SpaceshipDC10
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Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:19 pm

Since the topic about Laker's Globetrain the other day, I'm wondering which past and present airlines offered/offer such scheduled service?

I can think of Laker Airways, PeoplExpress and World Airways in the past, and presently I guess Frenchblue, Air AsiaX, Cebu Pacific are in that category.
 
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Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:06 pm

Just a correction it was "Laker Airways Skytrain"
 
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Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:17 pm

Capitol, Arrow Air, Zoom, International Air Bahama and Transamerica
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Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:54 pm

I guess it depends on how you would define 'no frills'. From the UK, we've had the likes of FlyGlobespan and Oasis Hong Kong claiming to run as LCCs in the past. Was Highland Express a LCC? Jet 2 currently offer limited UK - NYC trips in the winter.
 
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Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:21 pm

A few currently flying long haul LCC's that haven't been mentioned yet:

EuroWings
JetStar
Level
NokScoot
Norwegian
Scoot
 
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Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:23 pm

klm617 wrote:
Capitol, Arrow Air, Zoom, International Air Bahama and Transamerica

Weren't these mostly charter operations? Probably no-frills for their day, but not a true LCC scheduled carrier like Laker was. I would also add Saturn to that list.
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Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:57 pm

AC853 wrote:
Just a correction it was "Laker Airways Skytrain"


What existed was indeed Skytrain, but Laker wanted to start flights around the globe that would have been named Globetrain, I've in Flight International.

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klm617 wrote:
Capitol, Arrow Air, Zoom, International Air Bahama and Transamerica


Interesting to note that many f the supplementals before deregulation took a chance in the scheduled market as LCCs and low-fares.
 
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Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm

I don't know what the service was like, but Loftleiðir (a predecessor to Icelandair) was known for its low fares relative to its TATL peers in the 60s/70s.
 
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Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:40 pm

World (RIP) took a stab at skd domestic & international in the 80s. They started off as a high caliber, low fare option but devolved into a no frill. Capitol Air flew jam packed DC8s & 10s until George Batchelor moved assets to his other ill-fated long haul venture, Arrow Air.

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