Tag: Richard Branson

Branson Bound

Posted by Sean H. on 03.30.15

On the heels of Virgin Group’s recent announcement that it is moving the company’s U.S. corporate headquarters to the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Virgin America is proud to announce its own intent to begin new weekly nonstop flights later this year to Branson, Missouri (BKG) from our home base at San Francisco (SFO) –...

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Our Dallas Lovefest Launch Party

Posted by Jill F. on 10.13.14

Update: October 13, 2014, 11:00pm CT The music is loud, the cocktails are stirred, and Jason Felts, CEO of Virgin Produced, refuses to dismount the mechanical bull. I’d say our Lovefest Launch Party is in full swing. Country star, Kacey Musgraves, hit the stage and gave us the most amazing Texas welcome. Here are a...

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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, Target.com and hundreds more, you can now rack up reward points for every purchase at the new online marketplace. And as...

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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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