isgx wrote:Good idea PatrickZ80, but in today's market, a long haul ULCC would certainly be an ULM(Ultra Loss Maker).
TC957 wrote:Some good points there.
I would add make my airline the travel industry's favourite to deal with. Look after the hand that feeds you.
PatrickZ80 wrote:Not even eventually, I dare say it would go bust immediately. First and business require a high frequency, these people need to fly at a time that suits them otherwise they're off to the competitor. How does that rhime with super cheap economy to compete with ULCC, which operates best at a low frequency? It's either one or the other, you can't have them both.
Adding those very outdated types may look cool to an aviation nutter, but most people aren't and keep in mind those planes are very expensive to operate. Those are costs that can be avoided by operating more modern types, costs that other airlines don't have and you do so that gives the competition the advantage. No, you wouldn't make it.
wave46 wrote:I would call it "Lose Money Airlines for Avgeeks"
It would fly everything except the most common types of aircraft. No 737, A320, A330, 767-300ER, 777-200ER/300ER and 787.
Want to fly a DC-10? We can do that.
Love the A340-500? Yup!
Want a patched up Iran Air 747SP? Pending export issues, we'll have them.
Tiny 4-engine planes your thing? The Avro RJ awaits.
Still lamenting the closure of the 757 assembly line? You can pretend like it's 1991 all over again with us
Where would it go? Who knows? Somewhere with low standards for age of aircraft and cheap fuel, probably.
How would the cabins be outfitted? Just like the last owner who had them before we pulled them out of the desert! It'll be vintage.
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