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Starting An Airline For Economics Class  
User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1987 posts, RR: 18
Posted (10 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Hi everyone. In my 12th grade high school economics class, we have to create a business of our own and creat a whole business plan for it due in a couple months but our ideas are due tomorrow in writing. I have decided to do an airline. It is a big undertaking but I am up for it. I would like to hear the feedback from the users here. Please share your ideas on these questions. Keep in mind, I am working on an imaginary small budget, as far as airline money goes.

1. What should the name of the airline be?
2. Where should it be based? (Will be US based)
3. Hub and Spoke system or Point to Point?
4. Types of Aircraft?
5. Destinations
6. Perks on board?
7. Pepsi or Coke?


[Edited 2005-09-01 01:46:54]

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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

Sounds like fun. Hey, it's your project; you're on your own.

Except for the following...

6. Spintzels...(the yummy NW pretzel thingys)
7. Pepsi


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

Here is my opinion. Starting an airline in todays market.......must be insane. However, the best bet of having a successful airline would probably be a regional airline, feeding into an major airlines hub. Pick any airline you want to feed for, but keep in mind that you need to pick an airline that can use you and has a need for you.

1.) How about JetAmerica. For your symbol, you can use the little stick figure at this website. http://www.justanswer.com/ However, instead of using "Just Answers", use JetAmerica. (this sucks, I am telling you my plans  wink  ) Heck, you can use the head as the "o" for "go", so it's "go JetAmerica"

2.) Where ever the major airline needs you.

3.) Hub feeder, so go figure.

4.) CRJs or ERJs. My opinion is ERJs.

5.) Typicall hub feeder routes.

6.) Maybe add some pretzels.

7.) Whatever you contract airline has.

Good luck


Non Illegitimi Carborundum
User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

My Dream:

1.) Steel Air would be the name of the airline. You could also use the slogan Steel Air: The spirit of Pittsburgh (where the airline would be based).

2.) Have you Headquarters in Cranberry, PA. Its the same town where many nationally based companies have there HQ (Such as American Eagle Outfitters). The Airport base would of course be Pittsburgh.

3.) PIT Hub (duh! Big grin)

4&5.) Make a fleet of EMB-175s and EMB-195s. Have service to popular destinations such as MCO, EWR, LGA, IAD, BOS, MIA, FLL, CHS, MSY, MSP, and more. Then, get a fleet of A-321s to do some west cost runs from PIT. Destinations such as: SEA, PDX, SFO, LAX, SAN, LAS, PHX, and DEN. Later on, create a seasonal service to South Padre Island, TX. (Hey, a guy can dream, cant he?)

6.) Sirius satellite Radio in every seat, Primanti Brothers Sanwiches on every flight (a Pittsburgh Favorite) along with Quaker Stake and Lube wings (another Pittsburgh Favorite!).

7.) Pepsi, no doubt.

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

1. Green Air. The theme is green: livery, interior, uniform, etc.

2. HQ in Portland, OR

3. Hub and spoke from PDX.

4. Airbus A319s

5. PDX to SEA, GEG, OAK, SJC, LAX, Orange County (code?), ONT, BUR, SAN, LAS, RNO, PHX, TUS, BOI, SLC, ABQ, DEN, MSP, MDW, YVR, YYC, ANC

6. Drinks and Pretzels

7. Pepsi

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