This Major U.S. Airline Is Now Officially Dead
The end has finally come for one of America’s most unique airlines.
Virgin America was acquired by Alaska Airlines in 2016, and the airline flew its last flight on April 24 of this year.
Virgin America was known for being a youthful brand that incorporated all kinds of modern and colorful details into its service. Passengers would be greeted by upbeat music at checkin and there was even pink and purple mood lighting aboard Virgin cabins.
The final flight left from San Francisco and was bound for Newark. Passengers were treated to a funny musical version of the safety instruction performed by Virgin flight attendants at the gate, as well as goody bags filled with airline-branded merchandise and cupcakes in the departure lounge. They even got to take home a Virgin America in-flight safety card.
So what’s next? Alaska Airlines is reportedly looking to incorporate some of Virgin’s wildly popular design elements into its fleet, but passengers can say goodbye to Virgin’s unique RED entertainment system and signature style.