Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7336 posts, RR: 52 Posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2836 times:
A new airline is on the brink of launch, with service between DUS-NRT configured with 30F 108C on a 747-400. Has top-flight service with the upper deck as a lounge. Sounds great huh? The only catch is that this is a smoking-only airline. 13 hours of smoking. Gawd http://www.smintair.com/
AirScoot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 688 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
I'd rather 138 people smoking than 300 people hacking from the flu
And yes, I'd take them. As a confirmed smoker I go looking for smoking-friendly airports when I travel. It keeps me going through Dallas because no matter how long you have, there's always a security check point about 20 feet away you can pop out and have a quick one.
You should see me on a plane for anything more than 6 hours.
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 7771 posts, RR: 26 Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
Never will they operate a single flight. The inventor is a guy no one in his right mind would buy a second hand car from. This greaseball may be successful in collecting investors money from people who's minds and vision have been narrowed by too much smoke.
Reality is, that he will have a hard time filling a plane even with only138 seats on a spoke to spoke connection without any feeder service. Reality is, that Germany (leaping behind but still) will have legislation possibly before the end of this year prohibiting smoking in all public buildings and public transport.
There goes Smintair - OK, he could make it a club and carry members only but imagine one of his 744s goes technical and all these smoke addicts sit in the lounge holding a glass of Champagne or Remy but no Davidoffs allowed. Poor fellas.
I would have given that brain fart a chance if he had chosen a BBJ with 30 or so seats. But it had to be a 744 of course since the 380 is not available yet.
I have to admit I had to look up the translation for GROSSKOTZ, it's SWANK.
BTW - was I glad when all airlines became non smoking - never ever had a jetlag again.
Flying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2360 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2593 times:
The inability of AIRBUS INDUSTRIES to deliver A380 aircraft as substitutes for all airlines' current fleet of B747-400s, postpones the delivery of SMINTAIR's B747-400s and consequently the first scheduled flight to October 2007, the beginning of the Winter Flight Plan.
They first need to find the fundings of up to $ 25 millions...
Kevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1154 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
ahem..... guys... don't wanna be a thread pooper here, but SmintAir has been discussed heavily on a.net already, as recently as last week... Do a search and you'll find even more jokes about the airline!..
Btw... They don't have a hope in hell of ever getting airborne... but good story nonetheless..!
"I was waiting for you at DFW, but you must have been in LUV" CPH-GOT-CPH-GOT-CPH-GOT-CPH...
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
Quoting Chase (Reply 10): Now, if somebody ever starts up a "no kids allowed" airline, sign me up! Not trying to slam kids in general, but they misbehave on flights enough that I'd pay a premium to not have to deal with it.
Not to drag the thread too far off topic or go over the top with my CO evangelization, but in general I've noticed a lack of children on CO flights, and those who are there are generally quiet and well behaved (the exception being those under 2 years of age travelling immediately before or after the major holidays [Thanksgiving/Christmas in particular]).
CO Is My Airline of Choice || Baggage Claim is an airline's last chance to disappoint a customer || Next flts in profile
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 7771 posts, RR: 26 Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
Quoting Chase (Reply 10):
Now, if somebody ever starts up a "no kids allowed" airline, sign me up! Not trying to slam kids in general, but they misbehave on flights enough that I'd pay a premium to not have to deal with it
..........and christen the first aircraft "W C Fields" .
Bad marketing my friend,kids are the future fare paying passengers and every good airline has hand outs, toys and booklets available for the little ones. Sure they can be basty sometimes, but in all my flights I had just one where I wished that super nanny was a passenger on that flight.
Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 12):
I mean, are they going to make money off of 138 pax?
I doubt that they worry much how they can make money from their flights. DUS is slot restricted but for a daily 744 to NRT miracles will happen, but such a miracle won't happen in Tokyo and they know that.