|Quoting pnwtraveler (Reply 2):|
There are 5 AC flights a day, up to 3 BA, and numerous charters to other centres in Britain than LHR. The route has been somewhat soft due to the British economy for the last few years and there just isn't the room for another carrier. Virgin came in with a premium approach and it just didn't resonate with enough business flyers. We will see how YVR does. Canadians travel in First Class less often, so that is why the Executive First for AC works well. Halfway between First and Business but with J Class fares. Without the First Class approach I don't see how Virgin can make itself stand out from the competition.
|Quoting usflyer msp (Reply 10):|
I think if VX were to try to serve the Toronto area again they would just fly to BUF. It is much cheaper to operate from, has lower taxes, has no competition to LAX and SFO, and has quite generous incentives out for flights to the west coast.