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Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:40 am

---VIRGIN AMERICA LOOKING AT DFW AIRPORT---

British entrepreneur Richard Branson's splashy U.S. startup Virgin America has named Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as one of 35 markets it may serve if allowed to begin operating. Virgin named DFW in its Dec. 9 filing with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT determines Virgin's ownership fitness, citizenship and airworthiness. The airline also notified DFW Airport that it may be seeking gates if allowed to start service.
 
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:46 am

..SFO-DFW might be a tough nut to crack with AA offering so many flights (8-including one 763) and connectioins....
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:09 am

Virgin didn't name DFW as such in their filing, but DFW Airport was one of many airports on the distribution list, which was one of the attachments .....
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:17 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Thread starter):
its Dec. 9 filing with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

...anyone got a link/PDF for this filing?
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:39 am

Wait is there a list of other cities (besides SFO) that they want to go to or are looking at? If so, post. Thanks.

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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:08 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 3):
.anyone got a link/PDF for this filing?

http://dmses.dot.gov/docimages/pdf94/377186_web.pdf
It's been posted before.

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 4):
Wait is there a list of other cities (besides SFO) that they want to go to or are looking at

There is a service list on page 20 & 21, but this a mailing list, not a destination list.

Worth mentioning is that if you look at their aircraft utilization plan for the first 12 months, there are no flights with blocktime of less than 4.40. So assuming all flights are out of SFO, no SEA/PDX!
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:11 am

Whatsmatter Dickie...no guts?
Why not go to Love from the "Wright" places and bang heads with Herb...

I knew you would steer clear of Mr. K.
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:11 am

Are there any US cities that they did not consider?

Virgin America looking at this, looking at that...

Will Northwest ever retire their DC9s?
 
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:41 pm

If it wasn't Virgin America, it would go the way of Independence Air. But Branson has a way of working things out and is an innovative man. Like I said, any other airline starting up now would be dead within a year, but I think that this one might work out.
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:11 pm

Quoting Kevin (Reply 7):
Are there any US cities that they did not consider?

Virgin America looking at this, looking at that...

Will Northwest ever retire their DC9s?

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Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 8):
Branson has a way of working things out and is an innovative man

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I agree - if you call innovativeness copying other people's ideas or promoting other people's ideas as his own
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RE: Virgin America Looking At DFW

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:56 pm

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 6):
Whatsmatter Dickie...no guts?
Why not go to Love from the "Wright" places and bang heads with Herb...

He's got plenty guts, he's going from DFW where he can fly anywhere he wants to and compete with every airline instead of just one. But then again he's not running the airline, it's a franchise, so it's not his decision!

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