The final days of Virgin America…

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Alaska Airlines announced the fate of Virgin America on Wednesday: the brand will be eliminated by 2019. From Alaska’s press release:

“After months of research and in-depth conversations with fliers, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire the Virgin America name and logo likely sometime in 2019. However, many of the elements you love about Virgin America will live on, paired with Alaska’s unbeatable performance and top-rated customer service. Our colleagues at Virgin America built something truly amazing over the past decade, and it’s our goal to honor what they achieved while taking it one step further.”

This is sad news for many West Coast travelers. Virgin American has been a breath of fresh air among the rest of the U.S. airlines. By…

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