Crowdfunding Australia's Next Airline

 

Make a contribution to the setup costs of brad

&

receive your FREE future Golden Ticket Rewards

 

About brad

About brad

After gaining 35 years experience as an airline pilot and business owner in the airline & aerospace industries, Brad Coombe (brad) decided in 2015 to begin work on launching Australia’s next airline. brad was determined to develop an airline that was very different. After refining his business model over 3 years in 2018 brad engaged an international accounting firm to scrutinize his business plan, business model & financial spreadsheets. After several months of scrutiny brad was given the thumbs up and in 2019 brad began making plans to raise the required funding to launch his airline.

At that time the global airline market was very overheated and because of this it was almost impossible to lease a jet and there was a growing shortage of qualified airline pilots world-wide. Today, post Covid-19, there are thousands of jets available for lease at reduced rates, thousands of pilots available to hire and thousands of unemployed, highly experienced airline staff across all departments, waiting to be employed back into the industry.

Once brad has raised its initial funding it will apply for its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). CASA anticipates this will take approximately 12 to 14 months to complete.

During this process brad will begin to employ key staff into the airline. brad has a team of consultants who are highly experienced at writing the manuals for the AOC who will be engaged once brad raises the required funds to begin the CASA application.

brad estimates that in 12 to 14 months from now that most of the Australian airline market should have returned to 2019 passenger levels!

There has never been a better time to start an airline in Australia!

The People's Airline

So why would Brad Coombe name his airline after himself? brad is determined that his airline will be the people’s airline. By writing his name on his aircraft brad hopes to develop a personal relationship with You, the people of Australia, to build a culture of trust.

brad will be Australia’s only 100% Australian owned airline and brad is asking You to “Buy Australian” by making a contribution!

brad - the people’s airline.

 

Rewards Based Crowd Funding

Why is brad raising funds via rewards based crowdfunding? Many airlines around the world currently lease their aircraft from third party leasing companies. Throughout the 2020 Covid -19 pandemic, airline passenger numbers and associated ticket revenues plummeted to an all-time low, however many airlines were still required to pay their aircraft lease rates, which can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars per aircraft, each month. This has put many airlines around the world under extreme financial pressure with some going out of business. Notwithstanding that brad will lease its initial batch of jets, by remaining a privately owned airline, brad can invest much of its future profits into new aircraft to strengthen its balance sheet and shield it from future global shocks.

Make a contribution to Australia’s only 100% Australian owned airline!

Subject to the Terms & Conditions on this website, by making a contribution to the set up costs of brad, You will be rewarded with the prescribed number of FREE Future Golden Tickets shown on our crowdfunding website. These can be redeemed over a 3 year period from the date of brad’s first passenger revenue flight after CASA approve brad’s AOC & approve it to begin selling tickets to the general public.

Who should be interested in making a contribution to brad to receive future FREE Golden Ticket Rewards?

1. Private individuals

2. Families & friends

3. Free spirits

4. Hotel time-share owners

5. High net worth individuals

6. Small business owners

7. Large businesses for staff travel

8. Travel agents

9. Companies who wish to bundle brad Golden Tickets as rewards with the sales of their goods & services.

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Tiers of travel – For your comfort

As an affordable airline our guests deserve some luxury when they travel, that’s why we will have three tiers of travel, each with unique benefits.

Our three classes will be called:

brad basic

Our Economy Class

brad +

Our Premium Class

 

brad class

Our Business Class

brad’s Future Frequent Flyer Program

Most airline frequent flyer programs work on the principle of buying a certain number of airline tickets & once you accrue a predetermined number of points you receive one free ticket.

 

At brad, once CASA approve our AOC and approve us to begin selling tickets and to begin passenger revenue flights, our FREE Future Golden Tickets rewards will become the basis of our ongoing frequent flyer program. Under our future frequent flyer program, all founding contributors who make a contribution to the setup costs of brad now will be given the opportunity each year to continue purchasing the same number of future frequent flyer Golden Tickets that they receive as FREE Future Golden Ticket Rewards for their contribution now.

For flights below 3 hours the costs of individual future Frequent Flyer Golden Tickets will be as follows:

1. brad basic (Economy) $50

(T&C’s apply), including the free brad basic check in & carry on luggage described in our Terms & Conditions on this website.

 

2. brad + (Premium) $125

(T&C’s apply), including the free brad + check in & carry on luggage described in our Terms & Conditions on this website.

 

3. brad class (Business) $250

(T&C’s apply), including the free brad class check in & carry on luggage described in our Terms & Conditions on this website.

For flights 3 hours and above the cost of future individual Frequent Flyer Golden Tickets will be as follows:

 

1. brad basic (economy) $100

( T&C’s apply), including the free brad basic check in & carry on luggage described in our Terms & Conditions on this website.

