Tag: teammates

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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A Look Back: 2013 By the Numbers

Posted by Sean H. on 12.31.13

1 – Number of Elevate Gold members who earned a flight to space on Virgin Galactic  53 – The number of A320-family aircraft that Virgin America flies (with our latest delivered in April 2013 – Jersey Girl – complete with sharklets!) 85+ Million – the number of miles our aircraft flew in 2013 As 2013...

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A Big Day for Some Pint-Sized Pups

Posted by Sean H. on 11.22.13

Last week we teamed up with San Francisco Animal Care & Control to transport nine homeless Chihuahuas in style from San Francisco to loving homes on the East Coast. We said “bon voyage” with a red carpet sendoff from Virgin America’s Official Pet Liaison, Boo. This was the airline’s fifth Operation Chihuahua airlift, since the...

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Our New Partner: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

Posted by Patricia C. on 09.24.13

We’re proudest of our latest announcement – Virgin America has been named the “Official Airline of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.” This month we welcomed our first Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area VIP guests: eleven-year-old Rebecca, from Pittsburg, Calif., and 15-year-old Itzel from Sunnyvale. Rebecca was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease at age 6. Music has been a major...

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Airport Olympics

Posted by John C. on 07.30.12

Our friends at Virgin Atlantic may be carrying lots of folks to London for the real Olympics, but here at home, if Mother Nature decides to delay your flight due to weather, you may find yourself part of our very own Olympic-grade tournament. No one likes a weather delay. But our creative Guest Services Teammates...

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Posted by John C. on 05.01.12

A lot of companies offer some form of an annual employee training session. I’ve endured my fair share, usually within the type of hotel conference rooms you may find off an interstate, delightfully accented with dusty faux flowers and those comfortable chairs with stained wool upholstery. I wasn’t that surprised that Virgin America’s version of...

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