Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 16151 times:
The Virgin America theory makes sense to me. Virgin America has been silent about its plans -- can't blame them with the condition of the industry. Still, this would be one way to kickstart plans -- while getting rid of a competitor.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9504 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15771 times:
Quoting ASFlyer (Reply 6): Quoting PassBureauMgr (Reply 4):
The announcement will be that Virgin America is buying their certificate and taking over their airbuses
Virgin America must first have investors that are U.S. citizens
It could be a huge "loan" type offer like the one that WN made to ATA which made them a controlling partner. Virgin American could give a lot of money to Independence Air and rename and reform the airline. The company could somewhat stay intact with the owners of the current Independence Air having 51% share. If I had invested in Independence Air, then I would certainly approve of this deal since it is one of the few ways to possibly bail out and save the doomed carrier. The most valuable asset that Independece Air has is its operating certificate and that might be (partially) up for sale.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15620 times:
Given that the thread starter is an Independence employee and doesn't appear to be negative, I think the "big announcement" will be along the lines that they found an investor/buyer and not a Chapter 7 nor Chapter 11 announcement. It seems to me that they wouldn't "leak" that they were liquidating/Chapter 7 in a "few days" because too many employees and equipment would be stranded and not inclined to come to work. Theft and pilfering could become an issue should employees have advanced notice of a shutdown.
Of course, how much does a single CSR really know about big decisions in the company?!
FutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15621 times:
Can you say 7, I knew you could. It would be about time that would happen. They barely had a plan to operate as a LCC, let alone a plan to manage a Ch. 11 BK filing. I see some pretty liquid assets in the very near future. The A gates would be more than likely turned over to MWAA and then redistrubited to other airlines.
IflyI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15619 times:
Not chapter _______.....it is something to announce the closure of a few cities and the adding of a couple new stations. One station will be "International" although you do not need a passport. It is not in Canada and requires an Airbus.....Not a BK file. Trust me.
Kohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15537 times:
Quoting IflyI (Reply 21): it is something to announce the closure of a few cities and the adding of a couple new stations. One station will be "International" although you do not need a passport. It is not in Canada and requires an Airbus...
Just my speculation, but the new Mexico-US agreement means that IAD-CUN will likely be the international route. I imagine that would be a lot more successful than IAD-NAS or IAD-FPO.. and either of those two could have been announced months ago.
As for other additions/subtractions, one has to think SEA would be on the chopping block with the transcon reductions. Maybe SFO and LAS too. As for additions, I'd guess DFW, IAH, STL, and/or SRQ.