Westjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25528 times:
I know this has been done soooo.. many times but it is such a good form and I just came up with an amazing idea for an airline so here we go.
Canadi>n Intercontinental Airlines
Founded on June 20, 2002 Canadian Intercontinental has expanded rapidly with hubs at Vancouver, Montreal Quebec City, and St John’s. Its headquarters is located at Calgary. With its fleet of now 144 mainline aircraft it is making large profit gains everywhere and has taken over two smaller airlines (Jetsgo and Canjet). Both of these airlines were taken over in spring 2003 when Air Canada collapsed. Today it is Canada’s largest airline and part of the Sky Team alliance. The second largest carrier Westjet is also profitable and it now operates 84 planes.
Sky Team (Delta, Air France, South African, Continental, Aero Mexico, Aeroflot, Korean, and other minor members)
6 737-200’s (to be gotten rid of by end of this year) Single Class Layout for 130 seats
36 MD-83’s Provincial Class (First) PTV’s, Leather Relining Seats 2-2 Cabin Layout, 10 Seats, Only $100 more expensive, power plug ins, Free food/drink. Commuter Class 3-2 seat layouts, PTV’s, Leather non-relining seats, 112 seats,
31 MD-90’s (All ex Delta) Provincial Class (First) PTV’s, Leather Relining Seats 2-2 Cabin Layout, 12 Seats, Only $100 more expensive, power plug ins, Free food/drink. Commuter Class 3-2 seat layouts, PTV’s, Leather non-relining seats, 130 seats
32 717-200’s (29 on order) Provincial Class (First) PTV’s, Leather Relining Seats 2-2 Cabin Layout, 6 Seats, Only $100 more expensive, power plug ins, Free food/drink. Commuter Class 3-2 seat layouts, PTV’s, Leather non-relining seats, 94 seats
36 A330-300’s (Brand New 7 still on order) Canadian Class (First) PTV’s, Leather Sleeper Seats, Free Internet, 2-2 Cabin Layout, 10 Seats, Only $300 more expensive then Provincial class, power plug ins, Free food/drink/Alcohol/Toiletries Kit. Provincial Class PTV’s, Leather Relining Seats 2-2 Cabin Layout, 20 Seats, Only $100 more expensive, power plug ins, Free food/drink Commuter Cass 3-2 seat layouts, PTV’s, Leather non-relining seats, 208 seats
3 A380-200’s Canadian Class (First) PTV’s, Leather Sleeper Seats, Free Internet, 2-2 Cabin Layout, 34 Seats, Only $300 more expensive then Provincial class, power plug ins, Free food/drink/Alcohol/Toiletries Kit. Provincial Class PTV’s, Leather Relining Seats 2-2 Cabin Layout, 50 Seats, Only $100 more expensive, power plug ins, Free food/drink Commuter Cass 3-2 seat layouts, PTV’s, Leather non-relining seats, 389 seats, Also includes mall, sleeping cabins with real beds and showers $500 extra to standard ticket and gym,
717-200’s mainly on small domestic with some smaller trans border services ex YYC-SAN
MD-83’s mainly on small to medium domestic and medium trans border services
737-200’s only used on Maritimes routes (taken over in Can Jet merger)
MD-90’s on major capacity domestic and trans border
A330-300’s on Euorpean, South American, Asian and Pacific Routes
A380’s Vancouver-Hong Kong, Montreal-London, Vancouver-Tokyo,
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 25429 times:
My own airline ideas keep changing, so here is mine in the newest form:
A charter airline based out of ATL. Brightstar provides charter services for tour operators, sports teams, businesses, and for most charter needs. We also provide ACMI charters for airlines needing additional capacity due to seasonal demands and other factors.
Scott4AA From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 25381 times:
Heres my idea: (granted I had all the money in the world to spend)
DFW-Domestic and Latin America
SFO-Domestic and Pacific
CLT-Domestic, Canada, and the Atlantic
Every city would have atleast one flight to each hub. Cities with a metro area of more than 500,000 people would have flights to select focus cities. Cities with a metro area of 1,000,000 or more would have flights to all focus cities and other high yield routes.
HUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 25375 times:
BASE : Manchester, UK
FLEET : Airbus A340-200
ROUTES : Los Angeles (3xweek) San Fransisco (2xweek) Boston (4xweek) Miami (2xweek) Cancun (1xweek) Johannesburg - Cape Town (3xweek) Kuwait - Bahrain (1xweek) Damman - Bahrain (1xweek) Delhi - Chennai (2xweek) Delhi - Dhaka (2xweek) Bangkok - Phuket (1xweek) Bangkok - Sydney (2xweek) Hong Kong (2xweek) Tokyo (3xweek)
VoyagerBEST class 2-2-2 config, 7ft flat beds, PVTs
VoyagerECONOMY class 2-4-2 config, on average, two rows less than other operators, PVTs
CODESHARES : JNB - CPT with SA, HKG with CX, NRT with JL
I would start with old, second hand planes, but eventually would upgrade to newer aircraft.
