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2005-04-26

"Anybody Here Call for an Air Taxi?"

Since traveling by air has become about as glamorous as taking a Greyhound (want proof? Consider, if you will, the thought process behind the name "Airbus" versus that of "Constellation" or "TriStar"), it was only a matter of time before commuter jets became the equivalent of a taxi service.

DayJet of Delray FL will allow people in midsize markets the ability to call up a four seater for the expected cost of slightly more than a full fare coach ticket starting in 2006. Prospective travelers will enter info into the reservations system, such as which cities they want to fly between, a "no later than" departure and arrival time, and the date. If one of the fleet is available, they will get a guaranteed reservation, and the plane will take off even if only one person is aboard. They hope to expand to 30 markets by 2007.

For quite a bit more money, another service christened Pogo and backed by former People Express founder Donald Burr and former American Airlines CEO Robert "take that tomato outta that salad" Crandall will be doing the same thing in the Northeast.

3 Comments:

  • At 6:29 PM, Blogger half said…

    , if you will, the thought process behind the name "Airbus" versus that of "Constellation" or "TriStar"),

    damn, ain't that the truth.

    yes (ima getting old) I remember being treated like a demi-gawd on puddle jumps from Tampa to hartsfield. the plane even smelled way way good. It was the real damn deal.

     
  • At 7:03 PM, Blogger Deacon Blues said…

    I used to fly from Birmingham, Alabama to Mobile, Alabama on Delta for 30 bucks round trip to visit my sweetie. (Yes, I really did have one) and was treated royally. The first time I flew down upon returning to Birmingham I phoned her from the airport to let her know I had returned OK and the phone rang and rang before she answered. She said, "What happened"? I said "What do you mean"? she said she had watched the plane take off and drove home and the phone was ringing and it was me. It took less time to get fro Mobile to Birmingham by airplane than from the airport to her house by car.

     
  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Great stories, guys!

     

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