Archive for the ‘Virgin America’ Category

UNITED STRIKES BACK-UNDERCUTS VIRGIN BY 50%!!!

July 20, 2007

Update-11:45AM: DEAD!

Update-11:45PM: HURRY! Now bookable on United.com
You can use the flexible search option there to help find dates that have availability.

United is defending its’ west coast hubs!
They have filed some incredible fares-all are exactly half of the fares that Virgin America announced earlier today!!!

Los Angeles To/From S. Francisco-$44+ RT On United

Los Angeles To/From Washington DC-$129+ RT On United
S. Francisco To/From Washington DC-$129+ RT On United

NYC To/From Los Angeles-$139+ RT On United
NYC To/From S. Francisco-$139+ RT On United

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Virgin America Is Now Selling Tickets!

July 19, 2007

Update: All Virgin Tickets Are Fully Refundable Until 08/08!

http://www.virginamerica.com

The nation’s newest Jetblue copycat (LCC with high-tech, leather seats, and good customer service) is now selling tickets!

Routes:
-They will begin service between NYC/JFK and S. Francisco on August 8, with 4 flights a day offered on that route by September 9.
-S. Francisco to Los Angeles begins August 8 with 5 daily flights.
-JFK to Los Angeles service begins August 29, with 3 flights offered on that route by September 16.
-S. Francisco to Washington DC/IAD starts September 26 with 2 flights a day
-S. Francisco to Las Vegas begins on October 10 with three daily flights
-Los Angeles to Washington DC/IAD begins on October 24 with two daily flights.

Pricing:
-Vegas and intra-California flights start at $44+ each way in coach and $149+ in first.
-Washington DC fares start from $129+ each way in coach and $389+ in first.
-New York fares start from $139+ each way in coach and $389+ in first.

Mileage:
Mileage club will be called “eleVAte”
Sign up by 12/31/07 to become a “founding member for life,” and you receive better benefits and rewards for life!
It will be a spending based reward system, instead of a true mileage/points program.
Earn 5 points for every $1 you spend for travel on Virgin America.
Redeem a free trip starting at 4,900 points.
Yawn.

Future Plans:
Expect about 10 cities served within 1 year and 30 within 5 years.
S. Diego service is coming soon.

Additional cities that they are considering:
Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Portland, OR., Raleigh-Durham, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, S. Antonio, S. Jose, CA., Seattle, S. Louis, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

Virgin’s Planes:
Overview:
Coach class has custom-designed leather seats, mood-lighting throughout the cabin, and an advanced in-flight entertainment system with on-demand movies, TV, games, music, and online chat rooms to chat with specific or all fellow passengers.
In First Class, massage chairs offer 55 inches of seat pitch and 165-degree recline.

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IFE System: