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Virgin America Secrets – The in-flight edition part deux

Posted by Lilli B. on 04.29.15

Welcome back to Virgin America Secrets: In-Flight Edition. This week we’ll be dishing more exclusive in-flight intel including: first flight honors, how to become the master of your melodies and the Red® suggestion box. Secret 1: If it’s your first time flying with us or if you have a little jetsetter in training that’s fascinated...

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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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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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Virgin America Secrets – The In-Flight Edition

Posted by Monzie A. on 03.27.15

Working for an airline, everyone always wants to know the inside scoop. “When is the best time to book? Are there sales coming up? How do I get free upgrades? Does Sir Richard Branson wear boxers or briefs?” And although I don’t really have the answers to those questions, I have learned a few tricks...

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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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Speedy Surfing and Special Surprises

Posted by Sean H. on 12.16.14

Earlier this summer we announced that our technical operations team was in the process of updating our aircraft with Gogo’s ATG-4 Inflight WiFi service. This week we’re proud to report that we have completed the installation on our 53rd Airbus A320 Family plane “Jane”, making Virgin America the first U.S. airline to offer the faster...

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What’s Your In-Flight Routine?

Posted by Monzie A. on 09.11.14

During the 80’s my little brother and I flew Ohio to Texas and back a lot. To prepare for those long flights we used a cassette player to record the audio from movies and Knight Rider episodes onto many, many cassette tapes so we wouldn’t be bored in-flight. We were most excited when the plane...

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Hot Summer Movies at 35,000 feet.

Posted by Monzie A. on 08.19.14

It can be tough to keep up with all the latest movie releases. Lucky for you, we’ve added some of the hottest summer blockbusters to our in-flight line up. Here’s a list of options and suggested drink paring for each (for the 21 and up crowd): Chef – House Red, obviously. Draft Day – Back in Black. The Other Woman – White Wine Spritzer, like you...

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The future of food delivery in the sky is here

Posted by Monzie A. on 08.06.14

When we launched our airline (exactly seven years ago on Friday!), we introduced something pretty special to our cabins – a “food button”. Yes that’s right – a button that allows you to order your favorite snacks and meals, straight to your seat in sky. We were the first airline in the US to offer...

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