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G4 And The 757  
User currently offlineMcCarranMGR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

I just was curious if anybody had heard any recent news about G4 getting some 757's. Rumor has it 4 were pulled last week and are in a paint shop. Of course this is just speculation but that’s what we go to Airlines.net for right? Again any updates would be appreciated. Thanks

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User currently offlineBNAFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

They just got a bunch (14-16?) M80's from SAS didn't they? They seem to do a really good job with those, and they are certainly cheap enough to acquire, though they do drink fuel. If they wanted to reach the focus cities from places out of the M80 range, the 57 might work. Would look good in the Allegiant livery IMO.

User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3815 times:

If this is true, I hope they put winglets on them. Where are these 757's located and whose previously flew them? FX has been trying to colleect as many 757 they can get their hands on.

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3108 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Wow.... a G4 757 would be SWEET! Maybe some of these eastern markets could get LAS flights then.


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User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3634 times:



Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 3):

Wow.... a G4 757 would be SWEET! Maybe some of these eastern markets could get LAS flights then.

Not to mention Hawaii service. I have often wondered how long they will go until they started passenger connections.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5848 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

The 757 rumor has popped up so many times I've lost track. Last year it was 6 757s that G4 supposedly had bought. Last year there were rumors involving aircraft from Thomson, NW, and others.

I've expected them to add another type for several years now.

I'm not saying it hasn't happened this time but I need to hear more before I get excited.



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User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3108 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 5):
The 757 rumor has popped up so many times I've lost track. Last year it was 6 757s that G4 supposedly had bought. Last year there were rumors involving aircraft from Thomson, NW, and others.

I've expected them to add another type for several years now.

I'm not saying it hasn't happened this time but I need to hear more before I get excited.

Oh, it's just the next logical step. They've GOT to get a longer-range a/c in the fleet!



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5848 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 6):
Oh, it's just the next logical step. They've GOT to get a longer-range a/c in the fleet!

The only question is WHEN.

Allegiant has said many times they will keep focused on profits. So the timing has to be right for them.

They just reiterated it again a few weeks ago.
"We're a growth company, but we'll sacrifice growth to ensure profitability."
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/da...00110465910003463/g26351mmi018.gif




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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5848 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Here is a little more related to this.

USAToday just posted the 4th part of Ben Mutzabaugh's interview with Maury Gallagher.

The full article is at:
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/fligh...m.aspx?type=blog&ak=77591.blog

"Ben Mutzabaugh: One reader submitted a question that reads: "Allegiant has stated they are interested in [Boeing] 757s for Hawaii service. … How's that coming along?" Is there any truth to that ... or anything you can add?

Maurice Gallagher: Hawaii is an interesting market for us. Unfortunately, ... we have to have a different airplane to do it. We couldn't do Hawaii with the existing fleet. So, we'd have to add something to our fleet. But, all in good time. I wouldn't rule Hawaii out, but we have no instant plan to do it.

Mutzabaugh: So, that's something that maybe has come up for discussion as your team looks for new opportunities?

Gallagher: We talk a lot about a lot of different things.

Mutzabaugh: One reader writes in with this question: "Any timeline for changing fleet from MD-80s to another fleet type, (perhaps to a Boeing 737 or Airbus A319)?"

Gallagher: No timeline. We'll be with the MD-80 for many, many years. It's a great airplane; It's very reasonably priced................Will we eventually get another airplane type to replace the MD-80 and evolve out of it? Yes. But we have no rush. We'll deal with it in time … and when it's appropriate."



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User currently offlineJMackey From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 6):
Oh, it's just the next logical step. They've GOT to get a longer-range a/c in the fleet

According to what I have read in my current Air Transport World, which did a nice expose on Allegiant, they are doing fine as they are. I am sure a larger aircraft would suit them, but they would not be a carrier to fly daily routes, anywhere.

The statistics for end of 3rd Quarter 2009 are amazing !

RASM 10.23
CASM 8.23
Load Factor 91 %
Ancillary revenue per pax 33.35

I can't think of carrier that's doing better in the US, or even the world for that matter...

Source: Allegiant Air via Air Transport World, February 2010. Written by Jerome Greer Chandler ( great aviaiton writer, BTW ).



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