VX going to MSP? (rumor)

Old Feb 27, 12, 5:48 pm
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VX going to MSP? (rumor)

Tip from a.net...

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/New-Ai...00199.html?x=0

http://www.startribune.com/local/140589983.html


ORD, DFW, PHL and (maybe) MSP. Much better, VX. Much better.

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Old Feb 27, 12, 6:50 pm
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Let's find out on Wednesday. Which airlines will be introduce service to MSP.

My guess NK, B6 or VX.

NK will start MSP-FLL/MCO/TPA/DFW/ATL/LAS/BOS/ORD/DTW.

VX will start MSP-SFO/LAX or DFW/FLL/LAS/JFK.

B6 will start MSP-JFK/BOS/FLL/MCO/AUS/LGB/SFO.
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Old Feb 28, 12, 5:36 am
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I highly doubt it will be VX personally (as much as I would love to see them fly to/from LAX and SFO), nor do I believe we will see JetBlue...the evidence in the provided articles (and the a.net forum) just banks up too heavily against them - so hello Spirit! (cries a little on the inside about the false hope of two great airlines not coming and instead getting a crappy one)
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Old Feb 28, 12, 2:14 pm
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VX says they are going to be announcing something tomorrow on FB and Twitter.
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Old Feb 28, 12, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Tuddy View Post
I highly doubt it will be VX personally (as much as I would love to see them fly to/from LAX and SFO), nor do I believe we will see JetBlue...the evidence in the provided articles (and the a.net forum) just banks up too heavily against them - so hello Spirit! (cries a little on the inside about the false hope of two great airlines not coming and instead getting a crappy one)
What evidence is that?

VX flies internationally (SJD and CUN).

VX has been around for 3+ years, so MSP could have been chasing after them.

VX isn't making connections to anyone at MSP, so the LCC terminal is fine (probably saves them money).

Oh, and as pointed out above...

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Being based in MSP, I hoping for VX (vs. Spirit..)
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Old Feb 28, 12, 4:34 pm
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Look, I'd love to be proved wrong - really I would (and a post I earlier made on the Virgin America FB page did indicate that perhaps something might be happening - although I'm more under the impression DCA would be next...) The second article posted - the Star Tribune - indicates the strong belief that Spirit woudl be the new airline to launch flights, which would make sense.
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It's official - Spirit is the new carrier.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/spirit...150500114.html
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Originally Posted by malsf1 View Post
It's official - Spirit is the new carrier.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/spirit...150500114.html
Yep, sure does. NK will be in MSP and sorry VX. Better luck for next time.
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