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User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2037 posts, RR: 8
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

Virgin America has announced Oct. 6th as the start date for service to MCO.


Link.......... http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-virgin-america-to-oia

[Edited 2010-07-20 13:02:06 by srbmod]


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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5334 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

I couldn't get your link to work but here's one to VX's own site:

http://www.virginamerica.com/press-r...ica-Launches-Sales-To-Orlando.html

bb


User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Working link to the Sentinel...

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/busin...ca-to-oia-20100720,0,3625259.story

Can't wait to try out VX! It's about time they got their behinds to MCO! I'm thinking a long weekend in SFO  

Cheers

MCO 2 BRS


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5334 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

Says 1 r/t from SF as well as LA (surprise, surprise!) and connections only available from/to SEA. In other words, connections between SAN and LAS and Orlando will not be offered. LAS I can partially understand as LAS-SFO-MCO is a total backtrack -- although they do offer LAS-FLL connections -- plus LAS has n/s service to MCO on other cx. SAN, OTOH, well, VX couldn't care less about SAN so no surprise at all...

Sounds about par for the course for VX's latest expansion.

bb


User currently offlinedl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2794 times:

Quoting SANFan (Reply 3):
connections between SAN and LAS and Orlando will not be offered.

Ya I can understand no LAS but why not SAN? SAN-SFO-MCO is easy. Is it just because the times don't allow for the connections?


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24722 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2733 times:

Quoting SANFan (Reply 3):
Sounds about par for the course for VX's latest expansion.

Listen VX at start up decided to build anchors around LA and SF, the states largest and most prosperous markets.

The airline already has a half a terminal at LAX, and soon will do so in SFO and has promised plenty of growth and employment at both. VX is not a connect the dot carrier like SWA, but instead follows what JetBlue basically did and focuses on flights from its primary base cities.
Quoting dl767captain (Reply 4):
but why not SAN? SAN-SFO-MCO is easy

Why don't you just drive up to LAX and catch the flight?  
Certainly easier and quicker then a detour via SFO that adds time and distance.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinedl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2691 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):
hat adds time and distance.

To me adding time and distance isn't a bad thing  

The reason I wouldn't drive up to LAX it just because SAN is so much closer. A 30 minute drive to SAN is much easier (especially if someone is dropping me off).


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24722 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2644 times:

Quoting dl767captain (Reply 6):
To me adding time and distance isn't a bad thing

Well airlines don't like it, as it reduces revenue, but more importantly looking it at it, SAN-SFO-MCO might exceeds the IATA MPM rule for fare construction and possibly a reason that its not listed by VX.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineweb500sjc From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2626 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
IATA MPM rule for fare construction

?

what is that...



Boiler Up!
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24722 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2600 times:

Maximum Permitted Mileages

There is a maximum allowed distance that can be flown between city-pairs without a fare surcharge. This is usually between 20-45% distance excess of straightline between city-pairs. Basically meant to discourage and minimize financial loss from circuitous routing passengers might find.

Without access to dig deep in a GDS, I'm not certain what the max allowed distance between SAN-MCO is but SAN-SFO-MCO is +34.6% more, so it might be getting close if not exceeding the limitation.

http://www.iata.org/ps/publications/Pages/mileage.aspx



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