Virgin America coming to Newark

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  1. Infinite1K
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    They will be flying it with the A320, presumably. Not sure their A319's can make it although they might.

    And the sad part is UA has already used A320s on EWR transcons, especially to SEA daily. So why go for UA when you can have a newer interior, WiFi, and TV? UA's A320's don't offer any of this and are honestly some of the worst planes in the sky.

    Good move by Virgin. Let's see what UA does to counter it other than offer cheap fares. I see plenty of ex-EWR CA transcons coming up next year at low prices.

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    Hopefully a bit of a fare war as well. LAS would be nice as well...
     
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    The A319 has better range than the A320.
     
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    Virgin America is going to fly both A320 and A319 on the route based on the schedule they published.

    Not sure why you don't think A319s can handle it, since United uses A319s regularly on these routes.
     
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    Better points, chance at a free upgrade (though that one varies widely by status/fare) and probably a few other things, too.
     
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    Exit row and E+ will keep me on UA, in addition to the miles and PQM. I am willing to forgo all those for a meaningful price differential when flying SFO-LAS, but not to the other coast.
     
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    Sure. But I hear EWR-LAX and EWR-SFO are the two toughest routes for CPU in the system (JFK routes don't count because you need to use an RPU).

    -Rob
     
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    Yup, but they do clear from time to time. And if you're flying on higher fares (Y/B/M) they clear a lot more often.

    VX doesn't have all that much extra personal space on board if you're in coach anyways, and they have less if you can get E+ for free. So then it becomes a question of if you want to get arguably more useful points or mood lighting and the ability to order food from your seat.
     
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