Tag: launch

Forever Grateful – a Hawaiiscape Recap

Posted by Virgin America on 11.09.15

If there’s one thing we love here at Virgin America, it’s a well-planned surprise. So when we were planning the celebrations for our inaugural flight from San Francisco to Honolulu, Oahu – we couldn’t resist surprising some Bay Area workaholics that morning in downtown San Francisco and at the airport with a well-deserved ‘Hawaiiscape’ and 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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Keeping Austin Weird

Posted by Kate T. on 05.31.13

In the past few months, we “Flew Like a Boss” in Newark, “Got Lucky” from LAX-LAS, and “Geeked Out” on #nerdbird with SJC-LAX.  On May 21, we continued our expansion with new nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Both cities have a vibrant music scene and tech-centric business landscape so...

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“The Right Amount of Wrong” in Las Vegas

Posted by Jill F. on 04.25.13

On Monday we kicked off our new nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Although we’re no strangers to either destination, Monday marked our first time pairing the two cities to the utter delight of L.A. bachelors and bachelorettes, foodies, clubbers, Cirque and Celine enthusiasts, and Papas who...

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Next up: Exits 13A & 14

Posted by Virgin America on 12.11.12

Jersey girls (and guys) we know identify by exit number. We’re psyched to report that next year, Virgin America will have a new Garden State address at Newark’s Liberty International Airport (EWR).  Starting in April 2013, we’ll offer three nonstop roundtrips daily between EWR and both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and our San Francisco International Airport...

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Flypartisans Unite with New SFO-DCA Service

Posted by Jill F. on 08.17.12

What better way to launch a new route than to have our two presidential candidates join us for our flypartisan inaugural flight? Although the real Barack and Mitt couldn’t make it (something about a being on the campaign trail) — Reggie “Barack” Brown and Jim “Mitt” Gossett were kind enough to make the trip from SFO to...

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We Put a Bird on Portland.

Posted by Jill F. on 07.06.12

As a Portland-native, I can say with certainty that my Virgin America experience is now complete since launching our 18th destination to the City of Roses. When I first found out that we were headed to my hometown, I couldn’t mask my excitement and have been anxiously counting down the days until Portland’s famous Stumptown...

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Our Philadelphia Tailgate on the Tarmac

Posted by Jill F. on 05.01.12

When we first discovered our 17th destination would be the City of Brotherly Love, we were overwhelmed by the myriad of possibilities for how to theme our launch party. With Philadelphia being such an epicenter of both historical importance and pop culture references, it wasn’t difficult to find inspiration. The problem was narrowing down our...

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Awkward in Orlando….

Posted by Jill F. on 10.14.10

On October 13, 2010, we marked the launch of our new nonstop service to the capital of family fun, Orlando, by teaming up with Awkward Family Photos to celebrate the awkwardness of family vacations everywhere. We asked families to upload their “most awkward” vacation photos for a chance to upgrade to the ultimate family getaway to Orlando...

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