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Another Fake Airline?  
User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3766 times:

I came across this new airline called MidAtlantic Airways (not the USAirways one). In the middle of the page it says to join the A-plus rewards program which is AirTran's FFP. What is the story on this? Seems quite similar to AirTran.
http://www.midatlantic-airways.com

Kris


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User currently offlineAirplanePeanut From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

Found this as well

"Learn more about the Business Class any business can afford."

AP



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User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

I think it's a case of CyberSquatting. Midatlantic Airways is the USAirways subidiary that flys the new Embraer 170's.

Sam

[Edited 2004-04-18 22:01:09]

User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 496 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

I think it's somebody messing around. It looks too fake. Every link on the page takes you right back to the homepage. They don't even have destinations listed.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

With all of the AirTran sounding phrases on that site, makes you wonder if AirTran might be changing their name (I doubt it). The opening page's font looks a little like Republic's font on their pages.

User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

Funny.

I could swear I've seen some of those homepage photos at the Braathens web site. They could be standard file stuff. I'll have to run over and look.



User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

It's gotta be fake, surely.
click me!
I see this logo in the bottom right of the page.

Do you know any real airlines which have a 3rd-party website host/site maker at the bottom like that?

BitraNet is the company in question.
From their records: http://www.midatlantic-airways.com/ (Switzerland, Zurich)

Back to MidAtlantic... read this quote from the bottom of the page
MidAtlantic Airways announces new service to/from San Francisco and
Washington Reagan National Airport.


call me stupid, but a site made for somebody in Switzerland, offering flights to Reagan National? With a website which shows nothing but the homepage.

odd.  Nuts lol


[Edited 2004-04-18 22:56:26]

User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

...and BitraNet is apparently a web design company based in Hyderebad?!


GoAround
User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Hyderabad, India.

It's probably a legitimate place...
People do outsource business to India, it's generally cheaper.
But that is quite odd.

I guess this truly is a global airline  Nuts

.. even if it don't got no places lol


User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Maybe it's a website in progress for an upcoming airline. It's odd, however, that they would put it online before anything is functional.

User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Probably just somebody's university project... there's many out there on the internet.

User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

That 747 logo on the intro page before the Home page is off clip art. Airlines don't usually do that - or do they?

A320 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
User currently offlineTavong From Colombia, joined Jul 2001, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

maybe a Virtual Airline  Big thumbs up  Innocent
I mean FS2004 VA...but i don't know



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User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

HELLO!!!???


I think it's a case of CyberSquatting.Cybersquatting is where you buy a domain name in the hopes that the actual company buys it from you. Midatlantic Airways is the USAirways subidiary that flys the new Embraer 170's.

Sam


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Do you know any real airlines which have a 3rd-party website host/site maker at the bottom like that?

Vanguard, National, Frontier for awhile...

I don't think it's cybersquatting. It's probably either a new company that hasn't gotten its government approval, or someone's project for a) school or b) ripping people off.

On the front page there is a pop-up that says that it's a new English/Welsh airline for European high-class travel.



Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

And it seems to un professional...

... Wales and England latest airline we hope to start operation as soon as end of March 2004. This new Airliner MidAtlantic Airways pride ourselves on being different right from the word go. As you will see from this website you have a number of unique services at your fingertips.

Seat Allocation: On all of our flights, you can pre-select your seat number from the online map that appears as you progress through your booking. Ticket less Travel: Who needs tickets? It's just extra paperwork to deal with. Just turn up and fly!


This new airliner?





User currently offlineType-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

In addition to "This new airliner".....

"MidAtlantic will have a high standard on our flights and service."

Shouldn't it be a "high standard of service on our flights?

"Our medium and long range aircrafts will have Wireless Internet"

"Selected brads of power adapters shall be available upon request, on first serve basis." Maybe only in first?

"On MidAtlantic Boeing long haul aircraft offer we a Business Center in the sky"

The last one is the clue. I suspect that this is the work of one of our armchair airline CEO's!






User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Maybe they will hub themselves in Syracuse like "Legacy" aka Oneida Air will too  Nuts

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