 

2. brad + (Premium) $250

(T&C’s apply), including the free brad + check in & carry on luggage described in our Terms & Conditions on this website.

 

3. brad class (Business) - $500

(T&C’s apply), including the free brad class check in & carry on luggage described in our Terms & Conditions on this website.

 

Compare ours with theirs:

We believe that You will be amazed at the value of brad’s future frequent flyer Golden Tickets program. Start by going to the website of your favourite airline and work out how many tickets you need to buy to get one free ticket. Make sure You work this out in each class of seat Your favourite airline offers.

Here’s some examples

 

Example 1: If your favourite airline requires you to buy 10 economy tickets to accrue sufficient frequent flyer points to be entitled to 1 free ticket, on flights under 3 hours & their average ticket price on the route you want to fly is $200 You will be required to pay $2000 to receive one free economy ticket. Therefore You will pay $2,000 to receive 11 tickets.

 

If you invest $2,000 into brad basic (economy) future frequent flyer Golden Tickets, for flights under 3 hours, You will receive 40 brad basic tickets.

Wow! Under this scenario You could receive 40 brad basic tickets compared to 11 economy tickets with another airline!!

Example 2: If your favourite airline requires you to buy 10 economy tickets to accrue sufficient frequent flyer points to be entitled to 1 free ticket, on flights under 3 hours & their average ticket price on the route you want to fly is $500 You will be required to pay $5000 to receive one free economy ticket. Therefore You will pay $5,000 to receive 11 tickets.

 

If you invest $5,000 into brad basic (economy) future frequent flyer Golden Tickets, for flights under 3 hours, You will receive 100 brad basic tickets.

 

Wow! Under this scenario You could receive 100 brad basic tickets compared to 11 economy tickets with another airline!!

Example 3: If your favourite airline requires you to buy 10 business class tickets to accrue sufficient frequent flyer points to be entitled to 1 free ticket, on flights 3 hours and over & their average ticket price on the route you want to fly is $1,600 You will be required to pay $16,000 to receive one free business class ticket. Therefore You will pay $16,000 to receive 11 tickets.

 

If you invest $16,000 into brad class (business) future frequent flyer Golden Tickets, for flights 3 hours & over, You will receive 32 brad class tickets.

Wow! Under this scenario You could receive 32 brad class tickets compared to 11 business tickets with another airline!!

 

Example 4: If your favourite airline requires you to buy 10 business class tickets to accrue sufficient frequent flyer points to be entitled to 1 free ticket, on flights 3 hours & over & their average ticket price on the route you want to fly is $2,500 You will be required to pay $25,000 to receive one free business class ticket. Therefore You will pay $25,000 to receive 11 tickets.

 

If you invest $25,000 into brad class (business) future frequent flyer Golden Tickets, for flights 3 hours & over, You will receive 50 brad class tickets.

Wow! Under this scenario You could receive 50 brad class (business) tickets compared to 11 business tickets with another airline!!

Disclaimer: These examples do not necessarily represent the frequent flyer program of Your favourite airline in any way. They are designed to encourage You to study & understand the Terms & Conditions of the frequent flyer program of Your favourite airline so that You can understand what You are actually getting for Your money so You can compare it with brad’s offer. After completing Your research You may in fact discover the frequent flyer program of Your favourite airline provides You with a more favourable result than brad’s offer.

Note: By making a payment You confirm that you have read our       

in it's entirety and You agree with all Terms and Conditions set out in this agreement.

 

AUD$200.00

Your Free Future Rewards

  • 4 x brad basic Golden Tickets for flights under 3 hours

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 9kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 20kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$200.00

Your Free Future Rewards

  • 2 x brad basic Golden Tickets for 3 hour flights & over

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 9kg carry on luggage per Ticket 

  • Complimentary 20kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$500.00

Your Free Future Rewards

  • 4 x brad + Golden Tickets for flights under 3 hours   

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 12kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 30kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$500.00

Your Free Future Rewards​

  • 2 x brad + Golden Tickets for 3 hour flights & over

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 12kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 30kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$1000.00

Your Free Future Rewards

  • 4 x brad class Golden Tickets for flights under 3 hours 

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 15kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 40kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$1000.00

Your Free Future Rewards

  • 2 x brad class Golden Tickets for 3 hour flights & over

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 15kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 40kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$10,000.00

Your Free Future Rewards​

  • 45 x brad class Golden Tickets for flights under 3 hours 

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 15kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 40kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$20,000.00

Your Free Future Rewards

  • 45 x brad class Golden Tickets for 3 hour flights & over

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 15kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 40kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$50,000.00

Your Free Future Rewards​

  • 139 x brad basic Golden Tickets for flights under 3 hours 

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 9kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 20kg check in luggage per Ticket

