Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2820 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.
Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2535 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).
Neednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2512 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.
Graham697 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2491 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.
Learjet25 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 79 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2390 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.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2233 times:
Truly american? Have to be with Boeing's?
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.
Ryefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2162 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.