and US have done plenty of homework...and look where they ended up! So have DL
and they are barely hanging on. So please, don't espouse the 'they know better than anybody' attitude. It doesn't hold water.
Your very right, US has done its homework and is pushing for a majority RJ
fleet. I've got an uncle over at US flying the 767, and US actually wants to replace its 737's with the new EMB. US wants to go point to point and utilize the new EMB's for that purpose.
if we are to give INDY a chance then i expect those of us that say give them a chance to give TED a chance.
There is a difference here. Indy is a stand alone carrier, while TED is a airline within an airline operating at mainline costs ( meaning pilots and F/A's all make the same regardless of weather its a UA
or TED flight ). TED is not a true LCC for that very reason. Just look at Song, same thing there. Those are Delta pilots flying for 200K a yr, and using a Delta call sign. Same goes for TED. United used its size to simply move and repaint 320's and declair it a LCC.
Independence has much lower costs ( employees ) and is pushing for a true LCC, not mainline disguised as one. And look at the prices, TED isn't that cheap. Plus Indy with all seats having PTV's like Jet Blue, rather than the flip downs. Its more personal.
If you're serious about it all being first class, then that could be a problem since that is fewer paying pax per flight paying lower fares...not necessarily good for the bottom line. See Midwest Express.
I think what he meant was that you will be treated like your in F class. Indy will have one class, and is pushing to treat all pax as if it was first class. No it will not be a flying lounge. 132 seats ( typical is a one class config for a 319 ) and 50 seats ( again typical for an RJ
). So no, they will not be installing lazy boys, but from what i've been told and seen pictures of, the new seats that will be going in the RJ
and the Bus are all new, and not currently used by anyone else. They are supposed to be very comfy.
Oh and to clear one thing up, the RJ
will not have PTV's, its not practicle, and your right; weight would become an issue.