The $2,000 doesn't apply to just one personit can be a whole extended family or purchased for the employees of a business. The only caveat is that EDCO issues the pre paid card in a single name and it's the responsibility of all the entities involved to account for their use of the travel and the card.
win the service, which included the ATB in an effort to sway American's aircraft allocation decision for Redmond.
But last week the national carrier called unexpectedly, indicating it was considering the region for flights this year. Late last year local representatives met with the airline to present a package of support to Football Cleats For Youth
American Airlines was targeted as having a good chance of succeeding in the Central Oregon market in light of its network strategy as one of the only carriers growing operations at LAX that service the Pacific Northwest.
"The Redmond LA service has been a missing link for us in recent history and to revive it would be a major economic boost, as well as offering travel time and cost savings"
Broad based business support is seen as crucial in potentially reviving the link, with air service acknowledged as part of the economic foundation of the community amid fierce competition with other "non hub" regional players.
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Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) Executive Director Roger Lee revealed last week that the region has a shot at luring American Airlines to operate flights between Bend/Redmond (RDM) and Los Angeles (LAX) airports from as early as this summer if the local populous could prove its commitment via advance "Air Travel Bank" (ATB) pledges topping at least $350,000.
As of this morning, Economic Development for Central Oregon reported $192,000 has been pledged toward a $350,000 goal. The $2,000 (minimum) commitment in pre paid travel is good for one year from the inception of American Airlines' service. The credit is transferable, which means that the cardholder doesn't need to be the traveler. And the pre paid travel applies to all American Airlines' flights. It means that you can get to LAX as a hub and take any of the flights American has to any national or international destination. It Football Boots For Children
The proposed service would be a nonstop daily roundtrip, with a morning departure from Redmond Municipal Airport and an evening return utilizing a 50 seat Canadair Regional Jet 2000 operated under SkyWest Airlines.
Only Three Days to Go to Help Get Direct Flights Between Los Angeles and Bend
A rallying call was issued last week to the Central Oregon community to back a fast track fundraising effort with a March 15 deadline in a bid to resurrect direct daily roundtrip air service to Los Angeles.
Lee said: "We have a fast timeline, but a great opportunity that we can seize.
The goal of the Airline Travel Bank is to "jump start" the new service by reducing the break even period and promoting its long term success, and the program is looking for individual funding commitments of a minimum $2,000 per pledge. The ATB works like a pre paid ticket plan with travel cards issued and valid for trips on American Airlines' system for up to a year.
As well as the ATB initiative, other incentives put forward as part of the proposal include a revenue guarantee supported by a Small Community Air Service Development Program grant, airport and community marketing support, airport landing fee waivers and assurances regarding terminal space build out.
"We need community help and an all hands on deck effort to try to reach the Air Travel Bank goal in a short space of time so we can provide a persuasive incentive for American Airlines to pick us rather than a different community to set up the flights.
Agencies including EDCO, the region's Chambers of Commerce, Central Oregon Visitors Association and the Redmond Airport have been working diligently behind the scenes on a proposal to American Airlines, which had originally indicated that 2014 might be a possibility for new service to the region.
also applies to all of American's code share partners, such as Alaska. A key airline at LAX, American Airlines has 84 domestic and 60 international non stop flights from the hub. AND you can partner with other individuals or businesses on one commitment. If you need questions answered as you complete the pledge form, call EDCO at 541 388 3236.
Lines' Salt Lake City service with a similar ATB push in 2005, when the community raised $640,000 with 120 companies participating. Performance has been strong with high loads from start up, and the service was so successful, minimal revenue guarantee funds were needed at the end off year one.
Business and community leaders see the revival of the air link to the major market of Los Angeles which was lost some three years ago when Horizon Air scrapped its Redmond to LA flight schedule as a key component in boosting economic activity Nike Soccer Shoes 2015 in our region, especially in light of California's anticipated resurgence and the prospect of streamlined travel timeframes.
A survey of local residents has shown southern California service ranks as a high priority, and currently over 65,000 Central Oregonians fly to and from the Los Angeles Basin.
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