Virgin America Launches Subzero Winter Fares for Cyber Monday Sale
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin America, the California-based airline, today announces a “Cool Flights, Subzero Fares” sale to celebrate Cyber Monday, featuring low fares on the airline that’s reinventing flying as we know it. With cool fares for travel across its network – including its warm weather destinations, Virgin America is encouraging flyers to gear up for winter travel and see for themselves why the carrier was just named “Best Domestic Airline” in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the third consecutive year. Virgin America is now offering low seven-day advance purchase fares to southern destinations for travel between December 6, 2010 and May 11, 2011.*
“As temperatures start to drop, so have our fares, and we want to offer a low-cost, high-style way for our guests to travel to their favorite hot-spots,” said Diana Walke, Vice President of Planning and Sales at Virgin America. “With our newly announced destinations of Orlando, Los Cabos and Cancun, we’re urging flyers to kick off their warm weather getaways a few hours early on the only airline that offers fleetwide WiFi and touch-screen entertainment at every seat.”
Since launching in August 2007, Virgin America has captured a list of travel industry best-in-class awards, including “Best Domestic Airline” in both Conde Nast Traveler’s 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure’s 2008, 2009 and 2010 World’s Best Awards. The airline offers flyers mood-lit cabins, standard power outlets near every seat and the Red(TM) in-flight entertainment system – the largest and most advanced personal touch-screen entertainment platform in the skies. The Red platform offers 700+ hours of entertainment content, including the ability to build playlists from over 3,000 MP3s, 30 on-demand films, live and premium TV, interactive Google Maps, videogames, seat-to-seat chat, a first-of-its-kind digital Shop section and an on-demand menu – so guests can order a cocktail or meal from their seatback any time during a flight.
Tickets are on sale today and can be purchased via Virgin America’s Web site (www.virginamerica.com) and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474).** Fares start from $39* in Main Cabin, and restrictions, taxes and fees apply. Tickets must be purchased by December 6, 2010 and travel must occur between December 6, 2010 and May 11, 2011.
Markets: 7-DAY AP 7-DAY AP -------- -------- -------- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday Friday, Sunday Boston Los Angeles $109* $129* San Boston Francisco $109* $129* New York Los Angeles $109* $129* San New York Francisco $109* $129* New York Las Vegas $109* $129* Dallas/Ft. Worth Los Angeles $129* $139* Dallas/Ft. San Worth Francisco $129* $139* Los Angeles $109* $129* Dulles San Dulles Francisco $109* $129* Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $109* $129* Fort San Lauderdale Francisco $109* $129* Orlando Los Angeles $109* $129* San Orlando Francisco $109* $129* Toronto Los Angeles $129* $129* San Toronto Francisco $129* $129* San Francisco Los Angeles $39* $59* San Francisco Las Vegas $39* $59* San Francisco San Diego $39* $59* San Seattle Francisco $49* $79* Seattle Los Angeles $69* $99* Boston Seattle $119* $139* Boston Las Vegas $119* $139* Boston San Diego $119* $139* New York San Diego $119* $139* New York Seattle $119* $139* Dulles San Diego $119* $139* Dulles Seattle $119* $139* Dulles Las Vegas $119* $139* Fort Lauderdale Seattle $119* $139* Fort Lauderdale Las Vegas $119* $139* Fort Lauderdale San Diego $119* $139* Orlando San Diego $119* $139* Orlando Seattle $119* $139* Toronto Seattle $139* $139* Seattle Las Vegas $99* $119* Seattle San Diego $99* $119*
December 16, 2010 to May 11, 2011 ------------------------ San Francisco Los Cabos $159* January 19, 2011 to May 11, 2011 ------------------------ Los Angeles Cancun $169* January 20, 2011 to May 11, 2011 ------------------------ San Francisco Cancun $169*
Virgin America continues to experience significant growth with the addition of four new destinations in 2010. In July, the airline announced plans to order 60 additional aircraft. Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Orlando, Dallas-Fort Worth (starting December 2010), Los Cabos*** (starting December 16, 2010) and Cancun*** (starting January 19, 2011).
About Virgin America: Headquartered in California and launched in August 2007, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel, including in-flight internet service on every flight and the most advanced touch-screen entertainment platform in the skies. The airline’s base of operations is San Francisco International Airport. In just three years flying, Virgin America has created 1,700 new jobs and has swept the major reader-based travel awards, including “Best Domestic Airline” in the Conde Nast Traveler 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards and “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure’s 2008, 2009 and 2010 World’s Best Awards. For photos and more, visit: www.virginamerica.com
*Terms and Conditions (Main Cabin): All Main Cabin fares are one-way, based on travel originating from the US, and require a 7-day advance purchase. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm PST December 6, 2010. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. For international travel, fares do not include the U.S. Immigration User Fee of $7, the U.S. APHIS fee of $5, and the U.S. International Arrival/Departure tax of $16.10 each way. For service to/from Toronto, fares do not include additional taxes/fees of up to $50, including: Airport Improvement Fee, Canadian Security Fee, Goods and Services Tax, and Harmonized Sales Tax. For service to/from Mexico, fares do not include additional taxes/fees of up to $60, including: Mexico International Departure Tax and Mexico Tourism Tax. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Travel must occur between December 6, 2010 and May 11, 2011, unless specified otherwise. SFO-SJD service begins December 16, 2010. LAX-CUN service begins January 19, 2011. SFO-CUN service begins January 20, 2011. Blackout dates are December 18, 2010; December 23, 2010; December 26, 2010; January 2-3, 2011; February 18, 21, 2011. Lowest fares are not available for travel on Fridays and Sundays. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate daily. Mexico service subject to government approval. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $75 fee if changes are made on Virgin America’s website (www.virginamerica.com) or a $100 fee through all other channels, including the call center and at the airport, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. Changes or cancellations of a booking made with Elevate Points will be subject to a $75 redeposit fee. Guests who no-show without a change or cancel prior to the scheduled departure time will forfeit the amount of this fare. In addition, any future flights booked in the same reservation will also be canceled and the fare will be forfeited. Tickets purchased from Virgin America through our reservation call center will cost an additional $15 per guest per itinerary. Any added cost associated with purchasing tickets from Virgin America through our reservation call center will be non-refundable. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly or partially used ticket. Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. Virgin America will accept one (1) piece of checked baggage up to 70 pounds for $25 for each ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. and for free of charge for each ticketed guest traveling to/from Mexico or to/from Canada. The fee per guest for each additional checked bag up to 50 pounds from the second (2) to the tenth (10) is $25. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.
**Any guest calling within the United States has access to a complimentary telecommunication relay service by dialing 711. For more information, go to: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/telecomm.asp
***Subject to Mexican government approval.
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