Thanks for taking off with us in 2012

Posted by Virgin America on 12.28.12

We were quite the busy airline in 2012—between introducing two new levels of Elevate® benefits with Elevate Silver and Elevate Gold, launching flights to three new destinations, creating brand new uniforms with Banana Republic, opening our first official airport lounge at LAX, and announcing new service to Newark earlier this month, this year was one for...

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Where is Santa Flying Right Now?

Posted by Kate T. on 12.24.12

With record traveler numbers over the holidays, we’re tracking thousands of guests as they cross the country on our aircraft to see loved ones, family, and friends. In addition to our scores of holiday guests, our 24/7 Command Center at headquarters is joining NORAD and millions of others to track one flyer in particular: that elusive St. Nick. Check out...

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How to get home for the holidays

Posted by Patricia C. on 12.19.12

Well, it’s official.  The holiday season is in full swing.  So far you’ve managed to survive Black Friday, brave the crowded malls, and probably even receive a fruitcake or two.  Now you’re just one holiday away from breaking out the champagne and celebrating the New Year! To keep your holiday plans hassle free, here are...

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Mile-High Munchies

Posted by Sean H. on 12.18.12

It’s wintertime, and you know what that means? New Virgin America seasonal menus onboard all of our flights! All of our menus are crafted using an assortment of sustainable and fresh ingredients, local fruits and vegetables, premium meats, and artisan breads.  Our latest update includes a refreshed “Travel Light” menu (to combat those holiday cookies),...

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We’ve Got New Digs at LAX!

Posted by Patricia C. on 12.11.12

Today, we’re pretty excited to open our first airport lounge —the Virgin America Loft at LAX. The Virgin America Loft’s the perfect spot to relax, grab a bite and get connected before your flight, and if you’ve already been on our planes then you have an idea of what to expect. You’re going to feel like you’re stepping from...

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Next up: Exits 13A & 14

Posted by Virgin America on 12.11.12

Jersey girls (and guys) we know identify by exit number. We’re psyched to report that next year, Virgin America will have a new Garden State address at Newark’s Liberty International Airport (EWR).  Starting in April 2013, we’ll offer three nonstop roundtrips daily between EWR and both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and our San Francisco International Airport...

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How do you give back this holiday season?

Posted by Kate T. on 12.10.12

For many, the holiday season is about giving back to those who need it most.  Here at Virgin America, we support many philanthropic organizations focused on people, pets, and the planet. One of our favorite charitable organizations we work closely with is San Francisco Animal Care and Control. As part of Operation Chihuahua we escorted...

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Destination: Desert Oasis

Posted by Patricia C. on 12.10.12

Not a gambler but craving a desert getaway?   A jaunt to Palm Springs, AKA, Hollywood’s Playground, might be just the thing.  You know it’s a cool spot if it was one of the Rat Pack’s favorite destinations (along with Vegas of course).   Need a ride?  Virgin America’s your ticket- with upscale, low-fare flights to Palm...

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Virgin America’s Launching YouTube Content at 35,000 Feet

Posted by Virgin America on 12.06.12

Starting this week, the most robust in-flight entertainment system in the U.S. skies is adding original YouTube content at every seatback.  YouTube’s partners WB’s H+ , WIGS , Geek & Sundry, Crash Course and Barely Political, bring you popular web series including “H+ The Digital Series”, “Blue,” “Written By a Kid,” “Crash Course” and “The...

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Where is your Dream Holiday Escape?

Posted by Kate T. on 12.03.12

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate with friends, co-workers and family—whether that means drinking spiked eggnog while decorating the tree, avoiding that one guy from accounting at the office party, spinning the dreidel, indulging in some all-day football marathons, or partaking in holiday traditions all your own. With the first week of...

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