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VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:20 pm

www.frombransonwithlove.com

"new routes" from BKG to West Coast and to LGA ... I guess the VX folks really enjoy this festival (just like the glass-bottom plane of Virgin Little Red a few years back)
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:04 pm

Really? This one is...well how much is BKG paying them?
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:11 pm

Quoting JBAirwaysFan (Reply 1):
Really? This one is...well how much is BKG paying them?

Heheh read the title again. It's a 4/1 thing they're throwing out. But I find it kinda amusing because they claim they're flying to a city named after their UK boss.
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:15 pm

Quoting jetblue1965 (Thread starter):
"new routes" from BKG to West Coast and to LGA

Eh well it can't do much worse than the crapfest going on at DAL...
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:16 pm

They were flying for Direct Air out of ORH I think, so it's not *that* much of a stretch
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:18 pm

I saw the April Fools thing, what gets me is the effort. I mean they made up a route map and everything. Not to mention BKG can subsidize and offer exclusive rights to routes for airlines.
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:24 pm

Quoting JBAirwaysFan (Reply 5):
I saw the April Fools thing, what gets me is the effort. I mean they made up a route map and everything. Not to mention BKG can subsidize and offer exclusive rights to routes for airlines.

Heheh the route map can probably be drawn up by some low-paid intern in an afternoon =)

Regarding the actual feasibility of BKG routes, I think it's far too remote of a town for VX to consider. WN can't get it to work, so how would VX fare any better ?
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:41 pm

The BRANSON promo code is working and gives 10% off.

/Lars
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:54 pm

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 7):
The BRANSON promo code is working and gives 10% off.

Branson doesn't appear on their homepage when trying to book.

I got the press release from Virgin in my email. It doesn't really "read" like an April Fool's joke, only an A.nutter would even think that it is, so to me it seems like an odd April Fool's Joke to send out a day early.

For lots of working folks April Fool's Day isn't on their radar yet. If it IS an April Fool's joke, it def gets a thumbs down from me.

Thumbs up if it indeed is a new route, but I can't imagine using a LGA slot for it even under the best of incentives from BKG.
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:01 pm

Quoting spinkid (Reply 8):

Good, please go book it and tell us how the flight went.

/s
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:03 pm

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 7):
The BRANSON promo code is working and gives 10% off.

That's a helluva way to launch a *real* fare sale - with an April Fool's prank!

Virgin Group is leading the way on this whopper: http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/virgin-moves-to-branson-missouri

I never realized Richard Branson was such a master troll. Can't wait to see how many media outlets swallow this hook, line, and sinker...   
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:53 pm

Quoting spinkid (Reply 8):
Branson doesn't appear on their homepage when trying to book.

Works for flights between LAS/LAX/PDX/PSP/PVR/SAN/SEA/SFO/SJD and flights between AUS and DAL.

[Edited 2015-03-31 11:06:52]
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:00 pm

Apparently his great, great uncle really did found the town back in the 1800s. It was a news item about two weeks ago.
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:08 pm

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 7):
The BRANSON promo code is working and gives 10% off.
Quoting spinkid (Reply 8):
Branson doesn't appear on their homepage when trying to book.

Actually it does work, it's just not in the dropdown list. It appears they are doing one round trip in the morning and one in the afternoon from SFO and LAX, only on 4/1 and 4/2. I can't get LGA to work. So, yes pretty amazing effort they're doing. During the booking process you have to do a dummy booking for any flight, then look for the ?from=lax or ?to=lax in the URL and change it to ?from=bkg. The LAX flights come out at $59.99 ($54.00 after the 10% coupon) and the SFO flights $64.99
Too bad I'm in Germany so I can't book this. Sounds like fun, maybe the guy himself will make an appearance?

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Edit: also on Orbitz and Expedia

[Edited 2015-03-31 11:08:50]
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:13 pm

If this is true, folks in NWA will eat this up for a bit. XNA will hate this.
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:54 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 13):
Actually it does work, it's just not in the dropdown list. It appears they are doing one round trip in the morning and one in the afternoon from SFO and LAX, only on 4/1 and 4/2. I can't get LGA to work. So, yes pretty amazing effort they're doing. During the booking process you have to do a dummy booking for any flight, then look for the ?from=lax or ?to=lax in the URL and change it to ?from=bkg. The LAX flights come out at $59.99 ($54.00 after the 10% coupon) and the SFO flights $64.99

The 10% off Works on most flights. YOu have to enter the code on the screen where you select flight timing.

Quote:
This offer ends on April 1, 2015 at 11:59am PT. This offer is valid for nonstop or connecting travel; offer is not valid for any multi-city itineraries. Travel must occur between April 14, 2015 and May 21, 2015. One time use promo code is valid for all cabins on all routes. Promo code is valid for 10% discount off the base fare for travel Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Discount is not valid for travel on Sundays
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:35 pm

VX is also showcasing "Jolene" as a new A320 in the fleet, yet I don't think they've taken any new jets since N361VA...
 
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RE: VX Has Early April Fools - New Routes To BKG

Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:28 am

Quoting BoeingBear (Reply 10):
Virgin Group is leading the way on this whopper: http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/virgin-moves-to-branson-missouri

Don't know if anybody noticed, but on the Branson page, Jolene appears as she should, while on the Virgin Group page, she's still wearing an "experimental" title. Not sure if they used a NEO for the PhotoShop job or what 

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