Virgin Atlantic to Launch Stateside?

Q: Is it true that Virgin Atlantic is planning to fly domestically, here within the U.S.? If so, where will they fly?

A: Richard Branson, the creator of Virgin Atlantic, and his business partners in the US are trying to launch Virgin America, a new airline that I imagine will be designed along the lines of JetBlue, with low fares but stylish service. However, the US Department of Transportation rejected the airline's application late last year. If you'd like to support their attempt to take wing, which can only lead to lower fares and more competition, then visit for ways you can help. No word on their flight plan, but there's a link on the Web site where you can tell them what cities you'd like them to service.