Tag: Richard Branson

Disrupting Innovation

Posted by Jill F. on 05.13.14

In case you missed it, we teamed up with our friends across the pond for a lively Virgin Disruptors debate in San Francisco last Friday. The debate theme was, “Have entrepreneurs lost the will to innovate?” Provocative question, no? Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson, joined the discussion moderated by Guy Kawasaki with Silicon Valley innovators...

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New Feature: Destination Acclimation with Nest

Posted by Virgin America on 03.31.14

Ask any of our InFlight Teammates what the most common request they get is, and they’ll tell you that it’s to turn the heat in the cabin up or down. We’re happy to announce that we’re putting those controls into the hands of our guests by teaming up with Nest – the company that has...

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The Importance of Being (Refresh)ed

Posted by Sean H. on 03.28.14

Virgin America’s annual Refresh program is in full swing with more than 1,300 of the company’s 2,700 teammates already having attended the two-day event. Everyone from pilots and InFlight teammates (ITMs) to our airport-based guest services teammates (GSTs), to our maintenance team and our headquarters staff, is brought together to re-group, refocus and reconnect. During...

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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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We Flew “Like A Boss” into Newark

Posted by Jill F. on 04.18.13

On Tuesday we celebrated the launch of service to our 20th destination at Newark International Airport. It seems like just yesterday that I was attending my first launch event in Orlando, complete with Sir Richard Branson decked out in Awkward Family Vacation gear. I couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic to think that we’re...

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Eat, Drink, and Donate

Posted by Sean H. on 01.24.13

Today, Virgin America announced its newest Elevate partner – MOGL – and I couldn’t think of a better person to introduce it than their very own CEO, Jon Carder.  To say that John is a serial entrepreneur would be an understatement.  In college, he founded his first startup and quickly followed it up with 2...

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From Twitter to Times Square: A Campaign Kickoff at 35,000 Feet

Posted by Abby L. on 09.19.12

Since Virgin America first took off in 2007, we’ve been lucky enough to attract some pretty unique frequent flyers—travelers shaking up the status quo in their own fields, and looking for an airline that does things differently. Our signature cabin look and feel turned heads from day one, but word-of-mouth from our frequent flyers has...

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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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Flying to the Windy City No Longer Blows

Posted by Jill F. on 05.30.11

In case you missed it, we launched our new nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare on May 25th. To help celebrate our entrance into the ring, we announced some knockout deals, including low fares on Chicago flights, triple Elevate points for summer flights to our newest destinations and a Chicago Groupon that sold out in hours and raised money for our charitable...

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