards flight to Australia. We...

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Rolling Up Our Sleeves for Earth Day

Posted by Sean H. on 04.23.15

This year, Virgin America teammates will once again be rolling up their sleeves with Earth Day efforts across the nation. In San Francisco, we partnered with NatureBridge to volunteer at Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands to help preserve the Golden Gate National Recreation Area known for its tide pools, wildflowers and unique rock formations....

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Look Mom! We’re number 1.

Posted by Christie O. on 04.17.15

We did it again – for the third consecutive year, Virgin America took the number one spot in the Airline Quality Rating (AQR) report, which rates airlines based on several key operational factors. We are proud to say that we have received the top spot every year since we became eligible, as the AQR only rates...

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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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