ATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10091 times:
Coming back to operate in MIA - I just don't know if that is a good idea. AA is large. FLL is a large base for low cost carriers. If you fly as an airline out of MIA you have to match some fares from airports nearby. I'm sure they could have a pretty good operation but I wouldn't make it my primary hub. I think the secondary cities will make come backs for smaller airline cities.
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JetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9886 times:
Hes already working on one down there now,,but wants another lcc carrier,,,and learned the hard way as and exec.The word is neelman of old jet blue will run it in conjuntion with a latin american company, How did that get in wiki so fast i dont think hes 100 percent sure on it yet from what i hear and he has to get the bugs out of the other airline first.
TN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9851 times:
Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 1): I doubt any come backs in 2009. I doubt we will finish 2009 with the airlines we have today.
Best to let some that have passed stay passed. As has been mentioned, resurrection of Eastern has been discussed pretty much since the day they stopped flying. With airlines screaming about over capacity in '09 already, the last thing we need is more loss making airlines. Sorry, not gonna happen.
Amen. While it may contain some good info on certain subjects, when it comes to the airline industry, it is notorious for being out of date or just flat out wrong. I would never use it as a credible source for airline information unless is was history only - even then I might be a little suspect.
How long does it take to edit a Wiki? Minutes. May well have been written by the person heading the start-up, or maybe one of us in A.net who reads the Miami Herald!
Quoting TN757Flyer (Reply 5): With airlines screaming about over capacity in '09 already
I still think it's a myth. Passenger demand is off this year, but won't be for long. Where there is demand, comsumers would prefer to have more choices rather than fewer. I think there is a bit much redundancy in some areas (NYC-Chicago?, NYC-Florida?), but for every consolidation, there is a subsequent blooming of new entrants. Let 'em bloom.
Quoting ATWZW170 (Reply 3): Coming back to operate in MIA - I just don't know if that is a good idea. AA is large. FLL is a large base for low cost carriers. If you fly as an airline out of MIA you have to match some fares from airports nearby. I'm sure they could have a pretty good operation but I wouldn't make it my primary hub. I think the secondary cities will make come backs for smaller airline cities.
I would agree. They could attempt focusing on places like Tampa or RDU. Does it have to be East Coast? If not, BNA, PIT, or soon to be quiter CVG or CLE could be an option (and better hubs for the purposes of connecting). It doesn't have to be a large airline, and may find it better to occupy a niche. And if WN is a problem, capture smaller markets with turboprops or larger regional jets, depending on the size of the city and distance. Or try domestic widebodies.
I think many of the airlines (and some of you) are too rigid and miss opportunities.
I think a lot of things can work if done right (and travel picks up a bit, an important assumption... so, no, not exactly right now). Growth is important for this industry. Let it happen, and be willing to let it happen outside of the "top 6".
FLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1183 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7874 times:
Call it Eastern, Pan Am, National, Piedmont, America West, Mickey Mouse, Hooters, Carnival, Daffy Duck, no one has been able to revive an old airline successfully, and nowhere close to the level that they were previously. No one could compete against the current airlines and their FF miles, their networks, their routes, their alliances, nothing.
We know about Southwest, we know about Air Tran, we know about Virgin, but they don't come close to being the type of airlines that used to operate in years past.
Why do we keep bringing this topic up?
As far as the listed address, it's not uncommon for someone to buy the rights to a name and list a business address for this purpose.