N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
Do a search if you're looking for people's opinions on the new Pan Am. They've been given ad nauseum over the past 6 months to a year.
To reiterate my opinion: I think that PA III really needs to focus on flights to the Caribbean, move their ops to Orlando-Sanford, ditch the J-31 operation, and focus on increasing charter opportunities and partnerships with travel agencies such as Carlson-Wagonlit. The new flights to San Juan and Punta Cana are a very clear step in the right direction for the carrier. However, they need to refocus their product and market it more effectively in order to succeed; the way they are being operated now (and have been operated in the past) is a recipie for disaster.
Sqman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
To me... they should start back up But in Air Freight ( Clipper Cargo ) there is a market for it. there are old 747s out there!!! if you want to make money you have to get out there and make it Happen...
MartyS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
As one with experience with failing carriers, I would say Pan Am 3 looks like a good bet to become one. I think it's fundamentally unfair that there's already been a PanAm 3 and a Braniff 3 but that there hasn't been an Eastern 2 yet.
On the other hand, some enterprising new all used 747 based in JFK airline operator could probably pick up the Pan Am name cheap if this version falls on its face. So there could be a good side to this, too.