Get ready to save on your dream vaycay—because there are two new budget airline options for families! If you’re into cheap flights, read on for the deets on this hopefully soon-to-come options.
According to recent reports, XTRA Airways may offer U.S. flights by the end of 2019. The airline, which could change its name prior to becoming an official ultra-low-cost carrier, has Andrew Levy (former chief financial officer for United) at its helm.
Even though XTRA is set to become a low-cost option, this airline won’t sacrifice service for your ticket’s price-tag. Instead, according to investor documents, it will provide superior service but use lower-cost second-tier airports instead of major hubs.
Levy told WBUR’s Here & Now, “Doing the same thing as everyone else, but trying to do it better, hasn’t worked, historically, very well in the airline industry.” The new XTRA CEO also added, “So that’s certainly not what we’re trying to do, is out-Spirit Spirit or out-Allegiant Allegiant or anybody else like that. We aim to do something that’s different.”
As if one new cheap flight option isn’t good enough, it looks like XTRA will have some company. Known as Moxy (for now), JetBlue founder David Neeleman will spearhead this second yet-to-debut ultra-low-priced airline alternative.
Like with XTRA, don’t expect Moxy to trade the customer experience for cheaper flights. Neeleman told Conde Naste Traveler, “I think it’s going to be low cost, but when you say “ultra-low cost,” that means you have to treat everyone like garbage. I prefer to say we are a high-tech company that just happens to fly airplanes.”
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Neeleman also added, “We are going to build all the technology out; it’s going to be like using the Uber app or the Amazon app, and we will have a whole menu of things on the airplanes and on the ground, and we will take care of you.”
It looks like these two new reduced-rate airlines may just revolutionize the way we fly!
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