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  1. Ananth
    Ananth at |

    Ye olde Dartboard! Perhaps MDW-LGA can be enough of a premium market?

  2. Ed C.
    Ed C. at |

    Isn’t in possible that VX could get a decent amount of slots at DCA and make it into a mini-hub? I know DCA-LGA would be a rough market for VX to enter, but I think it would be possible.

  3. harvson3
    harvson3 at |

    They’re welcome to come to ROC and smaller markets thereabout!

    In serious terms, what about service to dehubbed cities like CVG, PIT, and MEM? All within the radius, and probably opportunities for under-pricing legacy hub operators.

  4. Brett A
    Brett A at |

    I’m hoping for RDU (or maybe CLT). They have no presence between Washington and Florida leaving the 25 million people between those two areas without access to VA.

  5. ptahcha
    ptahcha at |

    Snowbird route down to Florida? Expansion into the Caribbeans? Cross-bay shuttle between JFK and LGA? 🙂

    I think your thought on LGA-DFW makes sense, since AA owns that route solely at the moment. Fare is in the $1200 range if purchased < 14 days in advance, so there's enough room for more competition. They can build a trip based on SFO-DFW-LGA, crew rest in Brooklyn, and reverse out of JFK or LGA.

  6. Tom
    Tom at |

    How about BNA? or STL?

  7. Scott M.
    Scott M. at |

    I’m guessing there’s not enough Premium traffic to justify it, but would Virgin America consider LGA-MSY or LGA-MSP?

  8. Jason
    Jason at |

    We could only hope for a piece of this in Cincinnati. DL currently runs non-stops from CVG to LGA, FLL, SFO and LAX with no competition. I think VX could make any of those routes interesting. Would love to see early morning CVG-LGA then LGA-CVG-SFO then SFO-CVG return. I’m not sure if DL is even doing a direct return so even a redeye would be an improvement on that route for us.

  9. N
    N at |

    Surely — surely! — VX isn’t crazy enough to try that? AA and WN aren’t models of health and vigor, but taking them both on on their home turf seems unwise. I’ve been wrong about VX’s willingness to serve doomed markets a lot of times though (YYZ, EWR…), so who knows.

    That said, I can’t say what I would do with those slots other than lease them to the highest bidder. The ”best” alternatives (I presume FLL/MCO or maybe ORD) all seem like probable money pits too. Saturday-only service to SFO or LAX sounds reasonable by comparison.

    How is VX still in business again?

  10. Justin
    Justin at |

    Isn’t it also possible they could move some destinations from JFK to LGA to open up more opportunities at JFK for other (maybe higher premium) routes?

    What if they moved half of the SJU flights to LGA? I’m guessing a lot of that traffic originates/terminates in NYC–even those that connect beyond SJU. And LGA is more convenient than JFK to more Puerto Rican neighborhoods in NYC as well as most Manhattanite vacationers who may be connecting beyond SJU…

  11. Justin
    Justin at |

    Totally ignore that I was thinking JetBlue obviously….

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