RIP VX

Old Apr 4, 2016, 5:15 am
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RIP VX

So now what?
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 5:51 am
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Keep on flying!
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by bevnetcraven
So now what?
Enjoy the product and Virgin experience while it lasts.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 5:58 am
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Enjoy the product and Virgin experience while it lasts.
About that...Curious if the VX experience is already over. Judging from the VX employees that are publicly posting on the Alaska FB page, there's clearly negative sentiment. Wonder if that's going to translate into good employees jumping ship & those who remain not giving a crap. Hope this isn't the case since I've got several flights already booked in the coming months. Anyway.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by GO_CAT
Enjoy the product and Virgin experience while it lasts.
Exactly. Use up all your points and fly VX for the rest of the year. Enjoy the flights through the end of 2016. Get rid of the Comenity card. Figure out your options for 2017 when the downward spiral begins.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 6:03 am
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I will enjoy my Gold benefits on a handful of flights this year and shift my flying to AA for now. It will be interesting to see how they integrate Elevate into miles.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by bevnetcraven
Judging from the VX employees that are publicly posting on the Alaska FB page, there's clearly negative sentiment.
Wow, that is amazingly unprofessional. I know if I started posting "negative sentiment" on my employer's Facebook page, I'd be performing a "career limiting" move.

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Old Apr 4, 2016, 8:02 am
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Change is hard, no?
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 8:27 am
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At least VX knows the difference between "complimentary" and "complementary".
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 8:45 am
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Change is hard, no?
Especially when it's a step backwards.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 10:08 am
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Today is a sad day. VX is dead to me. Elevate account will be canceled.

"I would be l would be lying if I didnt admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another. Because I'm not American, the US Department of Transportation stipulated I take some of my shares in Virgin America as non-voting shares, reducing my influence over any takeover. So there was sadly nothing I could do to stop it." - Richard Bransonying if I didnt admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another. Because I'm not American, the US Department of Transportation stipulated I take some of my shares in Virgin America as non-voting shares, reducing my influence over any takeover. So there was sadly nothing I could do to stop it." - Richard Branson
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 10:14 am
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Today is a sad day. VX is dead to me. Elevate account will be canceled.

"I would be l would be lying if I didnt admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another. Because I'm not American, the US Department of Transportation stipulated I take some of my shares in Virgin America as non-voting shares, reducing my influence over any takeover. So there was sadly nothing I could do to stop it." - Richard Bransonying if I didnt admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another. Because I'm not American, the US Department of Transportation stipulated I take some of my shares in Virgin America as non-voting shares, reducing my influence over any takeover. So there was sadly nothing I could do to stop it." - Richard Branson
Me too.

Time to redeem all my Elevate points, stop using the CC, and move on. I have no interest in AS, at all.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by bevnetcraven
About that...Curious if the VX experience is already over. Judging from the VX employees that are publicly posting on the Alaska FB page, there's clearly negative sentiment. Wonder if that's going to translate into good employees jumping ship & those who remain not giving a crap. Hope this isn't the case since I've got several flights already booked in the coming months. Anyway.

I'm surprised to hear this. I am part of a social media page for VX and AS flight attendants to "mingle" and I have heard nothing but positive things from my co-workers, excited about higher pay and more organized work conditions. Anything that has been less-than-positive has been in regards to the loss of a very unique product and culture and sadness over the place we've called home for so many years. I don't know who these people are who are making nasty comments, but I can guarantee that VX teammates who are choosing to transition into AS are excited about the potential of what can continue to be created. This is a big change for all of us.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 10:27 am
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I'm surprised to hear this. I am part of a social media page for VX and AS flight attendants to "mingle" and I have heard nothing but positive things from my co-workers, excited about higher pay and more organized work conditions. Anything that has been less-than-positive has been in regards to the loss of a very unique product and culture and sadness over the place we've called home for so many years. I don't know who these people are who are making nasty comments, but I can guarantee that VX teammates who are choosing to transition into AS are excited about the potential of what can continue to be created. This is a big change for all of us.
Alaska airlines is crap. You should have quit VX an applied to work for Alaska years ago. Nothing great will be created from this. Alaska is a ......, corporate airline, the kind Branson wanted to be different from. Alaska will not innovate. They will overcharge and deliver less. This is in no way, shape, or form good for travellers or for the U.S. airline industry, which has an abysmal reputation as it is.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 10:33 am
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Alaska airlines is crap. You should have quit VX an applied to work for Alaska years ago. Nothing great will be created from this. Alaska is a ......, corporate airline, the kind Branson wanted to be different from. Alaska will not innovate. They will overcharge and deliver less. This is in no way, shape, or form good for travellers or for the U.S. airline industry, which has an abysmal reputation as it is.
Agreed.

AS is fine for their Elites, but offer abysmal value for non-Elites. Their fares are expensive and the majority of F are filled by free upgrades.
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