18 August 2014 Flight attendants form union, join The Transport Workers Union TWU. Virgin was the last air carrier to fly to the USA without a union.
October 2011 Virgin America flight attendants seeking union membership with American union Transport workers union TWU
New skycots and infant child seats Virgin
Virgin America plans to offer in-flight Wi-Fi Internet. Testing for one week on an Airbus A320. If this works out expect it one its 24 other planes by mid 09. Joining American Airlines as the only carriers in the world to offer full Internet access. Passengers can browse the web, use email, IM, and connect to secure networks through three wireless access points on the plane. Voice calls over the Internet are not allowed. The cost is $9.95 to $12.95 a flight, depending on route length.
3/3/09 All Virgin Megastores in US to close by summer. The 52,000-square-foot Times Square flagship closes in mid-April, to be followed by another New York store and outlets in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Fla., and Denver, all by June, Wright said. About 1,000 staff and 60 at the corporate level will be laid off. full article at breitbart.com
10/8/08 Virgin America, and Barclaycard US, the credit card business of Barclays PLC in the U.S., today announced the launch of the new Virgin America Visa Signature Card -- an "Absurdly Simple" co-branded credit card that offers marketwatch.com
12/6/08 Virgin America has dropped plans to use Chicago International as a base, couldn't get time slots they needed. Has another city in eye site.
10/7/08 Virgin America Refundable Fares Currently Only Available Through Call Center, Not Via Web Site marketwatch.com
8/16/08 ATTN. UK, Manchester and Gatwick, baggage handlers Swissport, threaten strikes. Affected airlines Virgin, Emirates, Monarch, KLM, Air France,Cypress Air, Ethiad amongst others.Paul R Taylor manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Virgin America: The airline expects to begin testing Aircell Internet service in the fall and roll it out on its entire fleet by end of the first quarter, 2009.
9/19/08 British Airways and Virgin have declined to drop their fuel surcharges, despite oil prices falling by more than a third telegraph.co.uk
1/17/08 Virgin America to cut flights as fuel soars usatoday.com
Virgin America plans to launch service at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport this November. Will be competition for AA and United. O'Hare will be opening a new runway. Virgin plans to offer four daily flights apiece, to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Chicago. CEO is David Cush who spent 22 years at AA. New aircraft, ethernet plugs, entertainment system that lets passengers order food and drinks by touching TV screens.
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