Category: Overheard On the Bird

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Once Upon A Dream

Posted by Patricia C. on 04.18.14

Disney’s Maleficent is in theaters on May 30th – and it looks amazing.  It’s pegged as a darker, edgier version of Sleeping Beauty and tells the story about how the evil villain, Maleficent, becomes so…well, evil. Looks like she’s got some layers to her and turns out she might have had good reason for cursing Aurora …well, as good...

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No Missed Connections

Posted by Virgin America on 04.10.14

On the eve of Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored NY event, we kicked off a discussion on the concept of #connectivity aboard a Virgin America flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Newark (EWR) with Fast Company’s Editor Chuck Salter and a handful of the conference panelists, including Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso, StageIt Founder and CEO Evan...

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Connecting in the Air with Fast Company

Posted by Jill F. on 04.04.14

We’re teaming up with Fast Company to kick off this year’s Innovation Uncensored Conference in New York City at 35,000 feet with a mile high mashup of talented speakers and new ideas. Fast Company Editor Chuck Salter will be moderating a panel discussion on #connectivity from our First Class cabin with Nasty Gal Founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso,...

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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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Announcing our Honorary Kid Captain

Posted by Monzie A. on 03.11.14

We have a lot of amazing Jetset Kids, but recently we noticed that one little guy was flying above the rest. Meet Chace, aspiring pilot, Virgin America super-fan and all around cool kid. On Thursday, Chace visited our #LAXLoft to get a look at some of “his” planes. What made this visit unique wasn’t that...

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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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Plane Spoken

Posted by Madhu U. on 02.14.14

All industries use specialized jargon that’s indecipherable to the outside world. The airline industry is no different. In fact, some might say the airline industry is more prone to using dense jargon than most. To help you understand this business we love, we’ve put together a by-no-means comprehensive list of some of the more interesting...

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Boo’s Tips for Finding a Valentine

Posted by Sean H. on 02.13.14

This Valentine’s Day, we’ve enlisted the help of our Official Pet Liaison Boo to provide some tips on finding a Valentine at 35,000 feet.  1.    Scout onboard cuties Being more than one foot tall can help. Otherwise, see if a four-legged friend or a human can help. 2.     Make your introduction With Virgin America’s...

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