Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3861 times:
When I read about this, I thought it was a joke. But, the website looks very professional, it even has a frequent flyer programme!
Its an airline based in Manchester (or looking to be based there!) Plans MAN-ISB and MAN-BKK with 50k allowance in economy!
I'm still not sure about it, what do you reckon guys?
BAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3741 times:
FREE CARRIAGE OF HUMAN REMAINS
2 seats guaranteed with every human remain booked
I like that very much, although their conditions of carriage are somewhat contradictory.
GlobalSpirit does not operate an overbooking policy. In case of off technical reasons there is any involuntary off loading passengers.
But it seems you could be bumped if someone is traveling with a corpse/urn:
We will guarantee a maximum of 2 passengers will depart the same flight as the deceased regardless of availability
It sounds like a smashing airline and I do like their frankness about traveling with Granny and Grandad once they've expired.
I would be astonished, though, if they ever get off the ground. If they succeed in astonishing me, I would possibly die of heart failure should they last the distance. But at least my loved ones would have 2 guaranteed seats so they can lay me to rest in Pakistan.
Now all I need to do is find 2 people prepared to love me.
LegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3641 times:
I would use it as a way to ship cargo back and forth. Just pull up to the aircraft with a hearse and load up... Free shipping. Plus, what if it was just a way to save on a third seat and someone just traveled in a coffin as a stowaway?
MANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3400 times:
The transportation of human remains is a very lucrative business for PK. Every week i see at least between 1 and 5 human remains being transported over to pakistan to be buried. So this offer will definitely appeal to those transporting human remains back to pakistan in the future, should the airline get off the ground. Best of luck to them.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3359 times:
Haha - having the "human remains" link prominent on your front page is a bit graphic ! "Kill one, fly one free" - euwww !
Whoever put the website together has only a vague grasp of English too - it's a bit weak. They suggest that passengers book through travel agents until their online booking engine is up and running. Good luck with that ! Travel Agents will have a hard time booking an airline that has no inventory system, no GDS connectivity and no airline code
I think this is another paper airline that won't ever leave the ground.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3158 times:
Quoting Trident2e (Reply 13): If that's your logic doesn't that discount easyJet and Ryanair as scheduled carriers?
FR and U2 have very sophisticate distibution and ticketing, just not the legacy carrier kind, but they have it. These guys apparently have neither, not so far anyway, and they're a bit necessary especially if your only sales outlets are travel agents.