Jlp12345 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2778 times:
I found this press release for a new airline called DeLuxe Airways. They are based in LA, and plan on commencing long-haul services with 747-400. I believe they might be the same group that was calling themselves BlackStar Airlines about a year ago, the business plan is the same. Nice color scheme on the 74, although I find it doubtful that we'll ever see it on a real plane. What is up with all of the new international airlines popping up all of the sudden? In the last week we've seen Eos, Fly First and now DeLuxe. I suppose that international flying is one of the last areas for a new entrant to brake into.
Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 665 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2731 times:
I would hate to see what they would charge for tickets on this airline..Less seats mean higher prices...I am sure you would have to pay a premium for this and there is a lot of competition on the routes specified and capatalize on the underserved markets sounds like a lot of whooo ha if ya ask me. Seems like the national carriers of the destinations specified would have the appropriate amount of flights to meet the demand.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
DeLuxe sounds really tacky. Like when you write 'high class restaurant'-no real "high class" restaurant will write that on their shopfront. WIth an airline, IMHO, it would not be good to call it "DeLuxe"
RedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
Ouch - another luxury niche carrier doomed to fail before it gets anywhere near starting... anyone heard anything from Primaris lately?
Interestingly, does a total seat count of "337 to 350" seem a little high for a luxury carrier with flat-bed seats in first class, 7-abreast "luxurious reclining seats" in business, and only 9-abreast in economy? It's not as if any mainline carriers actually have "400-450" seats in their three-class 747s as the spiel says, is it?
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
I think their Executive Board members are all roughly three times the age of their used 747-400's!
In response to the fewer seats=higher cost, while that may be true for bringing about a very small direct operating cost increase per seat, would the airline not benefit more (financially) from the fact that it still will be a small carrier in the grand scheme of things and therefore have a much smaller overhead?
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7478 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
Let's see here, DeluxeAirways, Black Star Airlines, which most likely are 2 of the same. It reminds me of the Crystal Airways garbage. The webpage is still up, but it's been abandoned for wel over 2 years. A lavish, unattainable business plan that will never get off the ground.