| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:49 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:06 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:37 AM
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...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:56 AM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:44 AM
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....