Category: The VX Files

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

You Down with RNP?

Posted by Sean H. on 02.20.15

We are proud to share that Virgin America recently became the first U.S. airline certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly 0.1 Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approaches with the Airbus A320 as a part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (Nextgen). RNP is an exciting opportunity for the industry due to its...

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Cupid Flying High

Posted by Sean H. on 02.13.15

It’s Valentine Day and love is in the air…unless it’s not…in which case, Happy Singles Awareness Day! But fret not – there is no need to stay home eating ice cream while watching The Notebook on repeat (aka my normal Friday night – don’t judge). If you haven’t found the right one yet, let Virgin...

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Love Is In The Air: Our Top 5 Mood-lit Love Videos

Posted by Virgin America on 02.13.15

As you know, we’re big fans of love and we always find ourselves in the mood (light) for love at 35,000 feet. In honor of the loveliest of holidays, St. Valentine’s Day, we’ve created a short list of extra sappy and (mostly) mood-lit videos for your pleasure with two gems from the man who wrote...

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The Science Behind the Experience

Posted by Monzie A. on 02.02.15

Precise measurements are crucial for air travel. To maintain maximum fuel efficiency, cruising altitude for the Airbus A-320 is between 35,000 to 39,000 feet. The exact altitude varies on conditions like payload, center of gravity, air temperature, humidity, and speed. But to really understand how high we fly the infographic below puts a typical cruising...

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First Class Victory Lap

Posted by Monzie A. on 01.21.15

Over the years, we’ve had some pretty amazing guests fill our plush First Class seats, but few can compare to the iconic Tiffany’s masterpiece, the World Series Championship trophy. Lucky for us, as the “Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants,” we’ve been fortunate to host the hardware not once, not twice, but three times...

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Airport Holiday Shopping

Posted by Jill F. on 12.23.14

I’ve barely touched my holiday shopping list. That thought promptly sent me into a panic attack when I realized that Christmas is just a few days away and I have several people left to buy for. Luckily for me, I’m flying out of San Francisco’s Terminal 2 on my way home for the holidays which...

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Getting into Bed with Virgin Hotels

Posted by Sean H. on 12.18.14

Have you heard the rumors? The eagerly awaited Virgin Hotels Chicago is set to open January 15, 2015 and after catching a sneak peek of Virgin Hotels’ property in New York on Hotel Chatter (scheduled to open in 2017), I can’t wait to head to the Windy City and check it out for myself! And...

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Are You Virgin Enough?

Posted by Sean H. on 12.18.14

Want to join the Virgin America family? We’re looking for candidates willing to challenge the status quo and shake things up. Bonus points for creative individuals who are compassionate, dedicated, passionate and happen to dig planes. Still interested? Check out our latest hot job listings below and join us in creating an airline that people...

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Speedy Surfing and Special Surprises

Posted by Sean H. on 12.16.14

Earlier this summer we announced that our technical operations team was in the process of updating our aircraft with Gogo’s ATG-4 Inflight WiFi service. This week we’re proud to report that we have completed the installation on our 53rd Airbus A320 Family plane “Jane”, making Virgin America the first U.S. airline to offer the faster...

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