ArmitageShanks
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Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:31 am

Does anyone know what the latest news on the new VirginUSA low fare airline? I have not heard anything for a few months...
 
isp
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:39 pm

the airline is not happening because the CEO is too busy making a FOX reality show.
 
wgw2707
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:17 pm

Hopefully VirginUSA won't launch.

All we need right now is another obnoxious LCC further screwing up the industry before landing itself in bankruptcy court...

-WGW2707
 
WeAreUnited
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:37 pm

It's no longer VirginUSA. If it does happen, it will be known as Virgin America.
 
AA717driver
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:29 pm

WGW--What new-entrant LCC has landed in bankruptcy court recently? Sure, 9/11 weeded out a couple that were shaky but all I see are airlines that have been around 30 years or more.

The top three LCC's are making money and the Legaices aren't even close. It's the legacies' business model that is flawed, not the LCC's.

VA may or may not happen but if it does, it will take its market share from the hides of UA and AA and it will be operated by highly motivated legacy castoffs like myself... Big grin TC
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VS346
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:35 pm

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1780626/6/

This is the most recent post about VS America, and I think it might answer a few questions. AFAIK, the a.net community doesn't know anything more.

and Isp: I think you were joking, but just in case, Branson won't have much to do with the airline other than making money (if it makes any). The CEO will be an ex DL guy, mentioned in the above link.

Cheers,

VS346
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:38 pm

Virgin has a good record of proving doubting Thomases wrong and wrong again. No one gave VS a chance against BA. People were wrong about Virgin Europe, Virgin Blue, Virgin Pacific, etc. In the end, it will be Richard Branson laughing all the way to the bank.
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corey07850
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:07 am

I talked to someone who interviewed with Virgin America yesterday morning... He said they will begin hiring in the spring.
 
AA717driver
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:17 am

Corey--What position was your acquaintance was interviewing for?TC
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corey07850
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:58 am

I'm not sure, I'll find out tomorrow...
 
jayhup
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RE: Whats The Latest On VirginUSA?

Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:27 am

The only position that I've seen posted was for a web designer...

JH