Scintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2436 times:
My only concern would be the passengers. I do enough Wal Mart shopping and pray I don't have to fly with the same people. My brother and I have a running joke on each of our visits about the shoppers. Wally World is the only place I know you can be in Automotive and find a steak or chicken on the rack thanks to one of their shoppers. I hope Wally Air never happenes!
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FlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2432 times:
The pilots would be paid the federal minimum wage (what is it like $5.15/hr?). They wouldn't be allowed to be in a union. The cabin crew would have the total education of a 6th grader. The ground crew would be illegals. The passengers wouldn't be able to fly on the airline because they couldn't afford the tickets. They would have a hub in every city (and most would be several hubs per city). The only aircraft they could fly would be an A380 so they could fit a McDonald's, eye center, hair salon, photo studio, and children's arcade onboard. And they would demand Airbus sell them the A380 for 10 million dollars.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
All of the aircraft would be solid white with blue/grey cheat lines and a blue star on the tail and blue, grey and white interiors.
All of the flight crew would wear name tags and those jackets like at the stores.
All staff would be non-union. They would contract out all
Check in staff would all by over 65 and give the kids smiley stickers.
All of the aircraft would have to a MD or Boeing, made in P.R. China.
Snacks and beverages, including Wal Mart brands would be available for purchase, but at very cheap prices.
Plastic bags would be acceptable as luggage.
The hub would be Northwest Arkansas Regional airport and service would include several small cities mainly in the south.
Reading material would be the latest Wal Mart ads.
They would offer the most consistantly cheap prices, due to there excellent ability to do yeild management (Wal Mart has after the US Government, the largest computer capacity).
SonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
Actually, Wal Mart does/did have an airline-type like service. I forgot where I read it at, but I remember reading about it awhile back. Apparently Sam Walton (I think that is his name) was an aviation enthusiast, and started up the airline using lears. I remember reading how it was stocked with Wal Mart goods. Wish I could provide you more information, but my memory...well sucks.