Not My Words: Overnight, after the final Virgin America flights were completed at 29 airports, Alaska switched out all the Virgin America branding, including all signs and screens at curbside locations, lobbies, ticket counters, gates and baggage areas. Virgin America employees also switched to using Alaska’s computer systems.
This means that as of Wednesday morning, Virgin America operations have disappeared.
”We’ll have a single flight network,” Alaska said in a statement. “All flights will be referred to as Alaska Airlines flights. There will only be Alaska ticket counters, gates and baggage claim areas. We’ll operate one website (alaskaair.com), one mobile app (Alaska’s) and only Alaska check-in kiosks at airports. We’ll have a single call center.”
Credit for photo to USA Today
My Words*: I am legit sad today. I woke up this morning and it hit me what had happened overnight. The final Virgin America flights had ti Chef safely wheels down. Of all the irliens I’ve had the pleasure to fly, VX was one of the few that’s stuck in my mind as being an amazing airline. Few airlines I fly are “amazing” they may be “okay” or “decent” or (in F9’s case) “the best airline in the world”. But very few earning “amazing” in my book. In fact the only airline I know of that earned that was Virgin America. And I had the honor of flying their DEN - SFO flight only a month or so before VX fully bought them out. I’ve linked my two VX videos on my YouTube channel below. I am truly heartbroken we have lost such an amazing airline.
Goodbye Virgin America! Let us take the skies from here…and as always thank you for flying Virgin America!!!
I had to post and enjoy their safety demo one last time.