Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1960 times:
A PrivatAir spokesman said on a trade show (EBACE) it wants to order more BBJ's in order to offer Business Class only services to other airlines, the same way it does for LH. They told the press they are talking to two undisclosed US based Airlines on the subject and even spread the rumor on their own site :
There was also much speculation at the show and in the media about PrivatAir's future expansion plans, including the possible acquisition of further aircraft to operate shuttle services between other city pairs.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8820 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
I wouldn't be surprised if Delta was in the running. They have the money right now to undertake such a project. Delta also has several routes that were cut in the past years that could warrent such a project:
And new routes could be started, such as JFK/ATL-GLA, ATL-SVO (good for when Aeroflot joins SkyTeam) etc. This aircraft would be able to service all of Europe and South America from both ATL and JFK, markets where this experiment would work (unlike SLC or CVG).
I also think CO would be interested, since they have the huge EWR hub and would be able to add more destinations on.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1852 times:
I am not as optimistic as most.......lets first see if the Privatair/LH DUS-EWR route is a success. We are not just talking about 737NG transatlantic service here, but an "all-business class" service. This is a niche market for very specific city pairs.
Why would CO use the Privatair services? If they wanted to connect EWR with smaller cities in Europe, they could use their own 737-700 aircraft on the routes, which have the range. CO has stated that they do not plan to use anything smaller than the 752 to Europe.
The EWR-London City Express is really a cool idea, but, as stated above, its not possible.
I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
I think that this is a very intersting topic. I think if CO were to do this they would equip their 737NGs with a BizFirst layout. The fares being offered on these flights across the Atlantic are something like $3300 dollars I have read. I am not sure if that is true, but I would think that to be a bargain. But like I said I was not sure if that was an introductory fare or something like that. EWR-LCY would be great but not possible. But I wonder if this would work.
CO could have a helicopter service from LCY-LGW. The Helicopter could land right by the plane and wisk the travelers onboard the 737NG. Once at EWR the plane could park at the Remote Stand and another waiting Helicopter could take them to the Wall Street Heliport. Of course you would need to work something out with Customs but it may be possible.
Jayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 448 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
This can only work in markets that are high yield already and have enough O&D traffic to support all business class services. There are only a few such routes that fit the bill and I think that the NYC-LON/PAR/FRA and the LAX-LON/PAR/FRA (Yes, NYC/LAX/SFO-NRT are also possibilities) routes are probably the only ones that have a shot at it. DL, CO, and NW currently have no access to LHR. CO and DL operate out of NYC. I'd be very interested to see if this comes to fruition......
Airways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1815 times:
Thomas: Thanks, I know the homepage. I have read there that they have around 50 aircrafts. But I'm wondering if they own all these aircrafts or if they only do sub-charters for other air-charter companies?
Meechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1820 times:
Most US carriers pilots unions have scope clauses that only allow pilots on their seniority list to fly planes that are "certified" over a certain amount of seats and weight. The CR700 is just about the biggest thing that can be flown by an affiliate.
Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
Nice website. I particularly like the interior photos and cabin layout illustrations. This is what I call a nice fleet! Lots of "heavy iron".
OK, sorry, here comes the kid in me. My fleet wouldn't have anything smaller than the Challenger 604 and probably an A345 addition. An updated interior look would be in the works as well. OK, I'm done now.