Virgin America Takes Travelers To The Sunshine With New Seasonal Routes

The Airline’s Seasonal New York-Fort Lauderdale and Boston-Las Vegas Routes are on Sale Now;

Guests Are Invited to Start Planning a ‘Winter Thaw’ with Deals and a ‘Sun-Inspired Selfie’ Competition for Chance To Win Roundtrip Flights to Winter Escape Destinations.

San Francisco – October 1, 2014 – Virgin America, the award-winning airline that is reinventing travel, today announces two new seasonal routes – daily nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and four times weekly service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS). Virgin America will offer its award-winning three class service – First Class, Main Cabin Select and Main Cabin – on these routes with mood-lighting, touch-screen entertainment at every seat and fleetwide WiFi. To celebrate the new routes, Virgin America is inviting travelers to share their best sun-inspired ‘selfie’ on Twitter using the #ThawOut hashtag for a chance to win two roundtrip Main Cabin tickets on one of these new winter escape routes*. Tickets for the new services are available now on Virgin America’s website and 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN with special sale fares for JFK-FLL starting from $99 one-way and BOS-LAS starting from $179 one-way (taxes and fees included and restrictions applying*). All seats are also available for redemption bookings, with no-blackout reward flights on JFK-FLL starting at 3907 Elevate® points and BOS-LAS starting at 7629 points.

“As the colder months approach, many of our guests – in the Northeastern U.S., especially – are already planning their winter getaways, so we’re pleased to offer a breath of fresh airline on these seasonal routes,” said John MacLeod, Virgin America’s Senior Vice President of Planning and Sales. “This is the first time Virgin America has offered nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and New York as well as Las Vegas and Boston. With our moodlighting, award-winning guest service, personal entertainment and power outlets at every seat, plus WiFi across the entire fleet, we think guests will agree that Virgin America is the perfect way to escape to these popular destinations.”

Additionally, the airline announces today that it will operate two extra roundtrip frequencies weekly between Las Vegas-New York (JFK) over winter and early spring to bring weekly frequencies on this popular route from the current seven to nine.

For more details on the Twitter #ThawOut contest, visit Virgin America’s Flyer Feed blog and the official rules site.

Virgin America’s 2014-2015 new seasonal services are as follows:

December 18, 2014 – April 28, 2015

  • JFK- FLL: depart 8:00am and arrive 11:05am daily.
  • FLL- JFK: depart 9:15am and arrive 11:55am daily.

January 8, 2015 – April 28, 2015

  • BOS-LAS: depart 10:30am and arrive 1:40pm on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • LAS-BOS: depart 2:50pm and arrive 10:40pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • LAS-BOS: depart at 3:35pm and arrive 11:25pm on Thursday.

January 5, 2015 – April 28, 2015*

  • JFK-LAS: depart at 11:35am and arrive 2:35pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • LAS-JFK: depart at 3:10pm and arrive at 11:00pm on Monday.
  • LAS-JFK: depart at 3:35pm and arrive at 11:25pm on Wednesday.

*In addition to existing daily roundtrip schedule on this route.

Virgin America offers sleek, tech-forward aircraft cabins with custom-designed seating, fleetwide in-flight WiFi, signature moodlighting, power outlets near every seat and the unparalleled Red® in-flight entertainment system. The Red® platform offers guests on every Virgin America flight their own seatback screen, with 25 films, live TV, interactive Google Maps, videogames, a 3,000 song library and an on-demand menu, which allows flyers to order a cocktail or snack from their seatback any time during a flight. In addition to a Main Cabin that offers custom-designed leather seating with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, the airline’s exclusive 8-seat First Class cabin features plush white leather seating with 55 inches of pitch, 165 degrees of recline and lumbar massagers. The carrier’s Main Cabin Select option offers 38-inches of pitch, free food and cocktails, an all-access pass to media content, dedicated overhead bins and priority check-in/boarding.

Since its 2007 launch, Virgin America has created more than 2,800 jobs and expanded its network to include Austin, Boston, Cancun, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth (ends Oct. 12, 2014), Dallas Love Field (commences Oct. 13, 2014), Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Los Cabos, Newark, New York (JFK), Orlando, Palm Springs (seasonal), Portland, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. (IAD and DCA). Virgin America will launch service from New York’s LaGuardia Airport later this month on Oct. 28, 2014.


About Virgin America:
Known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities — like touch-screen personal entertainment, WiFi and power outlets at every seat, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007 — including being named both the “Best U.S. Airline” in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for the past six consecutive years and “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards for the past seven consecutive years. For more:

Terms and Conditions * Sale Fares

All Main Cabin fares are one-way and require a 21-day advance purchase. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm CT on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Travel must occur between January 8, 2015 and February 28, 2015. Lowest sale fares are available only on certain itineraries. Lowest sale fares are only valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Blackout dates for 2015 are as follows: January 16, 19; February 13, 16. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate daily. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For travel solely between points in the Western Region (LAS/LAX/PDX/PSP/PVR/SAN/SEA/SFO/SJD only) changes or cancellations can be made for a $75 fee per guest through all channels, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. For all other itineraries, changes or cancellations can be made for a $150 fee per guest through all channels, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. Any remaining balance will be placed in a guest’s travel bank, good for travel on Virgin America for one year from date of issue. Changes or cancellations of a booking made with Elevate Points will be subject to a $100 redeposit fee per guest. Guests who no-show without a change or cancellation 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 $20 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 up to ten pieces of checked baggage, up to 50 pounds each, per ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. The fee for each piece of checked baggage up to 50 pounds is $25. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.

Terms and Conditions * Sun-Inspired #ThawOut Contest

*No purchase necessary. Open only to U.S. residents 21 and older. Employees, officers and directors of Virgin America Inc., Twitter, and their immediate family members and members of the same household, are not eligible. Prize includes one (1) voucher for a main cabin, round-trip flight for two (2) anywhere on Virgin America’s domestic network. ARV: $1,552.00. Begins: October 1, 2014. Ends: October 10, 2014. Tweet your sun-inspired selfie photo in 140 characters or less using hashtag #ThawOut. Prizes will be awarded based on Creativity/originality (50%) and Fit to Contest Theme (50%) on or about October 20, 2014. Sponsor: Virgin America Inc., 555 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010. Void where prohibited. Additional terms and conditions apply. For complete Official Rules, including entry instructions and complete prize details, visit

SOURCE: Virgin America