Virgin America Announces A Fare Sale That Is Out Of This World

Unbelievable Fare Opportunities (UFOs) found from $59 SFO to LAX and $139 LAX to JFK*

San Francisco — July 29, 2008 — Virgin America, the California-based airline that is making flying good again, today announced an "out of this world" fare sale for travel to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Washington D.C., San Diego, and Seattle. To help mark its partnership with Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial space-line, Virgin America is inviting guests to blast off to their favorite destination for fares that are truly out of this world.

Earlier this week, one of the newest additions to Virgin America's fleet — an Airbus A320 named My Other Ride is a Spaceship brought guests to the Mojave Desert for the world premiere roll-out of the spaceship launch vehicle — the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2). The two companies also kicked off the "Race for Space," in which Virgin America Elevate loyalty program members can compete to fly their way to a seat on a sub-orbital space flight.

Virgin America has one of the newest fleets in the U.S. with upscale, tech-savvy amenities that are reinventing domestic flying. With every seat offering a 9 inch video touch-screen and remote control/qwerty keyboard, with 25 movies, 3,000 MP3s, live TV, videogames, power outlets, seat-to-seat chat and the first on-demand in-flight menu system, Virgin America may have one of the most innovative in-flight experiences in the galaxy.

Grab a seat fast — they are going at warp-speed. Tickets are on sale today on Virgin America's website ( and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474). Tickets must be purchased by August 7, 2008. Fare sale for Main Cabin travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Travel must commence on or after September 2, 2008. All travel must be completed by December 17, 2008. Sample one-way fares for non-stop travel in our Main Cabin between the following cities, from:

$59* San Francisco (SFO) - Los Angeles (LAX)
San Francisco (SFO) - Las Vegas (LAS)
San Francisco (SFO) - San Diego (SAN)
$69* San Francisco (SFO) - Seattle (SEA)
$79* Los Angeles (LAX) - Seattle (SEA)
$139* Washington, D.C. (IAD) - San Francisco (SFO)
Washington, D.C. (IAD) - Los Angeles (LAX)
$139* New York (JFK) - San Francisco (SFO)
New York (JFK) - Los Angeles (LAX)
$149* New York (JFK) - Las Vegas (LAS)
Note: Service begins September 4

Sample one-way fares for connecting travel in Main Cabin between the following cities, from:

$99* Seattle (SEA) - San Diego (SAN)
Seattle (SEA) - Las Vegas (LAS)
$159* New York (JFK) - San Diego (SAN)
New York (JFK) - Seattle (SEA)
$159* Washington, D.C. (IAD) - San Diego (SAN)
Washington, D.C. (IAD) - Seattle (SEA)
Washington, D.C. (IAD) - Las Vegas (LAS)

Virgin America currently flies to seven cities with daily flights from: SFO to LAX, SFO to JFK, SFO to SAN, SFO to IAD, SFO to LAS, SFO to SEA, LAX to JFK, LAX to IAD, LAX to SEA, and starting Sept. 4, 2008, non-stop JFK to LAS.

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Virgin America: Abby Lunardini, (650) 533-7576/

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:

Launched in August 2007, Virgin America is a California-based airline that offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. Virgin America's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport's ultra-modern and convenient International Terminal. The airline's new Airbus A320-family aircraft offer guests interactive in-flight entertainment systems, power outlets for laptops and other electronic devices. In July 2008, Virgin America won "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards. In Zagat's 2007 Global Airlines Survey of frequent fliers, the airline was ranked #1 among U.S. carriers for quality in First/Business Class and #2 for quality in Main Cabin. To learn more:

About Virgin America's Elevate Loyalty Program and the Race for Space:

Virgin America is reinventing the domestic travel experience at every level, including through its first-of-its-kind loyalty program — Elevate. Unlike other domestic frequent flier programs, Elevate will be a full-service loyalty program with no black-out dates. Elevate has grown to over 430,000 members — with 1,300 new members joining every day. Starting with their very first flight, members will earn 5 points for every $1 spent on published base fares. By October 2008, members will be able to redeem a free trip for as few as 4,900 points or four roundtrips. The Race for Space will allow one lucky Elevate member to fly their way to a seat on one of the world's first sub-orbital space flights. For more on Elevate and the Race for Space:

Terms and Conditions:
*All Main Cabin fares are one way. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets must be purchased by 08/7/08. Travel must either commence on or after 09/2/08 and be completed by 12/17/08. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday travel only. Blackout dates 11/26/08, 11/29/08, 11/30/08 and 12/01/08. JFK-LAS service begins 09/04/08. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $75 fee, plus any increase in fare if applicable. Tickets purchased from Virgin America through our reservation call centers will cost an additional $10 per guest per itinerary. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. 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 $3.50 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly or partially used ticket. Fares are not applicable to check-through connecting flights for city pairs where direct flights are offered. Virgin America will accept one piece of checked baggage up to 70 pounds free of charge for each ticketed guest. The fee per guest for a second checked bag up to 50 pounds is $25.00, and for each additional checked bag of up to 50 pounds is $50.00. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply. Flight may not operate daily during off-peak periods.