Virgin America Launches Service from Boston to the West Coast

Award-Winning Airline Joins Bostonians in Celebrating Their Revolutionary Spirit, Recognizes Local Charitable Causes SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California -based airline that is reinventing domestic...

Virgin America's and Virgin Unite's selected non-profits:

The top voted "revolutionary" non-profit on

The runner-up in the popular vote was Boston Medical Center's pediatric at-risk unit, the SPARK Center, which offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care for Boston's most at-risk children.

In addition to Boston , Virgin America flies to San Francisco , LA, New York , D.C., Seattle , Las Vegas and San Diego . The airline is one of the fastest growing of all time, with a new 28-aircraft Airbus A320-family fleet and flights from: SFO to LAX, SFO to JFK, SFO to SAN, SFO to IAD, SFO to LAS, LAX to JFK, LAX to IAD, SFO to SEA, SEA to LAX, JFK to LAS, as of today - BOS to LAX/BOS to SFO, and on April 30 - SFO to SNA. Connecting flights are available from BOS to SAN, LAS, and SEA.

About Virgin America: Launched in August 2007 , Virgin America is a California -based airline that offers guests attractive fares and innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. The airline's Red(TM) system features a touch-screen food menu, 25 on-demand films, seat-to-seat chat, thousands of MP3s, videogames, and live TV. In addition to a Main Cabin that offers custom-designed leather seats with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, Virgin America's First Class features international-grade amenities, including seats with 55 inches of pitch and lumbar massagers. The carrier's Main Cabin Select service offers 38-inches of seat pitch, complimentary food and cocktails, an all-access pass to Red(TM) and priority check-in and boarding. To learn more:

About Virgin Unite: Virgin Unite is the not-for profit foundation of the Virgin Group. They work with great grassroots partners around the world to develop new approaches to tough social and environmental issues. By mobilizing Virgin's entrepreneurial energy and global resources they are helping to revolutionize the way that the business and social sectors work together to drive long-term social and environmental change where it's needed most. Virgin Unite is fully funded and supported by the Virgin Group, ensuring that 100% of all funds go directly to the frontline to make real change happen.

** Terms and Conditions: All Main Cabin fares are one way. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets must be purchased by 02/17/09. Travel must commence on or after 02/11/09 and be completed by 04/01/09. Boston service begins 02/11/09. Blackout dates do not apply. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $75 fee, plus any increase in fare if applicable. Tickets purchased from Virgin America through our reservation call centers will cost an additional $15 per guest per itinerary. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. 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 $3.60 per domestic segment. A segment is a takeoff and landing. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly or partially used ticket. Fares are not applicable to check-through connecting flights for city pairs where direct flights are offered. Virgin America will accept one piece of checked baggage up to 70 pounds free of charge for each ticketed guest. The fee per guest for a second checked bag up to 50 pounds is $25.00, and for each additional checked bag of up to 50 pounds is $50.00. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply. Flight may not operate daily during off-peak periods.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Virgin America is a U.S. controlled and operated airline and an entirely separate company from Virgin Atlantic. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is a minority share investor in Virgin America.

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