Can a Pittsburgh-based low cost carrier make it?

The new Pittsburgh-based low-cost carrier in the planning stages will have a tough time succeeding. No real insight there — the airline industry is tough, especially now. Startup businesses are tough, especially in areas with large entrenched players.

Probably the best thing the airline has going for it is something the article suggests may be a barrier to success — the man behind the concept has already led two airlines which wound up in bankruptcy.

In the airline industry everyone gets three shots at failure . . .

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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