A aviation & planes forum. AviationBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » AviationBanter forum » rec.aviation newsgroups » Soaring
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 3rd 15, 10:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
[email protected]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 8
Default FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.

A new company is out now called Rush Cube. They are also located in Kennesaw, GA and seem to have a similar business model to what 800Skyride use to have. I suspect the same guys with just a new company name. I have already heard a complaint from an FBO about them sending a customer to redeem their Rush Cube certificate for a glider ride. Have any other clubs or FBOs run into this situation?
Ads
  #2  
Old November 3rd 15, 10:36 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Papa3[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 606
Default FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.

On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4:11:26 PM UTC-5, wrote:
A new company is out now called Rush Cube. They are also located in Kennesaw, GA and seem to have a similar business model to what 800Skyride use to have. I suspect the same guys with just a new company name. I have already heard a complaint from an FBO about them sending a customer to redeem their Rush Cube certificate for a glider ride. Have any other clubs or FBOs run into this situation?


Quick look on Yelp shows some amazingly horror stories: http://www.yelp.com/biz/spot-reservation-kennesaw

  #3  
Old November 3rd 15, 10:41 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 2,817
Default FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.

I've heard about it more than once from the owner of Sundance Aviation
at Moriarty, NM. He no longer accepts certificates except except for
those from Groupon and those sold by him.

On 11/3/2015 2:11 PM, wrote:
A new company is out now called Rush Cube. They are also located in Kennesaw, GA and seem to have a similar business model to what 800Skyride use to have. I suspect the same guys with just a new company name. I have already heard a complaint from an FBO about them sending a customer to redeem their Rush Cube certificate for a glider ride. Have any other clubs or FBOs run into this situation?


--
Dan, 5J

  #4  
Old November 3rd 15, 11:16 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Bill T
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 275
Default FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.

The only certificates we accept are SSA FAST certificates.
BillT
  #5  
Old November 3rd 15, 11:48 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
WB
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 117
Default FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.

On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:11:26 PM UTC-6, wrote:
A new company is out now called Rush Cube.


I was contacted by a rep from Rush Cube who wanted to set up glider rides through our club. Almost immediately it was clear that Rush Cube was a broker operation and they had no idea what a glider was or what a ride involved. I told the rep that our club would not do business with them. I notified the rest of the club officers. I think Rush Cube got the idea since we have heard nothing else from them. Papa3 has it right: a little research will show you that people have had some terrible experiences with Rush Cube.
  #6  
Old November 4th 15, 03:44 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Papa3[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 606
Default FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.

On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 5:48:57 PM UTC-5, WB wrote:
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:11:26 PM UTC-6, wrote:
A new company is out now called Rush Cube.


I was contacted by a rep from Rush Cube who wanted to set up glider rides through our club. Almost immediately it was clear that Rush Cube was a broker operation and they had no idea what a glider was or what a ride involved. I told the rep that our club would not do business with them. I notified the rest of the club officers. I think Rush Cube got the idea since we have heard nothing else from them. Papa3 has it right: a little research will show you that people have had some terrible experiences with Rush Cube.


I instruct and give rides for our local glider FBO, and it's amazing what people show up with from time to time. With more and more people going "digital" (i.e. not picking up the phone to speak with someone), it might not be a bad idea for gliderports to explicitly post policies related to third-party certificates right on their home page. At least that way you have another level of protection when someone comes in with an Adrenaline Experience E-Ticket from Fly By Nite Incorporated.
  #7  
Old November 4th 15, 05:28 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Frank Whiteley
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,767
Default FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.

On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:48:57 PM UTC-7, WB wrote:
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:11:26 PM UTC-6, wrote:
A new company is out now called Rush Cube.


I was contacted by a rep from Rush Cube who wanted to set up glider rides through our club. Almost immediately it was clear that Rush Cube was a broker operation and they had no idea what a glider was or what a ride involved. I told the rep that our club would not do business with them. I notified the rest of the club officers. I think Rush Cube got the idea since we have heard nothing else from them. Papa3 has it right: a little research will show you that people have had some terrible experiences with Rush Cube.


There are about 5600 domains registered to New Day Marketing, including rushcube.com

https://whoisology.com/archive_11/rushcube.com

Frank Whiteley
  #8  
Old November 4th 15, 06:25 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Frank Whiteley
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,767
Default FYI to USA clubs and FBOs.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 9:28:58 AM UTC-7, Frank Whiteley wrote:
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:48:57 PM UTC-7, WB wrote:
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:11:26 PM UTC-6, wrote:
A new company is out now called Rush Cube.


I was contacted by a rep from Rush Cube who wanted to set up glider rides through our club. Almost immediately it was clear that Rush Cube was a broker operation and they had no idea what a glider was or what a ride involved. I told the rep that our club would not do business with them. I notified the rest of the club officers. I think Rush Cube got the idea since we have heard nothing else from them. Papa3 has it right: a little research will show you that people have had some terrible experiences with Rush Cube.


There are about 5600 domains registered to New Day Marketing, including rushcube.com

https://whoisology.com/archive_11/rushcube.com

Frank Whiteley


http://1800skyrideripoff.com/ gives an interesting list.

They have targeted specific locations by domain, for example
http://www.clevelandsailplanes.com/

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why FBOs Must Charge a Fortune Jay Honeck Piloting 16 December 24th 06 03:57 AM
FBOs at MMU Dave Reinhart General Aviation 2 September 18th 06 06:48 PM
Minneapolis FBOs - Rental Neil A. Bratney Piloting 6 May 27th 04 04:04 AM
Flying clubs/FBOs in Tahoe/Reno area? Aloft Piloting 1 April 14th 04 08:38 PM
FAA doesn't know FBOs. Kyler Laird General Aviation 3 February 5th 04 05:06 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 AviationBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.