flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 643 times:
I'm just sorta playing an airline game. I am simulating what whould happen if I took over Tradewinds and Eastwind from GSO, reworked everything, then eventually bought ProAir, Vanguard, Frontier, WinAir, and Aloha. Right now I'm working on what I would do with Tradewinds' 1 L1011-1F, 3 L1011-1s, and 5 L1011-200s. Im looking into routes from GSO to Europe, MAJOR cities in North America, and Hawaii via LGB and/or DEN.
I am also setting up a regional airline (that will have nothing to do with the previous one) that will be based in GSO and fly ERJ-135s, -145s, MD-90s, and MD-95s.
flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 642 times:
I also forgot to mention that I am not only doing this for fun. I plan to start an airline out of GSO in the real world, and I am exploring all the posibilities and gaining knowledge about what works, what doesn't, and how it should work.
FedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 646 times:
What would you fly out of SFO?
I think flyf15 idea is a good one!
I would like to start an airline here in
So Cal and have my hub at ONT or
the possible El Toro and fly E135,145's
This is just for fun! Dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
San Luis Obispo
Bakersneck oh I mean field hehe
BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 427 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 642 times:
My advice for the L-1011s is: keep 'em going south!
For FY 1997, Tradewinds brought in over fifty million dollars from just the ONE plane going back and forth to the Caribbean twice a day. I'm not kidding, cargo makes good money. I'm not sure what the profits were for the charter fleet, but it was nearly as big.
Just a note in case you're interested in Tradewinds for real: The cargo plane is officially owned by a leasing company in Sweden, according to a plaque on the cockpit door. The charter planes are owned by the Interlease Group, based here in Illinois.
You'd need a lot more ramp space for a hub at GSO. The south Tradewinds ramp can only hold three L1011s, but you could buy the Burlington ramp next door for a little more room. Howevrer, I'm not sure exactly how much non-Fedex ramp space is planning to be built with the new runway. That'd free up plenty of space to do something substantil out of GSO. I don't see much poential for GSO as ever being a passenger hub, but I think that sooner or later a big airline will make it a maintainance base--just as United tried to do a few years ago.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4437 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 642 times:
Anyone ever think of starting a cargo op out of ORD? That has alot of cargo their and is set right in the middle of the U.S.A. I would start one with 747-400F flights to Heathrow, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.
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