You wouldn’t think anything of it, if you didn’t click through and read the statement.
Virgin America tweeted this today:
Virgin America’s lounge at LAX will be closing soon, according to a visitor who posted about it on Reddit.
The Virgin America Loft, as it’s called, is Virgin America’s only airport lounge, but it appears to be an endangered species about to go extinct.
It’s said to be closing in May, so I was grateful to get a chance to check it out recently.
The lounge is part of the Priority Pass network of lounges, so entrance is free if you have that membership, which comes free with the Citi Prestige, Chase Sapphire Reserve and American Express Platinum credit cards.
Here are some iPhone photos:
Figuratively and literally, this may be the closest I ever get to flying in first class:
Before a recent Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Seattle, I decided to credit the miles earned on the flight to my Alaska Airlines loyalty account instead of my Virgin America account.
Because I’d already booked the ticket with my Virgin loyalty number, I had to call up Virgin America to make the change (they don’t allow you to edit that online, though I could have entered my Alaska number initially when booking).
With Alaska, you earn miles based on how far you fly.
Even on Virgin America flights, if you credit the flight to your Alaska account you’ll earn the amount of miles that you fly.
With Virgin, you earn miles based on how much money you spend, as it is with most airlines now.
I’ve heard a lot of people talk about Virgin America as their favorite airline.
The Bay Area-based airline is popular for its quirky style, friendly employees and reliable air service.
I finally got a chance to fly with Virgin America recently, from SFO to Dulles.