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My Own Airline :)  
User currently offlineRyanrap1 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

If I could start my own Airline it would be named Transcon Airlines, and have a
fleet of only BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ85A and base out of Orlando. My first
destinationes would be:
MCO-ATL
MCO-FLL
MCO-BTR
MCO-MSY
MCO-SAT
MCO-Nashville.
Do you think that would be a pretty successful airline, I would love your
opinion.

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User currently offlineChristopherwoo From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Man... You must be so bored..

User currently offlineLUPOR1D From Ireland, joined Feb 2008, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

In current market conditions, I would not have good hope for any new airline unless they had alot of cash, operated very economical aircraft and operated profit generating routes. Not too sure if the 145/RJ85 is the most economical..............plus theres probably a fair bit of competiton on those routeS?


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User currently offlineWAH64D From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 966 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

Nashville = BNA

Mx and spares may be a bit more challenging than other options due to your geographic location. Other than that, the 146-200/RJ85 are workhorse aircraft built in the "over-engineered" fashion of yesteryear. Your aircraft certainly wouldn't give too many problems.

[Edited 2008-06-02 14:11:46]


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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

Ahhh, fantasies fantasies... Why the BAe 146? Why would you select those routes? Do you have insight into the market potential to those respective cities from MCO? Perhaps it could fly as a virtual airline   . Also, you might wanna think of renaming it lol. None of those routes live up to the namesake. Maybe IntraCon? haha cheers,

[Edited 2008-06-02 14:16:59]


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User currently offlineGsosbee From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Someone will point out the fuel consumption issue with 4 engines and the fact that old airplanes usually are not the solution to start-up problems.

Not sure where the MCO-SAT O&D is coming from, but at over 1,000 miles, that route would be pushing the airplane.


User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

You know, I have been tempted to start a thread about what you would do if you had your own airline. I would hub mine in BOS! I don't know if MCO has that much O&D unless you are connecting pax. If you had wanted to expand it across the country then MCO would not make a good hub.


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User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

MCO creates its own O&D through all the tourist attractions, however tourists are very low yielding, compared to people paying to sit at the front and sip champers.


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User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3295 times:



Quoting Ryanrap1 (Thread starter):
Do you think that would be a pretty successful airline, I would love your
opinion.

If you have Flight Sim and have the payware add-on FS Passengers, you can create your own company and see how it fares.



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User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3276 times:



Quoting WAH64D (Reply 3):
Other than that, the 146-200/RJ85 are workhorse aircraft built in the "over-engineered" fashion of yesteryear. Your aircraft certainly wouldn't give too many problems.

While I love the 146, it's not really too good maintenance-wise (well, the engines aren't). It's nickname is 'Bring Another Engine', or something like that.

Could be fun to have an airline though...

Jon



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

I've often wondered about using an A310 or 767 ex YVR via YYZ to EDI and STN, possibly DUB or ORK. Maybe continue on to HNL or OGG when the fleet grows.


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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

I'd have a fleet of 10 Tupolev 154's flying out of LGW to destinations around the UK and Europe, and a couple of Concorde's to fly transatlantic in an all business configuration  Yeah sure

Well, this is a fantasy, right?  Wink



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6755 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3106 times:



Quoting Ryanrap1 (Thread starter):
Transcon Airlines

Wouldn't you need some transcon flights for that? The only one that remotely qualifies is SAT..

Quoting Ryanrap1 (Thread starter):
fleet of only BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ85A

You are gonna need a LOT of gas... but they are VERY cool aircraft

Quoting Ryanrap1 (Thread starter):
base out of Orlando

Lots of competition and your fare structure is not gonna leave much room for a profit.. especially with the gas required for the aircraft of choice..

Quoting Ryanrap1 (Thread starter):
MCO-ATL
MCO-FLL
MCO-BTR
MCO-MSY
MCO-SAT
MCO-Nashville.

ATL - Delta and AirTran competition.. Ohh.. that's gonna be ROUGH
BTR - You might can charge higher fares on that one..
MSY - Southwest on that one.. Ohh.. that's gonna hurt BAD
SAT - Southwest on that one.. Ohh.. it's gonna hemorrage
BNA - Southwest on that one.. See the running theme?

I will say, I do wish you luck.. perhaps you can make it.. but your fare structure is gonna have to be pretty significant to cover your costs..



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User currently offlineAirCatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

Unless you power your planes some alternative fuel, I wouldn't say this is a good time to start a new airline.  Wink

User currently offlineBbinn333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

If you were a Low-Fare Airline I would fly Transcon (I normally Fly out of MCO)
I would prefer A Larger aircraft though


User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

I'd have an airline based out of SYR and serve most of the upstate NY cities. Including Watertown, Plattsburg, Utica, ELM, ALB, ROC, BUH, ITH, and NYC.

Smaller aricraft with multiple legs to each city. Not sure how much profit it would turn.


B727
Glenn


User currently offlineToptravel From Italy, joined Oct 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Dump the 146's way too expensive, change the name to Inter-State-Air, (ISA) look for some used B717 or A318's. Then look for some good long routes, if you have to have MCO as a home base, what about MCO/YVR/YYC/SEA/PDX the 318's will do easy.

Get good employess , treat them right and treat your customers as humans with a brain..of course as with all things you'd have to make a few concessions.


User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2747 times:



Quoting Toptravel (Reply 16):
look for some used B717 or A318's.

Good Luck

I think you'd be better off leasing 737NG/A32S frames. There would be a few available can easily do transcon's with a respectable CASM. But otherwise now is a really bad time for a new startup.


Vhq



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