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Old 06-10-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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Mainline Airways ordered to stop pretending it flies here

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Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Eden Elizabeth Hifo has signed a temporary restraining order against Mainline Airways, a company in Pennsylvania that has been selling air travel tickets to Hawaii even though it doesn't fly here.

"It takes more than a Web site to start an airline," said Mark Recktenwald, director of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, which sought the restraining order effectively barring the company from pretending it provides air service to the islands.

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The restraining order specifically prohibits Mainline and CEO Luke Thompson "from selling tickets to consumers and collecting money before they are authorized to do so by applicable federal and state laws," Recktenwald's department said in a statement Monday.
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/s...09/daily9.html
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Old 06-13-2003, 03:26 PM   #2
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Another article with more details about the fake website:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...hony_airline_2

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A college freshman created a fake airline that offered bargain-priced tickets on flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday.

Luke Thompson, of Yardley, Pa., incorporated Mainline Airways in Pennsylvania, established a business address in the Boston suburb of Wellesley and set up an elaborate Web site, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly.

Thompson, who attends Babson College in Wellesley, offered fares as low as $89 one way between Los Angeles and Honolulu, Reilly said. Flights were to begin July 3, but Mainline had neither planes, crews nor the required permits and approvals as recently as a few weeks ago.
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Old 07-07-2003, 11:51 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if there is alink between Mekong Airlines from Cambodia and Mainline Airlines mentioned in the American news recently?
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