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Bid. Boost. Fly Large.

Posted by Virgin America on 09.16.15

Starting Friday September 18, take your flight experience up a notch.  We’re excited to announce our partnership with SeatBoost, an app that provides a new way to upgrade to premium cabins while waiting to board your SFO- LAS flight or any flight departing Sin City. How does it work? Download the SeatBoost app from your...

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Wine Pairing 101: #WineNot

Posted by Sean H. on 08.25.15

What makes a good wine pairing? According to Wine Enthusiast magazine, there are six elements “that make both red wine and white wine pairings work, and they’re derived from characteristics of the food and how they mingle with those of the wine. These are: fat, acid, salt, sweetness, bitterness and texture” and “the most successful food...

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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 – 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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