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Virgin America To OKC?  
User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Just a quick note:

One of my friends is an event planner in Oklahoma City. I was just creeping his FB page, and it turns out there is this photo:



Says, "Was a pleasure planning the event for Mr. Branson and his team."

The photo was taken in OKC. Is Virgin America planning services here, or shopping the city?!

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User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1950 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2003 times:

Somewhere between "when pigs fly" and "cold day in hell."

There's about 30 other cities that VX will open before OKC...and they'll quite possibly be bankrupt long before that.


User currently onlineflyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2003 times:

Probably trying to drum up some new investors


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User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

How do you know the photo was taken in OKC? Did it say so on the picture caption?

User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Edit: If I had just read the caption in the photo, it was taken at the W in Dallas. The event planner is from OKC, but the photo was an older photo that was posted last night.

Mods, delete if you wish. Sorry guys.


User currently offlineUA735WL From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

I agree with AWACSooner- I don't think OKC has the O&D to support flights to SFO or LAX ( at least not on aircraft the size of 319s or 320s) so they would have to fill it with connecting pax. Since many of VX's destinations from those cities are on the east coast, pax wanting to go from OKC to, say, JFK would have to backtrack 1800 miles. VX COULD lure pax onto such an itinerary....but they would probably have to lower fares to an uneconomical level.


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User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33195 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Quoting UA735WL (Reply 5):
I don't think OKC has the O&D to support flights to SFO or LAX ( at least not on aircraft the size of 319s or 320s)

UA flies OKCSFO; both AA and UA fly OKCLAX.



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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6187 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

United 1-2 daily CR7's and we send it out with 30 passengers sometimes. Granted this is a newer developing route, it has massive feed here into SFO. VX wouldn't stand a chance operating this route. It also doesn't fit their model of clientele.


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