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$9 airfare on JetAmerica??

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Jul 14, 2003
Has anyone heard of them???

Jet America Airlines To Fly For 9 Dollar Tickets

Low cost airlines start to fly in the travelers' radar as Jet America Airlines introduces 9 dollar fares and will start operations on July 13. One wonders how is Jet America going to make money with 9 dollar fares? Or is this only to create some initial buzz about cheap airline tickets?

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Jet America Airlines 9 dollar cheap tickets will get the discount travelers from Newark, NJ to Toledo. There will be only nine seats in each flight that will cost nine dollars each. According to Tampabay Jet America Airlines will make money from additional fees, just like other low cost airlines.
Jet America Airlines opens for business today. Airline ticket reservations can already made from its website and some aspects of its business is modeled by other low cost successful European airlines such as Ryanair. Tampabay.com writes that "Jet America will charge an additional $20 for a round-trip with an assigned seat, $20 to buy a ticket by phone and $10 to book on the Web site (www.jetamerica.com). The airline will begin with one leased jet and grow to four planes in a year, said chief executive John Weikle, former boss at now-defunct Skybus. The four initial cities — Toledo, Ohio, South Bend, Ind., Lansing, Mich., and Melbourne on Florida's east coast — are subsidizing Jet America by waiving airport fees and helping with marketing and advertising."
According to Jaunted.com Jet America Airlines is on track to deliver air passengers on July 13 in a Boeing 737-800 jet from Toledo to Newark, N.J., Melbourne, Fla., Lansing, Mich., and South Bend, Ind.
By the way, don't confuse Jet America Airlines with the private jet service Jet America LTD. The latter's website is Jetamerica.net while the website of Jet America Airlines is Jetamerica.com, which we could not access at this point. Probably many travelers are trying to book a flight on this low cost airline.
The demand on air travel appears to have slowed down as people are cutting back on their expenses. No wonder that low cost airlines such as Jet America come up with creative ways to bring in new air passengers.

I get emails from Spirit all the time telling me about $9 fares. Think of all the free PR Jet America is getting for seeling 5 $9 seats per flight.
Just think, if they can't make ends meet charging $9 per ticket they can just get rid of the -800's and farm out the flying to Republic's 190's!
I love this in the fine print:

Sun America, Inc. dba JetAmerica is a Public Charter Operator PC# 09-076. Operated by Miami Air International, Inc.

Talk about a shell game.
Why do people continuously waste time posting this kind of crap in the majors section? There might be a couple other more relevant forums to post this under.
Why do people continuously waste time posting this kind of crap in the majors section? There might be a couple other more relevant forums to post this under.

Because this is where the readers are, plus many major airline pilots have an opinion on something like this that could affect their careers. It still blows me away that people who aren't interested in a topic will continuously waste their own time by reading the title, mousing over it, reading the start of the story, clicking on it, reading the whole thing, and then taking the time to actually complain by writing something like the above. Take some personal responsibility for your own time... there's a lot of "this kind of crap" out there!

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