No U.K. tourists into USA for months

Old Jun 14, 20, 5:16 am
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No U.K. tourists into USA for months

Not sure what this willl do to Virgin surviving.

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https://www.independent.ie/world-new...-39284301.html


from US advisor that it will not be weeks but months before the travel ban for tourists would be raised
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Old Jun 14, 20, 7:40 pm
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Guess nobody has told Virgin. Here's a quote from the recent "We’re taking off again" email:


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Mark it in your calendars – we’ll be starting by flying from Orlando, New York JFK, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Hong Kong to London Heathrow from 20th July 2020. We’re crossing the days off already.
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Old Jun 15, 20, 1:25 pm
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Guess nobody has told Virgin. Here's a quote from the recent "We’re taking off again" email:
VS knows the situation.
VS is announcing the flights in order to find some "dumb" people, who hand them over free cash.
Most flights will be cancelled at the 15-day mark before the intended flight. Cash refunds wont be provided - just vouchers.

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Old Jun 15, 20, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by warakorn View Post
VS knows the situation.
VS is announcing the flights in order to find some "dumb" people, who hand them over free cash.
Most flights will be cancelled at the 15-day mark before the intended flight. Cash refunds wont be provided - just vouchers.
What the significance of the 15-day mark before an intended flight with VS?

Simply asking since I'm scheduled to fly from Atlanta (ATL) the night of July 1 and arrived in London (LHR) the morning of July 2 and have heard nothing from them about the flight. However, my return flight from London back to Atlanta on July 12th was cancelled back in late May. This was a roundtrip award redemption.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by warakorn View Post
VS knows the situation.
VS is announcing the flights in order to find some "dumb" people, who hand them over free cash.
Most flights will be cancelled at the 15-day mark before the intended flight. Cash refunds wont be provided - just vouchers.
I don't necessarily agree with this sentiment as Virgin and Delta are at least starting with cities that have been authorized by the US government to receive international flights unlike BA/American who are selling seats on non-stop flights to Phoenix (from July), Charlotte, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham (from 1st August) and none of those cities have been approved to even accept non-stop international flights from outside the US. Also, the Virgin flights are a gradual build-up so intially it's less than once a week to JFK and then more will be added in as demand increases.
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Old Jun 18, 20, 11:53 am
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What the significance of the 15-day mark before an intended flight with VS?
... to starve out any chance of a EC261/2004 article 7 compensation claim.

VS is still selling tickets for July for two daily flights LHR-SEA.
Everyone knows -> two daily flights to SEA in July 2020. This is never going to happen.
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