5 Boeing 727-200-Will be replaced by 737-800 In Future
6 Boeing 737-200-Will be replaced by 737-700 In Future
3 Boeing 767-200ER-Will not be replaced in forseeable Future
2 Douglas DC-10-30-Will be replaced by 777-300ER In Future
5 Douglas DC-9-30-Will be replaced by 717-200 In Future
2 Lockheed L-1011-Will be replaced by 767-400 In Future
KL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1595 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 25356 times:
My dream airline would be:
name: Unkwon at this time.
Home Base: LAX
2 x A340-500
2 x A340-600
LAX-HKG-LAX (or maybe Macao instead code share with Air Macao)
LAX-BKK-DEL-JFK-LAX (maybe JFK-LAX could be code shared with Jet Blue)
Code share with
Bangkok Airways or Thai (for flights to Phuket)
Cebu Pacific (flights within Philippines)
Air India or Jet Go or Indian Air (code share from DEL-JFK)
Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 25326 times:
MGA (Megopolis Airlines)
Based out of BDL, my airline would serve the northeast corridor (hence the name: the area from BOS to WAS is know as the megopolis).
MGA would fly throughout New England and New York, with addtional service to the south and Midwest.
MGA would have international service originating at BDL to select European and Canadian ports. Some of the flights would stop at BOS or EWR, others would be NS, with feeder traffic at BDL from other ports.
(Imagine how nice it would be to get to Europe from, say, PVD, without having to go through the "big" airports).
BAC 146, or whatever its current model is called
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13754 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 25337 times:
Singapore Airlines Limited
Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore
Boeing 777-200s, 777-200ERs, 777-300, 747-400s, Airbus Industrie A310-300s, A340-300Xs.
Changes to be made:
Discard all Economy Class seating to be replaced by those found on the 777-200ER and placed at a seat pitch of 34.5" (except on A310s and A340s)
When Ultimo Raffles Class seating is replaced by SpaceBeds, they are to be kept in storage with Singapore Airlines Engineering Company to be premium Economy Class seating for ultra-long haul flights. (Except on A310s and A340s)
Replace all First Class seating on all planes except Megatops with those SkySuites found on Megatops. (Except on A310s and A340s)
Replace A340-500 order with 747-400XQLR order.
Increase pay for all staff except board of directors by 5%. Reduce board of directors fees by 10%. Increase pay for cabin crew by an additional 2% based on performance.
Increase budget for human resources division of KrisFlyer.
Install solar panels on all SIA buildings progressively over a ten year period.
Reintroduce the selling of SIA towels on KrisShop (the inflight sales thing).
Increase the generosity of the KrisFlyer program.
Set up an airline in Australia with Emirates or find another feasible option for an airline in Australia with the help of analysts and industry analysts.
Approach the Chinese government to take a 50.5% stake in China Southern Airlines.
With old Economy seats from Megatops, and 772/773s, replace all Economy seating in A310-300s temporarily and install KrisWorld.
With a nicer A310, reinstate the Singapore - Cairns service.
Increase size of Economy Class meals by 25%.
Advertise on the television across the world more.
JAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5095 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 25248 times:
Name: MetLink International
Base: New York
A OneWorld member.
25 B717-200 ( 25 more on order )
35 B737-800 ( 25 more on order )
15 B737-900 ( 25 more on order )
40 B727-200 ( to be replace by newer 737 )
35 B767-300ER ( 5 more on order )
10 B767-400ER ( 10 more on order )
12 B777-200ER ( 18 more on order )
5 B777-300 ( 5 more on order )
10 B747-200 ( to be replace by 777/767 )
25 B747-400 ( 5 more on order )
HUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 25246 times:
no, mine is the A330-200, but the A340-200 would be more suited to longer routes I have only ever been on one A340, Lufthansa FRA-DMM-FRA and it was fantastic, SO quiet a very nice aeroplane, although it seems to climb very slowly?
Saxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 25225 times:
An air taxi service that flies into small airports without airline service. Service would include trips throughout Texas and the southwest and Mexico. You could fly into DFW or IAH or wherever and be taken to that small town. It would be affordable for normal people to fly also.
Small jets and turboprops with 6 to 8 seats.
Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5357 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 25224 times:
A small Low Cost Carrier, starting with 2 aircraft (perhaps B737-300’s since they are available pretty cheaply) operating from Basel or Zurich depending on what concessions we get from either airport. My favourite choice for personal reasons would be Geneva but with easyJet and bmibaby, I don’t think it would be a wise one.
Destinations would be the secondary airports of some key European cities, all within 100 minutes flying of our base to maximise daily flights (8 sectors per aircraft per day) and minimise cost. Currently thinking about Milan-Bergamo, Paris-Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi and Frankfurt-Hahn.
No free inflight service. Pretty much everything on board such as food and newspapers would be a revenue generator and not a liability. However we might just give a complimentary chocolate before landing as a part of our brand and to show our origins (perhaps we could get the chocolate free through an advertising deal?)
