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Skybus - Smarter Than You Are  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10765 times:
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Did you know that many of the airports that Skybus flys to do not have concessions for sale once pass security?

4.5 hours is a long way to fly with nothing to drink  Wink

Arrival to BLI yesterday.

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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10663 times:

Those photos need some CCW rotation. Oh wait, this isn't the photography forum!  duck 

Nice pictures anyway.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10627 times:
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The only one uploaded was the bottom one, and it is level.

15mm, yo.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10546 times:

Maybe the airports are waiting to see if this airline makes it before going after retail establishments.


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User currently offlineShannoninAMA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10476 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 3):
Maybe the airports are waiting to see if this airline makes it before going after retail establishments.

or maybe they already know that it wont make it so they arent bothering setting up food establishments  stirthepot  Big grin



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User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10439 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Did you know that many of the airports that Skybus flys to do not have concessions for sale once pass security?

4.5 hours is a long way to fly with nothing to drink

I guess that says something about the size of those airports.

Really nice looking airplane. And I like that they are naming them, much like EI use to name their airplanes years ago.


User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10389 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Did you know that many of the airports that Skybus flys to do not have concessions for sale once pass security?

Hmmm..thats Interesting...cause here at CMH....they Added concession stands after security  Wink


User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10347 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
4.5 hours is a long way to fly with nothing to drink

With this reasoning, there should be no short haul flights in addition to there being no concession facilities in the airport. It's limiting in many ways. Agreed, it adds incentive to purchase on the plane.

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 3):
Maybe the airports are waiting to see if this airline makes it before going after retail establishments.

I flew out of MGM a few months ago and was surprised there was nothing to eat nor a magazine stand after security. There are drink machines. Luckily I grabbed a Subway before heading through. US, DL, NW and CO serve the airport. Unless Skybus is intending on having many flights to one airport, I doubt a single airline will attract concessionaires.

M


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17351 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10178 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Did you know that many of the airports that Skybus flys to do not have concessions for sale once pass security?

You're going to put a McDonald's and a HMS Host in a waiting room that seats 50 people and is used three times a day? Silly



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User currently offlineFlybulldog From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10064 times:

I can still take a small bag of peanuts on - which is what I'll get at Southwest. I'd imagine that you can still take a sandwich through security, although I've never tried.

User currently offlineAlexinwa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9990 times:

My question, what A/C is that in the 1st pic? You can only see a little of the wing! Looks like a MD80? Maybe G4?


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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9944 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 6):
cause here at CMH....they Added concession stands after security

They had concession stands at security long before Skybus came along. As a matter of fact, they are the very first things you see after security...



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User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9741 times:

From what I understand Skybus will not allow you to bring your own food or drinks on the plane.


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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9631 times:

Quoting Alexinwa (Reply 10):
My question, what A/C is that in the 1st pic? You can only see a little of the wing! Looks like a MD80? Maybe G4?

Yeah, that's the only thing it could be, unless it is a charter. Doesn't look like a CRJ, plus, I don't think that is in service now. I have heard from a very reputable source that G4 is thinking of basing an aircraft up at BLI, what with their new service to RNO and PSP.

Also, correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't there supposed to be another startup airline in Bellingham that got grounded by the FAA? Sorry to get off topic...



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User currently offlineTbolt1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9527 times:

Quoting Alexinwa (Reply 10):
My question, what A/C is that in the 1st pic? You can only see a little of the wing! Looks like a MD80? Maybe G4?

Not a G-4....wings are too low and there are no winglets.



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User currently offlineRuuxxv From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9489 times:

Quoting Alexinwa (Reply 10):
My question, what A/C is that in the 1st pic? You can only see a little of the wing! Looks like a MD80? Maybe G4?

From the shadow...it would appear to be an MD80...logical since G4 is there.


User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3095 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9439 times:

"Skybus - Smarter Than You Are"

I must admit I thought it was real smart to begin operations in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and all the air travel coupled with that. I think they're pre-operating planning might have been better than we think.


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8987 times:

Quoting Tbolt1 (Reply 14):
Not a G-4....wings are too low and there are no winglets.

G4 as in Allegiant, not Gulfstream IV



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User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 8955 times:

Quoting Alexinwa (Reply 10):
what A/C is that in the 1st pic? You can only see a little of the wing! Looks like a MD80?

Could be an Alliegant Mad Dog, as they serve BLI.

