Hooters Air?

Where the hell have I been for the past couple of weeks?

Since Vanguard declared bankruptcy and closed its doors, Hooters has formed Hooters Air LLC and is seriously considering launching an airline in Vanguard’s place.

Wow!

Now this would be a great marketing gig, though, I have a feeling that it’ll only work for two markets. 1) Kansas City (what else are you going to fly?) and 2) the male business person that isn’t embarassed to admit they flew on Hooters Air.

I mean really? Would you admit that you were a ‘frequent flyer’ on Hooters Air? Or would that be a new boast that males exchange while at the bar’s men’s room in some distant city?

“Yeah, flew in last night on Hooters Air. Love that Airline… Joined their ‘frequent flyers program’ too … (wink, wink)”

I can see it now. Divorce rates in this country will skyrocket. Women will protest. Men will do something stupid in mid-flight and we’ll major issues with sexual harrassment from this airline… or perhaps they’ll add that to their Carriage Contract (when’s the last time you read one of those before you got on a plane, or bought a ticket?)

Hooters Air. Sounds cool, but also a stupid business idea. Running an airline profittably is so far from the resteraunt business. You can’t just throw some good looking women on a plane, and hope men will flock to it. (excuse the pun).

Great marketing idea though. Sex does sell.

18 Responses to “Hooters Air?”


  • John,

    I have to admit it – I think Hooters Air is an awesome idea. I would fly it. Gimme some hot-wings, a mini-tv with espn, cold beer, and hot “flight attendants” and I’m there. I’d swap out my AAdvantage program in a heartbeat.

    To top it off, my wife loves to go to Hooters. I think women would enjoy the airline too.

    What’s your favorite thing at hooters?
    A) Wings
    B) Breasts
    C) Thighs
    ;-)

  • In my opinion, Hooters Air is an absolutely horrible idea. The whole idea that this thing could work is because of the money that will be backing the failing Vanguard. When you throw in the concept of advertising in the air for his restaurants, you turn a lot of people off. Isn’t it enough that this guy is making millions off scantily clad women on the ground? This “family friendly” tastefully tacky business already creeps into society poisening the perception of women. What’s next? I personally and many people that I know and associate with in the business world would never support Hooters Air. Perhaps if he had named the company something else entirely and wanted to run a stand-up discount airline, it could be a success.

  • In my opinion, Hooters Air is an absolutely horrible idea. The whole idea that this thing could work is because of the money that will be backing the failing Vanguard. When you throw in the concept of advertising in the air for his restaurants, you turn a lot of people off. Isn’t it enough that this guy is making millions off scantily clad women on the ground? This “family friendly” tastefully tacky business already creeps into society poisening the perception of women. What’s next? I personally and many people that I know and associate with in the business world would never support Hooters Air. Perhaps if he had named the company something else entirely and wanted to run a stand-up discount airline, it could be a success.

  • Any male here who does not love this idea is plainly trying to be pc and not embrace the simple concept of enjoyment. I’m sitting on my arse, flying through the air, peacefully no interruption except the lovely stewardesses. That’s a nice vision. Women who do not have hang ups about their own self confidence would happily fly as well. Get off your high horses and embrace what’s good and fun about life in america and stop trying to save every last penny and puckering your sphincter.

  • Got to Love it.

  • Got to Love it.

  • I think this is a great idea. I’ve heard the pilots are also female, and they wear hot pants and tube tops, which makes for a nice greeting and goodbye. They can’t wear wings though, because there’s no place to pin them. They’re considering getting tattoos for that purpose. They don’t sit in a “cockpit” though, they sit in the “box office” Just goes to show, women will do anything to promote themselves, just like guys. There’s no such thing as “degradation” if the person is subjecting herself to it willingly, so we should just shut up and let it happen.

  • Newark to Myrtle Beach is the prefect route for this airline. people (usually more guys than gals) go to myrtle to play golf and (crazy)horse around. Flying direct to Myrtle from Newark has always been an underserved route. The fact that it is Hooters Air only makes it better.

