New Route: SJC-LAX

Old Feb 4, 13, 3:03 am
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New Route: SJC-LAX

VX will announce new SJC-LAX service later today.

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/...jose-l-flights
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Old Feb 4, 13, 8:12 am
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Clearly they are trying to accelerate their demise.

Going off this pattern, can we expect LAX-OAK next week?

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Old Feb 4, 13, 9:14 am
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Well its certainly an interesting move, although I don't think four short hauls risks putting them out of business

Cons: Saturated route, possible cannibalization of current LAX-SFO
Pros: Service from a hub to a city that they have extremely strong brand awareness, SJC is a good business travel market, short haul is fairly low risk.
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Wonder what the introductory fares will be?
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Wonder what the introductory fares will be?
One Zune each way.
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Old Feb 4, 13, 10:52 am
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Indeed, it is.

It's official release from VX:

http://www.virginamerica.com/press-r...s-angeles.html

VX will have 4 daily RT.

Give it some more competition against DL & AA.
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Old Feb 4, 13, 12:47 pm
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Give it some more competition against DL & AA.
And WN and AS
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One Zune each way.

Hysterical!
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Old Feb 4, 13, 12:52 pm
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I'm imagining they are going to plan other routes from SJC and this was the only slottage they could start with. Could also shift some flights from SFO to better serve and get repeat customers. thumbs up at increasing flights out of SJC.

If they want to really increase rev. though why can't they start serving airports that desperately need some love like SBA?
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Old Feb 4, 13, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Seat2C View Post
One Zune each way.
What about Blackberries or Blackberrys (sp??, I don't think anyone cares anymore)
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Originally Posted by grt2106 View Post
I'm imagining they are going to plan other routes from SJC and this was the only slottage they could start with. Could also shift some flights from SFO to better serve and get repeat customers. thumbs up at increasing flights out of SJC.

If they want to really increase rev. though why can't they start serving airports that desperately need some love like SBA?
From the San Jose Mercury news:
Since high-priced fuel makes long-haul flights proportionately more expensive than short hops from San Jose to Southern California, (Virgin CEO David) Cush said, "we saw this as a low-risk way of putting our toe in the water." That may eventually lead "to bigger things that I know the city of San Jose wants," Cush said, but "it will be a year or so before we look at adding" other flights.

http://www.mercurynews.com/business/...ngeles-flights
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One Zune each way.
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Old Feb 5, 13, 12:32 am
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The City of San Jose and several high tech companies have been courting Virgin America to move to SJC... the airline is very popular with the young wealthy techies. This was on NBC 11 at 6 tonight. Working in Silicon Valley at a Multi-Billion dollar organization... yes the young ones love VX... only time will tell if this will work... I hope it does, SJC is 20 minutes from my house, easy to get in and out of, free wifi, and lots of power ports. Great wine bar as well!
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post

Give it some more competition against DL & AA.
Originally Posted by bpe View Post
And WN and AS
Add DL to the mix come June... bit much I'd say

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...oute-news.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alask...-5-1-13-a.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-response.html
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Old Feb 7, 13, 2:18 pm
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I'm thinking that DL is starting there service in order for connections to their Hawaii, Australia, and Asia routes out of LAX and that only a few people will use LAX as their final destination.

I don't get why VX is going to join this bloodbath. For them, they have to compete with WN on price and convenience. WN has 65 weekly SJC - LAX flights and VX is going with 4 flights a day (28 per week). If you are going to fly VX, would you drive to SFO and fly SFO - XXX or fly SJC - LAX - XXX on VX?
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