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The Passenger Aircraft Caste System

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

As the lines to the back of the jet get backed up with people, the commoners get a glimpse of what is offered in front of them. They are teased as the upper class fidgets with their electronic massage seats while sipping on cold red wine and munching on salted nuts.

Which Airlines Keep Customers Waiting The Longest?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel

It's not just your imagination: Airlines really are keeping you on hold for minutes at a time. A new study reveals that 13 major US airlines keep t...

PHOTOS: Richard And Eve Branson's Gala Celebrates The Greater Good

Posted 11.17.2011 | Los Angeles

Celebrities and entertainers came out in full force Wednesday to Richard and Eve Branson's 5th annual Rock The Kasbah, a fundraiser for Virgin Unite a...

Richard Branson Invests In Startup Square

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2012 | Small Business

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Square, the mobile payment startup that counts former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers on its...

A Taste of Change: Why Getting a Slice of the Beverage Business Isn't so Crazy After All

Porter Gale | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

Here was a woman in her kitchen, with no experience in the beverage category, and she decided to do what was seemingly impossible. The task? She was going to get a slice of the beverage industry.

10 Tips From 10 Top Entrepreneurs

Porter Gale | Posted 11.26.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

In the spirit of collaboration (and entrepreneurship), I sent a quick email out to my successful self-employed friends and asked, "What is the best advice you have for business owners?"

Is There A Recipe For Entrepreneurialism?

Porter Gale | Posted 11.20.2011 | Small Business
Porter Gale

Some people thought I was crazy when I announced that I had resigned as Vice President of Marketing, at Virgin America. Others applauded and sent kudos. It's time to try something new. Crazy? Maybe, but as the phrase goes, "we only live once." So, all systems go.

GADLING: Emirates, Virgin America Win Passenger Choice Awards | Melanie Renzulli | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

Window or aisle? Coffee or Coke? Choices for airline passengers are shrinking faster than the on-board snack. But there are some airlines that are sti...

Virgin America Gives Some Love To SF Giants Fans

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 10.05.2011 | Travel

Virgin America and the World Champion San Francisco Giants are teaming up for Saturday's game against the loathsome Philadelphia Phillies (full disclo...

Richard Branson Will Ignite the World

Brandon Deroche | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

Richard Branson is a real life Willy Wonka and everyone wants to win his golden ticket to space.

6 Questions With Virgin America's Porter Gale: Getting Social Media Right

Jeff Sweat | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business
Jeff Sweat

When I heard Porter Gale, VP of marketing at Virgin America, speak about how the fledgling airline used Twitter to listen to customer concerns and get its message out, I got it.

WATCH: Branson On Hand To Launch San Francisco's Newest Terminal | By Chris Owen (RSS Feed) on Apr 7th 2011 at 7:00AM | Posted 06.07.2011 | Travel

It was 1954 when San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed it's first flights. At the time, air travel was a luxurious experience and would-b...

I Have Cancer, But I'll Buy You a Drink

Laura Ziskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Laura Ziskin

In learning about the courage of one amazing couple, we are forced to ask ourselves, "Would I marry someone I knew was terminal?"

Samira Nanda

WATCH: Richard Branson: Airplane Passengers Are Treated 'Like Cattle' | Samira Nanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post from Virgin America's inaugural Los Angeles to Dallas flight, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson ...

Richard Branson Brings Virgin America To Dallas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Richard Branson's Virgin America expanded once again on Wednesday, when the airline's first flight landed in Dallas. The low-cost airline started it...

Rod Kurtz

With 'Project,' Richard Branson Sets His Sights On The Publishing World | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Over the years, Sir Richard Branson has made a habit of bringing unconventional wisdom to very conventional industries -- from music to airlines to sp...

Flying Virgin America for the First Time

Natalie Bahadur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Natalie Bahadur

2010-11-18-virgin.jpgBoarding the plane, I feel like I'm entering -- well, not a plane. Not a club. Something sort of in between. Maybe it's the clubby, dance music pumping just loud enough to put a swivel in your hips.

Branson's Empire Expands: Virgin Hotels Launches Website

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

We knew it was bound to happen: Richard Branson's mega-conglomerate, Virgin, is launching a hotel chain. There have been rumors for months, nay years,...

I Flew With Ed Begley Jr., Possibly the Greenest Person Alive

Johnny Jet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Johnny Jet

This past Saturday, Ed Begley Jr. was on my flight. Ed is arguably one of the greenest people in the world. So a plane is the last place you would expect to run into him. That wasn't the case on Saturday in Toronto.

Virgin America Launches Service To Cabo San Lucas, Cancun

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

On Tuesday, Virgin America announced that it is expanding its service to Cabo San Lucas and Cancun, Mexico, with non-stop flights from San Francisco a...

Virgin America To Donate Up To $50,000 From Ticket Sales To Education Nonprofits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Virgin America and Twitter have joined forces to launch a Fly Forward, Give Back airfare sale for charity. For 24 hours, $5 will be donated to educati...

Virgin America, Twitter's 24-Hour Joint Fundraising Campaign

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Virgin America has teamed with Twitter for a 24-hour "Fly Forward, Give Back" fare sale that encourages travelers to grab a discounted seat and help r...

Shopaholics Unite!: Virgin America Launches Seat-Back Shopping

AOL Travel News | Fran Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

In a move that will no doubt come as great news to shopaholics, Virgin America has officially launched touch-screen shopping as a new feature on its R...

Rod Kurtz

Richard Branson: Living The American Dream -- At 35,000 Feet | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Along with Sir Richard Branson, members of the AOL Small Business Board of Directors took to the skies to celebrate Virgin America's first internation...

On a Plane With Young Entrepreneurs

Courtney Reum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Courtney Reum

Virgin America Airlines partnered with Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, to launch the Young Entrepreneurs Program. The location: Virgin America's flight to Toronto!