Because they're so cool and "bar-raising," make room for another low-cost-carrier!

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Sure why not, it should not cost you more to fly to florida than it cost you in gas just to get to the airport.
 

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"Our ability to keep fares low is dictated by our business model that
keeps costs significantly below our competitors," Diffenderffer said. "That
includes (a) keeping our employee-to-aircraft ratio low; (b) flying only
point-to-point, without the expense of a hub-and-spoke operation; (c)
maximizing aircraft utilization and maintenance efficiency by using only one
type of aircraft; (d) using secondary airports where possible; and
(e) marketing our flights using the most up-to-date information technology
tools available."


They forgot to mention (f); finding a group of pilots that will work for next-to-nothing, no retirement, no benefits, no schedule, and no future. Please inquire at your local library job fair as competition will be intense.
 

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What a joke. Can't the govt. squash these guys, or at least hold them back until 2 or 3 legacy carriers become fossilized?
 

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I used to think Valujet was a bad name....but Skybus??
 

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Ex737Driver said:
They forgot to mention (f); finding a group of pilots that will work for next-to-nothing, no retirement, no benefits, no schedule, and no future. Please inquire at your local library job fair as competition will be intense.

The sad thing is that they will find them.
 

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Anybody want to take bets on how long it will take for someone to come on this board and start asking about the application process?
 

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i wish the airline industry was reregulated
 

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Wolfe Enterprises, Inc. -- have provided initial funding for Skybus.
First off, they started out by saying Diffendorffer. or whatever his name is, is a veteran of the airline industry. Most of those old guys, except HERB and a select few others, are total dusch-bags that couldn't run a 7-11 profitably.

Secondly, is this Wolfe interprises the work of Sir. Steven? if so, be afraid, be very afraid.
 

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A JET JOB!!!! I'll Do it for FREE!!! YIPEEEE YEAY WOOOPTI DOOO WHAAAAA
 

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relief tube said:
Gotta love the name. Bet one of their kids came up with that one. Guess the dumb addage of us being glorified bus drivers is trying to become a reality.

At least they're being honest about their status in the eyes of the travelling public
 

indianboy7

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people b**ch now because they only get peanuts and soda, and have to pay for food on some airlines....I can't wait to see what happens when they have to pay for the peanuts and soda. not to mention that the entire crew from the gate agents to the pilots don't even think about saying hi to anyone.....it'll be an interesting show....
 

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someone has to replace TAB
 

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These guys have tried, and failed, to put together another airline up in Dayton called Heartland Airlines in February ( before 9/11 ) 2001.

Columbus is willing to spend money to try to replace the operations left abandoned when America West pulled out.

I'm thinking this is a pretty good idea. Pay $1,500 to set up a corporation, tell everyone that you are going to serve an airport where the local politicals think there should be a hub, then ask the politicians for a few million to study the idea. After failing to find other investors, close shop and move on....
 

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suupah said:
why not call it SKYMART Always low fares, always

You could have 40 inch wide seats, really wide aisles that tubby-buggies could drive down, flight attendant food sample stations, it would be great!

Now that I've depressed myself with a vision of our future I require caffeine.
 
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Anyone know the hiring mins and application process.

I would like to apply there.
















Just joking!
 
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And the instant they post they are looking for pilots; particularly Captains off the street for their new or used Airbuse 320's , Capt M will be one of the first to get her resume posted. Their web site will be overwhelmed with applications. Everyone wants to fly big airplanes.
 
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