Virgin America Wins Best Domestic Airline in Conde Nast Traveler’s Annual Business Travel Poll

   
     

Airline Named Best in the U.S. in a Survey of over 25,000 Business Travelers — for the Third Consecutive Year

Launches Two-Day Fare Sale on Main Cabin and Main Cabin Select Seats to Thank its Loyal Guests

Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing domestic travel, took the top honors for "Best Business/First Class" among domestic airlines in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2010 Business Travel Poll.  The annual survey of the magazine’s business travelers ranked Virgin America as the top U.S. airline for the third consecutive year, as reported in the October issue of Conde Nast Traveler.  To thank its loyal business guests, the airline today launches a "Taking Care of Business" two-day fare sale with low fares in the airline’s Main Cabin and its premium Main Cabin Select service.

"We’re honored to receive the highest marks for the third consecutive year from the road warriors who fly the most and expect the best," said Virgin America President and CEO David Cush.  "With a host of innovative amenities, our cabins offer business travelers an office in the sky that keeps them comfortable, connected and productive at 35,000 feet."

Two independent firms asked 25,900 Conde Nast Traveler readers identified as business travelers to rate hotels, airports and airlines on a variety of criteria.  Final scores (out of 100) represent the percentage of readers who rated a hotel, airport, or airline "excellent" or "very good."  Virgin America rated an overall score of 89.7 — its two nearest competitors ranked at 82.2 (Midwest) and 68.1 (Continental) respectively.

"Taking Care of Business" fare sale tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm PDT on September 23, 2010. Fares start from $39* in Main Cabin and $99* in Main Cabin Select, and restrictions, taxes and fees apply.  For most of the network, travel on fare sale tickets must occur between September 27, 2010-December 15, 2010. Tickets are on sale today on the airline’s Web site (www.virginamerica.com) and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN.**

Virgin America offers business travelers high-tech amenities, including WiFi, standard power outlets near every seat and a first-of-its-kind on-demand menu.  The airline’s mood-lit, custom-designed new cabins offer the Red™ entertainment platform at every seat.  The Red platform features over 700 hours of media content, including live TV news like CNN and CNBC.

"Taking Care of Business" sale fares include the following, and restrictions, taxes and fees apply*:


Markets:

7-DAY AP

7-DAY AP

Main Cabin

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Friday, Sunday

Boston

Los Angeles

$119*

$139*

Boston

San Francisco

$119*

$139*

New York

Los Angeles

$129*

$149*

New York

San Francisco

$129*

$149*

New York

Las Vegas

$129*

$149*

 

Dulles

Los Angeles

$109*

$129*

Dulles

San Francisco

$109*

$129*

Fort Lauderdale

Los Angeles

$109*

$129*

Fort Lauderdale

San Francisco

$109*

$129*

Orlando

Los Angeles

$119*

$139*

Orlando

San Francisco

$119*

$139*

Toronto

Los Angeles

$149*

$159*

Toronto

San Francisco

$169*

$179*

San Francisco

Los Angeles

$39*

$49*

San Francisco

Las Vegas

$39*

$59*

San Francisco

San Diego

$39*

$49*

Seattle

San Francisco

$69*

$89*

Seattle

Los Angeles

$89*

$99*

Boston

Seattle

$129*

$149*

Boston

Las Vegas

$129*

$149*

Boston

San Diego

$129*

$149*

New York

San Diego

$139*

$159*

New York

Seattle

$139*

$159*

Dulles

San Diego

$119*

$139*

Dulles

Seattle

$119*

$139*

Dulles

Las Vegas

$119*

$139*

Fort Lauderdale

Seattle

$119*

$139*

Fort Lauderdale

Las Vegas

$119*

$139*

Fort Lauderdale

San Diego

$119*

$139*

Orlando

San Diego

$139*

$159*

Orlando

Seattle

$139*

$159*

Toronto

Seattle

$179*

$189

Seattle

Las Vegas

$109*

$119*

Seattle

San Diego

$109*

$119*

 

Markets:

7-Day AP

Main Cabin Select

 

All days of week      

Boston

Los Angeles

$199*

Boston

San Francisco

$199*

New York

Los Angeles

$219*

New York

San Francisco

$219*

New York

Las Vegas

$219*

Dulles

Los Angeles

$199*

Dulles

San Francisco

$199*

Fort Lauderdale

Los Angeles

$199*

Fort Lauderdale

San Francisco

$199*

Orlando

Los Angeles

$199*

Orlando

San Francisco

$199*

Toronto

Los Angeles

$199*

Toronto

San Francisco

$199*

San Francisco

Los Angeles

$99*

San Francisco

Las Vegas

$99*

San Francisco

San Diego

$99*

Seattle

San Francisco

$119*

Seattle

Los Angeles

$119*

Boston

Seattle

$219*

Boston

Las Vegas

$219*

Boston

San Diego

$219*

New York

San Diego

$219*

New York

Seattle

$219*

Dulles

San Diego

$219*

Dulles

Seattle

$219*

Dulles

Las Vegas

$219*

 

Fort Lauderdale

Seattle

$219*

Fort Lauderdale

Las Vegas

$219*

Fort Lauderdale

San Diego

$219*

Orlando

San Diego

$219*

Orlando

Seattle

$219*

Toronto

Seattle

$219*

Seattle

Las Vegas

$149*

Seattle

San Diego

$149*

 

DFW:

December 1, 2010 to February 15, 2011

Main Cabin

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Saturday

Friday, Sunday

Dallas/Ft. Worth

Los Angeles

$119***

$129***

 

December 6, 2010 to February 15, 2011

Main Cabin

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Saturday

Friday, Sunday

Dallas/Ft. Worth

San Francisco

$119***

$129***

 

December 1, 2010 to February 15, 2011

Main Cabin Select  

All days of week

Dallas/Ft. Worth

Los Angeles

$199***

 

December 6, 2010 to February 15, 2011

All days of week

Dallas/Ft. Worth

San Francisco

$199***

Since its August 2007 launch, Virgin America has swept the major reader-based travel awards, including Conde Nast Traveler’s 2008 and 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards.  In addition to a Main Cabin that offers leather seats with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, Virgin America’s First Class cabin features international-grade amenities, including plush white leather seats with 55 inches of pitch and lumbar massagers.  The carrier’s premium Main Cabin Select service, offers 38-inches of seat pitch, complimentary food and cocktails, an all-access pass to entertainment options, dedicated overhead bin space, one free checked bag and priority check-in/boarding.  In May 2009, Virgin America became the first airline to offer WiFi on all its flights.
Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Orlando (starting October 6, 2010), Dallas-Fort Worth (starting December 2010), Los Cabos (starting December 16, 2010) and Cancun (starting January 19, 2011).

Source = PR Newswire / Virgin America
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