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VirginUSA Fleet Type?  
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

There appears to be a lot of folks informed about this new carrier...I only see speculation.

At any rate, what type of fleet are they going to be operating?

I would hope Boeing, but not really opposed to Airbus either?



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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6545 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2658 times:
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Richard Branson said he'd favour Boeing if the US government changed the foreign ownership laws. They didnt, so i guess Airbus is in the running too.


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User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

I know Virginblue downunder uses 737s and I expect Virgin USA to do the same.

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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

From what I know, SRB has only bought Airbuses for intercontinenal flying. All shorter flights are by various models of the 737. My guess is that he would prefer the same. Whether he buys new NG models or may start with used models is anyone's guess.

User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1595 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Dont forget that virgin atlantic is awaiting EU approval to fly LHR-SYD, a promise of an airbus order couldn't harm this approval!!

User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2301 times:


I am pretty sure they will order 737s, due to pressure by the US or to try to 'please'/'persuade' the US government. Does anybody know if they will go for one variant or more of the 737/32X?



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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Well I think the one thing we all agree on is the SRB will follow the Jetblue/SWA model of using one aircraft type for his entire fleet. A question than interests me more is if VirginUSA ticketing/pricing will be seamless with Virgin Atlantic flights (i.e. Flights on VirginUSA from Podunk to JFK connecting to an int'l flight to LHR).


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User currently offlineNeednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

Wilco, I do not think Jetblue can be considered a one fleet operator with their plans to go overseas and the order for the regional jets.....maybe we can just call them peopleexpress of the 21st century.

User currently offlineGraham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

If they want to be truly American, they are going to have to order Boeing. It would not only please the US Government, but many of the seasoned American travelers who prefer Boeing. This would work better as there probaly won't be any VirginAtl transfers.


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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

neednewairport..... um yeah... what I meant to say was.... ummmm, use Jetblue's INITIAL model. yeah.... thats what I meant.  Big grin


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User currently offlineLearjet25 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 79 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

I agree with the people express of the 21st century comment. They could be expanding a little too fast. And the low fare int'l thing...I don't think that has ever really worked has it? They still don't have any senior employees that are bringing down any really extreme scratch either. I don't know, but it seems like their tough times may be ahead. Their expenses are so low because evertything is new and warrentied and all that. I'm sick of typing.

User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

Hopefully, some shiny new 73G's with winglets  Smile



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Truly american? Have to be with Boeing's?

Whatever...

Jetblue, does really, they are very american, and they fly airbus'. NW, UA, Frontier, and other fly airbus'. They are still very american.

That being said though, with Virgin's typical red on their aircrafts, I think the B738 with winglets would be a nice choice. But I guess it is who gives the better deal, as is the case with many airlines. It is a business they are running not, a show and tell charity.



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User currently offlineCO737800 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

I hope they go for the 737's but I bet they will go for A320's just to make a point. The US government just cost Boeing billions cause they would not change a rule

User currently offlineRyefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

If they were smart, they should buy a few A320's with the same engines as US Airways. That way if US does start selling assets in the future, VirginUSA could get a good deal on some pretty new airbus cheaply and expand quicker.

User currently offlineCO737800 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

You mean WHEN US Airways starts selling its Assets. Ryefly you made a good point

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