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User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7245 times:

I will be joining the Virgin America team on Jan 5th in Market Planning. What a neat new company this really really is!

[Edited 2005-12-18 02:52:45]

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12172 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7222 times:
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Congrats on the new job. What exactly does your market planning job involve?

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7216 times:

Quoting SunValley (Thread starter):
I will be joining the Virgin America team on Jan 5th in Market Planning. What a neat new company this really really is!

And?

Patrick


User currently offlineZsx81 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7211 times:

yah, congrtaz! And can you offer us some tips?

User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7205 times:

SunValley-Any chance you can get me hired as a Customer Service Representative, if you guys open up a station in South Florida?


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User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7185 times:

Market Planning is a department that researches exisitng & ongoing renvenue boarding stats for passengers and freight carriage by carriers currently operating. It also involves revenue optimization stats for current traffic & potential traffic in markets. Ultimately deciding where & when a carrier enters a market with city pairs.

User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7165 times:

Quoting SunValley (Reply 5):
Market Planning is a department that researches exisitng & ongoing renvenue boarding stats for passengers and freight carriage by carriers currently operating. It also involves revenue optimization stats for current traffic & potential traffic in markets. Ultimately deciding where & when a carrier enters a market with city pairs.

In other words the epicenter of the airline!

Congrats to yourself and all of Virgin America!  Smile

KAHALA777


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7151 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):
And?

Patrick

he's just lettin us know bout his new job with a new up-start airline, that is a much hyped here,. really now, if you could care less dont bother postin, if not how bout some encouragement?

But congrats none the less SunValley, hope to see VA at BDL or BOS and wish you good luck there!



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 7140 times:

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 4):
SunValley-Any chance you can get me hired as a Customer Service Representative, if you guys open up a station in South Florida?

He's got great references.... ask jetBlue....  Smile



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7080 times:

Quoting SunValley (Thread starter):
I will be joining the Virgin America team on Jan 5th in Market Planning. What a neat new company this really really is!

Congrats on the new job dude!!! Let me know when you are in the Long Beach Area.....



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User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 4):
SunValley-Any chance you can get me hired as a Customer Service Representative, if you guys open up a station in South Florida?

Since I won't be in the customer service department I probably won't have any say as to who is chosen for those select postions. what I can tell you is to apply on line now with Virgin America. Update your resume' or application often, and remember if you get a call or contact letter, be Creative, Don't be Modest, be knowledgeable about the Virgin Companies, be knowledgeable about who Virgin America actually is (no its not even 35% Richard Branson), and take with a grain of salt what some naysayers would have to condemn this company-(you will be asked during an interview about this).


User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6849 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 2):
And?

Patrick

Sabena, is there a moderator^2? If so, maybe he/she should look into your post.

ahhh ... been waiting too long to say this

[Edited 2005-12-18 12:42:11]

User currently offlineGift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6720 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 7):
hope to see VA at BDL or BOS and wish you good luck there!

What about PVD? Would be nice to see them here too! Well, I'm sure VA will eventually pic on of the three big cities in NE.

Quoting SunValley (Thread starter):
I will be joining the Virgin America team on Jan 5th in Market Planning

Congrats on the job, you'll have to post as soon as you know of planned routes. That is, if you are alowed to. Can't wait to find out.

-Tony@PVD



Top 3 airports: PVD 26.0%(115 flights), PHL 15.6%(69 flights), PHX 12.0%(53 flights)
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6655 times:

SunValley.....congrats on your new job  thumbsup ......I hope virgin america does well....especially given the fact its based out of SFO..... biggrin 

will you be positioned in Burlingame?



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6625 times:
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Quoting SunValley (Thread starter):
What a neat new company this really really is!

Since right now it is all hype concerning Virgin America.



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User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 14):
Since right now it is all hype concerning Virgin America.

Believe me it is a "REAL" company.

Jacob, yes I will be working out of the Headquarters in Burlingame about 12 days per month, and the remainder I will be traveling or working from my home office in Sun Valley.

[Edited 2005-12-18 18:58:52]

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

Congrats - very glad to hear the good news. How will you be commuting back and forth? Just build it in to the course of your travels?

Wishing you the best - I may come join some rank (probably the bottom rung while I'm still at school) of Virgin America if it works out for me.

Kai

[Edited 2005-12-19 00:07:27]


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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

Sounds like a choice job. Congratulations!

If they need anyone with Japanese, Chinese, and French skills, and ability to think outside the box, let me know.

Does this mean you can become the inside guy for all of us or will their be limitations to our exploiting...I mean using your resourcefulness?



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User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

Thanks for the congrats.

I will share what I may with anyone, but as you well know there are limitations & I do have Non-Disclousre Provisions that I must adhere to.

I recently finished all the IATA courses for Market Analysis, & Strategy, and this along with my college degrees was attractive to Virgin America.


User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4487 times:

What relationship will Virgin America have with the other "Virgin" airlines (Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Nigeria and Virgin Blue)? Are they all owned or ran by Richard Branson? What routes are Virgin American looking at flying?


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User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4436 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 14):
Since right now it is all hype concerning Virgin America

"Hype"? That is what many said about Jet Blue, MaxJet, Independence Air, and Frontier before they started as well....  sarcastic ..This airline is going to be something, if I was the boys at United Airlines, I would seriously be scratching my head about now..

KAHALA777


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4339 times:
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Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 20):
"Hype"? That is what many said about Jet Blue, MaxJet, Independence Air, and Frontier before they started as well.... ..This airline is going to be something, if I was the boys at United Airlines, I would seriously be scratching my head about now..

KAHALA777

My expression "HYPE" was in relation to the fact that they came in with "some" fan fare and then for the longest time nothing and really now with the exception of a few press releases and an updated web page, still nothing. Talk is cheap.



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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 20):
"Hype"? That is what many said about Jet Blue, MaxJet, Independence Air, and Frontier before they started as well.... ..This airline is going to be something, if I was the boys at United Airlines, I would seriously be scratching my head about now..

Kahala, you are earning a very dubious reputation for always being wrong. MAXjet has been operating for less than two months, nowhere near enough time to see if their business plan will be successful, Independence Air is on life support, and Frontier's creation was more-or-less a non-event to everyone who didn't live in Denver because their original business was to not be noticed! The only airline I'll give you is jetBlue, and they are still cherry-picking markets and enjoying the benefits of brand new aircraft. Give reality some time to sink in. While you're waiting, school yourself on the biz.



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User currently offlinePixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

Congrats, SunValley. As a regular VS flyer, I look forward to traveling on Virgin America when you launch.

Feel free to drop in and say Hi at V-Flyer.com too.  Smile

Pete


User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

Congrats on your new job! When I was younger I was very intersted in that aspect of the business. What course of studies should one take for that position?

25 SunValley : Business Adminsitration with major emphasis and specialization in Traffic & Transportation. Additionally IATA has about a dozen classes that speciali
26 Malaysia : If you have money (Airlines dont pay enough salary for you to take it on your own)
27 Post contains images Kahala777 : Wrong, When? Was I not involved in topics that proved American Airlines has reduced in-flight amenities? Was I not involved in topic that proved Amer
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