Funny enough, it's the same one I'm sure you are familiar with!
I think you might tend to embellish just
a tad, as I make the trek from SMF
at least twice a week... While by no means is it always 100% smooth sailing all of the time, it is hardly ever what I would consider to be inconvenient, especially to save the $145 (per your quote) between WN
By the same token, I'm sure that the same passengers who would drive to OAK
wouldn't mind stopping in, say, MDW
, or PHX
, if it meant saving money as well as having the added "convenience" of flying out of SFO
Don't get me wrong--I'm happy that VS
has chosen to make SFO
their hub--it does create thousands of jobs, revives the old International Terminal, and makes for great spotting, but I more or less just see it as not the optimal
market which a new airline would want to operate in. It seems as if there are others which could not only benefit greater from the service, but would also better suit the dynamics of the airline--the operating flexibility of its aircraft, etc.
Has it been mentioned anywhere that VirginUSA will only operate domestically, or is there a possibility that VirginUSA will turn out to be something akin to Backpack Express (or whatever the new airline is being called...)? I searched through several articles on the internet and none mentioned even the vaguest outline of a market...
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