Category: Overheard On the Bird

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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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Once Upon A Dream

Posted by Patricia C. on 04.18.14

Disney’s Maleficent is in theaters on May 30th – and it looks amazing.  It’s pegged as a darker, edgier version of Sleeping Beauty and tells the story about how the evil villain, Maleficent, becomes so…well, evil. Looks like she’s got some layers to her and turns out she might have had good reason for cursing Aurora …well, as good...

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No Missed Connections

Posted by Virgin America on 04.10.14

On the eve of Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored NY event, we kicked off a discussion on the concept of #connectivity aboard a Virgin America flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Newark (EWR) with Fast Company’s Editor Chuck Salter and a handful of the conference panelists, including Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso, StageIt Founder and CEO Evan...

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Connecting in the Air with Fast Company

Posted by Jill F. on 04.04.14

We’re teaming up with Fast Company to kick off this year’s Innovation Uncensored Conference in New York City at 35,000 feet with a mile high mashup of talented speakers and new ideas. Fast Company Editor Chuck Salter will be moderating a panel discussion on #connectivity from our First Class cabin with Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso,...

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