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Virgin America: Still the Best In Class?

Posted December 11, 2014 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Virgin America still maintains a clear edge; its product is competitive, and the vibe hasn’t been replicated elsewhere. But other airlines are taking aim.

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Southwest Airlines headquarters employees celebrate the end of the Wright Amendment at Dallas Love Field. (Photo: Southwest Airlines)
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More to Love: Southwest and Virgin America Launch New Service as Wright Amendment Ends

Posted October 14, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Southwest Airlines and Virgin America celebrated the inauguration of new non-stop service at Dallas Love Field on Monday as the Wright Amendment restrictions officially ended.

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Virgin America and GoGo To Announce New Hybrid WiFi System Today

Posted September 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

While a recent survey showed that a majority of passengers would give up an amenity for better in-flight WiFi, actually getting that better signal to the passenger is not an easy task. Last year, GoGo announced ATG-4, a higher bandwidth, higher capacity version of their existing network. Virgin America was the first carrier to launch […]

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Virgin America To Become 2nd US Airline to Fly Sharklets; Needs Your Help Naming Aircraft

Posted March 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Virgin America becomes the second airline in the US to introduce fuel saving Sharklets. Want to name the plane?

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DOT Fines Copa And Virgin America For Tarmac Delays

Posted January 3, 2013 by NYCA Admin

The US DOT starts the year with nearly an extra $100,000 in the bank thanks to fines issued against Copa and Virgin America.

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Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson celebrates at the launch of PSP service last winter. (Photo by Virgin America)
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Virgin America Announces New York to Palm Springs Nonstop

Posted September 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Virgin America is stepping up its efforts to deliver winter-weary New Yorkers to the desert.

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Virgin America Pops DCA’s Perimeter Rule, Launching Flights from San Francisco

Posted August 16, 2012 by Mark Lawrence

Call it “Redwood 1”, “VRD 1” or “VX 1”, the number 1 in a flight number signifies a flagship flight, and this certainly is one of those. NYCAviation was very privileged to be on the inaugural flagship Virgin America flight 1 from San Francisco to Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) on Tuesday. Click here to […]

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Portlandia plays on the RED entertainment system as we get airborne. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/NYCAviation)
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Flying Along With Virgin America’s First Flight to Portland

Posted June 6, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

On a plane named Mt. Hoodie, Virgin America on Tuesday launched service to Portlandia, err, Portland.

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Alaska, JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America Win Long Distance Routes Out of Washington National

Posted May 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Department of Transportation on Monday awarded slots for four airlines to operate routes to Portland, San Juan, Austin and San Francisco out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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