Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27302 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3540 times:
Both Laker Skytrain and People Express had a variation of this by offering first come first served stand-by seats that had people camp out at the airport for hours. But both airlines had fixed departure times.
Anyhow, I don't know how kindly airport authorities, vendors or other parties would take so such an unknown schedule operation just from a basic staffing and planning point of view.
Also for an airline to make money, especially and LCC you cant afford to have costly planes sitting around waiting. They need to keep moving and producing the maximum number of trips to generate revenues to cover their cost. Sitting on the ground earns zero.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California