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aceofspades
aceofspades
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November 10th, 2014 at 8:24:04 PM permalink
Virgin America, my favorite airline, is going public this week

Bloomberg

Would you buy?
EvenBob
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November 10th, 2014 at 11:52:31 PM permalink
Virgins are highly over rated..
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
pacomartin
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November 11th, 2014 at 1:55:34 AM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Virgin America, my favorite airline, is going public this week Would you buy?



Spirit Airlines has been a Wall Street Darling now for many years. A quick review of the number of seats in an Airbus 320 (one of the most popular airframes in the world) shows you business strategy. Spirit packs the plane with only two short of maximum permitted by law. Record numbers of complains. Unhappy customers, but there are always people looking to fly for as cheaply as possible.

Virgin America is like Interjet in Mexico. Give that extra inch or two to all the economy passengers. Treat everyone with this minimal level of comfort. I hope they make it so that people have a reasonable alternative.

Quote: Pacomartin


Seats in Airbus 320
180 Vivaaerobus MX
178 Spirit USA (a single row with 4 seats at a premium price)
174 Volaris MX
174 LAN Colombia
168 LAN Argentina
166 All Nippon Air JP
162 British Airways Domestic UK
156 Lufthansa GE
152 British Airways European UK
150 Interjet MX
150 USAirways USA
150 United V3 USA
149 Virgin America V2 USA
146 Virgin America V1 USA
144 United V2 USA
138 United V1 USA

AxelWolf
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November 11th, 2014 at 3:05:38 AM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Virgin America

How disappointing.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AxelWolf
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November 11th, 2014 at 3:07:54 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Virgins are highly over rated..

Speak for yourself.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
terapined
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November 11th, 2014 at 4:25:30 AM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Virgin America, my favorite airline, is going public this week

Bloomberg

Would you buy?


I'm in the business and I don't well them much so voted bigot :-)
But then I never sell Virgin Atlantic either. Tons of competition over the Atlantic.
I do sell some Virgin Australia. Not a lot of competition in Australia and Quantas tends to be pricy so I sell some Virgin Australia.

From my view just according to what I sell tickets on.
Virgin Atlantic - sell
Virgin America - wait
Virgin Australia - buy
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"

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