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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

Has anyone else seen this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ategory=26428&item=4558417744&rd=1
I sent them a request for information, but never received anything from them. They want $8 million for a letter of intent. That would take some trust, wouldn't it???

Drew


I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
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User currently offlineAC787 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5937 times:

This is all the airlines do it now... America West saw US on ebay and were the only ones to bid and thus we have a merger and I think thats how AF bought KLM too  Smile

User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1881 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5904 times:

Quote:

Contact:

X Air_Lines, Inc.
Phone 340 774 3778
Fax 340 776 7265
5600 Royal Dane Mall
PMB 44
Saint Thomas, VI 00802
invest.xairlines@gmail.com

X Air_Lines, Inc.


Press Release

Startup Discount Airline to be based in Saint Croix

Saint Thomas, VI, March 4, 2005: X Air_Lines, Inc., is a new consumer airline in its formative stages, based in the United States Virgin Islands X Air_Lines announced that it will start its services in Saint Croix in 2005 as a low cost discount airline. But before it can take to the air, X Air_Lines must line up investors and get approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation -- a task that involves answering more than 22,000 questions. X Air_Lines said it would hire more than 200 flight attendants, pilots, maintenance technicians, engineers, dispatchers and other workers at its operational headquarters in Saint Croix. The airline has 6 employees working in Saint Thomas. They are helping the airline compile data to prepare for X Air_Lines DOT application. Before the airline can submit flight applications to the federal government, it must secure financing, X Air_Lines financing will be concluded over the next few months. While acknowledging the poor state of the industry, X Air_Lines executives said they would offer an attractive service and believe their business model will work. The airline sees opportunities in attracting customers looking for low fares as well as a high-quality experience.



X Air_Lines said it has been evaluating the offered aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. The aircraft manufactures have to put up a good deal for X Air_Lines to budge. The airline won't say how many airplanes would be bought or leased this year. X Air_Lines is looking into agreements to buy and lease up to 50 aircraft.

Interested investors, personnel, pilots or if you are seeking general information please send your enquiry to:

X Air_Lines, Inc.
5600 Royal Dane Mall
PMB 44
Saint Thomas, VI 00802
invest.xairlines@gmail.com


User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5902 times:

I have some property on Mars you interested?

In the words of Mr.T, I pity the fool that bids for this scam

Notice how the seller has no feedback, just the right person to send 8 million dollars  drunk 

Hawk44



Never under estimate the power of US
User currently offlineDCrawley From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 371 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5858 times:

Quoting Viasa (Reply 2):
invest.xairlines@gmail.com

Anyone find a gmail account just a lil suspicious? lol

Just my note,

-D.K. Crawley



"Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they'll try to have them fixed before we arrive."
User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5828 times:

As much as I'd love to see new airlines come alive and flurish, AA/MQ would crush'em in an instant. Where is the O&D market for the Virgin Islands, there isn't enough to support an airline with up to 50 aircraft. (?) These islands depend on tourism as a source of income, that's a highly seasonal industry. Maybe I'm missing something that they see.


Dejale Caer tu el Peso! YOMO
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5763 times:

Quoting N276AASTT (Reply 5):
Maybe I'm missing something that they see.

you're missing alot more than that.


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6747 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5740 times:

Well for a supposed start up airline there's a remarkable lack of publicity about it.


wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

...And there's just something that that isn't quite right about an airline selling stocks on ebay...maybe it's just me?  Smile

User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5401 times:

Opening up an new airline in the Caribbean is a folly. All of the Airlines currently in operation can't rub two nickels together on a good day. You'd probably make more money investing in an interisland bridge network, I'm sure people would be willing to pay $25 US for tolls to the neighboring islands as opposed to the $150+ dollars it takes for a 20 minute plane trip.


"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7616 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5200 times:

$8M for 20% values the airline at $40M.

With no prospectus, no indication of a business plan, no apparent assets etc etc etc.


User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5132 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 6):
you're missing alot more than that.

What is that supposed to mean?



Dejale Caer tu el Peso! YOMO
User currently offlineTi717 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5108 times:

Payment methods accepted
Personal check
Cashier's Check (certified from US or Canadian bank) or money order
Loan check
Cash (in person)

You mean I can't use Pay pal???  sarcastic 



Sir, don't you think we should turn on the runway lights?" "No, that's just what there expecting us to do!"
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7616 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5056 times:

$8M cash.

Have they never heard of Money Laundering?.


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4971 times:

I heard back from them today. They claim to have secured a fleet of six ex-AA B727-200's. The airline will be based out of SXM. No word on destinations or startup date.

The whole thing sounds EXTREMELY optimistic.



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

Here is my series of comments.... in between my laughter

Quoting Viasa (Reply 2):
invest.xairlines@gmail.com



Quoting DCrawley (Reply 4):
Anyone find a gmail account just a lil suspicious? lol

AMEN!!!!!!!!! That was the FIRST thing that stunk to me!

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 9):
You'd probably make more money investing in an interisland bridge network, I'm sure people would be willing to pay $25 US for tolls to the neighboring islands as opposed to the $150+ dollars it takes for a 20 minute plane trip.

Yeah, the Flaglers tried that with a railroad through the Keys and whatnot in the 20s... just wait till the first hurricane comes  down 

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 14):
The airline will be based out of SXM. No word on destinations or startup date.

Well in that case, everyone here on A.net can buy it!!!! It'll be part of "A.net Business Enterprises" A great source of revenue for our bar that we're buying Sunset Beach Bar Is Closed (by Panaman Jun 17 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Hahahaha. "Hey man, I got a ski resort I'd like to sell on top of that mountain a little bit north of Miami. Best setup ever, all those Floridians who want to ski and can't afford to fly north to do so. You'll be a milionaire!!" (After buying) "Hey what the hell, there's no mountain here! Give me my money back!!! *look around* Hey where'd ya go!?!?"


User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4867 times:

SXM!?!?! I'm in! lol! Let's get a whole bunck of a.net folks to pitch in!

User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4814 times:

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 16):
Let's get a whole bunck of a.net folks to pitch in!

lol! An airline for aviation nuts, owned by aviation nuts. Let the opinions fly! I could see it now, no one would ever be satisfied. The boardroom would be more noisy than Donald Trump's! Everyone would have good intentions though!


User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Quoting PITA333 (Reply 17):
lol! An airline for aviation nuts, owned by aviation nuts. Let the opinions fly! I could see it now, no one would ever be satisfied. The boardroom would be more noisy than Donald Trump's! Everyone would have good intentions though!

It'd be interesting. You'd have route planners advocating SXM-MAF or somesuch 'because it'd just be cool to see a 727 at MAF'. You'd have tenders out to Boeing for the 747Adv, 772LR and 787 as well as Airbus for the A388, A35X, A346, because 'it'd be so cool to have a widebody'. Then you'd have folks trying to ditch the 727s 'cause they think anything not borne of Toulouse isn't airworthy. Oh wait, sounds just like A.net!


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

Just think . . . . over 800,000 photos on airliners.net, every photographer contributes $10 for each shot - that would do it!!!

OH WAIT a second, I have 395 photos on here....

NEVERMIND.  crazy 

DREW



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 19):
OH WAIT a second, I have 395 photos on here....

That's $3950 sir, but we'll give you a complimentary drink at the bar on the beach.  Smile


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