shawnbhai From Sweden, joined Sep 2010, 18 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5220 times:
I´m new here so i don't know if such posts are allowed.
Imagine that you have your own airline and the economy is blooming and oil is cheap.
How wold you have structured your airline in terms of: A/C, Air mile program, Destinations, Hub (Where would your Home base be and where would you have your Hubs, if any), And Promotions
This is just to see how people think about how an airline should be run and what various mindsets are there, not to mention the culture and psychology of such a society. One airline being one society.
flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7607 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5212 times:
We have these type of threads all the time. Its always fun to do.
Aircraft would be mostly boeing
Fleet: 738, 737, 752, 763, 772, 777LR, 744, 742, Fokker-100 and of course some DC-9s.
Would also have an express airline: B1900D, CRJ-200, CRJ-700, ERJ-170, Dash-8-300, DHC-6-300, Fokker-70.
shawnbhai From Sweden, joined Sep 2010, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5204 times:
mine would be as following
A/C Mix both Boeing and Airbus
Fleet: 738, 763, 77W, 777LR, 772ER, 774, 320, 333, 345, 346, 380.
HUB´s would be at ARN, CYYZ, LHE, SYD (each hub will have own sub airline)
ARN HUB will have focus on Europe such as Copenhagen, Barcelona, Thessaloníki.
CYZ HUB will have focus on North and South America such as Los Angeles, Calgary, Vancouver, Huston, Miami, Santiago, Rio de Janerio
LHE HUB will have focus on Asia such as Jakarta, Kuala Lumpor, Tokyo, Beijing, Bangkok, Tehran
SYD HUB will have focus on Australia and New Zeeland.
All Long Haul A/C will travel between Hubs.
FF Program: Similar to SAS and or PIA.
PTV available for all long haul flights, Nice meals with variation every two months.
Meals will be avail for flights for 2+hrs
Drinks will be avail for flights for 1+hrs
Hubs: SEA (or PDX), ATL, DCA, minihub/focus city at MCI and AMS
Connection ops: Horizon Air (at least for now), ASA, Republic/Chautauqua- Dash 8 Q400,CRJ200/700/900, ERJ-145/170/175
ATL routes would focus on Caribbean/South America, limited TATL service
DCA would be primary European route center
SEA would serve as Asia/Pacific gateway
MCI would be the center for domestic ops, maybe a few routes to Canada and Mexico
AMS- gateway to most of Europe
Hot meals on all flight 2+ hours, BOB snacks (and decent ones at that) on flights less than 2 hours
I would have either US Airways, or Hawaiian airlines
Hubs : HNL, SFO, SLC, JFK, CLT, MIA
Focus Citys : Tokyo, London, SJU, DCA, STL, Philly, Chicago-Midway, and LAS.
HNL - would serve the entire Pacific (similar to what HA's route network will look like in 10 years). It would serve the 4 major Aussie citys, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, PEK, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila, Auckland, Seoul, Santiago, Lima, 13 citys in the western US, Chicago, New York, and London
SFO : HNL is mainly O&D, SFO would serve Asia with connecting opportunities
SLC : Similar to how it is now, except with more mainline and less regional aircraft
KGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 950 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4686 times:
My fantasy airline would have started in the mid-1980s, post deregulation, with a fleet on DC-9-30s and MD-82s. We would be phasing them out in favor of the Airbus A320 and Embraer 195 currently.
Classes: Business and Economy
Hubs: MKE and MSY; focus cities in MCI and STL
Alliances: Codeshare agreements with Alaska, Hawaiian, JetBlue, US Airways, and WestJet
Connection: Embraer 145s operated by Chautauqua
Sponsorships: "Official" airline of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, and New Orleans Saints.
What makes us unique: We play a select pop artist during boarding and sell that artist's CD onboard the flight.
Flown on 9E/AA/AL/CP/DL/EV/HP/MQ/NW/PT/OO/OH/UA/US/XJ/YV/YX/ZW
BD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 818 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4674 times:
My airline would:
a) offer 33-34" of legroom in coach
b) offer a coach seat that had a headrest and a comfortable seat.
Beyond that the rest would be immaterial to me
It would fly B737 or A320/319 for short haul and A330 for longhaul. Sub 130 seat market would be E170/195. 50 seat CRJs would be banned by the articles of incorporation of the company
Hubs would be SEA, STL, IAD. Destinations would be major US business centers/populations with key service to major European and Asian cities.
FF plan would be based on amount spent not mileage.
LH wouldn't offer a full business class but a hybrid of Y+ and J (bit more spacious but not layflat but with enhanced service)
Focus would be on quality of service seeking some business traffic that wanted a reliable, efficient service without skyhigh prices and leisure travelers who wanted an 'upgrade' from the "torture" of legacy Y. Sort of a combination of all the best bits of WN/B6 and VX.
Now if I only had a spare $300M laying around.....
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2795 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4671 times:
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Fleet: All Boeing
73G on short haul domestic routes only
763ER on short haul domestic or medium haul regional routes into Asia (SIN, HKG, KUL etc)
772ER also on regional routes into Asia where more capacity than a 763ER is required. But has the flexibility to be used to go to Europe if needed
772LR flagship routes to LHR and LAX non-stop
773 high capacity regional and domestic routes
773ER anywhere from Asia, to Eastern Europe, to the Middle East, or to North America via SYD/MEL/BNE
744 as above with 773ER, but also to Africa.
748 - on order to replace 744, one for one.
789 - on order to partially replace 763ER and 772ER, but also to fill in the capacity gap between a 763 and a 772.
Hub: PER. This will either be a master stroke or it will fall flat on its face. PER is growing, its airport is expanding, and is closer to Europe than SYD. Besides SYD is getting quite crowded.
When are you starting up? PER makes so much sense. We're closer to SIN, JNB, and BOM than any of the other OZ capital city airports. Flights to US/ Canada may have the options of being routed via SIN, HKG or NRT in addition to the present trek to SYD. If only...