Quoting Thepilot (Reply 13):
correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't there supposed to be another startup airline in Bellingham that got grounded by the FAA?

I believe it was Western.

Kris



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User currently offlineDetroitflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8410 times:

Quoting Flybulldog (Reply 9):
I'd imagine that you can still take a sandwich through security, although I've never tried.

yes, u can take a sandwich though security, just not drinks. However security is not the problem here....skybus does not allow food purchased elsewhere on their aircraft.....iirc.



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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8025 times:

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 11):
They had concession stands at security long before Skybus came along. As a matter of fact, they are the very first things you see after security...

I know...but did you see the new Coffee and little concession stand that they JUST built....
Pretty sure that was because of additional PAX going through B Con at CMH.


User currently offlineArticulatexpat From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2006, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7313 times:

Quoting Detroitflyer (Reply 19):
yes, u can take a sandwich though security, just not drinks. However security is not the problem here....skybus does not allow food purchased elsewhere on their aircraft.....iirc.

If I wanted to bring food purchased elsewhere on board, I would. I have food allergies and I'm hypoglycemic, and the odds of being able to rely on an airline's buy-on-board options aren't great. (Actually, AirAsia's okay in that department.)

What are they gonna do, throw a passenger off the plane? Call security upon arrival and have him or her arrested for eating a sandwich?


User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7313 times:

From what I understand about Skybus, I think they would prefer that their not be any concessions so that they can have a better chance of selling you something. I assumed that is what was meant by the thread title in the first place.......

Mike


User currently offlineFishe388 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6870 times:

Anybody else notice that the registration ends in VA. Is this a lease back from Virgin America??

User currently offlineSkyhawk62507 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6461 times:

Quoting Fishe388 (Reply 23):
Anybody else notice that the registration ends in VA. Is this a lease back from Virgin America??

Correct

Quoting KBFIspotter (Reply 18):
Quoting Thepilot (Reply 13):
correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't there supposed to be another startup airline in Bellingham that got grounded by the FAA?

I believe it was Western.

Yup. http://www.aero-news.net/news/commai...3-4fc9-b5f8-b90af22e47ab&Dynamic=1


25 Post contains links USAFHummer : While Skybus is obviously undergoing a massive campaign to encourage their pax to not bring outside food onboard, theres nothing they can technically
26 C133 : Here's what they have to say about it. But, can they really enforce it? They might try to keep you from boarding with a Subway bag in hand (and that c
27 Post contains images Jacobin777 : ..in fact, there was a recent article from the CEO (IIRC) stating that while they prefer people purchase food on board, they will not stop people fro
28 Jerald01 : Seems to me that Skybus is trying very hard to get a leg up on the competition by keeping fares as low as possible and letting the customer decide wha
29 CO777 : Royal,wheres the best place to shoot at Bellingham?Also when will you come down to Vegas.Tomorrow will be the first day it hits 100. Jason Whitebird
30 WJ : Well... A seat and some micro sized shorts for the F/A's... They were hooters air long before there was a hooters around.
31 BlueElephant : Well I'm not sure about all that... They did start in time for Memorial day which was pretty good. But if they had everything together just about 2 m
32 Luv2fly : Well not entirely true as they always offered peanuts and beverages and for a while we use to offer free beer wine and alcohol on select flight times
33 N844AA : Plus, IIRC, for a while they also offered a bottle of whiskey with every full-fare ticket. Since a lot of their customers were businessmen flying on
34 Mnevans : Well as much as I hated on Skybus before I flew. It wasn't too bad. Other then the fact that at PSM, the nearest fast-food and gas was about 5 minutes
35 Lincoln : As someone else said, it's not in the contract of carriage so they would have a very hard time stopping you -- and would potentially be opening thems
36 RW717 : I do remember reading that in "Nuts" the Southwest Airline book.
37 Post contains images Brons2 : I think we need more photos in the database of this
38 Post contains links Flybp : Well as much as I hated on Skybus before I flew. It wasn't too bad. Other then the fact that at PSM, the nearest fast-food and gas was about 5 minute
39 Post contains images JayDavis : Go to a huge, all you can eat buffet before flying them, then you won't need to eat anything on the plane. Problem solved.
40 Cubsrule : SX has a number of potential legal avenues under which they could at least harass folks who try to bring food on board and perhaps deny them boarding
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