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Surf Air: Unlimited Pilatus Flights for $1k/mo

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Interesting business model: All-you-can-fly first-class for $1,000/mo between Palo Alto/Monterey/Santa Barbara/LA. (www.surfair.com) Mehr...

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PLANESOLUTIONS
PLANESOLUTIONS 2
Notice the asterisk at the bottom of the web page. "subject to regulatory approval". This probably means no 135 Certificate - yet. Many have attempted this sort of model, Can't think of any that have not failed. We'll see, maybe?
flyCLE
Roger McHugh 2
Is there any indication that "Surf AIr" actually has a 121/135 certificate and/or owns/leases any airplanes? Google shows nothing.
Stephenb84
Stephen Boyle 2
What’s the over under on survivability?
dbaker
Daniel Baker 2
I'm curious as well. Given that they're selling individual seats like an air carrier, I'd expect that they'd have to pay the 7.5% federal excise tax and $3.80 per-segment tax. If someone flies 8 times a month and pays $1K, that's over $100 in federal taxes that Surf Air would have to pay since their web site says there are no extra taxes or fees.
chiphermes
Chip Hermes 3
It's like a regular airline, except less expensive tickets, highest costs, less availability, and less operational efficiency.

How can I invest?
Mmainiero
I'm trying to determine why I posted this a day before David and it says it was a duplicate squawk...whatever...lol
rickbarton
Rick Barton 1
i think it is a scam... stating the obvius
Mmainiero
They are using Pilatus PC-12's, so I think it may be actually profitable
JReinertsen
Interesting, they're advertising the 990$ per month rate for unlimited (meaning 11 trips per huffpost article) flights. Avg out to 90$ per flight and doesn't state if "stopovers" count as 2 flights. I'd say skipping th wx and hassle of sfo would be a perk and makes the 200+ mile journey alittle over an hour long.
Mmainiero
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

New California Low Cost Airline With a Whole New Idea

Surf Air, based in Santa Monica, CA, is a new low-cost airline that operates Pilatus PC-12s to fly you around the state. But you don't pay for each flight!

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/surf-air-announces-innovative-all-you-can-fly-airline-membership-service-for-fast-first-class-air-travel-at-cost-effective-price-points-2012-04-05
MANBOI
MANBOI 0
Clever idea. Some of you flunked reading comprehension.
silverzdfltrack
Bob Ziehm -2
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Surf Air, Silicon Valley's Newest Airline

Entrepreneurship - alive and well...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/surf-air-silicon-valley-airline_n_1407670.html