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Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways  
User currently offlineJlp12345 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 45 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2603 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.


[Edited 2005-06-15 21:47:26]

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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5263 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

I just went through their whole site--their plan does look like it could work. Hopefully they get off the ground--they look like they could be the inverse of Tower Air.

Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2556 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.

[Edited 2005-06-15 22:12:48]

Propeller, we don't need no stinkin propeller
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2464 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"

User currently offlineRedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2370 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?


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Might be putting 2 + 2 together and getting 5, but B744 N747BC ferried out of the desert from Marana to Boeing Field yesterday and then today Boeing Field to Los Angeles .............................

I wonder .. ?


Rob K  Wink

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4296 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Is it just me, or it does their logo look a tiny bit like CX?

What now?
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Sing with me: "Are you Blackstar, are you Blackstar, are you Blackstar in disguise...?"

Given that Blackstar had been trying to start up for years and kept getting a sceptical response from the DOT about its so-called "business" plan, I'm not going to hold my breath for this incarnation.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2147 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?

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

[Edited 2005-06-16 10:49:20]

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Oh please. Yet another "me too" paper airline that will never take off.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2026 times:

Ah how cute, they've drawn a main cabin screen on a picture of a KL 777 interior  Wink

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7443 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1988 times:
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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.

Made from jets!
User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1980 times:


Are they Lufthansa decals I see.....? Naughty!

Not only do they want to scalp the LAX-FRA market from LH but use their planes on their publicity without any airbrushing!

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