Virgin America Launches 'Superfly' Wednesday Night Flights

Cocktails and social networking at 35,000 feet: It's flying with a twist (or an olive, if you prefer)

San Francisco, Calif. - May 21, 2008 - Virgin America, the California-based airline that is bringing fun and style back to flying, today announced a "Superfly" Wednesday night flight series that will get guests mixing, mingling and stirring things up at 35,000 feet. Guests on select Wednesday night flights can kick off their weekend early, with two complimentary* in-flight cocktails and hosted seat-to-seat chat sessions. To keep the party going on the ground, Superfly boarding passes will provide hotel discounts and VIP access to some of the most exclusive hotspots, including The Tropicana at The Roosevelt in Hollywood and Tao Las Vegas.

"Virgin America's swanky, moodlit cabins are often described as flying nightclubs," said Dimitrios Papadogonas, Director of Marketing at Virgin America. "With our seat-to-seat chat feature, we've noticed that our planes have become a new place for singles to meet and for social networking, so we thought it would be a natural fit to host Wednesday night in-flight socials and stir things up."

With exclusive deals at destinations like the Tropicana Bar at The Roosevelt in West Hollywood, The W Hotel and XYZ Bar in San Francisco, and Tao at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Virgin America guests are invited to turn their mid-week blues into a celeb-worthy midweek getaway. The fun begins on May 21st and will happen each Wednesday night on select flights through June 18, 2008.

May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18: Flight 313, New York (JFK)-Los Angeles (LAX), departs 5:05 pm

  • Two complimentary cocktails in-flight.*
  • The Tropicana in Hollywood: Virgin America boarding pass good for two complimentary drinks at the exclusive Tropicana bar at The Roosevelt Hotel in West Hollywood and a $249 special room rate. For this rate, please contact The Roosevelt Hotel at 323.466.7000.

May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18: Flight 1839, San Francisco to LAX, departs 6:00pm

  • Two complimentary cocktails in-flight.*
  • The Tropicana in Hollywood: Virgin America boarding pass good for two complimentary drinks at the exclusive Tropicana bar at The Roosevelt Hotel in West Hollywood and a $249 special room rate. For this rate, please contact The Roosevelt Hotel at 323.466.7000.

May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18: Flight 1777, San Francisco to Las Vegas (LAS), departs 7:15 pm

  • Two complimentary cocktails in-flight.*
  • Tao in Las Vegas: Virgin America boarding passes good for complimentary VIP admission to Tao Lounge at the Venetian and a wristband good for a sponsored bar from 9:30-11:00pm. For more information, please contact The Venetian Hotel at 702.414.1000.**

May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18: Flight 1852, Los Angeles to San Francisco, departs 3:55 pm

  • Two complimentary cocktails in-flight.*
  • W in San Francisco: Virgin America boarding pass good for two complimentary cocktails at the XYZ bar from 6:00-8:00pm plus a 10% off the best on-line room rate. For this rate, please contact the W San Francisco at 415.777.5300.***

Upcoming events and special guests on SuperFly Wednesdays:

  • May 21: Flight 313, New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX), departs 5:05 pm
  • Party with VIP guests, like America's Next Top Model's Jaslene Gonzalez and Caridee English, enroute to the Maxim 2008 Hot 100 Party at Paramount Studios.

For more information on hotel partners and reservations:

  • Las Vegas: Tao at The Venetian 702.414.1000
  • Los Angeles: The Tropicana at the Roosevelt 323.466.7000
  • San Francisco: XYZ at W San Francisco 415.777.5300

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 and LAX to SEA.

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Media Contact:

Abby Lunardini, (650) 533-7576/ abby.lunardini@virginamerica.com

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 and a host of other innovative features aimed at making flying good again. 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:www.virginamerica.com

*Complimentary Drinks: Cost of drinks is included in the price of the ticket for the flight. Guests must be 21 years of age or over.

**Tao: Offer good Wednesday, May 21 through Wednesday, June 18, special room rates with Virgin America boarding pass. Void special events and holidays. Proper dress is required for all entries; men are required to wear a collared shirt and dress shoes; tee shirts and sneakers are not permitted. The door reserves the right to decline entry of any guest not in proper dress code. Tao reserves the right to decline entry due to capacity issues. Tao Nightclub is a 21+ venue, valid photo identification is required for entry. NO EXCEPTIONS. No minors admitted.

** W: Room rates subject to availability. Offer good every Wednesday, from May 21st through June 18th. Only two complimentary cocktails per person per visit. Maximum value is $25. Gratuity not included. Only guests who are 21 years of age or older with valid identification will receive the alcoholic beverage. Guests may elect to have a non-alcoholic beverage.