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User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Hi,



Virgin Atlantic to offer business jet service
The Associated Press
3/26/01 5:05 PM


LONDON (AP) -- British airline Virgin Atlantic said Monday it plans to offer luxury flights on small business jets, a service it is calling Virgin Jetset.

Although plans are still in an early stage, Virgin hopes to open Jetset routes from London to New York, Washington and Los Angeles in aircraft that would carry no more than 18 people, the company said.

The smaller jets would fly faster and higher -- at 45,000 feet instead of the usual 35,000 or so -- to avoid congestion down below. Passengers would each get a sleeper bed and a limousine ride to and from the airport. Food would be of Michelin-star quality.

Virgin hopes to appeal to passengers who might have flown on supersonic Concordes operated by British Airways or Air France. Both airlines have grounded their Concordes since an Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris in July.

Virgin estimated the round-trip fare for a Jetset flight from London to New York at $7,865, compared with as much $5,720 for a premium ticket on Virgin's existing aircraft.

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Do you think this will be profitable? Any guesses on what type of aircraft?

Rgds,
Joe

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User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

What a strange idea...considering the money invested in Upper Class. Methinks Sir Richard is on the wrong track here. Then again, there's no accounting for snob appeal. I wonder if this service will be available for FF miles?

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

I see no reason why it would have to fail - especially if businesspeople no longer trust Concorde... (and to be honest, who would? I would love to fly in it, but I would also love to have a chance to fly to Kaitak or do other slightly more risky things than your average B777 ride...)

I think there was a post just two days ago that mentioned both the BBJ and the A319CJ, as well as the biggest instalments in the Challenger series.

Too bad no one seemed interested in that post - I believe I was the only one to reply, asking for more infos.

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4810 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

If I'm not mistaken, an A319CJ was ordered a few months ago.

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

I can see something like that happening...it would be cool to see a Virgin A319 in JFK!!

Greg



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