VIRGIN AMERICA ANNOUNCES SWEET FARES AS KICK OFF TO HALLOWEEN

VIRGIN AMERICA ANNOUNCES SWEET FARES AS KICK OFF TO HALLOWEEN
Award–winning Airline Offers Wicked Low Fares from $34 SFO–LAS; $109 IAD–LAX; and $119 JFK–LAX,* Restrictions, Taxes and Fees Apply

San Francisco — October 25, 2010 Virgin America, the California–based airline, today announces a “No Tricks, Just Treats” fare sale, featuring even lower fares on the airline that’s reinventing flying as we know it.  With spooky  low fares for fall travel, Virgin America is encouraging flyers to experience its award–winning service and see for themselves why the carrier was just named “Best Domestic Airline” in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the third consecutive year.  Virgin America is now offering  low one–day advance purchase fares to all of its destinations for travel between October 26 through October 31, 2010.*

“With our unique in–flight features like moodlighting and fleetwide WiFi, our planes are the perfect place for our guests to kick off their Halloween travel,” said Diana Walke, Vice President of Planning and Sales at Virgin America.   “Our guests can order food and cocktails on–demand while checking in with friends on Halloween plans online – all while enjoying our award–winning Red in–flight entertainment system.”

With outstanding service, beautiful design and a host of high–tech amenities, Virgin America has captured a list of industry best–in–class awards since its 2007 launch. The airline offers mood–lit cabins, power outlets near every seat and the Red™ platform — the most advanced in–flight entertainment system in the skies. The Red touch–screen platform offers 30 films, live and premium TV, Google Maps, music videos, videogames, seat–to–seat chat, a 3000 MP3 library, a first–of–its–kind digital Shop section and an on–demand menu — so guests can order a cocktail or meal from their seatback any time during a flight.

Make sure to grab a treat before they’re gone.  Tickets are on sale today and can be purchased via Virgin America’s Web site (www.virginamerica.com) and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474).**  Fares start from $34*in Main Cabin, and restrictions, taxes and fees apply. Tickets must be purchased by October 30, 2010, and travel must occur between October 26 and October 31, 2010.*

Markets:

 

1–DAY AP

1–DAY AP

 

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

 

 

 

 

Boston

Los Angeles

$119*

$129*

Boston

San Francisco

$119*

$129*

 

 

 

 

New York

Los Angeles

$119*

$129*

New York

San Francisco

$119*

$129*

New York

Las Vegas

$119*

$129*

 

Dulles

Los Angeles

$109*

$119*

Dulles

San Francisco

$109*

$119*

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale

Los Angeles

$119*

$129*

Fort Lauderdale

San Francisco

$119*

$129*

 

 

 

 

Orlando

Los Angeles

$119*

$129*

Orlando

San Francisco

$119*

$129*

 

 

 

 

Toronto

Los Angeles

$149*

$149*

Toronto

San Francisco

$149*

$149*

 

 

 

 

San Francisco

Los Angeles

$34*

$49*

San Francisco

Las Vegas

$34*

$49*

San Francisco

San Diego

$34*

$49*

 

 

 

 

Seattle

San Francisco

$34*

$49*

Seattle

Los Angeles

$69*

$79*

 

 

 

 

Boston

Seattle***

$129*

$139*

Boston

Las Vegas***

$129*

$139*

Boston

San Diego***

$129*

$139*

 

 

 

 

New York

San Diego***

$129*

$139*

New York

Seattle***

$129*

$139*

 

 

 

 

Dulles

San Diego***

$119*

$129*

Dulles

Seattle***

$119*

$129*

Dulles

Las Vegas***

$119*

$129*

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale

Seattle***

$129*

$139*

Fort Lauderdale

Las Vegas***

$129*

$139*

Fort Lauderdale

San Diego***

$129*

$139*

 

 

 

 

Orlando

San Diego***

$129*

$139*

Orlando

Seattle***

$129*

$139*

 

 

 

 

Toronto

Seattle***

$169*

$169*

 

 

 

 

Seattle

Las Vegas***

$99*

$109*

Seattle

San Diego***

$99*

$109*

 

Virgin America continues to experience significant growth with the addition of four new destinations in 2010. In July, the airline announced plans to order 40 additional aircraft. Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Orlando, Dallas–Fort Worth (starting December 2010), Los Cabos (starting December 16, 2010) and Cancun (starting January 19, 2011).

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Media Contact:  Patricia Condon (650) 762-7187 / patricia.condon@virginamerica.com

EDITORS NOTE: Virgin America is a U.S. controlled and operated airline and an entirely separate company from Virgin Atlantic. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is a minority share investor in Virgin America.

About Virgin America: Headquartered in California and launched in August 2007, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel, including in–flight internet service on every flight and the most advanced touch–screen entertainment platform in the skies. The airline’s base of operations is San Francisco International Airport. In just three years flying, Virgin America has created 1,700 new jobs and has swept the major reader–based travel awards, including “Best Domestic Airline” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards and “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure’s 2008, 2009 and 2010 World’s Best Awards. For photos and more, visit: www.virginamerica.com

*Terms and Conditions:  All Main Cabin fares are one–way, based on travel originating from the US, and require a 1–day advance purchase.  Tickets are non–refundable and non–transferable.  Fare sale starts 10:00am PDT October 25, 2010.  Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm PDT October 30, 2010.  Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per domestic segment.  A segment is a takeoff and landing.  For international travel, fares do not include the U.S. Immigration User Fee of $7, the U.S. APHIS fee of $5, and the U.S. International Arrival/Departure tax of $16.10 each way.  For service to/from Toronto, fares do not include additional taxes/fees of up to $50, including: Airport Improvement Fee, Canadian Security Fee, Goods and Services Tax, and Harmonized Sales Tax. Travel must occur between October 26 and 31, 2010, unless specified otherwise.  Lowest fares are available for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Higher fares are available for travel on other days of the week. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate daily.  Changes or cancellations can be made for a $75 fee if changes are made on Virgin America’s website (www.virginamerica.com) or a $100 fee through all other channels, including the call center and at the airport, plus any increase in fare, if applicable.  Changes or cancellations of a booking made with Elevate Points will be subject to a $75 redeposit fee.  Guests who no–show without a change or cancel prior to the scheduled departure time will forfeit the amount of this fare.  In addition, any future flights booked in the same reservation will also be canceled and the fare will be forfeited.  Tickets purchased from Virgin America through our reservation call center will cost an additional $15 per guest per itinerary.  Any added cost associated with purchasing tickets from Virgin America through our reservation call center will be non–refundable.  Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. Virgin America will accept one (1) piece of checked baggage up to 70 pounds for $25 for each ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. and for free of charge for each ticketed guest traveling to/from Canada.  The fee per guest for each additional checked bag up to 50 pounds from the second (2) to the tenth (10) is $25. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.

**Any guest calling within the United States has access to a complimentary telecommunication relay service by dialing 711. For more information, go to: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/telecomm.asp

***Indicates connecting flights.

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