September 5, 2008

Virgin America Waives Change Fees and Fare Differences for Travelers Impacted By Tropical Storm Hanna

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Due to severe weather events along the East Coast, Virgin America is waiving change fees and fare differences for guests who may wish to postpone their travel plans on flights originating from or departing to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Washington Dulles (IAD).

Guests inconvenienced by the severe weather with confirmed flights on September 5 - September 7, 2008, may change their travel plans without paying change fees or the difference in fares, now through September 8, 2008.

Virgin America advises guests impacted by the severe weather to call Virgin America reservations at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474) between the hours of 3:30am-11:30pm (PST) to make a change to their itinerary.

About Virgin America: Launched in August 2007, Virgin America is a California-based airline that offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. Virgin America's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport's ultra-modern and convenient International Terminal. The airline's new Airbus A320-family aircraft offer interactive in-flight entertainment systems and power outlets for laptops and other electronic gear. In July 2008, Virgin America was named "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards. In Zagat's 2007 Global Airlines Survey, the airline was ranked #1 among U.S. carriers for quality in First/Business Class and #2 in Main Cabin. The airline's brand new fleet is 30 percent more fuel efficient than the average domestic fleet. To learn more:

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