Airports, Airlines, Aviation

The Re-Launch of PEOPLExpress

The trend of reviving failed airlines continues with the re-launch of PEOPLExpress on June 4. Many people of my age (pushing 30) have never heard of the airline PEOPLExpress. They existed as low-cost carrier, with a no frills model from 1981 thru 1987 when they merged with Continental Airlines. They were based out of Newark and had a very retro 80’s paint scheme. They grew rapidly in the early 80’s, offering flights from Newark to Gatwick for only $149 one way which was paid in cash on-board! They were a pioneer low-cost carrier, being the first to charge for a check bag at $3.00 per bag. Can you imagine that type of service today, I would love to go to the airport and try my luck.

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