Virgin America Announces 'Why Leap When You Can Fly' Leap Year Fare Sale

A Leap Year Only Comes Around Every So Often and So Does a Sale This Fabulous; Virgin America Offers Guests a Chance to Fly in High-Style for Less, With Fares as Low as $39* SFO-SAN and $129* SFO-JFK

Burlingame, California, UNITED STATES

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Virgin America, the California-based airline aimed at reinventing domestic air travel, today announced a four-day February fare sale* for travel to San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, San Diego and Seattle.

With the "Why Leap When You Can Fly" sale, guests can hop to their favorite city in high-style for less. Virgin America's brand new planes offer a totally different flying experience with mood-lit cabins, custom-designed leather seats, power outlets for every seat and an in-flight entertainment system 2-3 generations ahead of anything in the U.S. skies. Guests can sit back, relax and watch one of 25 movies or live TV, play video games, create a playlist from 3,000 MP3s, meet a friend using the seat-to-seat chat feature or even order food or drinks whenever they want them - all from their own seatback video touch-screen. Attractive fares start at:

    * $119 San Francisco (SFO) -- Washington, DC (IAD)*
    * $119 Los Angeles (LAX) -- Washington, DC (IAD)*
    * $129 San Francisco (SFO) -- New York (JFK)*
    * $129 Los Angeles (LAX) -- New York (JFK)*
    * $69 San Francisco (SFO) -- Seattle (SEA)*
    * $79 Los Angeles (LAX) -- Seattle (SEA)*
    * $44 San Francisco (SFO) -- Las Vegas (LAS)*
    * $44 San Francisco (SFO) -- Los Angeles (LAX)*
    * $39 San Francisco (SFO) -- San Diego (SAN)*

Tickets are on sale today on Virgin America's website ( and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474). Tickets must be purchased by February 22, 2008, and travel must be completed by May 21, 2008.

Launched in August 2007, Virgin America flies to San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, San Diego and Seattle (starting March 18, 2008). In addition to these non-stop markets, Virgin America also offers convenient connecting flights from Las Vegas, San Diego and Seattle (starting March 18, 2008) to New York and Washington.

* Terms & Conditions: All Main Cabin fares are one way. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. All fares require a 7-day advance purchase. Tickets must be purchased by February 22, 2008. Travel must be completed by May 21, 2008. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $40 fee, plus any increase in fare if applicable. Tickets purchased from Virgin America through our reservation call centers will cost an additional $10 per passenger per itinerary. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes, 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 $3.50 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. The start dates for certain non-stop services are as follows: San Francisco-Seattle, March 18, 2008; Los Angeles-Seattle, April 8, 2008. Not valid with other offers or promotions.

About Virgin America:

As San Francisco's hometown airline, Virgin America will serve as many as 10 cities within a year of operation, and up to 30 cities within five years. Virgin America's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport's ultra-modern, spacious and convenient International Terminal, which was completed in 2000. The airline's brand-new Airbus A320-family aircraft offer guests their own interactive in-flight entertainment systems, plugs for laptops and other portable electronic devices and a host of other innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel and bringing a little fun back to flying. To learn more visit:

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