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Looks Like LV Air Could Be A No-Go.  
User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

Turns out the guy behind it is a criminal:

LV Air's High-In-The-Sky Promises Grounded By Newspaper Expose

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In an expose that ran on Friday entitled "LV Air is looking like promoter's latest fly-by-night plan," the local paper reveals the checkered past of wanted-by-the-law (yes, wanted by the law) founder Eneliko Smith that includes a failed hotel, unpaid room taxes and the subsequent warrant for his arrest. And that's just the beginning of what the newspaper's jaw-dropping investigation found. If you've got a few mins, it's amazing reading. You'll also see what Mr. Smith has to say about his "American Dream," too.

Here's the expose from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (I would post a quote from it, but they've got a company that's been suing sites for posting LVRJ articles, even brief excerpts, so to keep their goons from sending Demand Media's legal department a letter, I'll post a link [Google Righthaven lawsuits for further info.].):

LV Air is looking like promoter's latest fly-by-night plan

Going over the piece, they must have read my earlier thread on this airline, New LAS-based Startup: LV Air (by srbmod Feb 11 2011 in Civil Aviation) as they mention the AF 773 photoshopping.

I give the airline ever starting up a zero point zero chance after this expose in the LVRJ.

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User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2021 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

OMG Tell me it isn't so!!! The good folks at A.net got another one right. Their start up was even in the media in Minnesota, besides here in Florida. I can sleep better tonight know that the good folks of A.net will keep us safe from these idiots that want to con people into think anyone can start an airline like LVAir.


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3639 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

Quoting sunking737 (Reply 1):
Their start up was even in the media in Minnesota, besides here in Florida.

I'm very surprised that it never reached the media in Fort Wayne, a market with no direct LAS service. (G4 once served FWA-LAS, but stopped during the first round of $100/barrel oil.) Heck, even JetAmerica made the news (and was advertising on TV and online) here in FWA.

Looks like DAY wasn't so lucky, though: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...s-vegas-charter-airline-eyeing.htm



I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.
User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 697 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Quoting srbmod (Thread starter):
Here's the expose from the Las Vegas Review-Journal

That's a pretty good demolition job. I guess the desperately underserved NY-LAS market will have to wait for another entreprenuer to get them to Vegas  

This guy hasn't got a hope of anything (except maybe a chance in the El Dorado County Jail, they seem determined to find him).


User currently offlineCODCA09 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Say it ain't so. LV Air won't be flying soon. It was a such a great business plan, flying over served low yield markets with aircraft way to large.    What's next, news that Avatar Airlines won't fly either? What has this world come to?   

So this was be the 2nd LAS based airline proposed by a ex-con, or in this case an actual current criminal. Why do I think Eneliko Smith and Barry Michaels know each other somehow?


User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2243 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Imagine my surprise...
 Wow!



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