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  • Lectures on history and other subjects added to onboard entertainment

    Lectures on history and other subjects added to onboard entertainment
    Virgin America, which boasts one of the industry’s widest selections of music, movies and television shows in its onboard entertainment system, is adding something for those deep thinkers on the plane. Starting Feb. 1, the Burlingame-based airline...
  • Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner

    Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner
    After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane. Since 2005, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, a firm famous...
  • Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick airport

    Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick airport
    A Virgin Atlantic jet bound from London to Las Vegas turned back and made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport on Monday after developing a problem with its landing gear. The airline confirmed the Boeing 747-400, carrying 447 passengers and 15 crew...
  • Brush up on the facts about first-class fares

    Brush up on the facts about first-class fares
    Looking for a good way to start the new year with a bang? If you've ever wanted to experience the luxury of first class without paying high prices, winter is a great time to travel in the front of the plane. We are seeing discounted front-cabin fares...
  • Virgin Cruises to set up shop in South Florida

    Virgin Cruises to set up shop in South Florida
    The Virgin Group is forming a new cruise line to be based in the Fort Lauderdale-Miami area. Virgin Cruises plans to design and construct two new world class cruise ships, but the outfit did not disclose when it plans to start operating, citing...
  • A peek inside an airline training base lifts the lid on emergencies, food

    A peek inside an airline training base lifts the lid on emergencies, food
    Do you obediently study your emergency card in the airline seatback pocket when asked? I actually do. But I instantly forgot everything during an emergency safety drill at The Base, Virgin Atlantic's training facility in Crawley, England, south of London....
  • Virgin America shares soar on first day of trading

    Virgin America shares soar on first day of trading
    Virgin America Inc. shares soared in their first day of trading Friday as investors flocked to the airline's strategy of combining low-cost fares with hipster cachet. Priced at $23 each, shares in the Burlingame, Calif.-based airline, backed by...
  • Virgin Galactic CEO vows to continue space tourism venture

    Virgin Galactic CEO vows to continue space tourism venture
    Virgin Galactic’s chief executive told a Culver City crowd Thursday night that the company would continue its quest to send tourists to space despitethe fatal crash of its SpaceShipTwo two weeks ago. “We have a new spaceship that’s...
  • Virgin America prices IPO at $23 a share

    Virgin America said its initial public offering of 13.3 million shares was priced at $23 apiece, raising about $306 million. The offering values the Burlingame, Calif., airline at about $994 million and was priced near the top of the expected range of...
  • Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash thrown from plane while strapped in seat

    Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash thrown from plane while strapped in seat
    The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic crash in the Mojave Desert last month was thrown from SpaceShipTwo still strapped in his seat as the plane broke apart in midair, federal investigators reported. Pilot Peter Siebold told investigators that he...
  • NTSB: Surviving SpaceShipTwo pilot thrown clear by breakup

    NTSB: Surviving SpaceShipTwo pilot thrown clear by breakup
    The surviving pilot of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo was thrown from the rocket-powered vehicle when it broke apart last month, and he was able to unbuckle from his seat before his parachute deployed automatically, officials said on Wednesday. The ...