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Direct Air- Operated by Virgin America?

jumppilot03

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Dig around the website a little and the "our aircraft" section mentions that the flights are flown by Jet Blue A320's and the picture on the page is of a 737-200.
 

DrProc

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Dig around the website a little and the "our aircraft" section mentions that the flights are flown by Jet Blue A320's and the picture on the page is of a 737-200.

But if you look under the booking section, it says: "Flights are public charters operated by Virgin America."

Slightly confusing...
 

mvedepo

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Virgin America now has the contract that was being held by JetBlue
 

Golden Falcon

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With "100 yrs of experience between them"...as they say, at least they should be able to get the website correct
 

BoxFlyr

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I think the 737-200 on the website was a Sky King aircraft, I think they had the contract first. They were followed by Xtra Airways, followed by JetBlue, followed by Virgin. I think USA Jet does some of the flights in an old DC9.
 

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We knew it as myrtle beach express here at jetblue.. Nothing is clear but it is assumed that we re bid the contract and were outbid by VA for that flying.

I read an article about direct air and a quote in the article mentioned that direct air begins where skybus left off. Maybe somebody can clarify?
 

johnboy99

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We knew it as myrtle beach express here at jetblue.. Nothing is clear but it is assumed that we re bid the contract and were outbid by VA for that flying.

I read an article about direct air and a quote in the article mentioned that direct air begins where skybus left off. Maybe somebody can clarify?


I think the correct term would be underbid. I guess they have they have to do somthing with those skybus airplanes since opening new cities will not enhance the balance sheet.

Speaking of when does VA report all their financials that they wanted to keep super secret??? Anybody know.
 

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The Direct Air flying is very similar to the routes Hooters Air used to fly. The people in charge are also the people who used to run Hooters Air (not the people running Pace). I'm thinking if it didn't work the first time around, it won't last very long this time.
 

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if you look at their address, it is the same office in downtwon myrtle that Hooters used to occupy. it could work because they're brokers. they have no risk.

we were flying some of the segments but a new airbus with direct TV trumps a tired worn out old hooters 200 everyday of the week. smart for them to deliver a better product to the passenger.
 

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I heard that the charter co told jB they wanted to downsize to the 190s after Aug bc their loads fall off so much. jB said no to using the 190 bc they need them all for revenue 121 service aka couldnt spare any airplanes unlike the 320.
 

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Travel Agent

Direct Air is like a travel booking agent, they put packages together and then they ask for bids from various companies. We fly some in out DC-9's. A good question is they use JB gates at MYR, is JB going to let VA use their gates? We may fly less efficient airplanes, but we don't have to fly them more than one leg a day to make money because all our costs are variable. We do not have to get minimum number of hours per day to cover the capital cost of the airplane
 
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BoxFlyr

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YIP I don't think they are JB gates. MYR only has like 7 gates for the larger planes and there are dedicated gates for Spirit and USair, but that is the only 2 that I know of. Seems like the other carriers just use whatever gate is availible at the time. Does USA Jet have a dedicated gate?
 

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I have not seen that USA Jet -9 move in months at MYR. Is it still flying? As far as the gates pretty much you go to whatever gate is open except Spirit and US Air.
 

pilotyip

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must not be ours

I have not seen that USA Jet -9 move in months at MYR. Is it still flying? As far as the gates pretty much you go to whatever gate is open except Spirit and US Air.
We have only had an airplane there since 9-3. Ours flew 5 days week for the last couple weeks, I would think that parked airplane would not be ousr; unless you are seeing it at night or something when it is not flying.
 

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Revolving door in MYR

XTRA flew it for a little over a year, till they didnt pay us for 3 months or so. On to the next contract.....
 
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