This morning, while on my nth flight this year back from New York, I found out I was sitting next to Bob Dana, Virgin America's CFO!
What's quite interesting is that we were sitting in the economy class. Granted I feel Virgin America's economy class is better than almost all other US airlines, this was still quite funny. Turns out Virgin has their executives travel on economy. They do get one perk - the exit row. (apparently they fly business/ first when they are on Virgin Atlantic, which is good).
I am impressed. This was a 6 hour flight, and the CFO was sitting in the aisle seat in economy, typing on his laptop, with his Bose headset on his head in between friendly stops by the airline stewards and stewardesses. And Bob's an ex investment banker.... so he is probably used to the good things in life.
Here's Bob in a presentation outlining Virgin America, including their mission statement.