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"The Flight For Chicago" - VX $25 ORD Special  
User currently offlineflySFO From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 112 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

http://www.virginamerica.com/vx/book...flyaway-challenge?cid=sm_social590

Has anyone else seen this? $25 for a seat on the inaugural ORD-SFO flight today, 2 nights hotel in San Francisco, and a return flight "on the competition." I was up late last night doing a paper, got the email saying "first 10 people only" and I tried it and it worked! Too bad I don't live in Chicago.

Thoughts? Guesses on the "competition" that will be chosen?

[Edited 2011-05-25 11:38:00]

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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3768 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Quoting flySFO (Thread starter):
Thoughts? Guesses on the "competition" that will be chosen?

I'm betting that it's American.

Remember, it was AA that was fighting tooth and nail for over a year to get complete control of ORD Concourse L to lock out VX's entry (and drive NK to Terminal 5 or even out of ORD). As they say, what goes around comes around.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineripcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

FWA AA did not fight them nooth and nail over the L Side Concourse cause if they wanted to they could have leased the gates from DL since they had the first right of refusal to the old DL gates....It seems UA is fighting them tooth and nail on the ORD-SFO route have you seen how many UA flights are on the route

User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3768 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Quoting ripcordd (Reply 2):
It seems UA is fighting them tooth and nail on the ORD-SFO route have you seen how many UA flights are on the route

Yes.

But keep in mind that UA is not only the #1 carrier on ORD-SFO, but that UA also has powerful hubs at both ends of the route. OTOH, AA has shrunk dramatically at SFO over the past decade, cutting out much of the point to point (ex: SFO-HNL) and Eagle flying at SFO. So naturally, it would be UA fighting to keep the premium traffic on ORD-SFO, not (shrinking) AA which is mostly sitting on the sidelines.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
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