Virgin America Lands at Chicago O'Hare and Blows Some Fresh Competition Into The Windy City

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/25/3652638/virgin-america-lands-at-chicago.html

    Virgin America, the new domestic airline that is reinventing travel, today launches its low-fare, upscale service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), with daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). With legacy airlines representing 98 percent of domestic departures at ORD, the airline hopes to inject some healthy competition into the market. Known for friendly service, beautifully designed cabins and high-tech amenities, like touch-screen entertainment at every seat, Virgin America has been winning over consumers and travel awards since its 2007 launch, including Best Domestic Airline in both Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for the past three years. Today, Virgin America welcomes its dual inaugural flights with a red carpet welcome on the ORD tarmac followed by a party with a Virgin twist at the airline's new L3 gate.
     
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    IMHO competition like this is healthy, AA and UA will have a wake-up call.
     
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    Can anyone report on the party?
     
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    Agree! UA and AA have to take notice. It will be interesting to see the impact for UA on ORD-SFO.
     

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