Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4134 times:
Did a check and didn't find anything about this subject posted over here...
A new American transatlantic low-cost start-up is planned!
The name is Rivierajet and will fly to Brussels from (probably) New York and Fort Lauderdale.
Other destinations will be NY Metro (New York JFK), Miami Metro (Fort Lauderdale), London Metro (Stansted), Riviera Metro (Nice), German Metro (Berlijn), Italy Metro (Rome) en Benelux Metro (Brussel). They are also talking with airports in Washington D.C. and Orlando.
For the aircrafts they are negotiating with Boeing (767-300ER) and Airbus (A330-200) but also with lease companies.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4700 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
Hmmm... I would not put my hopes too high. Sounds like a paper airline to me. We have discussed the disadvantages of long-haul low cost operatiosn quite frequently on this board, and I haven't come across a convincing reason why a true LCC will be able to offer fares below the ones of e.g. Britain's and Germany's high-density charter carriers.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3352 times:
With all the frills they plan to offer (and the complexity that comes along with it), it will be interesting to see where low costs come from. The cabin layout looks like not too many seats (BTW, the Business Classic seat they show is the old LH seat, even the same colors).
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3324 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3302 times:
A website does not an airline make. Even the addition of Sir Freddie doesn't make them stand out anymore than any other potential startup. Looks like they are european based, but I'm not certain. And there's no talk of finanacial backing either. Remember how much talk there was before JetBlue launched? We all heard that Neeleman was going to start a new airline, and how much startup capital he had raised.....
Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3092 times:
Rivierajetuses a flash-based webpage.
This is a very bad idea. Such pages....
..... take way too long to load. Most of the world still uses dialup modems, especially in the US. This also gives greater demand for server side bandwidth - when the site gets busy it will be still slower. Most people will not go to a site that takes forever to load unless they know about and are interested in you already. Even then they will be annoyed and will look elsewhere as soon as they can.
...... don't get noticed by search engine robots because they have less plain text. Even someone looking for you won't find you unless you have been linked to by other sites. Even then it will be harder.
.......turn off people who turn off flash. Many people turn off flash because the flash content on most pages is either advertising or irrelevant fluff. These people will not be able to see your page without adjusting their browsers, and why should they take the trouble? Your dependance on flash has already told them that what you are peddling is probably more "flash" than substance.
Successfull business websites tend to use nice, clean, professional-looking HTML. Any other tech they use is quick-loading and supported by nearly all browsers. If Rivierajet plans to use tech wisely, they certainly arn't getting off to a good start with that website.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7445 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
I think this airline has been done before. Charter Airline names like Transamerica, Global International, Capital Airways and Tower Air. The low cost transatlantic market has fallen by the wayside and it can't compete. PeoplExpress was the proof of that.