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  • Want airline elite status? Here are tips for fliers based in L.A. area

    Want airline elite status? Here are tips for fliers based in L.A. area
    You want free checked bags and extra legroom. Priority boarding sounds nice too. But those perks are reserved for road warriors, the elite fliers among us, right? Not necessarily. Fliers in the Southland can reach elite status with as few as six...
  • Virgin Galactic to open Long Beach plant

     Virgin Galactic to open Long Beach plant
    After losing thousands of aerospace jobs in recent years, Long Beach received good news Thursday when Virgin Galactic announced that it would build its new satellite-launching rocket in the city. The space tourism company founded by British...
  • Virgin Galactic to build satellite-launching rocket in Long Beach

    Virgin Galactic to build satellite-launching rocket in Long Beach
    Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is opening a facility in Long Beach to build and design the company’s new satellite-launching space vehicle. The news was welcomed Thursday by officials in Long Beach, which has lost thousands of aerospace...
  • Airline with the most Wi-Fi flights? Delta leads the pack, report says

    Airline with the most Wi-Fi flights? Delta leads the pack, report says
    The award for the airline that offers the most Wi-Fi-accessible flights goes to ... Delta Air Lines. Air travel data cruncher Routehappy reports that Delta came in tops for having the highest number of Wi-Fi flights and flight miles. And Virgin...
  • Virgin's Richard Branson talks his hotel, space travel, cruises

    Virgin's Richard Branson talks his hotel, space travel, cruises
    Richard Branson, the British billionaire behind Virgin Group, emerged shoeless from a guest room at Chicago's new Virgin Hotel on Thursday morning, light-heartedly teasing the American public relations staff that surrounded him for their failed attempts...
  • 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....