When it comes to in-flight food, which nowadays is a regular ancillary service and no longer and obvious part of the flying experience, we can observe a stratification which by and large comes down to two trends. Low-cost airlines overcharge you for a dishwater of a coffee and a child portion of insipid food which makes them what they are: low-cost.
On the other hand there are those more traditional carriers offering a variety of products depending how much you are willing to put up. That kind of diversity is surely advantageous in that is gives one a freedom of choice. Let us take a look at just a few examples of airlines know for quality food.
Air France, Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Funny, Lufthansa, Other, Singapore Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic
Reducing the environmental impact of flying
Among the issues dominating the public debate these days are the matter of our impact on natural environment. The most heated part of this comprehensive debate is the assumed relation between our activities like carbon emission and the climate change. Even thought there is no consensus as to whether there is a straightforward relation between these phenomena, two things are sure: and there is a growing number of both companies, such as airlines and known people acting according to the better safe than sorry principle.
Why we mentioned these two categories of players? Well airlines are what this blog is about and celebrities with theire mobile life style can set a good example.
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These cool November days the California-based Virgin America, launches a hot sale under a slogan clearly alluding to the midterm elections in the carrier’s the country of origin. The slogan is «Vote Yes on Low Fares». Let us see just how low the airfares drop this time. The lowest accessible price – $34 – is for the following routes
San Francisco – Los Angeles
San Francisco – Las Vegas
San Francisco – San Diego
The offer includes of course much more than just these flights and we suggest you visit the carrier’s official page and find out where else you can fly at discounted prices.
As is often the case with American carriers, the quoted fares are exclusive of taxes. Tickets are on sale until November 8, 2010 but you do not expect to buy any of the cheapest airfares the very last day, do you??
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Virgin America, carrier with its base in Burlingame (in proximity to San Francisco International Airport), was named the nation’s best airline, according to the Condé Nast Traveler’s readers awards. Singapore Airlines, in the Condé Nast survey, was voted the best airline globally.
Virgin America has captured the award for three consecutive years. The survey reflects the opinions of almost 26,000 of Condé Nast Traveler readers. Virgin America is pushing ahead with an expansion strategy. Earlier this year the airline said it will more than double its fleet and routes with the purchase of 40 new planes, a $3.2 billion order at list price.
The carrier flies to 11 airports, including San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It will add Dallas and Los Cabos in December and Cancun Airport starting in January 2011.
Other, Singapore Airlines, Virgin America
California-based airline Virgin America won “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. To thank its loyal business guests, the airline launched a “Taking Care of Business” two-day fare sale. Fares start from $39 in Main Cabin and $99 in Main Cabin Select, taxes and fees apply. Travel period lasts from September 27, 2010 until December 15, 2010.
In total 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).
Airfare Deals, Airlines, North America, Virgin America
We carry on with our series about the luggage policy of different airlines. Let us find out how much we can cram into our bags when travelling with the US-based carrier Virgin America. To begin with, an important piece of information – the rules below are in force for all travel booked on or after February 12, 2010.
As those of you who have travelled with Virgin America know, the cabin on the Virgin America aircrafts is divided into three travel classes – First Class, Main Cabin Select and Main Cabin – with a slightly different set of rules applied to each one.
Airlines, Baggage allowance, North America, Virgin America
California-based airline Virgin America was selected as the winner of Most Eco-Friendly Airline in the SmarterTravel Editors’ Choice Awards. In addition to this recognition, the airline announces that it has recently completed the LEED certification process for its Burlingame-based headquarters with its landlord Equity Office Partners.
Virgin America has experienced rapid growth since its 2007 launch and the airline currently employs over 1600 teammates and plans to double its teammate base over the next three years. In order to accommodate its growth, Virgin America will expand its presence at its current 555 Airport Boulevard Headquarters location in 2010.
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Virgin America announcesd that it would postpone its start of service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) due to delays in the airline’s aircraft delivery schedule. The airline previously announced that it would launch daily nonstop flights from both Los Angeles and San Francisco to MCO beginning August 19, 2010. Due to an unexpected delay in its aircraft delivery schedule, Virgin America will postpone its start of service to MCO until at least October 2010.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this delay has caused to our Orlando guests. Although an unforeseen delay in our aircraft delivery schedule has forced us to postpone our launch date, we still intend to bring our low-fare, award-winning service to Orlando before the end of this year,” said Diana Walke, Vice President of Planning and Sales at Virgin America. “Orlando is an important year-round travel market for us and we look forward to adding the city as a new destination later in 2010.”
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Virgin America has announced that it has partnered with V Australia and Virgin Blue to allow each airline’s loyalty program members to earn points when taking flights on the three Virgin-branded airlines.
The partnership means that guests flying on Virgin America, V Australia, and Virgin Blue will all be able to earn credit for their flights that will be redeemable under any of the carrier’s frequent flyer programs. Guests will be now able to earn points on any of the carriers they choose.
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Virgin America announced network expansion plans that position the new airline for strong growth in 2010 and beyond. Airline will serve Orlando International Airport (MCO) with daily nonstop flights from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) beginning August 19, 2010.
Additionally, the airline announces its intent to serve Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) with daily flights from both LAX and SFO as early as June 2010.
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