The airline that specializes in serving pets, the airline of God or the airline of the waitresses… are services that have appeared in the sky.
In the late 1970s, the US government deregulation of the airline industry, removing control over fares, routes or the entry of new airlines. As a result, a series of firms appeared during that period, some of which were only available in the United States.
Pet Airways – Pet-friendly airline
Founded in 2009 in Delray Beach, Florida, Pet Airways is an airline dedicated to transporting pets such as dogs and cats… The airline specializes in transporting animals without an owner. Ticket prices from 150 USD and can go up to 1,200 USD, depending on the size of the “guest”.
Each plane can carry around 50 animals, with accompanying pet attendants. Passengers will be checked every 15 minutes during the flight. Before taking off, the animals were led for a walk and rested in a specially designed room at the airport. The airline serves flights to domestic cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and Atlanta. In mid-2012, after transporting 9,000 animals, the airline announced it was shutting down because of the financial crisis. However, the website is still active, announcing the possibility of a return in mid-2022.
Hooters Air – Airline of maids
In 2002, Robert Brooks, president of the Hooters restaurant chain, bought Pace Airlines, a charter airline with a fleet of eight aircraft, mainly Boeing 737s. Brooks changed the name of the airline to Hooters Air, a restaurant-themed design. based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
In addition to the flight attendants licensed by the Civil Aviation Administration, the flights included two more “Hooters girls”. These people dress up as waiters, chat with passengers and organize games and quizzes on board. They are responsible for stirring the atmosphere, serving food and other tasks performed by well-trained flight attendants. In early 2006, the company ceased operations because it was not generating enough profit.
Lord’s Airline – Lord’s Airline
The airline strictly prohibits drunk passengers, does not serve alcoholic beverages. Bibles and Torahs are served in lieu of the usual magazines in the cabin. The films shown also have religious content, and profits from ticket sales are used to support evangelism.
This airline, founded by businessman Ari Marshall in New Jersey in 1985, has only one plane. The airline’s plan is to fly three times a week, from Miami, USA to Ben Gurion airport in Israel, mainly serving pilgrims. In 1987, the airline ceased operations because it did not meet the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam such as substandard aircraft repair and maintenance activities.
Smokers Express & SmintAir – Airline for smokers
The FAA banned smoking on all domestic flights in the US in 1990. But William Walts and George Richardson, two businessmen from Brevard County, Florida, weren’t happy about it. In early 1993, they decided to start an airline, operating as a private club. There, passengers must buy a membership card with a fee of 25 USD and only accept people over 21 years old.
The airline is headquartered at the Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida. The airline serves steaks and burgers and passengers are allowed to smoke in the cabin. However, after nearly a year, the airline still has not been licensed to fly, despite announcing more than 5,000 people have paid membership fees.
MGM Grand Air – Airline for the rich
Launched in 1987, MGM Grand Air is a first-class, ultra-luxury airline. Initially, it served the only leg from LAX, Los Angeles to JFK, New York, with two aircraft, the Boeing 727 and the Dougles DC-8. The plane can carry up to 100 passengers, but only 33 people at a time.
Passengers buying tickets do not have to queue, check-in procedures or wait for luggage. Guests are helped by the staff to carry their luggage on the plane and return it to the place upon arrival. The airline also provides a luxury shuttle bus, along with a special lounge and concierge services.
On board there are five flight attendants, a bar and separate compartments for passengers. Meals feature an extensive menu with fine wines. Fares are only slightly higher than first class seats of other airlines.
Originally, this was the choice of the famous and the rich. But when the airline opened new routes, they did not have enough passengers. Business activity declined in the 1990s. In 1995, the airline changed its name to Champion Air – specializing in providing charter flights to sports teams and government agencies. In 2008, the company ceased operations.
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