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User currently offlineSBNair3022 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Just thinking, if say for some reason Wal*Mart lost it's brain and began an airline, or an airline was modeled after Wally World. What do you think it would be like??


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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Ryanair? I hope to God Wal Mart Air never comes into existance.


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2493 times:


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User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2881 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

LOL, the first thing that popped into my head is the famous 80-year-old greeters at the door when you go to check in.


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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3939 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Can you put wings on a double-wide and make it fly? Seriously, I can only shutter to think what such an airline would look like.

Thomas

[Edited 2006-07-03 23:42:18]


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User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2881 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):

I can see the star on the tail...but a huge smiley face on the fuselage!
 Smile



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User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 814 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
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We already have it: WN!!!

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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

The fares would be low and service would be friendly.

User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Walmarts canadian division does have a Lear 35 that operates for them.Not sure what the U.S div has though.Someone know????


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User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 7):
The fares would be low and service would be friendly

You and I must shop at different Wal Marts. If it was modeled after the one in my town, the aircraft would be a total mess and you couldn't find anyone to give you service, good or bad!


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 5):
I can see the star on the tail...but a huge smiley face on the fuselage!


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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Their fares would be so low they would put them out of business.  Silly  Wink


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User currently offlineMemphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

I wonder if you had an issue with your schedule, or had to cancel your trip; could you simply return your ticket and get a full refund?


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User currently offlineScintx From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 270 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2312 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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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2308 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.


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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

"Attention Wal-Mart flyers, peanuts in coach!"


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User currently offlineSBNair3022 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

i was thinkin if anything it would be lik WN, but i gotta say if there was a wally world air you would HAVE to have those old door greeters, they are what walmart is known for.


SBNair!!
User currently offlineGib From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 5):

I can see the star on the tail...but a huge smiley face on the fuselage!

Yeah...put a  Smile on the nose. ...but on second thought, let's not ruin PSA's history by a Wal-Mart comparison.


User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

they already have their own version of expedia!

www.walmart.com/vacations

hehe  Wink


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User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 18):
they already have their own version of expedia!

www.walmart.com/vacations

Leave it to you to find it! So, have you booked with 'em yet?  Wink

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User currently offlineHarrisAir From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 59 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

Quoting Wolsingerjet (Reply 8):
Walmarts canadian division does have a Lear 35 that operates for them.Not sure what the U.S div has though.Someone know????

A search of the FAA database will show that the have several Lears.

Search by name: walmart

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/

harris


User currently offlineBA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 4):
Can you put wings on a double-wide and make it fly? Seriously, I can only shutter to think what such an airline would look like.

Bench seats, and the inflight entertainment would be them showing all their sales.

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 7):
The fares would be low and service would be friendly

$5 EWR-LAX

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 11):
Their fares would be so low they would put them out of business.

Ahh Easy Jet

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 15):
"Attention Wal-Mart flyers, peanuts in coach!"

No, they would not have business class, it would cost too much!

The cabin would look like the economy section of the plane in "Soul Plane"


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13074 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2155 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).


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2102 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.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineDelta732FF From United States of America, joined May 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting UPSMD11 (Reply 6):
We already have it: WN!!!

LOL thats what I was thinking.  Wink


25 Piercey : nah..., WN is more like Target, now FR is WalMart
26 Post contains images FireFly : I think they're talking about WalMart here, not AS...
27 Philly : Good grief, lol. I can imagine the paint scheme that simple blue and white with a big yellow smiley (roll-back guy) on the tail with their FA's wearin
28 FlyUSCG : But wasnt walmart busted a couple years ago (like a huge police raid) for using illegals? (correct me if i'm wrong)
29 KingAir200 : Their aircraft would be branded as Boeing and manufactured in America, yet actually manufactured by small children at an undisclosed location in Asia.
30 FireFly : FlyUSCG, Yes, both WalMart, or at least subcontractors who supply labor for WM have been busted for employing Mexican illegals (in, I think Cal, Mass
31 Post contains images FlyUSCG : Yah, I picked up on that. I was just making sure I was right with the illegals and wal-mart.
32 HPLASOps : Leave PSA be. The smileys would go on the engines. That'd be a bitch on boarding, especially since most of the greeters I see are in wheelchairs, mig
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