Very strong human resources management (failing of many current European Low Cost Carrier) focussing on recruiting the right people. Employees have to be show themselves as willing to work towards the objectives of the company. Smiles, smiles and more smiles. Helpful and friendly to customers at all times.
Blitzkrieg marketing campaign at the start with many free seats etc.
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
HUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 25182 times:
interesting concept. the service sounds very familiar dunno if all the route suggestions would work. Like the mention of Humberside/Hull I think Leeds is pretty much sorted in terms of destinations, maybe a german service needed. London City has so much more potential i agree.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 25175 times:
- IAH: Main Hub, Latin America Gateway, Serves Southern USA
- DEN: Domestic Fortress, East-West Hub, Serves Western USA
- JFK: Trans-Atlantic Gateway, Serves Eastern USA
- LAX: Trans-Pacific Gateway, Serves Western USA
Short Haul Service
- First: Slightly Larger Seats than Economy, Free Alchohol
- Economy: Low-frill service. Snack & Beverage service offered. Inflight audio/movies, and full meal service offered on longer flights in the A319/A320.
Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 25158 times:
Cheers HUYfan- it's not hard to see where I got my inspiration from, and you'd know all about them!
I agree that most of the routes from LBA wouldn't work because of the competion, but I'm sure a Leeds direct to the business centre of London (ie LCY) service would work a few times a day with a 30-50 seater plane.
I have to book flights online between London and Leeds very often for my dad- BD often doesn't show availability on the required dates, and BA flys to LGW which is good for connections, but not for businessmen/commuters who work in The City IMO... Thanks for your response!
p.s. I apologise for my dreadful spelling of Copenhagen!
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 25141 times:
Airline Name: Speedways National
Airline Hub and Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis International Airport.
Brief Company History:
Speedways National was founded in July of 2002 and operated with a fleet of four leased A319s to St. Louis and Midway. The airline added Cincinnati to the list of destinations in early 2003. These routes proved to be successful with at least 70 per cent load factors.
Speedways International introduced non-stop departures to New York-JFK Int’l and Los Angeles International in late 2003, making Indianapolis a transcontinental hub. The routes were operated with new A321s. 2003 was also the year in which Speedways began purchasing its aircraft.
The success of those routes spurred the introduction of San Francisco and Seattle as new west-coast destinations from Indianapolis. New routes were also added to IAD and MIA.
Speedways began serving London-Gatwick and Puerto Vallarta and Cancun, Mexico in 2004. The PVR and CUN routes are served with Airbus A321s and the LGW services are operated with Airbus A330s.
All aircraft are in a single-class layout. Our aircraft have 6% fewer seats than the aircraft of our competitors, offering a comfortable, but reasonably priced experience no matter where you sit.
Speedways offers a FFP, ExpressMiles. ExpressMiles can be redeemed for upgrades and free travel and miles are not subject to expiration or black-out dates, or restrictions for day of travel or length of stay.
Speedways is a partner with Northwest Airlines, KLM, Alaska Airlines and their cooperative service partners.
A fruit salad with a warm bagel, your choice of regular or strawberry cream cheese.
Pancakes with bacon and a side of hash browns, scrambled eggs and toast.
A club sandwich with a small salad and Ritz crackers. Choice of ranch or vinegar and oil dressings are available.
A Veggie burger with a small salad and Ritz crackers. Choice of ranch or vinegar and oil dressings are available.
A Chinese chicken salad with crunchy noodles and mandarin oranges. Served with sweet-and-sour dressing.
Pot roast dinner with mashed potatoes and beef gravy, served with steamed carrots and broccoli.
These beverages are available:
-Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
-Tropicana Orange Juice
-Motts Apple Juice
-100% Colombian Coffee
Flight attendants who recieve 4 star ratings 50 times a year on the Speedways passenger satisfaction survey will recieve a pay bonus of 2% at the end of the calender year.
Elite Club priviliges are granted to Speedways ExpressMiles members with Gold status. Elite Club offers high-speed internet access, massage spa and lounge with newspapers and hot or cold bevereges. Elite Club is available at Indianapolis, New York-JFK and London Gatwick International.
Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
: Airline:Skygate Airways Headquarters:PMD, California Hubs:LAX,GUM,MNL,BWI,FCO,YVR CEO:Joe Pallon (me ) Founded:March 15,2001 Fleet: 717-200:25 737-800
: Passenger: That's quite simple. I'd go as cheap as possible. I'd buy a couple of very powerful circus cannons, place them at a couple of major airport
: SSTjumbo: Yes! I can see it now... Sir, when you hit the net, get out as soon as possible. We'll be shooting your luggage immediately after you.
: Well, what the heck... Name of company: Contrails Home airport: Chicago Midway (east-west route system) Destinations: COS, BUR, LGB, OAK, SMF, RNO, TU
: Westjet 8: I know it's just for fun but I would not recommend the MD-90. The reliability is not that great when compared with other narrow-bodies. Bes
: Name: Gateway Airlines Hubs: Los Angeles, New York (JFK), Detroit, Tokyo Classes Of Service: Business and Coach are avaliable on all flights. First cl