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Virgin USA Potential Routes?  
User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

So I understand if Virgin USA selects BOS as the initial hub & HQ it will be picking up some USAir North/South routes. But does anyone have any ideas about what routes they might run if they choose SFO?

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User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

I'm sure LAS and New Orleans will be one of the first routes from wherever the hub is. SRB loves vacation destinations.

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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

So then perhaps PSP too.


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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32781 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

I could definitley see MIA-BOS. This is a route screaming for lowfare service. American Airlines has a monopoly, even though three airlines, Song, American, and jetBlue, compete on FLL-BOS.


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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

They definetely won't be flying to CVG. *sigh*



peace


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

Perhaps every city that has a Virgin Megastore?  Smile

In all seriousness, you can bet that most major business/leisure destinations will see at least some VirginUS service. Just connect the dots.




User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

Will virgin usa have code share or frequent flyer benefits with CO?


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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

GRR-ILE

(Yes, that is a joke)



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3954 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3650 times:

I am not holding my breath for an IAH or HOU service. Hell we don't even have a 'Megastore'.

Thomas



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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3292 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

"Will virgin usa have code share or frequent flyer benefits with CO?"

Doubtful. Since Virgin USA will want to be a low cost, low fare carrier, they'll compete directly against CO. CO and VS are partners because CO doesn't have LHR access....


User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

TOL tommy, are you sure about that? I thought it was more because VS didnt have EWR access.


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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

If they do base themselves at BOS, I would expect to see a BOS - SEA flight to compete with AA & AS on this route.

Just my $0.02.


User currently offlineRiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

As it obviously can't be 100% foreign owned, anyone know how SRB is going to go about finding American majority owners for Virgin USA?

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

I have heard that BOS might be the HQ, but not the hub. BOS does not have the room to support anything more than a small carrier with a few flights never mind a medium/large operation with multiple departures that require any number of gates. BOS, geographically, is a poor hub location in the sense of connecting traffic. I would be VERY surprised if it is chosen as the 'hub." There's just NO room at all...

User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

They don't want a hub, they are aiming to be a Point to Point airline. I expect them to move into one of the few major cities without a major loco presence (Charlotte, Pittsburgh perhaps). I can't wait to see what amenities they have.

User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

From what I have heard... one of the big reasons SFO is in contention is that we have an entire vacant, ready-for-use terminal they could use as a hub (Terminal 2/Old International Terminal).


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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

Any news on Canadian routes such as BOS-YYZ?


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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6141 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Wilco have you been over to T2 lately? Its not even close to being ready to use. The airport will have to put a lot of money that it does not have to get that dark whole up and running. Rumor around SFO is that they will be using the International terminal concourse A.
ASSFO



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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

No... haven't been over to T2 lately. I meant the space was built (as opposed to new construction that might be needed at BOS).

On another totally different note... wsup As739x... wilco=your AS SFOBR friend... hey, there is a thread about your 777UAL pic you took... search for this "Intake Or Exhaust On The 777" Congrats!


[Edited 2004-03-05 03:44:17]


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Personally, I could totally see them connecting together the Virgin Atlantic destinations, ie Boston, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando. Then from there adding maybe ORD (a former VS destination), LAS, TPA, and MIA

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

I hear SRB is in talks with Fred Reid of DL to be the CEO of VSUSA.

User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

I LOVE EWR... I think there are probably a good 10,000+ furloughed airline employees who would care quite a bit if a new airline was HQed in their area.


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User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Very true, but if Virgin does come to America they will select the state/city that offers the best deal to them. Also I do feel for the 10,000+ furloughed employees however the could always relocate or work for the closest Virgin USA base to their respective homes.

That might be a mute point as Richard would bring in his own managers as well to handle the company he wants to form in the US.


User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

I know its about a year or more off, but BOS will have ALOT of gates in Terminal C opening when Terminal A is reopened and I can't see any other airline that is ready to jump on those open gates.

User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

I LOVE EWR... good point... I did read somewhere (San Francisco Chronicle maybe) that one of the many ways Branson expects to suceed is by being able to tap into the good aviation "talent" in the US that can work for cheap. (i.e. those furloughed employees)


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25 IflyORL : So heres a new idea, what about Orlando as a hub. We just got our new 4th runway. I knows its too far south but you never know.
26 Post contains links and images Mikey711MN : So heres a new idea, what about Orlando as a hub. We just got our new 4th runway. I knows its too far south but you never know. No, when it comes to B
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