Virgin America Flies South For The Winter: Launches New Seasonal Service From New York’s JFK To Fort Lauderdale

Airline Launches a Network-wide Fare Sale with Fares from $89* JFK– FLL and a Chance to Win a Lux “Thaw Out in Florida” Winter Escape at Mondrian South Beach and Free Car Rental from Sixt**

San Francisco – December 18, 2014 – Virgin America, the award-winning airline that is reinventing travel, today begins new daily nonstop seasonal service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL).  To celebrate the new routes, Virgin America has launched a network-wide fare sale with fares from $89* JFK – FLL (taxes and fees included with restrictions applying) one way. Tickets for the new Fort Lauderdale seasonal route are available today on Virgin America’s website and 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN.***  All seats are available for Elevate redemption bookings, with no-blackouts on JFK-FLL starting at 3907 Elevate® points.  Virgin America is also offering New York-area flyers a chance to win the ultimate winter escape to the Sunshine State with free flights,** two-night hotel stay at the luxurious Mondrian South Beach, a $100 credit to La Savina restaurant and complimentary Sixt car rental.  For full details and to enter, visit:

“We’re pleased to offer our New York flyers flight options for their warm weather escapes with this new seasonal, award winning service to Fort Lauderdale,” said John MacLeod, Virgin America’s SVP of Planning and Sales. “New York City to Fort Lauderdale is a frequently requested route from our Elevate members in New York and Fort Lauderdale.”

In addition to the new seasonal daily service to Fort Lauderdale, the airline is adding a second weekly flight to its seasonal service between JFK and Palm Springs.

Known for its new, beautifully designed aircraft and topnotch service, Virgin America has been named both the “Best U.S. Airline” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards and “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + LeisureWorld’s Best Awards for the past seven consecutive years.  The airline offers a consistent, upscale product on every flight — with fleetwide WiFi, power outlets and touch-screen seatback entertainment available for every guest on every flight.  In addition to a Main Cabin that offers custom-designed leather seating with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, the airline’s exclusive eight-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, food and cocktails, an all-access pass to media content, dedicated overhead bins and priority check-in/boarding.

Virgin America’s 2014-2015 seasonal service schedule from the northeast is as follows:

December 18, 2014 – April 27, 2015

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

November 15, 2014 – April 25, 2015

  • JFK-PSP: depart at 10:30am and arrive 1:35pm on Saturday
  • PSP-JFK: depart at 2:45pm and arrive at 10:50pm on Saturday

February 25, 2015 – April 25, 2015:

  • JFK – PSP:  depart at 11:30am and arrive at 2:35pm on Wednesday
  • PSP – JFK: depart at 3:30pm and arrive at 11:35pm on Wednesday

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’s Readers’ Choice Awards and “Best Domestic Airline” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the past seven consecutive years. For more:

*Terms and Conditions Fare Sale:
All Main Cabin fares are one-way and require a 21-day advance purchase.  Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 18, 2014.  Travel must occur between January 6, 2015 and March 4, 2015.  Travel for JFK-FLL and BOS-LAS must occur on or after January 10, 2015.   Lowest sale fares are valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday and are only available on certain itineraries.   Blackout dates are January 19, 2015 and February 16, 2015.  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 $100 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.

SOURCE: Virgin America