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.
Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 9770 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...
KarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3164 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 9578 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.
Articulatexpat From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2006, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7452 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?
Flyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7452 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.......