LAXintl
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Virgin America - Singapore Airlines To Codeshare

Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:08 pm

Virgin America and Singapore Airlines have jointly filed with the DOT for authorization to display SQ designator on flights operated by Virgin America.

The carriers state they desire to launch codeshare services in December across the below listed city pairs that would connect to existing Singapore Airlines services.

LAX - BOS
LAX - FLL
LAX - IAD
LAX - ORD
LAX - PDX
LAX - PHL
LAX - SEA
LAX - SFO

SFO - BOS
SFO - FLL
SFO - IAD
SFO - LAS
SFO - ORD
SFO - PHL
SFO - PSP
SFO - SAN
SFO - SEA


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ordbosewr
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RE: Virgin America - Singapore Airlines To Codeshare

Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:12 pm

Wow, I am sure UA is just so happy about this.

I mean I know UA and SQ don't codeshare and certainly wont given this. Will UA respond?
 
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RE: Virgin America - Singapore Airlines To Codeshare

Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:16 pm

What can United respond with?

UA-SQ have not done much of anything all these years in Star anyhow.

SQ currently does codeshare with US Airways on a number of markets, but its network is not very beneficial at the SFO and LAX gateways.
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Asiaflyer
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RE: Virgin America - Singapore Airlines To Codeshare

Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:01 pm

Good move by VA!
It has always surprised me that UA hasn't taken this opportunity, as SQ flies in total 4 daily flights, where of 2 are A380(soon) into LAX and SFO.

What has went wrong in the SQ-UA cooperation?
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RE: Virgin America - Singapore Airlines To Codeshare

Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:03 pm

Quoting ORDBOSEWR (Reply 1):
Wow, I am sure UA is just so happy about this.

I can't imagine anyone cares or will notice, particularly since UA, can access all the same itineraries on its own metal, probably with less circuitous routings as well.
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RE: Virgin America - Singapore Airlines To Codeshare

Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:54 pm

Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 3):
What has went wrong in the SQ-UA cooperation?

Nothing really wrong, there just was not much from day one.

Star does not force members to codeshare or work closely commercially beyond frequent flyer reciprocity really

For instance United and Thai no longer codeshare either having ended that in 2011.
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RE: Virgin America - Singapore Airlines To Codeshare

Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:19 am

Dont know what took so long for VX to get these alliances going but bravo! This is how to pack up those airbuses. How many alliances is that now? 6 i think...and they really need to tie together VS and VA on both coasts..i honestly thought that was one of the original business models.