VIRGIN AMERICA ANNOUNCES ITS NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR SLIMMER FARES*
Award-winning Airline Offers Low Fares from $59 SFO-LAS; $119 BOS-LAX;
and from $149 to Mexico* Restrictions, Taxes and Fees Apply
San Francisco – January 3, 2011 – Virgin America, the California-based airline, today announces a New Year’s fare sale, featuring even slimmer fares on the airline that’s reinventing flying as we know it. With incredibly low fares for Winter and Spring travel, Virgin America is encouraging flyers to ring in the new year by experiencing its award-winning service and see for themselves why the carrier was named “Best Domestic Airline” in both the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure’s Annual World’s Best Awards readers’ survey for the third consecutive year. Virgin America is now offering low 14-day advance purchase fares to all of its destinations.
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, a 3000 MP3 library, on demand food menu, a first-of-its-kind digital Shop section and a seat-to-seat chat feature, – so guests can start the New Year off by meeting Mr. or Ms. Right onboard during the flight.
Make sure to grab a seat 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 $59* in Main Cabin, and restrictions, taxes and fees apply. Tickets must be purchased by January 10, 2011, and travel must occur between January 17, 2011 and May 11, 2011 for most destinations, with Mexico travel between:
- January 17th through May 4th from San Francisco to Los Cabos
- January 19th through May 4th from Los Angeles to Cancun
- January 20th through May 4th from San Francisco to Cancun
|January 17, 2011 to May 11, 2011|
|New York||Los Angeles||$129*||$149*|
|New York||San Francisco||$129*||$149*|
|New York||Las Vegas||$129*||$149*|
|Dallas/Ft. Worth||Los Angeles||$129*||$149*|
|Dallas/Ft. Worth||San Francisco||$129*||$149*|
|Fort Lauderdale||Los Angeles||$119*||$149*|
|Fort Lauderdale||San Francisco||$119*||$149*|
|San Francisco||Los Angeles||$59*||$69*|
|San Francisco||Las Vegas||$69*||$79*|
|San Francisco||San Diego||$59*||$69*|
|New York||San Diego***||$139*||$169*|
|Fort Lauderdale||Las Vegas***||$129*||$159*|
|Fort Lauderdale||San Diego***||$129*||$159*|
|January 17, 2011 to May 4, 2011|
|14-Day Advance Purchase|
|San Francisco||Los Cabos||$149*|
|January 19, 2011 to May 4, 2011|
|14-Day Advance Purchase|
|January 20, 2011 to May 4, 2011|
|14-Day Advance Purchase|
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, Los Cabos and Cancun (starting January 19, 2011).
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Media Contact: Patricia Condon (650) 762-7187 / email@example.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 14-day advance purchase. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm PST January 10, 2011. 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 $16.30 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. For service to/from Mexico, fares do not include additional taxes/fees of up to $60, including: Mexico International Departure Tax and Mexico Tourism Tax. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Travel must occur between January 17, 2011 and May 11, 2011, unless specified otherwise. LAX-CUN service begins January 19, 2011. SFO-CUN service begins January 20, 2011. Blackout dates are February 18 and 21, 2011. Lowest fares are not available for travel on Fridays and Sundays. 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 $20 per guest per itinerary. Any added cost associated with purchasing tickets from Virgin America through our reservation call center will be non-refundable. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly or partially used ticket. 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 Mexico or 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.