Tom in NO
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:25 am

While doing a little research on a paper airline called "Air Gumbo" that was proposing air service a couple of years back with MSY as a hub, in response to a question posed yesterday on a different MSY paper airline thread called Trans-Caribbean Airlines (which, by the way, I can't find that thread now), I came across this gem of a website for Air Gumbo.....

http://www.airgumbo.com

.....enjoy, and feel free to leave any comments.

Tom at MSY
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:32 am

More like Air Gump

"Shrimp and gumbo"
 
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:32 am

Nice UPS 757 in the pictures on the ramp at LFT. Smoke and mirrors Smile

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Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:04 am

I loves me some gumbo. And some crawfish.

It would be nice if this ever got off the ground (btw, is this for real?). As a former resident of New Orleans, I must say that I really miss the warm Southern culture.

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Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:13 am

Hard to imagine the colour scheme.
 
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:15 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
which, by the way, I can't find that thread now

It was deleted for "Copyright violation"... despite citation of the author, copyright, date of publication, and links NOLA.com where it could be seen/read as public forum  Yeah sure
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:29 am

Michael Boyd mentioned this in his hot flash a couple of weeks ago. His best line:

"It's the first time an airline has tried to use acid reflux as a competitive advantage."

But then, the proof of the Etouffee is in the eating...

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Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:48 am

For a paper airline, their site looks really pretty decent and actually rather professional, unlike the Trans Caribbean one. I would not be suprised to see them in a few years, except dont use the CRJ's.
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:14 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 7):
unlike the Trans Caribbean one

...should anyone choose to compare:
http://www.FlyTCA.com
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:23 pm

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 4):
Hard to imagine the colour scheme.

Don't have to!!!!

http://www.airgumbo.com/mediarelations.html

Crayola anyone?!?! Looks like a pre-school assignment. Come to think of it, I would have loved an assignment like this....

Here's another gem (from their FAQ's):

Q - Will Air Gumbo serve its gumbo meal on all flights?
A - All tickets purchased on Air Gumbo for travel come with a gumbo meal. On flights that are less than one hour in duration, Air Gumbo will not have onboard meal service. Air Gumbo will provide the Gumbo Lunchbox�, our take-out service on short flights, to those passengers who claim their meal. Passengers may be required to waive liability on the take-out service.


Man, I wish I had this kind of creativity!

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Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:41 pm

A hot bowl of gumbo and moderate turbulence... sounds like a law suit
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:47 pm

Just curious if anyone has tried to call Mr. Ralston Champagnie, CEO and founder. They list his phone number on the news page. They also mention the monies that went to TCA, and state that Gumbo expects "similar or better" treatment from the state.
 
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:22 pm

Quoting Pilottim (Reply 11):
They also mention the monies that went to TCA, and state that Gumbo expects "similar or better" treatment from the state.

Course, that was before:
1) the state board determined TCA to be a fraud
2) the state suffered the worst national disaster in the Western hemisphere's history
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