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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4557 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 20211 times:

Anyone got their own ideas for a fantasy airline? An airline that, were you a business professional, youd like to create in the real world?

I had a few of these as a kid, several ideas for different things, just wondering who else out there wants to share theirs? Often these fantasy airlines end up turning into VA projects but sometimes they just stay locked away on someone's computer or in someone's mind and nobody ever sees them.

I created a few of these when i was younger and still occasionally do some work related to them as a hobby...like paint a random plane outline in their colors. Do you have any images or artwork that you'd like to share?

Here's the airlines I created over the years...mostly just images and ideas but some of them grew into VA projects, though none are still active.

UTW - Utah Trans West, a resurrection of Western airlines
TPA - Trans Pacific Airlines, Hawaii-based international long haul carrier with interisland routes within hawaii and around the pacific island nations.
TCA - Trans Caribbean Airways - A resurrection of part of Eastern's network, this airline would re-use the original Eastern logo and codeshare with TPA.
PWA - Pacific World Airways - Similar to TPA but larger in scale, having european routes and merging the TCA routes into the airline proper.
PSA II - Resurrection of the PSA brand and a return of the smileliners. Also based in honolulu but with a hub in San Diego as well like the old days. Paint scheme similar to ATA but more colorful.

Those were the main ones but all of them had little side projects, connection airlines, etc that were related to them but not entirely separate.

Lately I wa browsing through some of the old images i made for these airlines and decided to restore them all since some of them were small, pixelated, old, corrupted...etc....so here's one that i finished last night: Trans Caribbean Airways.

This is the one that's based on Eastern. Got the eastern logo on it, and I've based the colors off of the hockeystick silver scheme...but did a modern refresh of the overall look, and im really satisfied with the result.

the top image has more bold titles....the bottom has fancier text. Not sure which looks better so I included them both. What do you think? My aim was to bring back the colors of Eastern in a modern fashion, while doing the old scheme justice. I think i pulled it off! Big grin

Do you have any that you would like to share?

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User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 20198 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
TCA - Trans Caribbean Airways - A resurrection of part of Eastern's network, this airline would re-use the original Eastern logo and codeshare with TPA.
PWA - Pacific World Airways - Similar to TPA but larger in scale, having european routes and merging the TCA routes into the airline proper.

Both of your own "creations" are virtual airlines-

Pacific West Airways and TCA are both airlines that encompass what you talk about.

Gatwick South! Id rather crash in Brighton!
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4557 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 20190 times:


I created these back around 1998. I didnt know someone else had created a TCA though, ill have to do a search and see what their idea was. I just updated the livery a few fays ago but i assure you i had no idea someone else had the same concept.

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4557 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 20187 times:

OK well i found their site but the only similarity between us is the name...our concepts, hubs, routes are pretty much entirely different. I dont think you were accusing me copying someone elses idea, but id hope you werent cos that just isnt the case.

Pacific West isnt anything like my concepts tho....no more than southwest is a copy of Western. Pacific West would simply be a competing airline to my ideas. Pacific WORLD was a global airline concept, not a regional one.

Anyway sorry to be defensive here but the tone of your response suggested that i needed to clarify a few things here. Anyway. It doesnt matter if you create an airline of your own that someone else has already done in the same region. Competition is part of the real world airline industry so i dont see why the Va world can't have competing airlines either.  

So anyone else who responds to this thread go ahead and share your ideas whether its been done before or not, these are your creations so feel free to share them!

[Edited 2006-07-29 17:33:09]

User currently offlineSmithAir747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1751 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 20145 times:

My fictitious airline, as my A.net username suggests, is Smith Airways.

Here are some photos of a 1:100 Doyusha 747 kit that I actually custom-painted by hand to be a Smith Airways 747!

As you can see, the artwork on this model (from the Connemara-marbleized green fuselage to the Celtic knot design on the tail) is totally Irish-inspired (to celebrate my Irish heritage)!

It took all summer in 2002 to paint this model (totally by hand, no airbrushes or decals) to my satisfaction. There is NO other model like it!

If this airline existed, it would be mainly for ad-hoc inclusive air charters from my hometown airport (FWA) or IND to Ireland and England (and other places as needed).

Inside it would have a Celtic-inspired decor along with green business-class-style seating (and maybe a piano aboard) plus an Irish pub!


I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 20139 times:

How do you get pictures of airplanes from the fs world and put a paint job on them?

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4557 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 20105 times:

Thats an awesome design smithair!!

User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4188 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 19981 times:



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User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 19962 times:

I've had a couple over the years, but the main one was America Pacific Airlines. I never made it into a VA, but I designed a new livery for it about once every two or three years. It was based at LAX, with hubs in HNL, SFO, and GUM, and focus cities at SAN, PDX, SEA, and IND. As you can probably tell, I focused on a huge Pacific network and a US west coast operation similar to that of Alaska, AirCal, or PSA. There were also domestic routes throughout the US, mostly from the LA area airports, with IND to help distribute traffic.

Probably not viable in the real world, but hey, I can dream!  cloudnine 

Every flight counts.
User currently offlineKgin11 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 19912 times:

My idea is not meant to be original but folds in some of my VA flying habits and interests. I imagine a group of airlines that fly as separate carriers but under one general company. Flying for both the Southwest Virtual and Flying Tigers group allows me to do most of this. But here's the idea:

Pacific Northwest Airlines: Folds in AS, QX, WN flights with hubs in ANC, SEA, and PDX (serving AK, WA, OR, ID, UT)
Main Equipment: 732, 733, 734, 735, 73G, 738, 739
Secondary equipment: CRJ, ERJ, Dash-8, EMB-120

Pacific Southwest Airlines: Folds in WN and the various regional airlines (CoEx, SW, QX, etc) with hubs in OAK, SFO, ONT (serving CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX, CO)
Main Equipment: 733, 734, 73G, 738, 739
Secondary equipment: CRJ, ERJ, EMB-120

Aloha Pacific Airlines: Merges AQ and HA and CO-routes with HNL, OAK, SEA, SNA, GUM hubs (serving HI, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Tahiti, etc.)
Main Equipment: 73G, 738, 717 and 732 (intra-island), 763

that's all I can think of right now.

Kelley Gin
User currently offlineBenThePlaneHen From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 19873 times:

I made a fantasy airline not too long ago. It's kind of childish. I used the name Horizon Air. I imagined that there was no airline by the name of Horizon Air.
The airline was a St.Petersburg (Russia) based airline.
Headquarters: St.Petersburg
Hubs: Moscow, Kaliningrad and Irkutsk.
The airline is sort of like a regional carrier for Pulkovo airlines.
Aircraft: TU-154 x1, CRJ-200 x10 and Dash-8 x4.
Here is one of the many route maps of the airline:
BTW sorry for the very big picture.

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