kimimm19 wrote:I wish it well! Anything to upset the non-competition legacy monopoly.
drgmobile wrote:The biggest challenge they will have is lack of network. There may be lots of premium traffic between major cities like Chicago and Atlanta but if you live in either market and fly regularly in first or business, you're almost certainly already connected to a major hub airline. Unless the passenger flies on only a handle of routes that coincide with what this company will offers, it's going to be hard to break the loyalty. Where premium only product offerings have been able to work, they've generally been aligned with a network carrier that provides feed onto and beyond the service, such as Open Skies from BA or the PrivatAir service for Lufthansa.
KL001 wrote:The most interesting is that they say they will not fly to the regular, large airports, but are contracting with small, private airports or at least have their own terminals. I doubt they have the investment money to accomplish that (and what airports in the NYC/Chicago area would be suitable to handle them?), but if they do, it may work: taking away the hassle of having to navigate through large airports is a plus many business class passengers would pay for. See for example British Airways' success on the LCY-NYC route (if only they could fly to a smaller NYC airport...), or La Compagnie's and Boutique Air's business models.
And for all the naysayers, probably they are right as we all know the failure rate of start-up airlines, but this airline also has the characteristics of a disruptive innovator. Their chances will be slim, but I hope they succeed!
wjcandee wrote:I think if these guys start off overcapitalized, and do it right, they have a shot....But most entrepreneurs haven't learned that lesson, go in insufficiently-capitalized, and don't have anywhere to turn when they hit the speed bump.
nmdrdh787 wrote:wjcandee wrote:I think if these guys start off overcapitalized, and do it right, they have a shot....But most entrepreneurs haven't learned that lesson, go in insufficiently-capitalized, and don't have anywhere to turn when they hit the speed bump.
This. As a business owner I agree 100%.
I've talked to the CEO through Linkedin and social media, seems like its an interesting idea, I can't critique it when I have an idea about drones transporting cargo that is extremely far fetched too.
32andBelow wrote:kimimm19 wrote:I wish it well! Anything to upset the non-competition legacy monopoly.
Non competition? You can fly from LA To NYC for like under 300 RT. How much more competitive does it need to be?
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