wilco
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Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:27 am

So I understand if Virgin USA selects BOS as the initial hub & HQ it will be picking up some USAir North/South routes. But does anyone have any ideas about what routes they might run if they choose SFO?

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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:31 am

I'm sure LAS and New Orleans will be one of the first routes from wherever the hub is. SRB loves vacation destinations.

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wilco
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:36 am

So then perhaps PSP too.
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:39 am

I could definitley see MIA-BOS. This is a route screaming for lowfare service. American Airlines has a monopoly, even though three airlines, Song, American, and jetBlue, compete on FLL-BOS.
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:49 am

They definetely won't be flying to CVG. *sigh*



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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:01 am

Perhaps every city that has a Virgin Megastore?  Smile

In all seriousness, you can bet that most major business/leisure destinations will see at least some VirginUS service. Just connect the dots.


 
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:36 am

Will virgin usa have code share or frequent flyer benefits with CO?
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:47 pm

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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:35 pm

I am not holding my breath for an IAH or HOU service. Hell we don't even have a 'Megastore'.

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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:08 am

"Will virgin usa have code share or frequent flyer benefits with CO?"

Doubtful. Since Virgin USA will want to be a low cost, low fare carrier, they'll compete directly against CO. CO and VS are partners because CO doesn't have LHR access....
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:24 am

TOL tommy, are you sure about that? I thought it was more because VS didnt have EWR access.
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:26 am

If they do base themselves at BOS, I would expect to see a BOS - SEA flight to compete with AA & AS on this route.

Just my $0.02.
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:26 am

As it obviously can't be 100% foreign owned, anyone know how SRB is going to go about finding American majority owners for Virgin USA?
 
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:46 am

I have heard that BOS might be the HQ, but not the hub. BOS does not have the room to support anything more than a small carrier with a few flights never mind a medium/large operation with multiple departures that require any number of gates. BOS, geographically, is a poor hub location in the sense of connecting traffic. I would be VERY surprised if it is chosen as the 'hub." There's just NO room at all...
 
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:50 am

They don't want a hub, they are aiming to be a Point to Point airline. I expect them to move into one of the few major cities without a major loco presence (Charlotte, Pittsburgh perhaps). I can't wait to see what amenities they have.
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wilco
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:54 am

From what I have heard... one of the big reasons SFO is in contention is that we have an entire vacant, ready-for-use terminal they could use as a hub (Terminal 2/Old International Terminal).
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:23 am

Any news on Canadian routes such as BOS-YYZ?
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:32 am

Wilco have you been over to T2 lately? Its not even close to being ready to use. The airport will have to put a lot of money that it does not have to get that dark whole up and running. Rumor around SFO is that they will be using the International terminal concourse A.
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wilco
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:36 am

No... haven't been over to T2 lately. I meant the space was built (as opposed to new construction that might be needed at BOS).

On another totally different note... wsup As739x... wilco=your AS SFOBR friend... hey, there is a thread about your 777UAL pic you took... search for this "Intake Or Exhaust On The 777" Congrats!


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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:41 am

Personally, I could totally see them connecting together the Virgin Atlantic destinations, ie Boston, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando. Then from there adding maybe ORD (a former VS destination), LAS, TPA, and MIA
 
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:26 pm

I hear SRB is in talks with Fred Reid of DL to be the CEO of VSUSA.
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wilco
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:37 pm

I LOVE EWR... I think there are probably a good 10,000+ furloughed airline employees who would care quite a bit if a new airline was HQed in their area.
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:54 pm

Very true, but if Virgin does come to America they will select the state/city that offers the best deal to them. Also I do feel for the 10,000+ furloughed employees however the could always relocate or work for the closest Virgin USA base to their respective homes.

That might be a mute point as Richard would bring in his own managers as well to handle the company he wants to form in the US.
 
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:55 pm

I know its about a year or more off, but BOS will have ALOT of gates in Terminal C opening when Terminal A is reopened and I can't see any other airline that is ready to jump on those open gates.
 
wilco
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:00 pm

I LOVE EWR... good point... I did read somewhere (San Francisco Chronicle maybe) that one of the many ways Branson expects to suceed is by being able to tap into the good aviation "talent" in the US that can work for cheap. (i.e. those furloughed employees)
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IflyORL
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:44 pm

So heres a new idea, what about Orlando as a hub. We just got our new 4th runway. I knows its too far south but you never know.
 
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RE: Virgin USA Potential Routes?

Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:32 pm

So heres a new idea, what about Orlando as a hub. We just got our new 4th runway. I knows its too far south but you never know.

No, when it comes to Branson, you really don't...and nothing surprises me any more! And amazingly, I came across this article about 15 minutes after reading your post...

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