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Has anyone ever flown Hooters Air?  
User currently offlineAeroFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7875 times:

Has anyone ever flown Hooters Aair? Are they positioning themselves as a LCC or a full service carrier?

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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7810 times:

Aren't they technically a charter airline?


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User currently offlineAeroFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7803 times:

Aren't they technically a charter airline?

I'm not sure? there was a bit of noise when they started service and then nothing. I seem to think that they may be a scheduled carrier though


User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7786 times:

I always thought that Hooters air is a scheduled carrier. They are like a LCC, but I have never flown with them so I can't tell how their service is.

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7768 times:

I always thought that Hooters air is a scheduled carrier.

We have this funny little side-set of charters in the US: Scheduled service charter airlines (I have no idea what the real name is!). Southeast Airlines, ATA, and Allegiant were all started as this, and as far as I know, Southeast still is...

IIRC, Hooters Air was started as one of these, but I do not know if they have sinced changed...



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7757 times:

They have some scheduled service so they are not a total charter outfit. I don't know of any plans to expand service or anything like that.

User currently offlineJetblue15 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7739 times:

My friend flew Hooters air from Newark to Myrtle Beach and said it was god awful. First of all the plane left 2 hours early and then they cancelled his morning flight back and put him on a night flight. Stick to cooking buffalo wings Hooters.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7716 times:

Hooters Air is still a scheduled charter airline, with those flights flown by Pace Airlines, which is owned by the parent company of Hooters Air. Here's the travel agreement that is part of booking on Hooters Air:
http://www.hootersair.com/travel_information/agreement/


User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7705 times:

Sorry about your friends flight but, I do have to ask this question. In the last 18 months of us being in business we have NEVER cancelled a flight. We have had serious delays but NEVER canceled a flight. The worst delay was about 2 months ago MYR-EWR 9 hours all due to weather and flow control. So how could his flight of been canceled. Must not have been an (H1) flight.


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User currently offlineRydel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7648 times:

Hooters has never cancelled a flight? I find that simply amazing.

User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7621 times:

First of all the plane left 2 hours early

Um, legally an airline cannot leave anything more than 10 minutes before it's published departure time. I would have to question this statement.

Hooters has never cancelled a flight? I find that simply amazing.

Not really. Jetblue didn't cancel a flight during it's first year or so of operations.

Hooters Air is a top rate airline. In my opinion, the service and seats are far better than what you would expect on the carriers that fly the same routes.

B


User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7548 times:

Public charters don't fall under the US DOT regulations of Part 121 Scheduled operations. IF all the passengers show up, then the airline can depart early. There is no law stating that flights "must" depart within 15 minutes of departure time.

-n


User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7504 times:

Segment King you are correct but, @ H1 we still can dispatch and get an ok with them just to make sure before we are allowed to push if it will be more then that 10 min. buffer.




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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 7403 times:

Ok, with a sked charter carrier that is correct, but if you can name me a flight where all the manifested pax checked in and boarded two hours before departure, than you are a better man than I.

Furthermore, what airline would actually leave that early and possibly miss the revenue of walk up passengers?

B


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7277 times:
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I'll give you an example of a airline who is a charter but has sheduled flights. Southeast Airlines is a part 121 carrier. This may be something similar to what Hooters Air is. Their aircraft are owned by Pace Airlines. Under Federal Regulations, a Charter airline that sells seats to the public must hold it's money to the day of travel in a FDIC approved insured bank account. This is what Hooters Air may be classified as.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6631 times:

A good friend of mine got bumped from a return flight coming back from Myrtle, they gave $400 and he caught the next flight. I think that is good!

User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3741 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6597 times:

If I ever flew Hooters Air I would at least expect the flight attendants and the food to make a difference... Do they?


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User currently offlineSkyvanMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

I don think the Hooters Girls are the flight attendants. I saw on their site that there are two Hooters Girls on every flight in addtition to the required number of flight attendants. I also remember seeing somewhere that the Hooters Girls assisted the Flight Attendants and did their normal Hooters Girl stuff, well what could be done on an airline with children around. I have heard though that they dont let 'fat' people be flight attendants. Is that true? Do all of the flight attendants have to look like Hooters Girls? Anyways I want to fly Hooters Air but can't because they don't fly out of LAX. I can't wait until they realize the potential and beocme a real airline.


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User currently offlineATCRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 772 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6336 times:
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I have heard that one of the problems Hooters Air is having is being based in MYR. Why? Because thats in the Bible belt and alot of folks down there don't like the idea that they think Hooters Air represents. I dont know if this is true, but I heard it from a pretty good source.





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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5383 times:

ATCRICK your comments are ture but, you will find people not liking the source anywhere H1 is to fly.

NONREVKING I've never seen pax show up 2 hrs ahead. but i do have a 55 mins early dep. with 110 pax. Hows that for you.




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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

B757capt, I worked for Pace from June 2002-June 2003, in flight crew. I did a lot of the Vacation Express flights, and I was the one who wrote the article on Hooters in Airways Magazine.

Do I know you?

B


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5226 times:

NonRevKing, you write for Airways?
That was a ***** article!
-Mr. X



What now?
User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5209 times:

It was a what article?

B


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5385 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5147 times:

I have heard that one of the problems Hooters Air is having is being based in MYR. Why? Because thats in the Bible belt

I've yet to hear anything like this. Also, keep in mind that the Hooters Restaurant Chain is located predominantly in the "Bible belt" as you put it.



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5122 times:

NonRevKing.

You were work for Pace Airlines with flight crew and it was only for 1 year, correct? If I am wrong about your job records on their airlines. You should keep with their job as for long time.  Smile

Regards


25 StarCruiser : SkyVanMan tell us: "I don think the Hooters Girls are the flight attendants. I saw on their site that there are two Hooters Girls on every flight in a
26 BoeingPride800 : Hooters Air is mostly a scheduled airline. Pace Airlines flies into PIE and I saw a Pace flight arrive there once and it was a Hooters Air 757. I beli
27 Post contains images Northwest717 : I have never ridden Hooters Air. However, I have ridden a Hooters girl. Close enough? -Tim
28 Post contains images Thrust : I never have, I am so sad. That is blending aviation and heaven together, the most tasty combination for me
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