W_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4194 times:
I would be based at Bristol.
Short flights to London, Jersey, Newcastle etc. Possibly eventually I would go onto 737's or MD80 etc...
Not too great of service, want to save money these days since passengers are more for cheap prices than quality.
*Buenos Aires, Argentina
*Sao Paulo, Brazil
*San Juan, Puerto Rico
*Amsterdam, The Netherlands
*Auckland, New Zealand
Offer frequent regional flights linking Chile with it's most immediate neighbour's (routes that currently are busy). Also offer the international flights on key routes such as MIA or CCS and others that in some cases such as AMS and AKL, have not been so directly linked to Chile. All flights would create a comprehensive passenger and cargo network that in alliance with Air New Zealand and KLM, would be quite significant.
Janne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4126 times:
1. My hub would be at Stockholm Arlanda.
2. The planes would be Caravelle, Comet-4, DC-7C, DC-8-63,
Lockheed Super Constellation and Electra.
3. I would fly anywhere my high paying customers want to go.
4. My service would be out of this world.
I would call my airline "Real Aircraft Airlines" and it would be a charter
operation for people who love real aircraft and have the money to
support their love.
Destinations 717's: Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Prince Rupert, Prince Geroge, Victoria, Comox, Powell River, Kamloops, Leithbridge, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancover, San Deigo, Los Angles, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Phonix, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolos, New Orleans, Houstin, Dallas Fort Worth, St. Louis, Quebec City, Chicgo
Destinations A321's: Toronto, Montreal, New York, Halifax, Mexico City, Ottawa, Miami,
Destinations A330-200's: Rio de Janiro, Sao Paulo, Bunoes Areas, Santigo, Havana, London (YEG), Paris (YYC), Frankfurt (YEG), Jacarta, Melborne, Tokyo (YYC), Hong Kong (YYC)
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1964 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4058 times:
Name of airline: A L T A (Aero Lineas Trans Americanas)
Type of airline: Scheduled service, low-cost business class & coach
Service from US gateway (EWR) to select Latin American destinations, starting with Mexico City, San Jose, Santo Domingo, and Bogota. The destinations would expand to include Cancun, Merida, Rio de Janeiro, San Juan. US gateways of MIA and LAX could be added in the future (no JFK, as American currently has a strong hold on this market).
Fleet: 767-300 and 757-200 aircraft. No disrespect to Airbus planes, but the two Boeings offer, in my mind, the best option for fleet commonality for their sizes.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
LPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4053 times:
My hubs will be at DUB and in LPL(despite how unrealistic it would be at LPL).
I'd use 744's and A340-800s for Long Haul, 757s for Medium range flights.
I'd fly all over the world. I would go to Newark, San Francisco, LA, Boston, Toronto and Vancouver for the North American routes,including a sevice to Honolulu which stops at San Francisco.
Rio, Buenos Aires and Mexico City for the South American routes.
Johannesburg and Tunis in Africa, Bahrain, Doha, Bangkok, Narita and Beijing in Asia.
In Ocenia, I'd fly to Sydney, Perth and Auckland.
For Europe, it would be to Birmingham, Heathrow, Glasgow, Paris CDG, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Rome and Athens.
My airline would be low cost and internet friendly. Like Easyjet, but with better service on board.
Delta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4012 times:
Fort Lauderdale hub.
we would code-share with Virgin and Continental and would focus on high quality long haul flights. I even picked out all of my seats and even the carpet for my airline... anyone got ohhhh, about 1 Billion???
Bwc1976 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3996 times:
Don't know a name for mine, but I'd have hubs at DFW, MSP, and maybe LAX if possible. I'm tired of flying DC-9's/MD-80's, 737's, and A320's, so all domestic flights would be 757 or 767.
There would be no business or first class, the whole cabin would have at least as much legroom as AA's MRTC or NZ's Pacific Class so you wouldn't feel "trapped" like I did on UA, and the seats would be a little wider, like there would be 5 seats across on the 757's and 6 across (2-2-2) on the 767's (instead of the usual 6 and 7 (2-3-2) respectively). International flights would probably be A340's (I love 747's and 777's too, but this would make a nice change for a U.S. airline), with 2-3-2 seating instead of the usual 2-4-2.
