jlp12345
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Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:39 am

I found this press release for a new airline called DeLuxe Airways. They are based in LA, and plan on commencing long-haul services with 747-400. I believe they might be the same group that was calling themselves BlackStar Airlines about a year ago, the business plan is the same. Nice color scheme on the 74, although I find it doubtful that we'll ever see it on a real plane. What is up with all of the new international airlines popping up all of the sudden? In the last week we've seen Eos, Fly First and now DeLuxe. I suppose that international flying is one of the last areas for a new entrant to brake into.

http://www.deluxeairways.com/

[Edited 2005-06-15 21:47:26]
 
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drerx7
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:08 am

I just went through their whole site--their plan does look like it could work. Hopefully they get off the ground--they look like they could be the inverse of Tower Air.
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:09 am

I would hate to see what they would charge for tickets on this airline..Less seats mean higher prices...I am sure you would have to pay a premium for this and there is a lot of competition on the routes specified and capatalize on the underserved markets sounds like a lot of whooo ha if ya ask me. Seems like the national carriers of the destinations specified would have the appropriate amount of flights to meet the demand.

[Edited 2005-06-15 22:12:48]
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:51 am

DeLuxe sounds really tacky. Like when you write 'high class restaurant'-no real "high class" restaurant will write that on their shopfront. WIth an airline, IMHO, it would not be good to call it "DeLuxe"
 
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:14 am

Ouch - another luxury niche carrier doomed to fail before it gets anywhere near starting... anyone heard anything from Primaris lately?

Interestingly, does a total seat count of "337 to 350" seem a little high for a luxury carrier with flat-bed seats in first class, 7-abreast "luxurious reclining seats" in business, and only 9-abreast in economy? It's not as if any mainline carriers actually have "400-450" seats in their three-class 747s as the spiel says, is it?

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RobK
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:39 am

Might be putting 2 + 2 together and getting 5, but B744 N747BC ferried out of the desert from Marana to Boeing Field yesterday and then today Boeing Field to Los Angeles .............................

I wonder .. ?

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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:46 pm

Is it just me, or it does their logo look a tiny bit like CX?
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:22 pm

Sing with me: "Are you Blackstar, are you Blackstar, are you Blackstar in disguise...?"


Given that Blackstar had been trying to start up for years and kept getting a sceptical response from the DOT about its so-called "business" plan, I'm not going to hold my breath for this incarnation.
 
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:38 pm

I think their Executive Board members are all roughly three times the age of their used 747-400's!

In response to the fewer seats=higher cost, while that may be true for bringing about a very small direct operating cost increase per seat, would the airline not benefit more (financially) from the fact that it still will be a small carrier in the grand scheme of things and therefore have a much smaller overhead?

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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:46 pm

Oh please. Yet another "me too" paper airline that will never take off.
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Vasu
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:45 am

Ah how cute, they've drawn a main cabin screen on a picture of a KL 777 interior  Wink
http://www.deluxeairways.com/pic/p-10.jpg
 
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:42 am

Let's see here, DeluxeAirways, Black Star Airlines, which most likely are 2 of the same. It reminds me of the Crystal Airways garbage. The webpage is still up, but it's been abandoned for wel over 2 years. A lavish, unattainable business plan that will never get off the ground.
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RE: Another Startup, DeLuxe Airways

Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:46 am

http://www.deluxeairways.com/02-ourbusiness.htm

Are they Lufthansa decals I see.....? Naughty!

Not only do they want to scalp the LAX-FRA market from LH but use their planes on their publicity without any airbrushing!
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