foxtrot2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 24 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
Just got wind that Vision is cutting CKB to SFB and possibly SDF. Im pretty certain that these routes have not even started yet. They are only going to honor tickets untill 01/07/11.
What is going on with Vision? I also heard there 738 got repoed to MIA in another forum. Just last year they were basically making VPS a hub and now VPS only serves 2 cities...This airline makes alot of random naive decisions! any other info?
mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 26991 posts, RR: 81
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5352 times:
Quoting foxtrot2 (Thread starter): Just got wind that Vision is cutting CKB to SFB and possibly SDF. Im pretty certain that these routes have not even started yet. They are only going to honor tickets untill 01/07/11.
It looks as if there are problems at Champaign - CMI - too:
thrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4902 times:
Vision had also committed to operating for DirectAir. With the repo of their 738's (I was told two of them), they could no longer fulfill their obligations and the flights (20-24 per week) were subbed out to Miami Air.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1721 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2641 times:
I flew on their 737-300 from RIC to Freeport and back on their $29 introductory fare. The plane flew nearly empty both ways. On the return, the flight attendant announced that we had 29 passengers. By the way, the aircraft had Continental seat covers and the galley carts had Continental on them, so it was easy to guess where the plane came from.
stasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3314 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2606 times:
Not good news that First Data Resources (their credit card clearinghouse) is withholding a substantial amount of money due to Vision's fragile financial condition. Seems that this is the end for the airline, in my opinion.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
sunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2093 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2518 times:
You can't make money on $29.00 fares. I don't know how Direct Air does it. I get emails all the time about cheap fares. When will these airlines (management) get a clue? What does it cost to fly a 737-300 let alone a 737-800? I am talking total operations, ramp, catering, fuel, landing fees, crew costs, lease payments, insurance, etc. etc, ???