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The music never dies. Richard Branson says he’ll start a new Virgin America.

Virgin America 2.0

Yesterday, Alaska Airlines announced that it would retire the Virgin America brand (most likely sometime in 2019).  Richard Branson responded with a goodbye message to Virgin America which he ended with the following: I’m told some people at Virgin America are calling today “the day the music died”. It is a sad (and some would say baffling) day. But I’d like to assure them that the music never dies. Was that a hint suggesting that…

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Is Necker Island really worth 1.2 million miles?

Necker Island Breakfast

Yesterday, Condé Nast Traveler published “How One Guy Vacationed With Richard Branson…By Using Points.”  That guy was me.  My wife and I enjoyed an all-expense-paid week on Richard Branson’s Necker Island, and we paid for it with miles.  A lot of miles.  1.2 million miles. Was it worth it? Arrival When we arrived at Beef Island airport, in the British Virgin Islands, a taxi van drove us to a nearby dock. There, Necker Island staff…

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Here’s what Richard Branson thinks of our hobby

Richard Branson Gives Greg The Frequent Miler the Finger

On my recent trip to Richard Branson’s Necker Island (paid for with 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles), I was delighted to find that Richard frequently spent time with guests.  He greeted us when we arrived by boat, stopped in the middle of a tennis game to chat briefly with my wife and I, joined the entire group for several meals, and more. Richard left the island for several days, but as soon as he returned…

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