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Updates on stuff and things at Virgin America.

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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Raise your expectations

Posted by Christie O. on 03.23.15

We believe that you can have the best of both worlds: a superior travel experience and super low fares. So, why settle? Our latest campaign in Dallas Love Field is about just that, encouraging local flyers to ‘raise their expectations’ and help spread the message that travelers deserve the best when flying from Love Field, the airport...

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Delayed Reaction

Posted by Monzie A. on 03.21.15

“Your flight has been delayed”. This is not something anyone likes to hear. From winter weather to federally mandated runway construction going on currently at LAX and JFK, we all get delayed sometimes. The number one thing you can do to avoid spending too much time playing the waiting game is to sign up for flight...

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St. Pawtrick’s Day Lucky Dogs

Posted by Christie O. on 03.17.15

  Top of the morning from 35,000 feet! We are coming to you live from ‘Operation Chihuahua’ airlift, a special flight we operate each year in partnership with our friends at the San Francisco Animal Care and Control. Onboard with us today are twelve (super cute) Chihuahuas, who are making their way to the East...

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The Michael Jordan of Airlines

Posted by Christie O. on 03.13.15

We can’t stop blushing. This morning, yours truly was described as ‘The Michael Jordan of Airlines’ and it’s fair to say, we are pretty big fans of the basketball legend. We’ll admit, we don’t have quite the ball skills as MJ but as it turns out, we’ve had the same winning streak when it comes...

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Check out our new Visa Checkout

Posted by Christie O. on 03.02.15

Just when you thought booking a flight on our shiny new website couldn’t get any better, Visa Checkout comes along. This week, we became the first U.S. airline to launch the innovative technology, which brings the speed and simplicity of a physical card ‘swipe’ to the online world. Instead of entering every digit on your card...

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You Down with RNP?

Posted by Sean H. on 02.20.15

We are proud to share that Virgin America recently became the first U.S. airline certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly 0.1 Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approaches with the Airbus A320 as a part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (Nextgen). RNP is an exciting opportunity for the industry due to its...

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First Class Victory Lap

Posted by Monzie A. on 01.21.15

Over the years, we’ve had some pretty amazing guests fill our plush First Class seats, but few can compare to the iconic Tiffany’s masterpiece, the World Series Championship trophy. Lucky for us, as the “Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants,” we’ve been fortunate to host the hardware not once, not twice, but three times...

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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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Are You Virgin Enough?

Posted by Sean H. on 12.18.14

Want to join the Virgin America family? We’re looking for candidates willing to challenge the status quo and shake things up. Bonus points for creative individuals who are compassionate, dedicated, passionate and happen to dig planes. Still interested? Check out our latest hot job listings below and join us in creating an airline that people...

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