November 26, 2012

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No Silly It's a NerdBird


Typically when trying to conjure up images of a stereotypical nerd, you may think of incredibly tight pants and a pocket protector filled with pens. But I highly doubt you would imagine a high tech airplane coined the “nerdbird for hire.” Yet, that is exactly one of the coolest promotions being offered right now as part of Cyber Monday.

Not to be confused with Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday is the Monday following Thanksgiving that companies are taking advantage of in order to promote their products via discounts to garner attention from current and prospective clients alike. And today, Virgin America revealed it would enabling travelers to roam across the country in style. In collaboration with Gilt City, one lucky individual will get the chance to travel to the coveted Consumer Electronic s Show taking place from January 8-11, 2013 with 135 of the their most favorite people in the world on the new Virgin America Airbus A320 commercial jet, better known as #nerdbird.

Additionally, the airline is offering the lucky buyer the option of completely redesigning the exterior of his or her ride for the month of CES.

“Virgin America is all about shaking up the - status quo & doing things differently, & we’re proud of our roots here in the - Valley. We get inquiries every year from local tech companies & entrepreneurs asking to charter our aircraft to head to CES, so we thought it would be fun fun to answer the - call & work with Gilt City to create the - ultimate geek gift,” said Luanne Calvert, vice president of Marketing at Virgin America, in a statement. “Plus, if being the - 1st airline to offer fleetwide WiFi & having an entertainment platform in that runs off LINUX isn’t evidence enough: we’re kind of geeks ourselves!”  

 Not only can you purchase a once in a lifetime plane ride, you also gain access to a full bar, catering, flight crew, complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi access, Elevate Gold Status for the purchaser and Elevate Silver Status for all of his or her other guests during the flight.

“This offer is the - perfect opportunity for a ‘techie’ to purchase this flight to bring themself & a hundred plus of their closest colleagues & friends to the - 2013 International CES, the - world’s biggest innovation event,” added Jeff Joseph, senior vice president of Communications & Strategic relationships at CEA, the company behind the International CES show. “CES is the - must-attend event for anyone involved in innovation & the - technology industry, & Virgin America, such an innovative company, is the - perfect partner to assist make this happen.”

If you have an extra $47,000laying around, this is definitely one way to spend the cash that you won’t forget anytime soon.




Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli



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