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2011-08-18 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the stylish California-based airline that is reinventing air travel, today announces it is once again teaming up with Black Star Beer to sponsor the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF). SSMF is a three-day music festival (August 18-20) that takes it to the street with outdoor live concerts and events that celebrate the The Strip's vibrant musical legacy and renowned clubs. This year's lineup for the fourth annual...

2011-08-18 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning airline that is reinventing travel, announces today that it has partnered with The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use airport car rental brand, to offer Virgin America's Elevate loyalty program members exclusive deals on Hertz rental cars wherever the airline flies. Elevate members who rent with Hertz can earn one Elevate point per $1 spent on qualifying rentals and for a limited...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Virgin America, the airline that has been reinventing flying since its August 2007 launch, marks its fourth year anniversary with festivities that celebrate the airline's continued job growth, network expansion and innovative service. To mark birthday number four, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee has proclaimed the airline's anniversary date of August 8, 2011, "Virgin America Day" in the City of San Francisco. In order to thank its...

2011-08-03 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the airline reinventing flying, and Gilt City, the leading online lifestyle destination for curated local offers, today announces they will partner to provide special Insider Offers for the airline's premium Main Cabin Select service - with escalating discounts for the more flights* purchased. Gilt City members can now score major discounts on the airline's upscale and stylish Main Cabin Select service across its route network...

2011-07-21 07:00:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways is the partner airline of this year's Telluride Film Festival taking place in Telluride, Colorado from September 2 - 5, 2011. This is the first year that Virgin Atlantic has participated in the festival, which was founded in 1974 by Tom Luddy, James Card, and Bill & Stella Pence. As part of this year's festival, Virgin Atlantic will host one of the much anticipated tributes, which honors a distinguished...

2011-07-14 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Virgin America, California's hometown airline, announces its intent to launch flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) in Mexico. Virgin America files today with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the authority to fly to PVR and subject to approval from both the U.S. DOT and the Mexican government, the airline plans to begin flying to Puerto Vallarta this winter. The...

2011-07-11 19:54:00

CHICAGO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: OWW) today announced a new partnership with Virgin Australia to power standalone hotel bookings on its Australian websites (www.vaustralia.com.au and www.virginaustralia.com). Effective immediately, the new distribution partnership leverages the Orbitz Worldwide private label platform and comprehensive supplier relationships delivered by HotelClub - the primary Orbitz Worldwide consumer brand in Asia Pacific - to allow...

2011-07-11 05:00:00

Program improvements allow members to share miles with friends and family TORONTO, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS); (NASDAQ: PCOM), owner and operator of the world's leading loyalty reward program management platform, www.Points.com, and the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club loyalty programme today announced that they have added sharing functionality to their already flexible Buy Miles program. Now, Flying Club members will experience an easy to use...

2011-07-07 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing travel, today took the top honors for the fourth consecutive year as "Best Domestic Airline" in the prestigious Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards readers' survey. The annual Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards highlight the results of an impartial survey that captures the independent opinions of Travel + Leisure readers on their favorite travel experiences.* In this 16th...

2011-06-30 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing domestic flying, today announces that it is teaming up with Google Inc. to offer guests the opportunity to "test-fly" Google's new Chromebook for free onboard their flight and at select airport gates. From July 1-September 30, 2011, Virgin America flyers will have the exclusive chance to check out a Chromebook at their departure airport gate and take the new notebook computer out for a spin...


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Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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