DLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1982 posts, RR: 18 Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4183 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?
6. Perks on board?
7. Pepsi or Coke?
SonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4168 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 ) Heck, you can use the head as the "o" for "go", so it's "go JetAmerica"
PITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4147 times:
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! )
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!).