Brandon From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
If you could bring back your favorite airlines that are now bankrupt and out of business, what routes would you take and what aircaft would you use.
I would bring back Eastern Airlines.
I would have a main hub at JFK, with major hubs at MIA, ORD, ATL, DEN, IAH, BOS, and DCA. Smaller hubs would be at SLC, PHX, LAX, and SEA.
I would have:
2 767-300 ER's
In all, 184 aircraft. I'd probably need a couple billion dollars! I might even want to start an Eastern Express service with EMB-126 aircraft.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1452 times:
I'd bring back Eastern and start with an Atlanta hub using DC-9's because I couldn't afford much else. I'd bring back the Northeast Yellowbirds using DC-9's and a hub in Boston. I'd go from their to Florida, Canada, the west, and London. So I guess I'd also get used DC10's or L1011's. Finally i'd bring back Air Florida and use Miami as a hub connecting the Northeast with the carribean and Latin America. You know by today's standards, Air Florida was actually quite impressive in size compared to other start ups. You don't see today's upstarts gooing to Europe.
D.Valerio From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1451 times:
Given the chance I would bring back Pan Am.
Service would mainly concentrate on Europe-
"basicaly all the routes that Delta grabbed before letting Pan Am die"... and some domestic flights.
Fleet would consist of:
(3) 747-300s - (2)all pax(1)combi
(1) 747-200F - (leased)
Main hub would be JFK, New York with daily service to:
Milan, Rome, Paris, London, Zurich, Brussels,Frankfurt, Miami, L.A.
Airline would have a code share agreement/alliance with Alitalia and KLM.
D.Valerio / New York
Will From Australia, joined May 1999, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1452 times:
lf l could the airline l would bring back T.A.A. ( Trans Australian Airlines.) l would base the airline in Melbourne, and fly all the original domestic routes that l could gather. My fleet would consist of...
B767-300's x 12
B737-300/400/500 x 30
B757-200 x 12
Dash 8 x 10.