Category: The VX Files

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

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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Jackie Goes to the World Airline Awards

Posted by Virgin America on 07.29.14

Every other year, the world’s leaders in the aviation industry get together at the 2014 World Airline Awards at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England. This year, we were proud to be presented with two awards: Best Low-Cost Airline in the U.S for the fifth consecutive year and Best Staff Service among North American...

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Fantasy Baseball Camp

Posted by Ryan S. on 07.25.14

You know that dream you have when you’re taking batting practice under the lights at the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park with Will Clark and all of a sudden Amy G. announces your name and it appears on the scoreboard. And then you hit balls into the outfield and Will Clark gives you a fist...

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Why not fly AND work in style?

Posted by Virgin America on 07.18.14

Ever been accused of having your head in the clouds? We dig that about you. Check out our latest hot job listings below and join us in creating an airline that people love. Creative Director, Virgin America HQ (Burlingame, CA) We’re looking for a creative mind to join our team as the Creative Director, a...

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