Category: Overheard On the Bird

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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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#FLYTOGETHER FIRST PITCH CONTEST

Posted by Monzie A. on 07.29.14

Hey there plane spotters! Do you have a knack for picking livery out of the clear blue sky? Well then, we’ve got the contest for you. Upload an original photo of our FLY TOGETHER San Francisco Giants plane, featuring the game faces of the most die-hard Giants fans, to Instagram or Twitter using the #FLYTOGETHER...

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Sit on the edge of your seat at 35k ft with GoPro®

Posted by Monzie A. on 07.21.14

Day dreaming from a mood-lit chair in the sky is tough to beat. If you’re looking to infuse those dreams with a little action and adventure, you may want to check out the GoPro® Channel on our Red™ seatback entertainment system. Channel 8 has tons of thrilling content from rooftop fire breathing to hugging lions...

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Flying on Biz

Posted by Sean H. on 06.24.14

In preparation for the Global Business Travel Association Convention in Los Angeles on July 26-30, we’re joining up with Gogo to help our frequent business travelers network in-flight with other Virgin America flyers by using the Here on Biz iOS app. During the month of July, noted travel gurus Chris McGinnis and Johnny Jet will be flying around...

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Creating #VXCardEnvy

Posted by Jill F. on 06.24.14

When you’re in travel mode, the last thing you want is to be bombarded with credit card offers and lengthy speeches over the intercom interrupting your favorite reality show (that is, assuming you’re on a flight with seatback entertainment) touting the benefits of the airline’s rewards card. That’s why we decided to do things a...

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Faster WiFi for All

Posted by Sean H. on 06.18.14

Five years ago, Virgin America became the first airline to offer Gogo In-flight WiFi service on every flight.  And we’re proud to say that we still retain that distinction today – as the only U.S. airline to offer WiFi connectivity on every single domestic flight. As technology has improved and as more and more people...

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We’re Feeling the Love

Posted by Sean H. on 05.12.14

A big, Texas-sized thank you to the more than 27,000 people who #LoveToFlyVirgin and signed our petition at www.freelovefield.com When we launched sales on new flights from Dallas Love Field to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York, we pledged $20 per booking from that day to KIPP Dallas Fort-Worth College Prep Public Schools....

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Free Love Field: Make it a ‘Fare’ Fight

Posted by Sean H. on 05.04.14

Last week, Virgin America made quite a splash in Dallas when we announced we’d been selected by the Department of Justice as the recipient of two Love Field (DAL) gates – to ensure there is a bit of free market competition in the Big D. All good, right? Not so fast: Although one airline currently controls 90%...

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