VX is talking with city of Sacramento to start direct flight from SMF-LAX. VX is in negotiating with city of Sacramento. Hopefully, they will able to startup service from SMF. VX will received $400,000 incentives package.
I agree about the baggage fee. I just flew Southwest on Sunday from San Diego to the Bay Area with a family of 4. We had 4 bags, so we flew Southwest specifically because it would have cost me an additional $100 for the bags to fly VX.
This airline is starting flights from Portland to SFO and LAX. Unfortunately you can't make connections to some of the destinations like Orlando. Rather than look at Sacramento I'd rather see the airline do it right and make it so we can get to all of the destinations. Frankly, Portland does not need another airline that gets us to SFO and LAX by itself. We have enough of those already and fares are not excessive either. I'd rather this airline tweak the frequencies to make it so we can actually connect to more destinations than see another destination added. Now, I have never flown Virgin America, but it seems that they've just added a marginal number of flights, but haven't really addressed anything for us we didn't already have. Thumbs down at the moment.