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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!

Sir Richard Branson's Mile High Party

Meg Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Meg Hemphill

In 24 hours you can eat, sleep and work. Or you can fly internationally with Sir Richard Branson on a party plane with celebrities and a Grammy-nominated recording artist.

Janean Chun

Sir Richard Branson Takes To The Skies To Help Young Entrepreneurs | Janean Chun | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

To help celebrate Virgin America's first international service, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson will host a star-studded event at 35,000 feet...

LAX to JFK -- Who to Choose?

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terry Gardner

For the last few years, several actors and other frequent travelers have told me that when it comes to flights between LA and Manhattan, they choose between two carriers: JetBlue Airways or Virgin America Airlines.

Virgin America Apologizes For 16 Hour Nightmare Flight

Yahoo! News | 2 Hrs 8 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


Flightmare: LAX To JFK Flight Takes 16 Hours, Chips Rationed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Virgin America flight 404, bound from LAX to JFK, left as scheduled at 7am Saturday morning, but the passengers would not reach their destination unti...

Previewing The CW's Fly Girls at 35,000 Feet

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Gardner

Virgin America invited me to attend the in-flight premiere of Fly Girls, a docu-series that follows the lives of five flight attendants.

Lessons and Fun at LA Times Travel Show

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

Two Climbers on the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Climbing Wall (All photos by Terry Gardner) After bungy jumping in New Zealand last year, I thought th...

More Comfy Skies Ahead for Passengers this Year

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Gardner

Hopefully 2010 is the year that airlines focus more on passenger comfort and less on nickeling and diming us over pillows, blankets and baggage.

Google Gives Free Airport WiFi To Inspire Holiday Cheer, Generosity

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Deck the halls with free wiFi! Google's spreading holiday cheer this year is by equipping 47 airports across the U.S. with free wireless Internet, the...

Richard Branson, Concert-Goers On The Importance Of Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At the end of August, Virgin Mobile presented the FreeFest, a free music festival dedicated to encouraging young people to devote time to public servi...

3 Travel Lessons: The Advantage of Persistence, Flexibility and an Upgrade

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

If you know you left a valuable piece of equipment in the wall of a hotel room, keep calling to inquire because your persistence may pay off like mine did.

Stewardess Reality Show Planned By CW

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The CW has announced plans for "Fly Girls," a new reality show that will track five Virgin America stewardesses as they cavort in their "high-flying c...

HuffPost And Digg Go To New Heights With Richard Branson

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Arianna Huffington is going to be interviewing Virgin Group founder and record-breaking adventurer Sir Richard Branson. She will pose the most popul...

Virgin To Voluntarily Report Greenhouse Gases

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Virgin has volunteered to provide the Climate Registry annually with details regarding greenhouse gases emitted operating the airline. Virgin's mov...