It’s the slowest news week of the year, so we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel here at OTR headquarters. Richard Branson’s US-based Virgin America is looking for a home base and, because he’s the best PR guy in the biz, has turned choosing a corporate headquarters into a public event. (This would make a miserable reality show, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see a “Meet My Corporate Headquarters” type series on Bravo next year.) Anyhoo, he’s narrowed down the list to the Bay Area, Boston, and Virginia. Yes, I know one of those is a region, one is a city, and one is a state. I’m just reporting what MSNBC is saying. It’s not my fault that they reported it that way. Don’t yell at me.
I’m going to guess Virginia, as it has flights into Dulles, would make a nice hub for north/south Florida lowfare traffic, and would be a siginificant competitor to a weaker US Airways at Baltimore and a weaker United at Dulles.