July 12, 2013 |
Greyhound might be taking a page from Virgin America's playbook. The national bus company is testing a new Wi-Fi entertainment system that passengers may use with laptops, tablets or smartphones to watch movies and TV shows, play online games or just surf the Web. Greyhound's new service is called BLUE, or Bus Line Universal Entertainment. It's the same system crafted by Lufthansa Systems that Virgin America rolled out last year under the name Red , which utilizes seat-back screens as well as personal devices.
October 9, 2007 |
BoingBoingTV, the new eclectic online TV show from the creators of the popular website, will be available to passengers on the recently launched Virgin America airlines starting next month. Virgin America, which took off in August, will provide select episodes of the show as part of its in-flight entertainment, which also includes video games, wireless Internet access, seat-to-seat instant messaging and passenger chat rooms.
April 25, 2010
From LAX, American, United, Delta, Virgin America and JetBlue offer nonstop flights to JFK. US Airways offers connecting flights (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $298. THE BEST WAY TO NEW YORK
February 10, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO PORTLAND, ORE. From LAX , Alaska, Southwest, Virgin America and United offer nonstop service to Portland. Southwest also offers direct service (stop, no change of plane);connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Southwest, Alaska, Delta, United and American. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $156.
May 6, 2012 |
To celebrate the launch last month of Virgin Atlantic's newly redesigned upper-class section, the British-based airline is giving passengers some extended face time with Richard Branson, the carrier's billionaire founder. Upper-class passengers can order drinks chilled by ice cubes shaped to look like Branson's head and face. Four designers hired by the airline spent six weeks creating the mold for the Branson cubes. Branson founded the Virgin Group, a conglomerate that owns interests in Virgin Atlantic and San Francisco-based Virgin America airlines, among other businesses.
October 21, 2011 |
The U.S. airline industry has been on a hiring trend lately, but don't expect that to continue too much longer. For the ninth straight month, the airline industry added full-time employees in August, with employment numbers up 2.8% from the same month last year, according to the U.S. Transportation Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In August, commercial passenger airlines employed 388,523 full-time workers in the U.S., up 10,688 workers from August 2010, according to the bureau.
September 16, 2013 |
Here's good news for in-flight Wi-Fi users: Wi-Fi provider Gogo will have a new connectivity that should make airplane wireless less like being stuck in stop-and-go traffic on the 405 and more like what we're accustomed to on the ground. Gogo , the major provider of in-flight Wi-Fi for U.S. carriers, says its next generation of Wi-Fi blends its current system, which connects with cellular towers on the ground, with satellite technology. Data connection rates are expected to increase as much as twentyfold, said Steve Nolan, a Gogo spokesman.
September 14, 2011 |
Hacker Fares sound downright illegal but they're not. Kayak recently coined the term that pops up in its airline searches along with "nonstops," "1 stop," etc., when you go airfare shopping at the online travel website. Basically, Hacker Fares allow you to book two one-way flights with separate airlines and separate tickets. (Don't confuse this with code sharing, which involves flying on different airlines through inter-airline agreements.) The point, of course, is to save money.