Tag: technology

The future of food delivery in the sky is here

Posted by Christie O. on 08.06.14

When we launched our airline (exactly seven years ago on Friday!), we introduced something pretty special to our cabins – a “food button”. Yes that’s right – a button that allows you to order your favorite snacks and meals, straight to your seat in sky. We were the first airline in the US to offer...

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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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Virgin America, FAA Test SWIM

Posted by Madhu U. on 12.20.13

The SWIM program running on an Electronic Flight Bag Virgin America recently became the first commercial airline to test a new system for managing aircraft information while in flight. Part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NextGen air traffic control modernization process, the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) system allows pilots, dispatchers and air traffic...

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Gizmo of Choice

Posted by John C. on 11.05.12

As the first airline with fleetwide WiFi and plugs at every seat, we’ve tended to attract a more “plugged-in” flyer, similar to the Nun in our safety video. Wired Magazine once called us a “Multimillion-Dollar IPod. That Flies.”  And with Apple’s latest announcement of the new iPad Mini, we anticipate seeing more and more travel companions in the form of mobile...

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