Category: News

Updates on stuff and things at Virgin America.

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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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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