andrewuber
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Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:24 pm

Has anyone else seen this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ategory=26428&item=4558417744&rd=1
I sent them a request for information, but never received anything from them. They want $8 million for a letter of intent. That would take some trust, wouldn't it???

Drew
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AC787
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:34 pm

This is all the airlines do it now... America West saw US on ebay and were the only ones to bid and thus we have a merger and I think thats how AF bought KLM too  Smile
 
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:44 pm

Quote:

Contact:

X Air_Lines, Inc.
Phone 340 774 3778
Fax 340 776 7265
5600 Royal Dane Mall
PMB 44
Saint Thomas, VI 00802
invest.xairlines@gmail.com

X Air_Lines, Inc.


Press Release

Startup Discount Airline to be based in Saint Croix

Saint Thomas, VI, March 4, 2005: X Air_Lines, Inc., is a new consumer airline in its formative stages, based in the United States Virgin Islands X Air_Lines announced that it will start its services in Saint Croix in 2005 as a low cost discount airline. But before it can take to the air, X Air_Lines must line up investors and get approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation -- a task that involves answering more than 22,000 questions. X Air_Lines said it would hire more than 200 flight attendants, pilots, maintenance technicians, engineers, dispatchers and other workers at its operational headquarters in Saint Croix. The airline has 6 employees working in Saint Thomas. They are helping the airline compile data to prepare for X Air_Lines DOT application. Before the airline can submit flight applications to the federal government, it must secure financing, X Air_Lines financing will be concluded over the next few months. While acknowledging the poor state of the industry, X Air_Lines executives said they would offer an attractive service and believe their business model will work. The airline sees opportunities in attracting customers looking for low fares as well as a high-quality experience.



X Air_Lines said it has been evaluating the offered aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. The aircraft manufactures have to put up a good deal for X Air_Lines to budge. The airline won't say how many airplanes would be bought or leased this year. X Air_Lines is looking into agreements to buy and lease up to 50 aircraft.

Interested investors, personnel, pilots or if you are seeking general information please send your enquiry to:

X Air_Lines, Inc.
5600 Royal Dane Mall
PMB 44
Saint Thomas, VI 00802
invest.xairlines@gmail.com
 
hawk44
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:44 pm

I have some property on Mars you interested?

In the words of Mr.T, I pity the fool that bids for this scam

Notice how the seller has no feedback, just the right person to send 8 million dollars  drunk 

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DCrawley
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:14 pm

Quoting Viasa (Reply 2):
invest.xairlines@gmail.com

Anyone find a gmail account just a lil suspicious? lol

Just my note,

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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:50 pm

As much as I'd love to see new airlines come alive and flurish, AA/MQ would crush'em in an instant. Where is the O&D market for the Virgin Islands, there isn't enough to support an airline with up to 50 aircraft. (?) These islands depend on tourism as a source of income, that's a highly seasonal industry. Maybe I'm missing something that they see.
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:21 pm

Quoting N276AASTT (Reply 5):
Maybe I'm missing something that they see.

you're missing alot more than that.
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oly720man
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:37 pm

Well for a supposed start up airline there's a remarkable lack of publicity about it.
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:28 pm

...And there's just something that that isn't quite right about an airline selling stocks on ebay...maybe it's just me?  Smile
 
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:00 am

Opening up an new airline in the Caribbean is a folly. All of the Airlines currently in operation can't rub two nickels together on a good day. You'd probably make more money investing in an interisland bridge network, I'm sure people would be willing to pay $25 US for tolls to the neighboring islands as opposed to the $150+ dollars it takes for a 20 minute plane trip.
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:57 am

$8M for 20% values the airline at $40M.

With no prospectus, no indication of a business plan, no apparent assets etc etc etc.
 
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:36 am

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 6):
you're missing alot more than that.

What is that supposed to mean?
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ti717
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:41 am

Payment methods accepted
Personal check
Cashier's Check (certified from US or Canadian bank) or money order
Loan check
Cash (in person)

You mean I can't use Pay pal???  sarcastic 
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bennett123
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:56 am

$8M cash.

Have they never heard of Money Laundering?.
 
andrewuber
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:45 am

I heard back from them today. They claim to have secured a fleet of six ex-AA B727-200's. The airline will be based out of SXM. No word on destinations or startup date.

The whole thing sounds EXTREMELY optimistic.
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Tornado82
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:57 am

Here is my series of comments.... in between my laughter

Quoting Viasa (Reply 2):
invest.xairlines@gmail.com



Quoting DCrawley (Reply 4):
Anyone find a gmail account just a lil suspicious? lol

AMEN!!!!!!!!! That was the FIRST thing that stunk to me!

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 9):
You'd probably make more money investing in an interisland bridge network, I'm sure people would be willing to pay $25 US for tolls to the neighboring islands as opposed to the $150+ dollars it takes for a 20 minute plane trip.

Yeah, the Flaglers tried that with a railroad through the Keys and whatnot in the 20s... just wait till the first hurricane comes  down 

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 14):
The airline will be based out of SXM. No word on destinations or startup date.

Well in that case, everyone here on A.net can buy it!!!! It'll be part of "A.net Business Enterprises" A great source of revenue for our bar that we're buying Sunset Beach Bar Is Closed (by Panaman Jun 17 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Hahahaha. "Hey man, I got a ski resort I'd like to sell on top of that mountain a little bit north of Miami. Best setup ever, all those Floridians who want to ski and can't afford to fly north to do so. You'll be a milionaire!!" (After buying) "Hey what the hell, there's no mountain here! Give me my money back!!! *look around* Hey where'd ya go!?!?"
 
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:59 am

SXM!?!?! I'm in! lol! Let's get a whole bunck of a.net folks to pitch in!
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PITA333
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:32 am

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 16):
Let's get a whole bunck of a.net folks to pitch in!

lol! An airline for aviation nuts, owned by aviation nuts. Let the opinions fly! I could see it now, no one would ever be satisfied. The boardroom would be more noisy than Donald Trump's! Everyone would have good intentions though!
 
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:53 am

Quoting PITA333 (Reply 17):
lol! An airline for aviation nuts, owned by aviation nuts. Let the opinions fly! I could see it now, no one would ever be satisfied. The boardroom would be more noisy than Donald Trump's! Everyone would have good intentions though!

It'd be interesting. You'd have route planners advocating SXM-MAF or somesuch 'because it'd just be cool to see a 727 at MAF'. You'd have tenders out to Boeing for the 747Adv, 772LR and 787 as well as Airbus for the A388, A35X, A346, because 'it'd be so cool to have a widebody'. Then you'd have folks trying to ditch the 727s 'cause they think anything not borne of Toulouse isn't airworthy. Oh wait, sounds just like A.net!
 
andrewuber
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:32 am

Just think . . . . over 800,000 photos on airliners.net, every photographer contributes $10 for each shot - that would do it!!!

OH WAIT a second, I have 395 photos on here....

NEVERMIND.  crazy 

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Tornado82
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RE: Caribbean Airline For Sale On Ebay

Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:29 pm

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 19):
OH WAIT a second, I have 395 photos on here....

That's $3950 sir, but we'll give you a complimentary drink at the bar on the beach.  Smile

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