Airbusluver From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
How about this fantasy airline:
Low fare airline (like Jetblue) based at Dayton, Ohio. This has several advantages. Dayton has free gates, and is very close to two major Ohio cities (Cincinnati and Columbus). so it could use the Southwest effect to draw from them. Fly using 737-700s to Chicago Midway, Detroit, and Newark (New York). Add some more cities like Tampa, Indianapolis, Seattle etc. and build up some customer loyalty. How does that sound?
Lindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3162 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
On the contrary, my username should reveal where I'm from. I'm just giving you a hard time about Dayton. What's the airscene like in Dayton? I imagine a lot of Comair planes and NW DC-9s.
Actually, I currently live in a place that is only served by US Airways Express Dash 8s. Pretty pathetic.
I have my doubts that a Dayton-hubbed airline would work. Don't Delta & Continental & America West have Ohio sown up?
Jet Joc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1251 times:
A low fare, all business-class airline based out of Washington, D.C., called Capital Airways. They operate 737-800s from Dulles to major cities like Boston, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas and Houston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Denver, San Fran., L.A., Seattle, San Diego. My airline would have hubs in IAD, DFW, SFO, and SEA.
This would be a *special* business airline, which flies for business travelers only;could be leased by corporations; and have an all business-class interior, as I have mentioned before.
We would also operate a few 744s and 777s for international operations.
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
I'm not from Dayton (I've only been there once) and I don't even really like Dayton, but they do have quite an impressive aviation heritage. For starters, Orville and Wilbur Wright were born in Dayton and their old bicycle shop is now part of a historical park. Wright-Patterson Air Force base is located there as well as a giant USAF museum. Also located in Dayton: The National Aviation Hall of Fame. In addition, they have large Air Show every year in Dayton, which attracts a lot of interest.
Dayton International Airport is serviced by 12 airlines: Air Canada, AirTran, American, ATA, ComAir, Continental Express, Delta, Northwest, Midwest Express, TWA, United and US Airways.
Finally, Emery Worldwide calls Dayton their home. Believe me, every night, in the wee hours of the morning, their ramp is a flurry of activity. During my lone visit (via a big ugly freighter), I chose not to wander too far from the aircraft, lest I get run down by deceptively speedy forklift carrying a large pallet of cargo.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6360 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
My fantasy Airline would be an airline that would trully be from Puerto Rico like Jamaica that has Air Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago has BWIA.
It would be called Aero Puerto Rico
We would to Europe,Latin America,The Craibbean,US
And we would have a fleet of 767-200,737-700,MD-80