  • Hooters Air, for cheap and easy rides

  • well unfortunatly the one lady who has posted a reply probably isnt cute…jus jealous. i think hooters air is a great idea..obviously if hooters is prosperous enough to have the capital…somebody is going to the restaurants. no one is capitalizing off the women. those women make a very good livng. I happen to have two masters degrees and hold a 40hr per week office job in a prestigious corporation and i work at a branch of hooters as a waitress, a pr manager and a corporate trainer. no one forces us to work there and we are waitresses…thats it. hooters is a family restaurant and a fun and happy place to dine. good luck hooters air…i know ill be traveling it soon. cheap and easy rides huh? easy big girl

  • I would think routes in and out of Vegas would be popular. I’d fly it. I’d also make it the our prefered corporate line as 98% of our employees are male (construction workers at that). I would think they can clean up as to airline food. Hooters has great food,.. airlines do not. Also, flying is dull. It’s not like it used to be,… when commercial flight still had some romance,… so you might as well make it as “fun” and relaxing as possible. And it’s not like women wouldn’t enjoy it. We go to Hotters all the time in large groups with up to 65% women and everyone loves it. I can’t wait to try it!!

    Any women (and men too) that would complain about flying on Hooters Air obviously haven’t been to the resteraunt. I honestly can’t believe people would complain or not want to fly it. It really is a great family place. Would everyone please go and eat with a mixed crowd at their nearest location before making some silly remark here!!

  • Great idea. It worked for Southwest Airlines. When do we see a partner airline called “Honkers”? The idea of men in revealing skimpy shorts serving me a drink, playing stupid and flirting with me for a tip, anyone think of that yet? I think women would love to leave their men wondering what other services are provided. What a blast that would be. I’d be there!

  • I’m a former Hooter Girl and a pilot. I think Hooters Air is a great idea and I’d love to work for them someday! Anything unconventional that gets people talking is sure to draw attention and business to it. After all is said and done and we’ve heard all the jokes, people are going to naturally be very curious and want to fly this airline themselves. We’ve used sex to sell everything else, so why not airline tickets?!

  • Hello everyone, I am a Hooters Girl for Hooters Air. I came across this site and was disappointed by the negative comments about the airline. My question to you naysayers is, have you ever flown with Hooters Air? Probably not. I would like to think that people would do a bit more research before passing judgement. Specifically what is it about the airline that you find so objectionable? We have awesome pilots, flight attendants, passengers and yes Hooters Girls on every flight. Hooters Air is an airline unlike any other, but in a good way. We play trivia games, sell merchandise, offer great food on every flight, talk to passengers, play with the kids onboard and have a great time. So I feel bad for those of you have such a bias towards Hooters and have no idea what you are talking about. I’m sorry if you loose sleep stewing over the “poisoning of society by evil Hooters Girls.” While youre being critical and uninformed everyone else is having a great time flying with us. Youre welcome onboard if you change your mind. We’re easy to buy and fun to fly! I also would love to thank those of you who support us, you rock!

  • i have a great way for hooters to make more money

  • I happen to work for Hooters Air. I am a CSA and also work Operations. We have just as many women that fly with us as we do men. Our passengers are first class and the Flight staff and those of us stationed at the airport make sure that our passengers are always treated first class.

    As mentioned above we always serve great food on our flights short and long flights. Not just peanuts with us. Not to mention our rates, they can not be beat. We are not your ordinary airline. Our passengers (men, women and children) have fun and get their belly full while flying. Think about it, when was the last time you flew on an airline and HAD FUN while flying?

    I have had several passengers women included tell me that they love flying with us cause we treat them better then any other airline. So before you past judgement or make assumptions please fly with us.

  • I just read the comment about the female pilots..Yes we have female pilots NO they do not wear tube tops and hot paints. They wear normal pilots uniforms. And to make it clear they fly the planes just as well as our male pilots.

  • In all honesty, I didn’t realize hooters had flights…until my girlfriend told me to get a ticket for my trip down to florida. Jealousy, i don’t think so, just a relaxing and enjoyable flight!

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