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Skybus eying CVG

regionalcap

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Yep. Perfect time to start up a new airline. Never last. Why would you throw money into these dumb owners that already failed a previous airline?
 

DX Rick

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I wonder if the same guys who flew for SkyBus, the ones who still remain unemployed, would apply to fly for this new outift.........if it happens.
 

climbhappy

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yep, they would. one of our guys who left and came back said he would to me.

after reading the airport officals comments in the columbus biz journal , it is clear.... they can only do this if airports hand out all these freebies... ain't gonna happen... Greensboro airport just announced their new runway for fedex has overun about 25 million... this clearly isn't the time to start an airline, but I have to wonder ...what drives Weikle to get up each day and think. I can do this, I can make this work?
 

Princedietrich

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I saw this on the news this morning and threw up a little in my mouth.
 

Guitar Guy

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Makes me think of that oft-repeated saying, "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
 

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Well if they do decide to go through with this idea, then look for WN to announce new service to CVG as well.
 

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Makes me think of that oft-repeated saying, "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

Or how about "There's a sucker born every minute" ....P.T. Barnum
 

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“It’s all premature. It doesn’t really mean anything,” Bushelman said. “They’ve been here. We talked to (Skybus founder John Weikle). But they’re no different than Southwest or Jet Blue or Jet Tran.”

Who the hell is "Jet Tran" lol ?? This guy doesnt have a clue about the airline industry... I think we are all safe.
 

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TheInsider

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What if, just what if all a new airline would have in common with Skybus is the name and a LCC? If anyone can do it it is Weikle.
 

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Does anyone else think that these guys have no intention of creating a successful airline but to get rich off of suckering foolish investors into believing that they have the perfect business plan?

Why is it that most of us with noting more then a working knowledge of the industry and maybe a degree in Aviation Management knows ahead of time if an airline will make it or not yet these financial wizards at Morgan Stanly can't figure out that the airline industry is a bad place to put money?

I SMELL A RAT!!!
 

gromgutten

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Of course, Skybus failed because of too high pilot compensation, so the new airline will pay captains $45.00 an hour. First officers work for free, that goes without saying.
 

Headfake14

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I'll be pissed if that rash Skybus starts up again. UGH. stupid douchbags.
 

Fubijaakr

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Does anyone else think that these guys have no intention of creating a successful airline but to get rich off of suckering foolish investors into believing that they have the perfect business plan?

I SMELL A RAT!!!

We have a WINNER!
 

Draginass

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They'd probably even find some knuckleheads that would put in applications to work there.

Barnum was right.
 

rydog

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The guy that is trying to start it up again was ousted before they started flying and thus had no help in their demise. He has offered recall rights to the furloughed pilots if it starts flying with in 3 years of shutting down. I got this info from a flt safety instructor that worked there.
 

climbhappy

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with the banking crisis and Lehman going down, merril getting sold; he'll never find a nickel to do this.
 
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