UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3576 times:
What would like to see in an airline? Please remember that the airline would still have to make money. But, if you could have things your way, taking into account that you still had to make a profit, what would your airline be like? What aircraft would you have? Where would you fly? What would be your hub(s)?
WiL SW737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3521 times:
If I had my own airline, I would have PTV's in my planes and REALLY REALLY good service with great food. Kinda like the service on Midwest Express but better. First Class service in both classes.
I would fly the 737-800, A330, A340, 767-400, and the 757.
I would fly to whatever cities I can make a profit at and my hubs would have to be in SFO, LAX, ORD, and JFK. Where I can get some business. I would also make SJC or PHX my hubs so I won't have many delays.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3510 times:
If I could have my own airline, I would definately beef up the service on the flights. Even the shorter domestic flights could be better. I think that all airlines could do so much better with just simple changes that would make flights better for people. Definately make the service more personal, even in the rear. I would also have PTV's on all the heavies and TV's througout the cabin in ALL planes. My hubs would be, DFW, SFO, ATL, and BOS.
My Fleet would consist of:
7. Canadair Regional Jet
Cricri From France, joined Oct 1999, 581 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3504 times:
The first thing I would put in my aircrafts would be a place to relax with a bar where you could get drinks, smoke a cigarette under control, smooth music, maybe a guy playing on the piano if the a/c is a heavy one (don't smile, it's a virgin project too), video screens with live feeding cameras with outside views of the plane : maybe one in the nose wheel for landing and taking-off phases, another one showing the engines, a 747 f.e.one viewing the landscapes (or clouds!!!) you're flying over then with agreement of the pilot, one in the cockpit that could be switched-off at any time by the crew, a radio chanel with curent ATC listening, a small duty free shop. This could be done in the upper deck of a 747 or at the rear of other a/cs ; just a few square inches.
Fleet would be as long as we suppose that we're flying short to long-haul routes the following:
Hubs at : JFK, CDG and eventually Singapore or Japan.
- Cricri -
N4KHGirl From United States of America, joined May 1999, 297 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3508 times:
Well first of all i'd like to have some cool little CRJ's there, and maybe a few Avro RJ's. Then I'd have to say that the second most important thing is CUSTOMER SERVICE! I hate when gate agents, or anyone else tries to tell me what i can and can't do in a real rude way. I have no prob with people telling me what to do, cause i take it every day, but when someone is extrememly rude about it, that can just screw someone's day up.
LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3499 times:
I'd kind of like to bring service to underserved areas, kind of a modern-day Varney Speed Lines approach, flying regional service in, for example, New England/New York/State/Canada. using 328Jets, Saab 2000s, and maybe some used F100s for the trunk routes. Illogiaclly, I'd also run a european service, using a 757, 767-200, or secondhand A310 from Rochester, NY to Stuttgart, where there are a bunch of Kodak employees. This would only be so I would have something interesting to see when I went to the ROC airport
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3500 times:
The perfect airline would have lots of departures daily to lots of destinations, so I could get to wherever I'm going without always having to connect in a hub. I don't want to fly from LAX to MIA via CVG.
They would also have great service in all aspects of the flying experience. Maybe a meal isn't always necessary, since a bulk of my flights are a short hop. If I need to eat, I'll grab a burger on my way to or through the airport. Airline food isn't always prepared the way I like it, anyway.
The people need to have wit, charm, and a sense of fun. My business is stressful enough. My travel shouldn't be.
I don't really care what type of aircraft they fly, provided that they're clean, comfortable, reliable, and well-maintained. It would be helpful if the aircraft were somewhat consistent.
I want an airline that has executives who aren't afraid to go out to the terminal and help toss bags when it's the peak travel season. The senior managemet of the airline needs to get out there and work right with their people. They need to make decisions based on what they have experienced working alongside their people and not based on what the bean counters tell them.
I want a quick check-in and quick boarding so we can take off right away. When we land, I want to get off the plane thinking "Hey! That was a fun flight. I want to fly this airline again."
Wait a minute... such an airline exists! They're called Southwest!