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What If You Could Start Your Own Airline?  
User currently offlineDc-9-10 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 585 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

ok here is the deal you get to start an airline but you only get 4 cities and 1 hub so 5 cities. you also get only one choise of an aircaft so here is mine.

Hub:Kansas City
Cities:Detroit, O'Hare, Phenoix, Las Vegas
Aircraft:717-200
Service:i would have someting like th dl sky deli only way better and all liqure(i am a bad speller) would be free, serve the typical coke line up of drinks it would be sort of like access air

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User currently offlineUnited946 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Before I start, let's assume for the sake of argument that ETOPS is extended to 210.

HUB: SFO
CITIES: HKG, JFK, ORL, LHR
AIRCRAFT: B777-200IGW


User currently offlineUal1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Hub: COS
cities: ORD, LGW, LAX, NRT
aircraft:747-400


User currently offlineMacair SAAB From Australia, joined May 1999, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Hub: Brisbane (BNE)
Cities: Cairns (CNS), Rockhampton (ROK), Proserpine (PPP), Sydney (SYD)
Aircraft: ERJ-145

CNS, ROK and PPP are all bussy tourist ports, CNS, BNE and SYD are all International gateways and SYD would give me access to the population in the Southern half of the country. Btw, CNS, ROK, PPP and BNE are in Queensland (tourist mecca), and SYD is in New South Wales (itl arrivals mecca).


User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2293 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Hub: Columbus, Ohio
Cities: Charleston, SC; Richmond VA; Buffalo, NY; Toronto, Ontario
Aircraft: Canadair Regional Jets
Service: Seats would be deep blue leather and the plane would seat 46 people for added legroom. Serivce would be somewhat like the current Sky Deli since most of these are somewhat long regional flights. Then of course the standard drink service. Also, I would try and set up a strategic alliance w/ America West so my passengers could feed directly into their Columbus hub. That's why I would choose the Canadair jets so I could use AWA Express' training facility.


User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Hi ,

Hub : Bkk
Destinations : SIN , NRT , LAX , LGW
Aircrafts : MD-11


User currently offlineTwa747100 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

for regnal

stl
jfk,ord,dfwlax
useing a 767-200
service well its kinda short flights but iwould have a full snack service but a nice snack servie where you can choseyou snack kinda a brunch deal  

int.
jfk
lhr,nrt,hnl,hkg,muc
service- well you know how good uals 1st class service from ord-hkg
well i would put that on all classes on all flights from jfk

NICE TOPIC!


User currently offlineIB6400 From Mexico, joined Jun 1999, 247 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Hub: MEX
Cities:GDL, MTY, CUN, MAD
Aircraft: 767-300 ER (50 aircrafts)

Guadalajara is the second largest city in México so there is a huge market for any mexican airline.
Monterrey is the third largest city and the most industrial one. Cancún is a very touristic city, from Mexico City there are more than 30 flights per day. And Madrid, Spain for cultural reasons and have an international and intercontinental route.

Joaquín
Mexico City / Ciudad de México



Yo soy yo más mis circunstancias - J. Ortega y Gasset
User currently offlineAmerican B757 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Mine would be

Hub: PHX
cities: DFW, ORD, SLC, LAX
Aircraft: B757-200
Service: It would be a very comfortable aircraft, standard First class [20-25 seats] and about 145 seats in coach, for added leg room [compared to Y166 on AA, Y156 on DL...........]. The seats in coach would be grey or Green like the Aircanada seats [or similar]. As to meals, on the shorter flights [to slc and lax] you would get like the Sky Delli on delta, and in first class youd get a small meal. ON the longer flights [ORD DFW] youd get a full meal in both classes.


User currently offlineSlick willie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Hub:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
citites: SFO, BGR, MXP
aircraft:772
extended first class to sit more business travelers, no business class, half of the plane first class, the other half economy. Free beer, wine$3.00, other alcohols $5.00. TVs in the lavs. Foot rests in ever seat. Every flight is non smoking. ATMs on board.


User currently offlineDC-10MAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

One word...... FREIGHT. I know the business isn't what it used to be, but I have faith, and besides, boxes don't bitch.
HUB: LAX
Cities: NRT, SYD, LHR, BRU
Aircraft: 747-400F, MD-11F.
...yes, similar to POLAR, I like what they're doing.ADIOS


User currently offlineCharles802 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

I would base it out of OAK, and fly to Kansas City, Austin, Colorodo Springs, and Chicago Midway. I like the idea of OAK, because it is known for punctuality, and there would be no such thing as connecting flights. I would gradually expand to other airports. I would operate leased 735s and 733s (although idealy I would operate brand new A-318s and A-319s). Service would always be top priority, but motivated employees are the key to good service. I would have all business class seats. The seats would be 2x3 in leather, with adjustable headrests, and head towels over them. All seats would fully recline, and have a 34 inch seat pitch, except for the exit row. All seats would have laptop power ports, GTE phones, stereo headphones and headphone jacks, as well as the lastest in PTVs at every seat (or I might consider the JetBlue idea of live TV). The meals would be hot and healthy, and served on plates, with hot towels before and mints afterwards. Special meals would be available. Alcohol would be complimentary, but would be limited to 3 drinks per passenger, and any passenger who appears to intoxicated before then, will receive none. Complimentary newpapers would be available on-board, as well as magazines. Fares will start out at the upper end of the competitive level, and the normal fare rules will apply. Once a reputation is made, the fares can be raised slightly to more profitable levels. All staff will be hired by the airline, and undergo thorough training. Employees will receive competitive salaries, full benefits, and will receive large bonuses for high quality work. For example, whenever less than X amount of baggage is mishandled, baggage handlers get this award. This airline will, if you like, be "Midwest Express of the West". Speaking of Midwest Express, it would be great to offer a partnership with them, Midway, and Alaska/Horizon. This may all sound a bit far-fetched, but who knows, it could work.

