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Compel. Don't Tell: How To Stand Out in a Noisy World.

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

In order to stand out in the competitive world of business today, we must develop ways to communicate our ideas and draw attention to our products and services, while at the same time, walk a very delicate balance of not coming on too strong. If potential customers feel like you are coming AT them, they back off. So how do you do this?

Alaska Airlines Should Fix Major Problems Before Further Expansion

Valarie Long | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Valarie Long

Following Alaska Airlines' (NYSE: ALK) announcement last month that the airline plans to acquire Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA), the company stands poise...

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

This Airline Gate Agent Leaves His Guests The Happiest Surprises

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel

For the most part, travelers look like total grumps while they're boarding a plane. But not if they've met Steve Freitag first. This brilliant gate ...

Alaska Air To Buy Virgin America For $2.6 Billion

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business

(Reuters) - Alaska Air Group Inc. said on Monday it had agreed to buy Virgin America Inc. for $2.6 billion to expand its presence on the U.S. West Coa...

Alaska Air Nears Deal To Acquire Virgin America

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.02.2016 | Business

April 2 (Reuters) - Alaska Air Group Inc is nearing a deal to acquire Virgin America Inc for more than $2 billion, having outbid JetBlue Airways Corp,...

That One Time You Forgot Headphones for the Plane Ride

Map Happy | Posted 01.20.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

There are a couple of options here for in-flight headphones, one that includes being at the mercy of screaming children. Hmmm. This post originally a...

Virgin America's New Flight Route Is A Match Made In Travel Heaven

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.04.2015 | Travel

This seems like a match made in air travel heaven. For the first time ever, Virgin America, which was just voted the best airline in the U.S. by Cond...

These Are the Best Airlines in the U.S. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel

Want to know who ranks high? Hopper took a spin through their 2015 rankings to find you the absolute best airlines in the United States, according to ... well, according to you!

Virgin America Sends Saucy Tweet Asking Flyers About Their Preferred Sex Roles

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Virgin America wants you to know that they're supportive of the queer community -- and that they're also hip to the lingo used by many men who have se...

The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel

Suddenly have buyer's remorse? Think of this as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you just bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.

10 Coolest Airline Amenities | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel

With all the airline fees adding up, it's hard to remember what perks you get as a passenger. However, there are still some airlines that show their appreciation for customers, dishing out amenities that make them stand out from the rest.

Virgin Produced Launches Loyola Marymount University Student's Music Career into the Air

Mylen Fe Yamamoto | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Mylen Fe Yamamoto

Virgin Produced, the film, television, and entertainment division of the British Virgin Group recently collaborated with the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University for the Hilton Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture Series held at their West Los Angeles campus on March 19th.

The Fastest Airline In The Country

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

What's an electoral wizard like Nate Silver -- the analyst/journalist at the helm of data-driven news site FiveThirtyEight -- to do during the relative quiet of an election off-season?

10 New Routes That Will Lead To Cheaper Flights In 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel

Route expansions may not seem like exciting news, but they're a bigger deal than you probably think. Why? Because they often spark competition between airlines and drive down fares on multiple carriers. If your New Year's resolution involves traveling more, it may be time to give one of these new routes a try.

'Free' Still Flys! - Domestic Flights With Free Amenities

Bobby Laurie | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

The airline industry has seen many changes over the past few years, what used to be included in the cost of an airline ticket is now "a-la-carte" and sometimes there seems to be a fee for everything.

On the Culture Front: Tennis Without Humidity (and Other Wonders in Palm Springs)

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As the US Open rages on through insane humidity, I'm reminded of a weekend I spend last year at the BNP Paribas Open, in lovely (and dry) Palm Springs...

Dave Jamieson

Virgin America Flight Attendants Vote To Join Union | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Three years after a failed bid to unionize, flight attendants at Virgin America airlines on Wednesday voted decisively to join the Trans...

If You Think Airlines Suck, It's Because You're Flying The Wrong Ones

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel

We spend a lot of time hating on airlines: passengers whine that the food is nasty, the luggage gets lost, and the flight attendants are grumpy and gr...

Two Thumbs Down on Air Nonsense

Jeff Polman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel
Jeff Polman

Imagine my horror then, the next time I flew Virgin America, and witnessed this abomination: a five-minute long, professionally-choreographed singing and dancing video.

America's Meanest Airlines 2014

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The 2014 Airline Quality Ratings report, released April 7, shows that United Airlines is finally beginning to recover from its merger with Continental Airlines, which took place in 2010. But that wasn't enough to keep United from earning the lowest AQR score of all national airlines for the fourth year in a row.

Connections Over Connectivity at 10,000 Feet: Creating Consistent Airline Customer Service

Christine Hannon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Christine Hannon

The customer experience must be consistent in marketing, ticketing, gate operations, flying and baggage handling. Each interaction is an opportunity to turn that customer into a raving fan. Each interaction is an opportunity for one human being to be kind to and take care of another.

This Flight Attendant Knows How To Get His Groove On

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Air travel safety is serious business, but it never hurts to infuse some fun into the matter. Virgin America's safety video, released in October, i...

New Virgin America Credit Card With Free Ticket Change/Cancel (Sort Of)

George Hobica | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

The Virgin America media folks sent me an email today touting the new Virgin America credit cards. One thing caught my eye: get the "premium" version ...

Operation Chihuahua Flies Homeless Pups First Class

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.14.2013 | Good News

Nine of San Francisco’s homeless chihuahuas were treated to a red carpet and first class flight treatment this morning -- a swankier ride than most ...