Virgin America Asks Flyers to Vote Yes on Low Fares
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today announces the "Vote Yes on Low Fares" fare sale, offering fares that any party can get behind.
Through November 8, 2010, flyers can pull the lever on short haul fares starting from $34* and from $99* for cross-country flights, restrictions, taxes and fees applying. With plush, mood-lit cabins and innovative features like on-demand food and drink, in-flight WiFi and the most advanced touch-screen entertainment platform in the U.S. skies – Virgin America is offering travelers a better choice.
Tickets are on sale today and can be purchased via Virgin America's Web site (www.virginamerica.com) and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474).** Tickets must be purchased by November 8, 2010, and travel for most destinations must occur between November 8, 2010, and February 15, 2011.*
The "Vote Yes on Low Fares" fare sale includes Virgin America's exciting new destinations from both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), including Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Orlando International Airport (MCO), as well as soon-to-be-launched routes like Dallas-Fort Worth (from both LAX and SFO starting in December 2010), Los Cabos*** (starting December 16, 2010 from SFO only) and Cancun*** (from both LAX and SFO starting in January 2011). Since launching in August 2007, Virgin America has captured a list of travel industry best-in-class awards, including "Best Domestic Airline" in Conde Nast Traveler's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers' Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure's 2008, 2009 and 2010 World's Best Awards.
EDITORS NOTE: Virgin America is a U.S. controlled and operated airline. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is a minority share investor in Virgin America.
About Virgin America: Headquartered in California and launched in August 2007, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel, including in-flight internet service on every flight and the most advanced touch-screen entertainment platform in the skies. The airline's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport. In just three years flying, Virgin America has created 1,700 new jobs and has swept the major reader-based travel awards, including "Best Domestic Airline" in the Conde Nast Traveler 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers' Choice Awards and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's 2008, 2009 and 2010 World's Best Awards. For photos and more, visit: www.virginamerica.com
*Terms and Conditions: All Main Cabin fares are one-way, based on travel originating from the US, and require a 7-day advance purchase. Fare sale starts 5:00pm PDT November 1, 2010. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm PST November 8, 2010. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. For international travel, fares do not include the U.S. Immigration User Fee of $7, the U.S. APHIS fee of $5, and the U.S. International Arrival/Departure tax of $16.10 each way. For service to/from Toronto, fares do not include additional taxes/fees of up to $50, including: Airport Improvement Fee, Canadian Security Fee, Goods and Services Tax, and Harmonized Sales Tax. For service to/from Mexico, fares do not include additional taxes/fees of up to $60, including: Mexico International Departure Tax and Mexico Tourism Tax. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Travel must occur between November 8, 2010 and February 15, 2011, unless specified otherwise. For LAX-DFW service, travel must occur between December 1, 2010 and February 15, 2011. For SFO-DFW service, travel must occur between December 6, 2010 and February 15, 2011. For LAX-CUN service, travel must occur between January 19, 2011 and March 16, 2011. For SFO-CUN service, travel must occur between January 20, 2011 and March 16, 2011. Blackout dates are November 24, 2010; November 27-29, 2010; December 17-18, 2010; December 23-24, 2010; December 26, 2010; December 30, 2010; January 2-3, 2011; February 18, 21, 2011. Lowest fares are available for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Higher fares are available for travel on other days of the week. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate daily. Mexico service subject to government approval. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $75 fee if changes are made on Virgin America's website (www.virginamerica.com) or a $100 fee through all other channels, including the call center and at the airport, plus any increase in fare, if applicable. Changes or cancellations of a booking made with Elevate Points will be subject to a $75 redeposit fee. Guests who no-show without a change or cancel 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 $15 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 one (1) piece of checked baggage up to 70 pounds for $25 for each ticketed guest traveling within the U.S. and for free of charge for each ticketed guest traveling to/from Mexico or to/from Canada. The fee per guest for each additional checked bag up to 50 pounds from the second (2) to the tenth (10) is $25. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply.
**Any guest calling within the United States has access to a complimentary telecommunication relay service by dialing 711. For more information, go to: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/telecomm.asp
***Pending government approval
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