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V Australia Partners With Virgin America  
User currently offlineCptspeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

"V Australia and Virgin America sign interline agreement"

An expected move, but official none-the-less...

I do find it amusing that V Australia now connects with VX and AS...LAX T3 enemies...

http://www.vaustralia.com.au/about-u.../view-media-releases/P_008865.html


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20334 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

V-Aus really needs to offer service to SFO if they're going to do that. There is a market, their competition is UA and QF only, and I think that they could really blow UA out of the water on that route. UA is already down to a 772...

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3975 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

Will VS ever partner with the other Virgin airlines?

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3332 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):
-Aus really needs to offer service to SFO if they're going to do that. There is a market, their competition is UA and QF only, and I think that they could really blow UA out of the water on that route. UA is already down to a 772...

I agree and I have no doubt that V-Australia will eventually serve SFO once the world economy gets back on its feet.


User currently offlineCptspeaking From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3028 times:



Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):

According to the V Australia website, VS is already a parter in the Virgin Group

http://www.vaustralia.com.au/about-us/our-partners/index.htm



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User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2998 times:



Quoting Cptspeaking (Thread starter):
V Australia and Virgin America sign interline agreement



Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):
Will VS ever partner with the other Virgin airlines?

I don't understand the significance. An interline agreement is not a partnership. Most large airlines interline with most other large airlines.

V Australia already has an interline agreement with Delta since March and they are not partnering in any way so far as I know.

http://www.reuters.com/article/press.../idUS63683+23-Mar-2009+PRN20090323


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15830 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2975 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 5):
I don't understand the significance. An interline agreement is not a partnership. Most large airlines interline with most other large airlines.

That's what I thought too. Furthermore, I doubt that VX cozying up to any of the other Virgin airlines would be well received by the US government.



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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2713 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

I'm sure sooner or later VA will start SYD-SEA to connect with AS. I know VA has already applied to start service to SEA.


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User currently offlineQFMel From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 3):

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):
-Aus really needs to offer service to SFO if they're going to do that. There is a market, their competition is UA and QF only, and I think that they could really blow UA out of the water on that route. UA is already down to a 772...

I agree and I have no doubt that V-Australia will eventually serve SFO once the world economy gets back on its feet.

There's certainly scope for it. Both on this forum and elsewhere I've heard mixed reviews of V Australia's product- presuming though that these issues are ironed out in the coming months and their yields on existing routes such as BNE-LAX improve, there's no reason why they can't do better in the future, particularly against UA.

[Edited 2009-06-03 17:49:55]

User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2853 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 5):
An interline agreement is not a partnership. Most large airlines interline with most other large airlines.

The significance here is that LCC's don't normally interline... this is VX's first agreement and it will lead to frequent flyer reciprocity later in the year.


User currently offlineATTart From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2779 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 1):
UA is already down to a 772...

UA is not fly a 772, to SYD. They are flying a 744 from both LAX and SFO, get your facts right!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1552 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2708 times:



Quoting ATTart (Reply 10):
UA is not fly a 772, to SYD. They are flying a 744 from both LAX and SFO, get your facts right!!!!!!!!

Steady on there, I believe they it was confirmed on this site not so long ago it was being downgraded to a 772 and then later this was changed back to a 744 it's understandable that some may have missed this.

I wonder if we will see a codeshare in the future? and if VX will announce an inter-line with VS next?


User currently offlineATTart From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2664 times:



Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 11):

Steady on there, I believe they it was confirmed on this site not so long ago it was being downgraded to a 772

Your right I did get a bit grrrrrrrrrrrrr... As to it being confirmed, it was just a rumor that it was to be downgraded to a 772. It was never going to be downgrade to a 772.



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User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2630 times:



Quoting ANstar (Reply 9):
The significance here is that LCC's don't normally interline... this is VX's first agreement and it will lead to frequent flyer reciprocity later in the year.

I don't think VX bills itself as a LCC. Their first class product is meant to compete with United and American.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
That's what I thought too. Furthermore, I doubt that VX cozying up to any of the other Virgin airlines would be well received by the US government.

Interline agreements do not have to be approved by the US government. United has an interline agreement with American and Delta and has for decades. It is the interline agreement that allows United to book you on an American flight when United has a cancellation.

Interline agreements go back to the days when a travel agent with a United Apollo computer connection could issue tickets on American, Delta, Air France, etc. It is what allows you to make a reservation on Travelocity from JFK to FRA on American with a return on Lufthansa and keep it together as one reservation.


User currently offlineAviators99 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2529 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 5):
I don't understand the significance. An interline agreement is not a partnership. Most large airlines interline with most other large airlines.

I think the significance is that you can now go to vaustralia.com and book a flight from Australia to cities served by VX, and it will issue a single reservation. It was expected, but it's a first for VX.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15830 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2518 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 13):
Interline agreements do not have to be approved by the US government.

No they don't, which is why I think that this may be as close as VAustralia and Virgin America get. Anything that appears to be a global brand or close ties with the other Virgin carriers would probably raise some eyebrows in Washington and possibly start a whole new round of crap for VX.



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