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18 Year Olds Airline?  
User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

I remember a few months ago someone posted that an 18 year old in I believe England started an airline. Is this true and if so how is it doing. I don't see who would want to support him financially

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User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Nexus was the airlines name.

Its launch flight is Nov 1 to Tenerife.

www.nexusairways.com


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Thread starter):
I don't see who would want to support him financially

Why not as long as its Professionally run.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

A business plan is a business plan, and that is what investors decide to invest in, not whoever runs it. Obviously, experience is better, but if he worked out his business plan properly and argued a convincing case for profitability, then why shouldn't they invest?


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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2326 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
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Quoting Phxplanes (Thread starter):
18 year old in I believe England started an airline

He did NOT start a complete and whole airlines. All he does is wetleasing and subcontracting planes on an ACMI basis for holiday tour operators.
That is much easier and hazzle free than starting a whole new airline from scratch.

Mario
LH526



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

how is that Alphaone airline doing?


You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineDean From Hungary, joined Apr 2005, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 5):
how is that Alphaone airline doing?

flyalpha1.com

and an article about it


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Quoting Dean (Reply 6):
Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 5):
how is that Alphaone airline doing?

flyalpha1.com

and an article about it

If you look at these links, you'll see that the 'airline' has failed to meet its target dates for launching flights.

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 1):
Nexus was the airlines name.

Its launch flight is Nov 1 to Tenerife.

www.nexusairways.com

If you follow this link then you'll find that you can't book online and if you try the phone number given, no one will answer, and you end up being connected to a fax machine.


There's a common factor here.... both 'airlines' are looking like works of fantasy.



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User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Weren't Nexus Airways (or at least the owner) banding around that they'd chartered Futura. However Futura denied all knowledge of any deal with Nexus. Liverpool airport also said they knew nothing and no arrangements had been made for ground support/ops.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

both airlines look like dreams that just failed to have the potential to come true


You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineBMIbaby733 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Jesus! that nexus website looks very amateur!!!!!!
similar to alot of virtual airlines ive been a part of!!!
scary stuff eh?


User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Could it be that this kid just decided to make this website for fun and had no intention of really getting it off the ground.
It could explain this comment, and why the airport doesn't know about it.

Quoting BMIbaby733 (Reply 10):
Jesus! that nexus website looks very amateur!!!!!!
similar to alot of virtual airlines ive been a part of!!!
scary stuff eh?

Just a thought does anyone know for sure that it is legitimate.


User currently offlineBomber996 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Quoting BMIbaby733 (Reply 10):
Jesus! that nexus website looks very amateur!!!!!!
similar to alot of virtual airlines ive been a part of!!!
scary stuff eh?

The picture of their 737 was taken in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. I could tell that right off the bat.

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User currently offlineDColeMAN From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Quoting Bomber996 (Reply 12):
The picture of their 737 was taken in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. I could tell that right off the bat.

Yup, that just says it all.

I really can't see this lasting very long at all....

Dale



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User currently offlineRossbaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Thread starter):
I remember a few months ago someone posted that an 18 year old in I believe England started an airline

This is the thread you're speaking about I think. I started it:

18 Year Old Starts Airline (by Rossbaku Jul 19 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Hope this provides a little more information for you.

RossBaku  Silly


User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 901 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

I suspect the idea was to sell the seats to tour operators as the operating days are " Traditional" change days for the UK market.. this appears to have gone to ground when the CAA asked about the bonding for the flights.. seriuos money needed just for that...

User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Quoting LH526 (Reply 4):
He did NOT start a complete and whole airlines. All he does is wetleasing and subcontracting planes on an ACMI basis for holiday tour operators.
That is much easier and hazzle free than starting a whole new airline from scratch.

Mario
LH526

This reminds me of Mainline Airways like 5 years ago (west coast USA to Hawaii). I think that was run by a 19 y/o. At least they had a call center and a wet lease contract. I think that got shut down by the state of hawaii about a month before the launch date because they were advertising as an airline when they were not.



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User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

A quick Google on Nexus Airways reveals that they are due to start operations on 1 November. I certainly wouldn't rule out anything - there are even tour operators selling flights on the airline.

Quoting http://www.marketingprojects.co.uk/clientpo/article.asp?id=5&article=409:
The Rising Star Award, in association with en Magazine, recognises an individual or a group showing exceptional promise and an entrepreneurial spirit. It was won by Daniel Reilly of NEXUS Airways, presented by Kevin Spencer, Business Development Director at Excel Publishing. (Finalists: Adam Parker - X-Pression, Callum Reckless - Reckless Barrett Marketing Ltd.)

The guy has even won marketing awards!

Had to have a chuckle at this post by him on another forum:

Quoting http://www.flightsimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=352291#post352291:

Then we have the people on aviation forums, who are saying... it won't work and that its just a scam LOL... apparently they can't get through on the phone lines... (perhaps if they had the intelligence to read the phone line opening hours they would be more succesful!) then there are just comments which don't really deserve a mention, because they are clearly from bitter twisted people who have nothing better to do than moan and talk about thing's they have no idea about!

Kudos to him! Seems to me there is an awful lot of jealousy surrounding this startup. An A.netters dream perhaps?


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1635 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Quoting NoelG (Reply 17):
apparently they can't get through on the phone lines... (perhaps if they had the intelligence to read the phone line opening hours they would be more succesful!)

Though when I tried, it was during the opening hours...  Smile

Quoting NoelG (Reply 17):
Seems to me there is an awful lot of jealousy surrounding this startup

No jealousy here. Just a dose of realism.



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User currently offlineIbhayi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

The picture of the plane is a 738 and he said on his website 734, so much for honesty, oh well a bit of creative "advertising".

User currently offlineGreenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 939 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Quoting NoelG (Reply 17):
Quoting http://www.flightsimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=352291#post352291:

Then we have the people on aviation forums, who are saying... it won't work and that its just a scam LOL... apparently they can't get through on the phone lines... (perhaps if they had the intelligence to read the phone line opening hours they would be more succesful!) then there are just comments which don't really deserve a mention, because they are clearly from bitter twisted people who have nothing better to do than moan and talk about thing's they have no idea about!

Such maturity from an airline/ticket provider/virtual airline CEO.  Smile


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