Our quirky West Coast carrier, Virgin America (www.virginamerica.com), which provides Angelenos with low fare flights from LAX to Cancun, Chicago, New York, Seattle and San Francisco, just launched a “No Chihuahua Left Behind” fare sale from SFO to Puerto Vallarta. The ariline is giving $25 for each booking to the animal rescue efforts. Although Virgin begins flying to the Mexican Riviera resort (PVR) city on December 2, 2011, you are now free to buy your tickets.
To mark the event into its third Mexican destination and to celebrate Puerto Vallarta’s roots as an animal sanctuary, the carrier “No Chihuahua Left Behind” fare sale will support of its ongoing Chihuahua rescue and airlift efforts.
As the only San Francisco-based airline, Virgin America first teamed up with the City of San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SF ACC) in 2010 to fly Chihuahuas to new homes on the East Coast.
The overpopulation of Chihuahuas in California continues to force West Coast animal shelters to look for help from shelters on the East Coast – where there is demand for the dogs.
“We’re pleased to offer our new low-fare flights totravelers looking to kick off their vacations to Puerto Vallarta in style,” said Ross Bonanno, Vice President of Airports and Guest Services at Virgin America. “With Puerto Vallarta’s history as an animal refuge, we thought this launch would also be a great opportunity to support our ongoing efforts with SF Animal Care and Control. We’re excited to give flyers a reason to support a worthy cause with a great fare sale, and of course, to roll out the red carpet for our little VIPs now traveling standby in Main Chihuahua Select later this year.”
The “No Chihuahua Left Behind” fare sale is good for travel between September 6, 2011 and December 15, 2011 on all Virgin America routes – including Mexico destinations (the airline flies to Cancun, Los Cabos and as of December 2: Puerto Vallarta).
Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm PDT on September 1. Main Cabin fares start as low as $49*** on short-haul routes and from $129***(restrictions, taxes and fees apply) on all Mexico routes, including the new SFO-PVR route.****Tickets are now available for purchase at www.virginamerica.com and at 1.877.FLY.VIRGIN (1.877.359.8474).
Guests who book a Mexican flight during the three-day fare sale will help sponsor a Chihuahua, with the airline pledging $25 per Mexico booking** to support the SF ACC via both cash and in-kind flights for future airlifts. Those who book will also receive a share-able Facebook photo of one of the dogs they helped “adopt” in an email booking confirmation. The carrier’s Facebook page is inviting guests to vote on which SF ACC dogs should be “upgraded” on the rescheduled SFO-JFK flights.