DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 588 times:
Vanguard will start service to Reno/Tahoe International on August 12th. I am excited as this will be the only low-fare full-service carrier in RNO (save the regional Allegiant Air). I might try them, has anyone here flown them? Do their planes (13 732's and soon to be 3 pretty old md-80 series a/c) appear clean and safe? Hows their service? Any comments appreciated.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 569 times:
The planes are a bit long in the tooth (particularly the 732's) but they are clean and well maintained. They're not really a full-service carrier, AFAIK they don't serve meals on flights and just recently implemented a Business Class on the MD-80's. They're your average low-fare carrier, but they do offer some very good deals.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 544 times:
Just looking at the aircraft themselves, they're a bit ragged out; they came that way from U.S. Airways. The 737 paintjob looks cheap, and not every nose cone matches the paint, I've even seen a USAir paintscheme nosecone on one of Vanguard's planes. One problem that Vanguard has had is with their upper management; Jeff Potter came over from Frontier and left after a year. Hopefully the investment by Pegasus Leasing (from whom Vanguard's Mad Dogs are leased from) will help secure the future for Vanguard; but I see them eventually retreating completely from the eastern U.S., too much competition from similar airlines.