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I Wish VX Would Come To Houston (IAH/HOU)  
User currently offlineryanrap1 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 193 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3333 times:

I know tha VX has made it clear that they are going to focus on their current routes, and develop their current cities, to become more established, but it would be incredible to see them at Houstons IAH or HOU!

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User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3334 times:

I wish VX came to CLT

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5926 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3206 times:
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I wish VX would make a consistent profit!!

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3201 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 2):
I wish VX would make a consistent profit!!

I wish airlines could collectively cover their WACC and achieve a decent ROE. Well, we can dream...  



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User currently onlinedeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3201 times:

I love VX at DFW. It allows me to fly AA to LAX and SFO at a cheaper price  

User currently offlinePhilly65 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Quoting deltaffindfw (Reply 4):

Yes, that would be nice wouldn't it? I bet after the frequency adjustments and EWR launch, VX might just try to take a stab at improving their bottom line.


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7687 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

I wish VX could actually make money.


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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Quoting deltaffindfw (Reply 4):

I love VX at DFW. It allows me to fly AA to LAX and SFO at a cheaper price  

Therein lies the problem: VX enters fortress markets with 3 or 4 flights vs 10-15 plus legacy. Legacy matches fare, has huge captive FF base and aforementioned frequencies = VX looses shorts, socks and tee shirt. Then NK comes in and sops up the super price sensative demographic. Wise man says: VX has great product with no place to fly,


User currently offlinepanam330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2687 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 7):
Therein lies the problem: VX enters fortress markets with 3 or 4 flights vs 10-15 plus legacy. Legacy matches fare, has huge captive FF base and aforementioned frequencies = VX looses shorts, socks and tee shirt. Then NK comes in and sops up the super price sensative demographic. Wise man says: VX has great product with no place to fly,

According to those "in the know" on here, and elsewhere, DFW does quite well and is profitable for them. Point made, though. In the case of Houston, VX could replicate what they've done up in Dallas. People aren't exactly thrilled with UA these days, and VX would do well pillaging some of the regular west coast pax. Though, we'll see if they put their money where their mouth is when forced to give up MileagePlus miles.


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5462 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Quoting deltaffindfw (Reply 4):
I love VX at DFW. It allows me to fly AA to LAX and SFO at a cheaper price.

Yes, it's all wonderful... as long as LA or SF is your destination. Hopefully you'll never need to get to, well, anywhere else!

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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Quoting panam330 (Reply 8):
Though, we'll see if they put their money where their mouth is when forced to give up MileagePlus miles.

Exactly....I understand that DFW has been a black spot in their sea of red and perhaps the same premium leakage that AA suffered in the DFW area may happen in IAH. The percentage is tricky and I'm sure involves mathematic statistic modeling that is way above my pay grade LOL. Lets say 3% of premium FF's are willing to walk away from their legacy and use VX. Is that 3% enough to cover the cost of opening a market and hopefully make a profit? I dunno.

I'd love to see competition....don't get me wrong. I just don't know if VX has the cash on hand to try any more science experiments. I feel for them for being the a nightmare catch 22...they are getting squeezed on most fronts with their current route structure but do not have the financial wherewithal to test new markets.

[Edited 2012-12-11 10:40:44]

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting ryanrap1 (Thread starter):
I Wish VX Would Come To Houston (IAH/HOU)

I think someone better tell David Cush, I think he thinks VX already serves Houston:

Quote:
Cush said Virgin America’s arrival at other airports in Houston and Chicago has brought down ticket prices
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf...irgin_airlines_newark_airport.html



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User currently offlineskycub From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 1):
I wish VX came to CLT

Really? We never would have guessed.  


User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Whoever wrote the article made a few mistakes and quoting Cush was probably one of them.

-Regarding service only to SFO/LAX, i couldve sworn VX offerred connections via one or both cities to PDX|SEA|LAS|SJD|PVR|SAN|PSP no?  


User currently offlineIAHWorldflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

I don't think Houston is perceived as "cool" enough by VX to warrant service. They seem to select their markets based on a bi-coastal model, with ORD and DFW being their only mid-continent cities.
That said, I do wonder if UA has been worried about future competition, as IAH-SFO fares were down to the $220r/t level from late September until the end of November. UA generally runs fares on that route at the $400 level.


User currently offlineIAH59 From Pakistan, joined Nov 2012, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

That would be a nice line up at Terminal A at IAH. If Virgin America flew from IAH to one of United top ten busiest destination it will tick off United.

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