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If You Could Buy An Airline, Which One?  
User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6052 times:

Hey!

If you were VERY rich and could buy any airline which one would it be?
(Don't only think of the profit)

I would go with either

Singapore
or
Lufthansa

Best Regards

[Edited 2005-05-05 22:45:34]


I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6047 times:

I would buy Southwest Airlines... maybe for $900 million? (does anyone know the price tag of Southwest Airlines - if they're for sale?)


Airliners.net of the Future
User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6021 times:

Aer Lingus or British Airways.

AerLingus330



Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7526 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6013 times:

SQ - It's been a very consistent performer over the years and the physical location of SIN will always be seeing good loads through to Europe/USA/Australia.

User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6012 times:

Airtran, they are really starting to come up, but still, if i bought it, it would last 4 more months probably lol

User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6010 times:

My choice would have to be OK

EDIT: the roll-over mouse thing isn't working so for those who don't know: OK=Czech Airlines

[Edited 2005-05-06 02:28:24]


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6000 times:

SQ, CX, Emirates, or Virgin. Any of the airlines with amazing service and premium cabins.

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1801 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5994 times:

Singapore Airlines , Emirates or Japan Airlines.

My first choice will be Emirates, great airline with great service. Just getting bigger and bigger.



Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12576 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5985 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand - Best long haul airline (2004), Best Pacific Airline (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004)

[Edited 2005-05-06 09:41:46]

User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5971 times:

BA or VS. That would be magic.

they always say, however, that the quickest way to become a millionaire is to be a billionaire and buy an airline....



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineJMJAirways From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5964 times:

Quoting BA380 (Reply 9):
they always say, however, that the quickest way to become a millionaire is to be a billionaire and buy an airline....

In these days it seames very likely !



I am willing to pay extra for a A346 flight !
User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5960 times:

TWA back in it's struggling days. I'd be intersted in a fixer upper. New route, new aircraft, etc. Bring it back to it's old glory. I'd much rather do this than buy an airline that is no need of improvements.

User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

Air New Zealand or Qantas wouldnt really worry me if i was that rich Smile)

pilotdude



Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2557 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5955 times:

British Airways or American Airlines. Its all about the One World Alliance  Smile

-AA777


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3783 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5953 times:

I would buy Thomsonfly and bring back the Britannia name and exit BY from the TUI group!

Then I would buy some 777's to add to the long haul fleet! Then I would make Britannia scheduled, flying from LGW to worldwide destinations!  cloudnine 

Then I would buy Bangkok Air and expand them globally!

Rob!


User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

I'd buy SQ, amazing service, amazing IFE, one of the most modern fleets on earth, it's hub is at one of the best, if not the best airport on earth, so definitely SQ.

Cheers, Konstantin G.


User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

hehehehe... well.. that's a good question. I'd seriously have to put some thought into that. *thinks* Ok, I've got it. Continental, hands down. Big grin

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2056 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5870 times:

I know one should never buy an airplane simply because one likes it, but I'll have to go against my better judgment and plunk down that Visa card (with airline miles) and purchase Air Atlantique:

Lookie lookie...

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I can hear those big round engines singing!

Granted, accommodations may not be up to what one would find aboard Singapore, Virgin Atlantic, or Emirates, but the decor does convey a certain old-world charm:

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But then, again, who could beat this for an office?

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The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5868 times:

I'd buy Mesa and turn that train wreck into a decent airline. I'd start by getting rid of Freedom/Air Midwest and consolidate them all into one airline. Then I'd tackle the "Why does the Union hate me" issue.

User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

Air Pacific! I would love to wake up everyday in Fiji!

WorldXplorer


User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5862 times:

UA and help them get on the right track.

User currently offlineAr1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1750 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5859 times:

Southwest.With the money that I make could eventually buy whatever airplane or aircraft I want.

Mike



You are now free to move about the cabin
User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

Three options:

1. South African

2. Dragonair

3. Meridiana



The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5843 times:

Certainly no US carrier. BA makes a ton of $$. I would probably but the one that makes the most profits, from a business standpoint. For fun, I'd buy US and trash the mgmt team and turn the f*cker around myself.


This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5832 times:

If I had the money, I would start my own airline!!!

In my name....lol


25 Burnsie28 : Simple, NW strongest legacy in the skies[Edited 2005-05-17 17:29:24]
26 BCAL : I would buy bmi and VS, pension off Sir Michael and demote Sir Richard, and then rebrand the airline "British Caledonian", retaining all VS's popular
27 Eric : SAS - in order to "de-crapify" them. make them into a proper airline and sack the airline management team who is now starting to seem incompetent. Jus
28 Post contains images MH017 : Westjet of Canada, coz they have been profitable since the start
29 HT : Air Berlin; they still are privately owned and are number 2 German carrier in term of passengers carried (and still are expanding).
30 Post contains images Crox1 : If money was no object, then I would rather buy a now defunct airline, rather than one that is actually making a profit. I would love to buy an airlin
31 Doona : I would buy NW. I'd replace A319s, A320s and the 757s with more DC-9s. Then I'd start contructing long range DC-9s in conjunction with Boeing, and rep
32 Post contains images UAalltheway : We can merge. haha
33 Ib16uk : Id say both Virgin Atlantic and easyJet Virgin Atlantic would have a ALL A340-600 fleet with a lot more destinations easyJet would have a ALL A319 fle
34 Post contains images VS74741R : I'd buy Virgin Atlantic and sell their Airbus fleet, cancel their A380 orders and replace the A346s with 773ERs and become the launch customer for the
35 Aa757first : I would buy Allegiant. Why? Because it would be easy to sell of the MD-80s and start basically fresh. AAndrew
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