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Instagram Your Virgin America Experience for 30% Off Flights

September 19, 2012 at 10:15 AM | by | Comment (1)

If you're planning to fly today, keep an eye out for some extra special passengers walking through the airport. Particularly, towards any mood-lit gates for Virgin America. If this describes your travel plans, have your smartphone ready, since there's a little prize involved.

Virgin is launching a new promotion and the fun all starts today with, as expected, a bucket load of Virgin-ness. The promotion is highlighting the airline's passenger "Experience" and will begin to use actual photos snapped onboard any flight. If you get some cool shots mid-flight today, upload them to Instagram and push it to Twitter using the hashtag #MyVXExperience and your photos will be live-streamed to the NASDAQ board in Times Square.

For those with fingers who can snap, upload and tag photos fastest (and you don't have to be on a Virgin America flight to do so), a 30% discount code for a Virgin flight will hit your Twitter DMs. Not too shabby! Just be fast, since this is only open to the first 1,000 photos.

But Jaunted, what about the special guests? Oh yeah, Sir Richard Branson himself and a few of his favorite seatmates are onboard VX 11 right now. The big names, considered "Originals" by Virgin America, are: indie film director Kevin Smith, Pandora founder Tim Westergren, and Animal and Son of a Gun chefs Vinny Dotolo and Jon Snook.

To have a look at one of the coolest airline advertisement videos we've seen in a long time, click here. This will also give you a little more information on the upcoming campaign and sample of what you can experience on your next flight.

Now, get your phones out and keep your eyes peeled! Good luck and happy travels!

Note: All this Virgin America fun on Instagram has spread to include Sir Richard Branson himself. Branson just signed up for the photo-sharing social network, and you can follow his round-the-world hijinks by friending him on the app as "richardbranson," natch.

[Photo: Andy Miles/Jaunted & VirginAmerica/Instagram]

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Instagram-cellent idea, Virgin!

Virgin utilises the power of social media the best. What a great execuse to instagram your experience with a Virgin.

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