November 3, 2010 |
With election day behind us, Southern Californians can focus on casting our ballots for winter airfare sales from Virgin America and Delta Air Lines ($99 each way to New York) and Southwest Airlines ($59 each way to Denver and Phoenix). Other carriers have quietly entered this sale, so shop around for the cheapest prices. Here are some fares (pre-tax) that I liked: Virgin America: Out of the red, white and blue comes this election-themed sale in which the lowest prices apply to travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
April 22, 2013 |
Virgin America kicked off service from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on Monday and rolled out a new in-flight system that allows a passenger to anonymously send a perfect stranger a cool cocktail during the flight. Yes, it's a flirty seat-to-seat way to hit on someone in midair. The airline also rolled out introductory fares between L.A. and Las Vegas of $39 each way for those who buy by Monday night. Dubbed "get lucky," the service allows a passenger to use a seat-back touch screen to buy a drink or a meal and send it to a fellow flier using a digital seat guide map. The seat-to-seat delivery already allows folks to e-chat with anyone on the plane (provided they want to engage)
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.
October 6, 2013 |
It might have seemed that some airlines had gone completely nuts over the last couple of weeks. Southwest Airlines recently ran television ads that touted $69 fares, followed by promotions from Virgin America for fares starting at $59. Not to be outdone, Alaska Airlines peddled $49 fares - a deep discount compared with the average one-way domestic fare of about $190. These too-good-to-be-true deals usually come with a slew of restrictions, making them almost useless for most travelers.
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.
May 2, 2013 |
Virgin Atlantic Airways has tapped fashion designer Vivienne Westwood to redesign its uniforms the airline announced Thursday. The partnership between the two British brands will result in newly designed -- and eco-friendly -- uniforms for about 7,500 employees, including pilots, cabin crew and ground crew. According to the announcement, Westwood's goal with the redesign is "a futuristic look, which references her enduring interest in '40s French couture cutting techniques as well as the Savile Row tailoring heritage.