PTV's and audio on all flights, including Airshow map display, camera views looking straight forward and/or downward, and of course the equivalent of UA's channel 9. The shorter flights would have bags of food and cans of drinks to pick up on your way into the plane so they wouldn't have carts blocking the aisles right after taking off when you need to go to the bathroom (this has happened to me at least twice on NW) and you'd always get a whole can (or bottle of water or juice if you'd rather). No alcohol served on board at all. I think that and the extra legroom would help prevent a lot of air rage incidents.
Fares would be a little more than average coach fares, but not by more than 25-33%. I think there are a lot of people, like myself, who can't afford business or first class but would be willing to pay a little extra for a little better service.
Tpowaleny From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3967 times:
This would never work... but...
Hub: LGA (We'd take over US Shuttle's nice little concourse there...)
767-200s All USED!
Inflight Service: Simple service like from the early 90s. You get a meal if on long flight, snack if on shorter one... Interior would be a classy grey, like US, only classier. Generic two-class interior. TVs would be the "pop out of ceiling deal".
The airline would be an airline. Not this "no-frills" stuff they've started.. (Although they have been suceeding so I should shut up..)
Destinations: US and Carribbean with more of an emphasis on the eastern coast...
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3950 times:
Hubs three major Miami Kansas City Oakland. mini hubs Orlando Sydney and New York JFK.
ATR 42 & 72 AND For the cargo division i would fly 727 and DC-10's
Not to expensive like Jet Blue
Service like Jet Blue as well 10 most frequent flights at each Hub and mini hubs. Miami- MIA-LIM MIA-JFK MIA-LHR MIA-NRT MIA-LAX MIA-MCI MIA-OAK
MIA-NAS MIA-MEX MIA-SJU.
Kansas City MCI-LAX MCI-IAH MCI-MCO MCI-MIA MCI-JFK MCI-SFO MCI-SYD MCI-ORD MCI-ATL MCI-LAS
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3915 times:
A318 (when they come availible)
Aircraft Features: -F, C, Y Classes on international flights
-C, Y on domestic service
-leather seats in all classes (they are actually more durable and last longer than fabric seats)
-PTVs with LiveTV at every seat
-Full meal service on flights longer than 2 hrs, snack less than 2 hrs.
-Seat pitch of 34" in coach, 60" in business (44" on domestic routes), and full sleeper mini-cabins in first.
Hubs: -New York JFK (I would try to dominate market share in NY by turning JFK into a major hub with frequent, convienient connections)
-Los Angeles (try to establish a dominant presence as a clear #1, something LAX lacks)
-Undecided midwestern hub
-Also try to persuade EU to allow us to serve select European destinations through BRU.
Routes: Average US destinations, try to dominate international routes by flying to places where US majors serve but adding on a few more destinations, also serving certain points in Africa (Nairobi via Dakar) (Johannesburg via Accra) on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Please note: It would never work and I would need more than 400 billion dollars in start-up capital.
Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3830 times:
Base - Toronto, Vancouver(later on), Philadelphia or Pittsburgh possible with growth(assuming US air demise).
fleet - ERJ 170 series, 757-200
initial service -
In the East: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh. 2 Northern New York cities, allot of small cities in New England, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
In the West: Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, many smaller cities in the Pacific Northwest. Anchorage also possible.
Strategy - rj hub at Toronto, transcons from Toronto. Point to point rj routes opened as opportunity develops. Long range RJ versions used for certain point to point ops. 757s used for charters and transcons initially. We need some liberalization in US-Canada airservice agreements(cabotage). Secondary airports may be used initially.
Advantages - economics and convenient size range of the new regional jets. 757 flexibility. Revenue received in American dollars, expenses paid in Canadian dollars. Possible lower expenses in Canada. No artificial gap between mainline and regional flying. Can probably get away with paying regional airline wages, at least for awhile.