USAirBWI From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 97 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1022 times:
A new airline called Crystal Airways will start service (No, I don't know when) from Tampa. They will also have flights out of BWI to SEA, SAN, and MSP. It's focused toward businiess travelers. Their airport lounge will be FREE to all passengers, they serve FREE Filet Mingon or Chicken Kiev among other entrees on flights over 3 hours, "on-demand" PTV's in every seat!(remember, they're a domestic airline!!), internet in every seat, fax machines available on board, 2 conference rooms on board, first class seating throughout, and an f/a-passenger ratio of 1:15! And to top it all off, they aren't outrageosly expensive.
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 940 times:
We (a.net forum members) called this guy up a while ago about investing, and his 4-5 year old son picked up the phone and said 'Daddy who is it?'. LOL!
This must have been a good 2 years ago, I can not remember who called him, I got the number but did not have the balls!
Travatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 938 times:
757s configured to only seat 92 people? Looks like Crystal might beat out Legend for shortest time in the air for a high-end airline. That is, if they ever get off the ground...investors may be few and far between.
It's a great premise....but nobody can make it work, especially now when the economy has gone to crap and the industry is posting nothing but losses (except for Southwest, AirTran, and Continental....two of which are DISCOUNT airlines).
Sorry to sound so bleak and negative, but this industry is littered with the carcasses of start ups, especially those that promised a "first class product" at an "affordable fare". Best of luck Crystal, you're gonna need it.
Skychuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 809 times:
Probably a hoax, i agree. but tpa HAS the room, two airsides unused and i read in air transport world a few years back that they have the land necessary to virtually duplicate the current terminal/airside complex where the current cargo are is. tpa would be a good hub for an airline with the right a/c & business paln.
it has the second largest latin population in fla and a noticeable lack of latin connections.
Airlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 805 times:
CX747 (in the previous thread) said something about the hub being in Detroit?? ROFLMAO!! NW has THE presence at DTW, and DET is kinda not suited for such an operation.. Oh yes.. Speaking of DET, Proair says they have their operating certificate back.. Anyone know anything??
Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
Crash Landing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 794 times:
Does anyone know when their first flight will be? I want to be on their first flight. This looks like a very good airline and I think everyone will want to fly them because of the nice seats and the nice food.
TxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 781 times:
I understand they had nice food on the Hindenburg too.
Seriously...I think (and let me emphasize that this is strictly my OPINION and is not based in fact) that this whole thing is something of a scam to scarf up some investment bucks from someone who does not know any better.
An investor who says something like "Gee, I ought to throw a few thou in this, it'll probably be successful because they have nice seats and nice food."
Would really like to know the transportation industry background of the Pres/CEO/Founder.....the one whose kid answers his business telephone .
My guess is former owner of a failed travel agency.