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Your Airline In A Perfect World  
User currently offlineshawnbhai From Sweden, joined Sep 2010, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4352 times:

Hello!

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
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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.

How would you have your airline???

/Shawnbhai

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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7278 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4344 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.

Hubs: MIA,STL,SEA,JFK,LHR,NRT.
Focus: LAX,PDX,ANC,DCA,MCO.

The FF program would be simular to AA. All Mainline planes except for the 742 and DC-9 would have PTVs at every seat. Full hot meals on all flights for all pax 2+ hours.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineshawnbhai From Sweden, joined Sep 2010, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4336 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

[Edited 2010-09-25 12:29:14]

[Edited 2010-09-25 12:30:56]

User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2169 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4322 times:

Fleet: 717, 737-700/800, 757-200, 767-300, 777-200/300

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



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7278 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4282 times:

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 3):
DCA would be primary European route center

Guess this is a very ideal world for you   DCA-Europe would love to see that.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineshawnbhai From Sweden, joined Sep 2010, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

heres a question? if you were to own a real life airline, which airline would that be and why? also how would you structure it or restructure it to be more attractive to the people?

User currently offlineVZLA787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

I would base it in CCS. I would have a mixed fleet 737, 757, 767 and 777. Only international flights, O&D and connecting.

Flights to/from:

South America:
BOG, CTG, MDE, CLO, UIO, LIM, SCL, VVI, LPB, EZE, MVD, GRU, GIG, MAO.

Central America: PTY, SJO, MGA, and others.

North America: MEX, MTY, MIA, ATL, JFK, IAD, BOS, YYZ, YUL, DFW, ORD, IAH, LAX, YVR.

Europe: MAD, CDG, LHR, BRU, MXP, FCO, AMS.

Asia: NRT (with a connecting hub like NW).

I would have intra-american connection banks during the day, while Europe-Bound flights would depart in the evening (around 4-6 pm).

This is sort of what VA (Viasa) was in its beginnings, adding more connectivity possibilities, more aircraft, and a top-notch business/first class, with lie-flat seats (180 degrees).

Too bad the political situation in Venezuela does not permit this.


User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2169 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4220 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 4):
Guess this is a very ideal world for you DCA-Europe would love to see that.

Yeah, I bet. I meant to put IAD. Oops   



Midwest Airlines- 1984-2010
User currently offlinequadagon From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3950 times:

Quoting shawnbhai (Reply 5):

I would have either US Airways, or Hawaiian airlines

My Airline:

Hubs : HNL, SFO, SLC, JFK, CLT, MIA
Focus Citys : Tokyo, London, SJU, DCA, STL, Philly, Chicago-Midway, and LAS.

Breakdown
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

MIA: South america, middle east?

JFK: Everywhere, nuff said...

CLT : not many changes to how it is now

Aircraft - 717, 737 (or 737 replacement), 787, A350, and 747-8



If you dont pay your exorsist, do you get reposessed?
User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 721 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3818 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.

The details:
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.



Δ D E L T A: Keep Climbing
User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6788 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

Perfect Airline..

Named: 7jet

Fleet: Boeing 789, 788, 764, 739ER, 737ER, E90, E75
Hubs: RDU (Main), LAX
Club locations: RDU, LAX, LGA, MDW, SFO, SEA, YYZ, BWI, DCA
Shuttle Service: RDU-LGA (14x E75)/ DCA (10x E75)
Dual Boarding (Front & Back) at all locations

Normal Livery: oversized outlined "7" on the tail (Navy Blue, Light Blue, Khaki, Gray Fuselage)
Special Livery:

1x each 789 = UNC, ACC
1x each 788 = Duke, ACC
1x each 739ER = NCSU, BC, ACC
1x each 737ER = Florida State, GT, Wake Forest
1x each E90 = UVA, Miami, ACC
1x each E70 = Clemson, VT, Maryland, ACC



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 739 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3806 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.....


User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2693 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3803 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.



Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 12):
Hub: PER.


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...   


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