goblin211
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How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:02 am

This is hypothetical. I'm betting a lot of buckaroos and connections, not to mention the cut throat competition. Anything I'm missing? Knowledge on what it takes? What would you call yours?
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rwy04lga
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RE: How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:05 am

Start by investing billions and then expect to start making millions.
Just accept that some days, you're the pigeon, and other days the statue
 
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RE: How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:04 am

Quoting goblin211 (Thread starter):

This is hypothetical. I'm betting a lot of buckaroos and connections, not to mention the cut throat competition. Anything I'm missing? Knowledge on what it takes? What would you call yours?

At the very least, know all the background behind all the topics on this page:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/startup/index.html

Tom.
 
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RE: How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:11 am

LOT'S OF MONEY, and at least a little bit crazy! It can still be done, most likely in Asia, as that is where the growth is.
 
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RE: How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:56 am

Put lots of people together and get $500 million dollars. Put this money in a big box and burn it in the fireplace.

Bingo! You're an airline.
 
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RE: How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:17 am

Often I have found myself resting on my lay-z-boy contemplating whether I should start my own airline. I got a couple of hundred bucks in the ole piggy bank, that should get a down payment on a Tu-154 at least. I figure if I just find really really attractive flight attendants, people wont mind the holes in the fuselage. Maybe get Snoop to start rapping about 'rolling in my -54', and see if I can make flying Russian style a new hip-hope trend.

Thumpship Air. You heard it here first folks.
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RE: How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:08 am

Quoting ThirtyEcho (Reply 4):
get $500 million dollars. Put this money in a big box and burn it in the fireplace.

I have a better idea: Just send the money to me.  
 
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RE: How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:57 am

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seriously though If I were to start a new airline I would probably start by leasing capacity from a ACMI provider and start flying between secondary airports close enough to large metropolitan areas and in the tourist seasons fly underserved leisure routes although I doubt i'll get that very far.
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RE: How Do You Start Your Own Airline These Days?

Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:35 pm

Quoting 727thumpship (Reply 5):
Often I have found myself resting on my lay-z-boy contemplating whether I should start my own airline. I got a couple of hundred bucks in the ole piggy bank, that should get a down payment on a Tu-154 at least. I figure if I just find really really attractive flight attendants, people wont mind the holes in the fuselage. Maybe get Snoop to start rapping about 'rolling in my -54', and see if I can make flying Russian style a new hip-hope trend.

Thumpship Air. You heard it here first folks.

Hahaha!

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