Congratulations, Virgin Australia!

Posted by Madhu U. on 01.31.14

Our sister-branded airline Virgin Australia this week celebrated a very significant milestone, marking its tenth anniversary of international flying. From that first flight between Christchurch, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia, Virgin Australia has grown to serve 16 international destinations. Virgin Australia launched in 2000 as Virgin Blue, operating two aircraft on a single route between...

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What’s Your Travel Uniform?

Posted by Madhu U. on 01.29.14

I’m always amazed at the variety of sartorial styles that can be spotted onboard an airplane. Some people opt for business attire. On the opposite end of the spectrum, others prefer to fly in comfort, sporting stretchy pants and hoodies. (Or even pajama pants in some cases.) So, for our Monday poll this week, we...

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Barking Dogs Save Fuel!

Posted by Madhu U. on 01.24.14

  Have you ever heard what sounds like dogs barking as your Virgin America flight taxis to the gate after landing? No, it’s not a pack of hounds loose in the cargo hold (Virgin America, by the way, does not transport pets in cargo). What you’re hearing is the sound of the aircraft equalizing hydraulic...

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SHARKLETS!

Posted by Madhu U. on 01.20.14

If you’ve ever flown on the newest aircraft in our fleet and looked out at the wings, you may have noticed something different about her. Jersey Girl, the Airbus A320 we took delivery of in March last year, was named in honor of our new daily nonstop service from the West Coast to Newark Liberty...

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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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Virgin America Flight Simulator Experience

Posted by Madhu U. on 01.10.14

Virgin America pilots take us for a ride in the flight simulator. Watch how the outside of  the simulator moves as it responds to take-offs and landings. We talked to Capt. Christopher Owens, our chief instructor pilot, about how Virgin America uses our flight simulator. For those of you not familiar with professional flight simulators,...

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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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