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There Is Nothing Like Good Old Low Fare Carriers!

Mon Oct 16, 2000 9:38 am

My Favorite Airlines would be the Low Fare Carriers of course. The Reasons Why I pick Them:

-Most Have Good Safety Records
-Fun Flight Attendants
-Peanuts And Coca-Cola
-Most likely a 737 or DC-9
-Great Cheap Fares
-And good times for all!

If you have some other stuff to add, please respond. I would be interested  
 
runway
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RE: There Is Nothing Like Good Old Low Fare Carriers!

Mon Oct 16, 2000 10:19 am

-People who normaly wouldn't fly, fly.
-Increased competition
-Dirty inflight movies
-Smoking flights


Runway  
 
BH346
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RE: There Is Nothing Like Good Old Low Fare Carriers!

Mon Oct 16, 2000 11:08 am

Yup, I mostly like them because they bring in competition.

BH346
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DCA-ROCguy
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RE: There Is Nothing Like Good Old Low Fare Carriers!

Mon Oct 16, 2000 11:19 pm

Dear CO Lite,

Hear, hear. Low-fare carriers hold the oligopoly carriers accountable to the communities they serve. I truly believe that without Southwest, JetBlue, AirTran, et al., that the oligopoly carriers would restrict air travel to the small, steady stream of wealthy travelers who can afford gouge fares. Sure, Orlando and Las Vegas would be priced for vacations, but as for everybody else forget it.

The promise of deregulation--air travel for all--truly depends upon low-fare carriers. As you say, they have sterling safety records, they tend to be fun to fly, and offer jets to cities and routes that otherwise would be doomed to teeth-rattling props or nothing at all.

The story of how Big Air used the media to libel and defame low-fare carriers after the very anomalous Valujet crash in 1996 (which was caused by cargo, not the plane or pilots!) is a Pulitzer Prize waiting to be won.

My Thanksgiving trip home says it all. US wanted $500 for DCA-ROC, with two months' notice ("Sorry, sir, all two low-fare seats on the 150-seat aircraft are sold already"). So I'm driving 15 extra minutes to BWI, and flying Southwest to BUF for $118, and driving 65 miles to Rochester from there. Steve Wolf wants to subsidize his $123 million golden parachute on my grad student back. He can go shove that parachute where it won't fit well.

Jim K.
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airmale
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RE: There Is Nothing Like Good Old Low Fare Carriers!

Tue Oct 17, 2000 12:20 am

i agree id rather fly cheap than have all those frills, because travelling from Pakistan is very expensive, but i would like the airline to sport a beautiful livery and not cram in people like on a charter airline 
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RE: There Is Nothing Like Good Old Low Fare Carriers!

Tue Oct 17, 2000 12:30 am

I agree, most no frill flights I had were fun and with more personal and down to earth service. I loved Spirit, ATA and Vanguard in the US (let's forget about AirTran which damaged my luggage), easyJet and Ryanair in Europe, Bouraq in Indonesia and Aerolineas Internacionales in Mexico, but didn't get no dirty movies  
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
 
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RE: There Is Nothing Like Good Old Low Fare Carriers!

Tue Oct 17, 2000 12:38 am

What difference does having a 'beautiful livery' have to do this?
 
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RE: There Is Nothing Like Good Old Low Fare Carriers!

Tue Oct 17, 2000 5:37 am

I miss Kiwi International Airlines *tear* (part 1 mind you)
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