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Updates on stuff and things at Virgin America.

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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#ButterByMoodlight Takes the Cake

Posted by Jill F. on 03.04.14

Last month, we put a very important decision in the hands of our guests: which custom flavor of Humphry Slocombe ice cream will be added to our First Class menu. We hosted a day of rigorous taste testing at SFO and asked you to tweet us the hashtag of your favorite flavor: #ButterByMoodlight, #CoconutBlondAmbition, or #RedHotBanana. Foodies...

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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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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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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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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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Safety Video Powers Up

Posted by Madhu U. on 12.09.13

Since the launch of our new safety video in October, the Federal Aviation Administration made some changes to its portable electronic devices (PEDs) guidance. Virgin America guests can now use small PEDs from gate-to-gate . To communicate the changes to guests through our safety video, we incorporated some scenes originally left on the cutting room floor,...

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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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Power Up For Takeoff

Posted by Madhu U. on 11.21.13

As of today, Virgin America is allowing travelers unrestricted use of most portable electronic devices (PEDs) from “gate-to-gate” on all phases of flights on all of its aircraft within U.S. airspace.  Although some carriers have already lifted the restriction of PED use on many aircraft and during certain categories of flight, Virgin America’s fleet of...

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What’s Your Place Pinspiration?

Posted by Virgin America on 11.20.13

You may think of Pinterest as the best tool to create your dream wedding, to perfect that fishtail braid, or to grab the recipe for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, but Pinterest is also a great place for travel inspiration to plan an upcoming trip or map out the places you love! We’re excited...

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