Virgin America is ‘Top Domestic Airline’ 2017 in Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best Awards’

Virgin America today was named "Top Domestic Airline" 2017 in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for a 10th-consecutive year. In May, Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer...

SEATTLE, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin America today was named "Top Domestic Airline" 2017 in Travel + Leisure "World’s Best Awards" for a 10th-consecutive year. In May, Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the 10th-consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2008-2017 North America Airline Satisfaction Study.

"We are thrilled that Virgin America has received the award for Top Domestic Airline by Travel + Leisure," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. "Combined with Alaska Airlines’ recognition as Highest in Customer Satisfaction, we’ve got an amazing combination that is a testament to our remarkable employees who deliver warm and genuine service every day." 

This "decade of awesome" calls for a celebration and the two airlines are rolling out a one-day fare sale for tickets purchased by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) today.

Sample one-way fares*, starting from:
$39      between Los Angeles and Las Vegas
$79      between Seattle and Las Vegas
$99      between San Diego and Austin, Texas  (New service starts Aug. 28)
$99      between San Francisco and Minneapolis/St.Paul (New service starts July 18)
$129    between San Francisco and Nashville, Tennessee (New service starts Sept. 5)
$139    between San Francisco and Baltimore (New service starts Oct. 16)
$149    between Los Angeles and Philadelphia (New service starts Sept. 1)

Guests must travel from Sept. 6 to Nov. 8, 2017 to take advantage of these sale fares. Select markets allow travel even later through Feb. 14, 2018. Visit to learn more and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Travel + Leisure’s ‘World’s Best’ award evaluates all airlines for cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service and value. To learn more about the award, go to:

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska, Virgin America and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Satisfaction Study for 10 consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Alaska Mileage Plan ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2016 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. Learn more about Alaska’s award-winning service and unmatched reliability at and Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

*General terms and conditions for the fare sale: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. Fares are nonrefundable, are priced in U.S. dollars, and include all applicable taxes, fees and charges based on one-way travel. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Differences in fare and taxes, fees and charges apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125 change fee per person applies to changes made within 60 days of ticketed travel. Other restrictions — such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements — may apply. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving more than one stopover or a stopover lasting more than 12 hours. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, checked baggage policies and more information.


SOURCE Alaska Airlines