Category: The VX Files

Stories from the sky and notes from our Virgin America Teammates.

Kicking off the Season of Giving

Posted by Monzie A. on 11.18.14

We all try to give back as much as we can year round but it seems during the holidays the drive is much stronger to help those in need. We kicked off the Season of Giving last week at the SF-Marin Food Bank. Our teammates volunteered to help sort and package the food distributed to...

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Three more reasons to love our new website

Posted by Christie O. on 11.17.14

Earlier this year, we set an ambitious goal: to make the process of booking airline tickets easier, faster – and maybe even a little bit fun. With your feedback, we built a shiny new website from the ground-up to offer a smoother and more intuitive booking experience, with some cheeky avatars to guide you along...

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It Pays To Be a Cardholder

Posted by Jill F. on 10.28.14

The benefits of being a Virgin America Visa Signature® Cardholder keep coming. On October 16, we teamed up with Visa Signature® and Trattore Estate Wines to host a private winemaker dinner at San Francisco’s Hayes Valley hotspot Rich Table. Our special $90 ticket scored SF-cardholders a four-course dinner with wine pairings and a tableside discussion...

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Exit BLAH And Take a Radical Departure

Posted by Jill F. on 10.15.14

Before Virgin America spread its wings in 2007, I racked up a good number of miles on other airlines that can only be described as blah. Less than friendly service, old, dingy airplanes, and a dearth of entertainment and WiFi were the norm. But I signed up for frequent flyer programs on a few of...

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Fresh Fall Flavors

Posted by Sean H. on 09.08.14

Earlier this spring, we sweetened the skies with an upgraded First Class menu and Humphry Slocombe ice cream. Now our catering team is back at it with a refreshed seasonal menu, new custom ice cream flavor and premium meals in our Main Cabin (on select routes). Before launching the new fall menu onboard our flights,...

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The Elevate Fly Store Has Landed

Posted by Sean H. on 08.27.14

Starting today, earning Elevate points just got a whole lot easier with the launch of the new Elevate Fly Store. With all of your favorite brands like Apple Online Store, Nordstrom, Sephora, Banana Republic, and hundreds more, you can now rack up reward points for every purchase at the new online marketplace. And as...

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Posted by Monzie A. on 08.25.14

If you’ve been a guest on one of our flights, you know that we’re a little addicted to moodlighting. So much so that we have started to see it everywhere. We decided that we needed to share these mood-lit visions with you weekly. Since Monday is the day most in need of a little ‘pick...

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A Week-Long+ Birthday Celebration

Posted by Jill F. on 08.22.14

On August 8th, our airline became a #7YearVirgin. It may be called a birth-day, but like most people, we prefer spreading out the celebration over a week (or two) of fun-filled activities, giveaways, and reminiscing. So in case you missed it – and not to worry, belated birthday gifts are still accepted – here’s a...

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Lucky Number Seven

Posted by Sean H. on 08.08.14

It’s hard to believe that seven years ago today, Virgin America’s journey began with two flights taking off for the first time from New York and Los Angeles and landing simultaneously at San Francisco International Airport to a crowded celebration with Sir Richard Branson and then SF Mayor, but now California Lt. Governor, Gavin Newsom....

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