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Alaska Mileage Plan MVP, MVP Gold and Gold 75K members now receive enhanced elite benefits on Virgin America flights, putting Alaska flyers on par with its Elevate elite-level flyers. New benefits include complimentary access to preferred main cabin seating, complimentary Main Cabin Select upgrades and access to advance purchase First Class upgrades.  Mileage Plan Gold and Gold 75K members also receive waived changed fees when traveling on Virgin America flights.

Creating an airline people love is a bold goal, but if anyone is up for the challenge, it’s Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. Today, Virgin America was named the “Top Domestic Airline” 2017 in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for the 10th year in a row. In May, Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the 10th consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline… Read More

Virgin America check-in counter

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have been busy behind the scenes looking for ways to make the travel experience as seamless as possible for guests flying across the airlines’ combined route network. As part of this, some of Virgin America’s travel policies related to boarding and check-in times, bags, pets and unaccompanied minors have been updated. The changes, which are outlined below, and which match policies already in place at Alaska are… Read More

After making their relationship official in December, Alaska and Virgin America are ready to take the next step and move in together at one of their largest West Coast hubs: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). On May 13, Virgin America will be moving into Alaska Airlines’ home in Terminal 6, which means that all gates, domestic and international flights will operate under the same roof.

Photo of Virgin America teammates wearing green shirts while volunteering at NatureBridge

It’s time for Earth Day 2017– and we’re gearing up to celebrate with our Teammates coast to coast!  This year we are excited to continue our partnership with our friends at NatureBridge– which includes a $25,000 cash and $25,000 in-kind donation to their educational programs which provide environmental science education for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks! Every year, NatureBridge connects more than 30,000 students to the wonder and science of… Read More

Imagine arriving at the airport and immediately feeling welcomed to a fresh, modern experience. You know you’ll reach your destination on time with minimal hassle, and the airline you’ve chosen offers consistently low fares and more nonstop flights to more destinations from the West Coast than any other. At your gate, you can’t help Shazaming every song on the upbeat playlist, and the overhead announcements tell you what you need to know… Read More

A photo of the front of a Virgin America plane with 'LadyBoss' painted under the Captain's window.

It’s International Women’s Day and to celebrate, we are proud to introduce three of our amazing Teammates at Virgin America who prove that not even the sky is the limit for women in aviation.

Photo of Virgin America Airbus 321neo aircraft in the sky

If you’ve stopped by virginamerica.com lately, you may have noticed a shiny new seat map when you select a seat during the booking check-out process (pictured below). If so, you’ve just caught the first glimpse of our brand new Airbus A321 Neo aircraft.  We are putting the finishing touches on them right now in Hamburg and they are on track to start flying across the Virgin America network starting late May, 2017 – with all… Read More

4 p.m., Dec. 14, 2016 update: Photos and b-roll of the Dec. 14 press conference in San Francisco are available for download at the bottom of this post. Bacon on a donut. Electricity and guitars. Labradors and poodles. Men in Black’s Agent J and Agent K. Throughout history there have been countless tales of unusual pairings coming together to accomplish something great. (Just search “buddy comedy.”) Today Alaska Airlines and Virgin America… Read More

photo of french fries with ranch and ketchup dipping sauces

Oh French Fries, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. From shoestring, curly, garlic, waffle, sweet, crinkle-cut and tots, there is a fry for everyone. Considered by some to be a side dish – these salty morsels can often be found stealing an entrée’s thunder. And let’s not forget the many dips — from ketchup to garlic mayo — that really deliver a flavor-packed one-two punch to your tastebuds…. Read More