Hooters Air to End Scheduled Air Service

Hooters Air is going bust as a scheduled airline. (Doh!)

The carrier isn’t filing for bankruptcy, it’s ending scheduled air service April 17 and going charter-only.

The Chairman of Hooters learned a basic lesson about the airline industry,

    The chairman of Hooters of America … said he hoped to “have a little fun” in an industry that had always fascinated him.

    “The flying industry is in a terrible mess,” Brooks said. “I’ve got a fair amount of money, but I don’t have enough to fix this animal.”

He could have gotten that just from the old joke that the quickest way to become a millionaire… is to start off with a billion dollars and invest in an airline.

And it doesn’t take much to know not to hub in Myrtle Beach, South Caroline.



(Hat tip to Today in the Sky.)

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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