Tag: travel

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 Century of Flight

Posted by Sean H. on 02.27.14

Photo courtesy of Brian Blanco/AP Images for IATA On January 1, 2014, commercial aviation marked its 100th anniversary. In 1914, an industry was born when Tony Jannus flew a Benoist airboat from St. Petersburg, Fla., across the bay to Tampa, a 23-minute journey with only a single paying passenger, Abraham C. Pheil. And what a...

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#PlanePitch Perfect

Posted by Sean H. on 02.19.14

One of the things I feel makes Virgin America unique is the potential to socialize on our flights. Don’t get me wrong, because every now and then I love to put my headphones on and zone out to an on-demand film on Red™. But with our Seat-to-Seat Delivery Feature and Seat-to-Seat chat functions, guests are...

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CHEAT SHEET | DALLAS

Posted by Madhu U. on 02.07.14

It’s time for our next installment of CHEAT SHEETS. We’ve teamed up with Chefs Feed, the Webby Award-winning food guide powered by chef recommendations, to provide you with a regular blog series of menu recommendations for what to eat and drink while you’re visiting a few of our favorite cities. Be sure to download the...

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#PreFlightRituals

Posted by Sean H. on 01.15.14

We asked our followers earlier this month, “Customs, rituals, habits. What do you do before your flight?” and the response was overwhelming and ranged from the obvious to the downright “unique”. One of the more popular rituals included touching the aircraft fuselage when crossing the threshold from the jet bridge to board the aircraft. Some...

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New Year, New Virgin America Credit Card

Posted by Sean H. on 01.08.14

We’re introducing the new Virgin America Visa Signature ® Card and Virgin America Premium Visa Signature® Credit Card today. Cardholders will get perks like free first checked bags, 20% saving on RED™ inflight purchases and 3 Elevate® reward points for every $1 spent with Virgin America and 1 Elevate reward point for every $1 spent everywhere else....

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Year-end Travel Tips

Posted by Madhu U. on 12.18.13

Photo courtesy of San Francisco International Airport We’re in the thick of the holiday season, with Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner. This year, the airline industry forecasts 44.3 million people will travel in the U.S. between Dec. 16 and Jan. 2.   That’s 41,000 more people in airports every day compared with ...

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