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Old Dec 8, 12, 1:26 pm   #16
 
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I thought he asked one of the investment companies to look at all the options.
He did. Doesn't mean he'll choose an option he doesn't care for.
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Old Dec 9, 12, 7:21 am   #17
 
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http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...-times-reports


Could be official by the end of the week. Would the codeshare with SQ go away?
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Old Dec 10, 12, 3:11 am   #18
 
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If Branson sell all his stake in VS, then I may consider flying with VS. otherwise I have plenty of other options. Just personal opinion, please do not shoot.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 4:25 am   #19
 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...e-history.html

All todays newspapers are running this. It did make a loss last year, I am not sure where the money will come from, for Virgin \ SRB stake.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 8:32 am   #20
 
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Sir Richard Branson has thrown down a 1m challenge to Willie Walsh about the future of Virgin Atlantic.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 3:01 pm   #21
 
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oh god here we go again more pointless and annoying posturing from the bearded one. why doesn't he spend less time p***ng around with the media and more time on actually doing something about his lost airline?
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Old Dec 10, 12, 4:55 pm   #22
 
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Well to be honest, Willie Walsh should a) know better and not make such silly throwaway comments and b) spend a bit more time looking after his own lost airline in Spain which appears to be in much deeper trouble than VS is.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 6:06 pm   #23
 
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Well to be honest, Willie Walsh should a) know better and not make such silly throwaway comments and b) spend a bit more time looking after his own lost airline in Spain which appears to be in much deeper trouble than VS is.
IAG is a serious contender on the international airline stage.

Virgin Atlantic was cool and interesting about 22 years ago and that's it.

Edit: I would agree WW should not be making such comments though. No real upside for him
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Old Dec 11, 12, 12:19 am   #24
 
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IAG is a serious contender on the international airline stage.

Virgin Atlantic was cool and interesting about 22 years ago and that's it.

Edit: I would agree WW should not be making such comments though. No real upside for him
IAG may be a serious contender, but a large part of its business is a basket case currently - don't throw stones, etc.

VS is still a cool and interesting airline - to Delta at least, and they might know a thing or two more than you.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 1:40 am   #25
 
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This isnt the first time WW has commented that he feels Virgin days are numbered. I think he is a little upset that he isnt allowed to buy Virign. Thats why he has said it again now. All he wants are the landing slots, he is now aware that there wont be a third runway in his airport of choice during his time.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/avia...-Heathrow.html

The latest from the depths of his airline

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...t-survive.html

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“I don’t think a million pounds would hurt him, I don’t have a million pounds so maybe a bet that would be as painful to him as it might be to me – so maybe something like a knee in the groin,” Mr Walsh said.
I personally would like to own an airline, I just cant come up with all the childish comments.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 7:24 am   #26
 
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now that the deal is announced my beef with the bearded one is done. glad to see something finally happen rather than endless game-talk.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 7:37 am   #27
 
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This can only be good news for VS.

Delta look like they are willing to help VS grow (with the JV) and seem like they are more able to benefit VS than SQ ever were.

I say it won't be long before VS join Skyteam once the dust settles.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 7:49 am   #28
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sorry, should have said in here too. I split off posts discussing the annoucement into a new thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/virgi...ake-vs-sq.html

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Old Dec 11, 12, 9:04 am   #29
 
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What do you guys think would happen to VS's partners and eventually joining an alliance? I am flying US Airways a lot and like the option of adding my miles to VS, does this mean this will change soon? I was also hoping VS will one day join Star Alliance because of the fact SQ owned 49%, but not it looks more likely to be SkyTeam? Isn't it the worst alliance there is?!
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Old Dec 11, 12, 9:23 am   #30
 
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What do you guys think would happen to VS's partners and eventually joining an alliance? I am flying US Airways a lot and like the option of adding my miles to VS, does this mean this will change soon? I was also hoping VS will one day join Star Alliance because of the fact SQ owned 49%, but not it looks more likely to be SkyTeam? Isn't it the worst alliance there is?!
Forget star alliance. In two years us airways will be American Airlines and vs will be part of sky team. You read it here first
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