Good night Virgin America! The (US) carrier with the coolest safety video IMO and the "awesomest" E+ (Main Cabin Select) seats.
And don't forget that awesome first class cabin, with eons of real estate! I didn't discover VX until they were acquired by AS. Then, as an AS FF, 6 months ago I began to book and travel on VX flights, x-country, because it opened up a whole new world of travel options for me, more routes west to east to west, to include AS mileage earnings (best ever globally, still miles based) and upgrades. I have to say, it (Virgin) was a very cool culture, as far as airlines go. I was impressed. I do feel sad for all of the VX employees who are mourning the loss of their beloved corporate work culture, but it would be remiss of me not to add that at the same time, AS also has a stupendous corporate culture as well. They repeatedly are ranked #1 in airline customer service, and just like Virgin employees, Alaska employees love working for AS and their customers love flying them and are fiercely loyal, all in the same vane as VX. Other than these two (now one), what other U.S. based airline can still boast that? What I've taken to telling VX employees whom I've chatted up, is this... While VX is a great airline and a company that you've certainly been proud to work for, AS is also a tremendous company with exact sentiments from its employees and customers. While the sentiments for both airlines are outstanding, the vibes and cultures, yes different, are also both outstanding. So why can't two outstanding airlines become one exceptional airline? I believe that will happen. I've really enjoyed my brief tenure as a VX customer. And yes, I love the safety video! I want to get up out of my seat every time and try to copy those moves, ha ha, let's dance and have some fun already! VX cabins will still be around for a while to come, so grab those awesome VX first class seats and main cabin select seats while you still can.
Sad to see VX go, but I maintain, #differentworks #mostwestcoast.
Go Alaska Airlines.
I wish I could say the same for Marriwood/Starriott. Alas... Not feelin' it. Maybe in time...
I've sat in those first class seats quite a few times and loved the nice real estate. I also loved the food concepts and reminds me a bit of jetblue mint's product. Still sad that they didn't merge with B6 instead.
Sadly, i've moved back to united and haven't flown alaska airlines yet but maybe i'll check it out when the integration is complete (in both hard and soft products).
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