20% Off Virgin America Flights First Pitch Promo

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Virgin America is hosting a contest in conjunction with the San Francisco Giants to throw out the first pitch televised live on Virgin America flight. By entering the contest, however, you also earn a 20% discount on Virgin America itinerary this fall.

Enter by August 15, 2012, and you’ll be emailed a discount code that you can use on a non-refundable Main Cabin itinerary for travel between August 22-November 14, 2012 (with blackout dates August 31-September 3).

The promo code is good only for nonstop or connecting travel not multi-city itinerary, and is only valid for newly booked travel (not applicable to prior bookings). The promo code discount is deducted off the base fare, not taxes or other charges.

I got a promo code and tried it out on a sample itinerary from LAX-JFK roundtrip in September. Normally this ticket would cost a total of $337.60 ($316 base fare plus $21.60 in taxes and fees).

When I applied my promo code, however, the fare came to $252.80 + $21.60 in fees for a total of $274.40.

So in the end, my total discount (because taxes and fees aren’t included in the promo code discount) worked out to be closer to 18.7%.  Still not bad, especially if you have some travel coming up and were interested in working your way up Virgin America’s newly launched elite status tiers. Plus who knows, maybe you’ll win the contest and get to throw out the first pitch aboard a Virgin America plane.

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