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  • airportsexpress
    Junior Member
    • Feb 2006
    • 17

    Virgin to Sydney via LA??

    A article in the economist mentioned that Singapore Airlines have been denied access to the lucrative sydney-LA route after pressure from Qantas on the Australian Government however the Government did say they were considering a bid from Virgin to fly from Sydney to LA and then onto London.
  • steve rowell
    Expat Geordie
    • Apr 2003
    • 13281

    #2
    I think the application was made by Virgin Blue for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to LAX
    Best Regards Steve

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    • wysiwyg
      Retard :)
      • Jan 2000
      • 3749

      #3
      Virgin are currently looking at SYD basings for VS A340 pilots and already have a VS cabin crew base there which is about to expand. What they plan to do with it...who knows!

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      • bkonner
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Apr 2004
        • 72

        #4
        Howdy,

        Someone has to enter this market; the fares from the US to Australia are ridiculously high.

        Bill

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        • steve rowell
          Expat Geordie
          • Apr 2003
          • 13281

          #5
          http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...E23349,00.html
          Best Regards Steve

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          • greekdude1
            Senior Member
            • Jan 2000
            • 3183

            #6
            Originally posted by bkonner
            Howdy,

            Someone has to enter this market; the fares from the US to Australia are ridiculously high.

            Bill
            Ridiculously high is putting it lightly. I've been flying on this route for 7 years, and the last 2 have seen the fare skyrocket, espcially during Christmas (unfortunately, this is when I typically go). However, UA and NZ just put out some fares last week that saw a round trip LAX-SYD ticket cost $730US after taxes for travel between now and March 31st. That's dirt cheap, but I can't go this time of year. That's about 1/3 of what I paid for my trip in December.

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            • steve rowell
              Expat Geordie
              • Apr 2003
              • 13281

              #7
              I believe Jetstar also have that route in it's sites for 2007
              Best Regards Steve

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              • gary o
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Feb 2006
                • 567

                #8
                Wasn't virgin pacific loolinkg to fly routes across the pacific,to SFO & LAX,with vigin america starting up soon,that could be a nice little earner for virgin,long haul flights feeding short haul,imagine how an A340 of any kind would look in virgin blue/pacific livery!
                My Jetphotos:
                http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=20464

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                • steve rowell
                  Expat Geordie
                  • Apr 2003
                  • 13281

                  #9
                  Virgin Blue....Virgin Pacific......same horse different jockey!!!
                  Best Regards Steve

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