The U.S. Department of Transportation has given initial approval for the application by American Airlines and four of its international partners for anti-trust immunity ― that is, immunity from monopolies prosecution ― to form an international joint venture.

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Virgin Atlantic Airways has launched a new Facebook application that will allow its Flying Club members to view flight information and their Flying Club account details through their Facebook pages.

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Virgin Atlantic has become involved in a unique initiative that will help its passengers find other travelers to share taxi rides into city centers across the world ― saving both their wallets and ground carbon emissions.

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New research in the UK shows the online reputations of so-called low-fare airlines have nose-dived in recent months, as disquiet grows among customers about misleading charges.

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British Airways’ Chief Executive Willie Walsh has called publicly for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to approve the airline’s proposed joint venture with American Airlines and Iberia, claiming it would strengthen competition on transatlantic flights.

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Virgin Atlantic Airways passengers can now secure their travel documents at the same time as their flight tickets, through a new partnership with CIBT to offer one-stop shopping online for flight tickets, visas and passports.

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Virgin Atlantic Airways has amended its checked baggage policy to introduce a “piece system” across its network from November 25 for all tickets booked after that date.

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Virgin Atlantic Airways has become the first airline to launch an e-ticketing agreement with high-speed-rail company Eurostar, allowing passengers to book Eurostar tickets for onward high-speed-train journeys between London and Lille, Paris, Brussels and other Belgian cities.

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Not-for-profit organization Green America has added an ‘Airlines’ section to its consumer watchdog website, ResponsibleShopper.org. The site informs concerned consumers about problem corporate practices, action campaigns and ways to live greener in relation to more than 150 major consumer companies.

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Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic Airways, says the UK Government’s plans to increase taxes on air passengers are “out of control”.

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The past week has seen three events in the airline world that suggest it could be high time for Virgin Atlantic Airways finally to relinquish its independent status as a carrier not aligned with any of the three major global airline alliances ― and, should Virgin Atlantic decide to... Read more

Virgin Atlantic Airways and V Australia have begun a frequent-flyer loyalty program cooperation, allowing travelers of either airline to earn miles when flying on the networks of the other.

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Airport business lounges are an important part of a network airline’s service to its high-yield and frequent passengers. So they are places where the airline’s brand philosophy should be strongly evident.

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