janders wrote:The U.S has had tons of such carriers. Just off the top of my head some examples - ATA, Sun Country, USA3000, North American, Miami Air, Swift, Rich Intl, ExpressOne, World, Tower, Sierra Pacific, Eastern, Xtra, etc.
The leisure carriers you mention primarily fly folks that purchased on tour packages and are charters in essence. Over the years some have evolved into LCC or seat only sales, but their historic bread and butter is tour operators, and the U.S. has had tons of airlines that can cater for such demand.
Apart from Sun Country, USA3000 and ATA and Tower Air to an extent don't the rest of these airlines (or at least those who are alive now) specialise in ACMI or military/non-leisure charters? Not that familiar so I may be 100% wrong here but that's what I thought