Those thinking about traveling may want to buy right now and fly Virgin America a little later. The domestic airline is currently holding a 24-hour “Fly Forward, Give Back” fare sale, co-sponsored by social media network Twitter, as part of a back-to-school charity initiative.
Over the next 24 hours, Virgin America will donate $5 for every flight booked to the nonprofit Knowledge is Power Program Classroom Projects on DonorsChoose.org. The airline will donate up to $50,000.
To encourage you to book, fares for domestic flights are being offered for as little as $39, but check here for a breakdown of available discounts. Prospective fliers must book their flight before 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Aug. 4 to take advantage of the low fares.
The other catch: You must travel between Aug. 24 and Nov. 17. Fall Flights can be booked on Virgin America’s website or by calling 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN (1-877-359-8474).
According to the press release, Virgin America encourages buyers to tweet about the fares “to help raise funds for educational causes.”
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that helps philanthropists fund school projects while donating school supplies. KIPP operates a network of free, open-enrollment college-prep public schools in under-resourced communities.
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