User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Hi ,

Hub : Bkk
Destinations : SIN , NRT , LAX , LGW
Aircrafts : MD-11
Service : 4 classes of service.. First Class , Business , Deluxe Class ( Like Eva's Evergreen ) the middle between economy and business for economizing business people. and Economy.. PTVs for Everyseats .. with choices of Thai food... extra FAs for Extra Service.. everyflights with hotmeals


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Hub: EWR
Destinations: HKG, NRT, LHR, CDG
Equipment: 747-400
Service: On level with SIA.



"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineJetboyTWA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 389 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Hub: JFK
Cities: LHR, MIA, LAX, CDG, NRT
A/C: L-1011-250 and B747-400
Service: Fully renovated cabins with average first class legroom. NO COACH, business class will replace coach section. Only 133 seats in L-1011, 200 in 744. Each aircraft will have audio/video capabilities in each seat. Each plane will also have a business center with computer/fax, etc. There will also be a lounge in each aircraft.


User currently offlineAA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 296 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Hub: SYD
Destinations: LAX, EZE, LHR(with needed stop in Bangkok or Bombay), and JHN
Aircraft: 777X (you can always dream!)
Service Classes: First, Business, Economy
Service: Excellent ( I don't know how, but again, you can dream!)


User currently offlineJohans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Hub: SFO
Destinations: HEL, LHR, FRA, ARN
Aircraft: MD-11 (revived in 2006 because of customer demand  ), A340-600, Airbus SST (I'm looking WAY FUTURE here)
Service Classes: Business, Economy
Service: Like First Class in Business, like Business Class in Economy. Personal video screens (10.4 in.) at each seat, 25 channels of video, another 25 of audio. Fully reclinable sleeper seats in Business, 50in. seat pitch in Economy. All meals served on fine china with a very impressive wine list. AirShow 2000 on all flights.
Alliances: Finnair, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines


User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Hub - Austin

Destinations - LGA, DCA, LAX, SEA

Aircraft - 757

Service -
20 First Class seats
Rest coach with extra leg room
all with laptop connections
5 airfares


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Only five airports and one aircraft type??

Ok... Here Goes. I am setting up an intra-alaska carrier.

The aircraft type that I would employ would be the Casa 235, In freighter, combi and all-seats configurations.

I would serve ANC, AKN, DLG, ADG, BET.

No booze, but full cans of soda would be served. Meals would be limited to deli style sandwiches and chips. I know better then to think that most people plan for meals rather then cost.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Hub: Orlando Intl (MCO)
Cities: LAX, DFW, ORD, LGW
Aircraft: 767-300
Service: The usual, but instead of the sky deli junk, maybe a hot sandwich like a (philly cheese steak, or bbq beef sandwich) or something.


User currently offlineFlying_Swan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Ok, here is mine.

Hub : Amsterdam
Cities : LHR, CDG, FRA, ZRH
Aircraft : Boeing 737-800
Future : More cities in Europe to serve and some transatlantic flights.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Okay, here is my airline:

Cities (Normal): New York-JFK, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Tokyo

Hub: Chicago O'Hare

Aircraft: Boeing 747-428

All foods, drinks, headphones, etc. are free of charge. Each flight would have a choice of fish, meat, and vegitarian choices, with more in a combined Business and First Class.

The reason for those are people love free things, and I prefer the 2 class setup. (By the way, FC/BC are sleepers, Y is a Business Class like seat on airlines).

Jeff


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

This is assuming that SFO could now operate with 4 runways during bad weather...

hub: SFO
other cities: BKK, HKG, CDG, LHR
aircraft: 747-400(new ER version)

I'd have service above SQ...free MBZ S500 'limo' service for FC/BC pax. from all cities to my exclusive "Lair" (my FC/BC lounge) in the airport, overlooking the runways. BC legroom would be extended to 55", and a FC/BC lounge would be installed in the lower cargo hold (such as on PSA's L1011's).

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineNAL757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

HUB: LAS
Cities: ONT, SFO, JFK, and Bullhead City AZ
A/C: 737-800 (2 Class seating)

Similar to National Airlines. The NAL CEO started AWA, so he can't be doing too many things wrong.

NAL757


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

If I could have more than 5 cities I would make it like this:

HUB: Orlando Intl (MCO)

CITIES: ATL, CVG, DEN, DFW, HNL, LAS, LAX, LGW, MSP, ORD, SEA, SLC, STL

AIRCRAFT: A-330, 767-300, 757-200, 737-400, 717-200


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