Virgin America Winter Travel Advisory

Virgin America Winter Travel Advisory - Northwest

San Francisco - December 21, 2008 - Virgin America's service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is experiencing disruptions due to the severe winter weather in the Northwest. Due to the inclement weather, Virgin America's ability to offer scheduled service could be disrupted or delayed. In addition, guests are advised that severe winter weather is causing delays across the U.S., so it is recommended guests check their flight status on-line before departing for the airport for any destination.

Virgin America is waiving change fees and fare differences for impacted SEA guests who may wish to postpone or change their travel plans on flights originating from or departing SEA. To avoid the severe weather situation, SEA guests booked today may choose to alter or postpone their travel plans without paying change fees or the difference in fares. SEA guests booked today may change their outbound and return with no fee for 14 days.

SEA guests are advised to check the status of their flight online at or call Virgin America reservations at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474) for more information or to make a change to their itinerary.

Virgin America appreciates the patience of our guests in the face of these severe weather events. The airline is continuing to closely monitor the weather and will post updates as conditions develop.

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Media Contact:

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 interactive in-flight entertainment systems and power outlets for laptops and other electronic gear. In just a short time flying, the carrier has swept travel industry best-in-class awards, including No. 1 for quality in First/Business Class in the U.S. in Zagat's Global Airlines Survey for 2007 and 2008; "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards; Best Travel Value in Arthur Frommer's Budget Awards; "Best Domestic Airline" in Cond? Nast Traveler's 2008 Reader's Choice Award; and top U.S. airline for Business/First Class in the Cond? Nast Traveler 2008 Business Travel Poll. In Oct. 2008, the airline was ranked as the "most on-time" airline among U.S. carriers by To learn more: