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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...

2011-06-30 06:04:00

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean closed earlier this month and, after attracting over 5,000 visits to the Centre's website, 20 hopefuls have now been invited to attend a special assessment day with Virgin Holidays and Virgin Unite on 4th July 2011, to demonstrate if they have what it takes to be the 'Caribbean Richard Branson'. The Centre, a collaboration between Virgin Unite, the...

2011-06-24 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, San Francisco's hometown airline, today announces its partnership with SF Pride, the nation's largest LGBT event, for the fourth year in a row. As the "Official Airline of SF Pride," Virgin America will once again partner with the local LGBT Pride Celebration Committee for the world-famous, one-of-a-kind SF Pride Parade and Celebration. Complete with a contingent of hundreds of Virgin America teammates and a float modeled...

2011-06-23 07:52:00

LONDON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stars of the Big and 'Small' Screen Unveil New Departure Lounge at Manchester Airport Virgin Holidays [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk ] customers travelling from Manchester Airport will get their own taste of Rockstar Service from 1st July when the holiday company's new v-room opens its doors in Terminal 2. The second of the popular dedicated leisure departure lounges joins that opened at Gatwick three years ago in adding more...

2011-06-17 03:00:00

LONDON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- July 2011 Launch Will Maximise Opportunities Created by the New Virgin Atlantic Direct Service Virgin Holidays [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk ] has announced that it will be launching its first ever dedicated Mexico brochure in July as the destination gears up for an increase in UK holidaymakers travelling on the new direct London - Cancun service from Virgin Atlantic. The 52-page brochure will more than double the current...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Virgin Atlantic Airways announced the launch of the airline's 33rd destination with the introduction of flights between London and Cancun, Mexico. The twice weekly service will debut June 12, 2012 and expects up to 94,000 Virgin Atlantic customers traveling between London and Cancun in the first year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101001/NY74547LOGO ) The new route strengthens Virgin Atlantic's leisure network from...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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