milemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1054 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
So I've decided to give Virgin America a go in a couple weeks DFW-SFO after hearing my wife sing the praises of her DFW-LAX flight. I was quite surprised to see how full the flights were considering both AA/UA offer direct service to SFO from DFW. Anyone have any feedback on the overall performance of the SFO/LAX flights? Would love to see some additional growth beyond their single gate.. Preferably BOS.
It didn't hurt that the fare was 259.00 R/T including taxes which is remarkably inexpensive compared to what I'm usually paying for that flight.
DFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3052 times:
I'm in the same boat you are. I just booked DFW-LAX on VX for a weekend in September. They were the cheapest and I can't wait to try their amazing product. I hope they are doing well. Does anyone have any concrete numbers and if they plan on adding any destinations for frequency?
jetblue32 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2833 times:
I don't have any numbers right off, but I heard their DFW flights are near the top in their route network for yields and profitability. AA didn't put up as much of a fight as I expected, probably due to their heavy losses and weakened financial position. I hope to see VX come to IAH or AUS soon, but they will face stiffer competition from carriers who are doing much better financially (mainly WN at AUS, UA/CO at IAH), should they choose to give either one a go.
mogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3): From what I hear anecdotaly is the service has proved popular and quite well received.
They must be doing something right as AA has had to maintain $99-129 fares this entire summer.
rather impressive considering it's cornerstone-to-cornerstone attack on AA from a small NB-only minimal-FF airline
which begs the question - does VX hurt UA or AA more ?