Virgin America and V Australia Team Up For Sexy, Seamless Transpacific Travel
How much do you love Richard Branson? As if his LCC Virgin America isn't awesome enough for introducing mood lighting and fleet-wide WiFi to the US skies, now his Aussie outfit of V Australia will join with VA to offer seamless cross-Pacific travel between the two airlines.
Via an interline agreement between the carriers which goes into effect this week, passengers can now book a single ticket on V Australia's website for travel on both airlines from Australia into the US and beyond. Not to mention that trips through LAX mean enjoying the awesomeness of Virgin's Terminal 3 think mood lighting both inside and curbside, destination weather information displayed next to flight details, Eames sling chairs, and check-in counters more like concierge desks.
Accompanying this announcement is the news that Virgin Group will be expanding service from Brisbane and Sydney to Hamilton, New Zealand beginning in September. Looking at prices, it seems like flying on sale fares from Hamilton through Sydney to LAX and onto Seattle, for example, on Virgin's various airlines will cost around $1500 roundtrip.
Don't forget that booking a seamless route also means not having to go through customers repeatedly or claim your luggage at each airport and re-checkin; the airlines will now transfer your bags just like a typical connection. During layovers, may we recommend writing Sir Branson a sweet little "Thank You" card?
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