  • 139 x brad + Golden Tickets for flights under 3 hours 

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 12kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 30kg check in luggage per Ticket

  • 139 x brad class Golden Tickets for flights under 3 hours 

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 15kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 40kg check in luggage per Ticket

AUD$100,000.00

Your Free Future Rewards​

  • 139 x brad basic Golden Tickets for 3 hour flights & over

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 9kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 20kg check in luggage per Ticket

  • 139 x brad + Golden Tickets for 3 hour flights & over

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 12kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 30kg check in luggage per Ticket

  • 139 x brad class Golden Tickets for 3 hour flights & over

  • 1x Complimentary seat per Ticket

  • Complimentary 15kg carry on luggage per Ticket

  • Complimentary 40kg check in luggage per Ticket

 

Frequently asked questions

Why is brad using a private website to conduct its Crowd Funding Campaign & not a public Crowd Funding platform?


Public Crowd Funding Campaign platforms generally charge a 5% commission. Five percent could amount to a very large sum of money with our Crowd Funding targets so we believe that your money will be better spent on getting brad up and running.




How do I know this is not a scam?


Our registered legal company name is The Airline Group Pty Ltd (ACN ) and we will be trading as “brad”. For peace of mind that we are a legitimate company you can go to ASIC’s website to search our company name at: https://asic.gov.au/ On the right side of the ASIC Home Page you will see “Search our Registers”. Below that click on “Companies & Organisations. On the new page under “Search ASIC Registers” select the drop down bar for “search within” & click on “Organisation & Business Name” & type in “The Airline Group” in the “For Name or Number” box & click “Go”.




How much does brad plan to raise?


We don’t technically have a limit because the more contributions we receive the stronger we will be as an airline and the more aircraft we can introduce at our time of launch. To give you an indication we have the following targets: a. At $1,000,000.00 we should be able to complete the writing of all the CASA manuals required for our AOC application, pay the CASA fees for them to assess our application and pay the wages/salaries of some of the initial key staff. b. At $2,900,000.00 we should be able to cover all the associated costs of bringing brad’s first aircraft into Australia to complete the AOC application.




If I make a contribution to brad will I receive any shares or securities in the company?


No You are not entitled to any shares or securities in brad. You are only entitled to your FREE future Golden Ticket rewards.




If I make a contribution will brad communicate its airline setup progress to me?


Yes brad will update its progress to all contributors during its setup stage via its twitter account and/or email as it reaches milestones.




Are my contributions refundable?


Initially, contributions are non-refundable however, if brad fails to meet it's initial target of AUD 1 Million Dollars by midnight December 31 2021, you will be entitled to a refund of your contribution less the credit card commission retained by the credit card company at the time of your payment. Should brad reach it's initial target of AUD 1 Million Dollars at any time prior to midnight December 31 2021, your contribution will remain non-refundable and brad will begin working on it's AOC application.




Is there a risk that I could lose my contributions without ever receiving my rewards?


Yes. Whilst the Company Directors, Managers & Officers of The Airline Group Pty Ltd (Trading as brad) will make reasonable endeavours to ensure the future success of brad becoming a new domestic airline in Australia, like any early stage project there is a risk that brad may experience changes, delays, unforeseen challenges and it’s possible that brad may not come to fruition.




What will my contributions be used for?


Your contributions will be used to fund the start up costs of brad.




When can I start redeeming my FREE Golden Ticket rewards?


Once you make your contribution brad will email you to confirm your contribution amount. You can only redeem your FREE Golden Tickets after CASA issue our AOC, give us permission to commence passenger flights & give us permission to commence selling tickets to the general public.




Can I redeem my FREE Golden Ticket rewards on any other airline?


No. Each brad FREE Golden Ticket reward can only be redeemed on future flights scheduled on brad, as displayed on the brad reservation system, at the time you reserve your seats. Each individual brad Golden Ticket covers one direct non-stop flight between any two cities displayed on our reservation system at the time you reserve your seat.




Will there be any other costs charged to me when I redeem my FREE Golden Ticket rewards?


Yes once you redeem your tickets and select the routes that you wish to fly on you will be charged the following additional fees: a) GST (If applicable) b) Government & Airport fees & charges applicable to the brad route you have chosen to fly on. c) Any other taxes or charges the Australian Tax Office (ATO) deems payable by you at a personal or corporate level in association with you receiving your FREE brad Golden Tickets.




How long will it take from the time of its initial application for brad’s CASA AOC to be issued?


Currently CASA estimates 12 to 14 months but there could be unforeseen delays. This should be good timing for a return of Australian domestic airline passengers post Covid-19.




If I contribute to brad and I am a founding contributor will I be offered further Golden Tickets in subsequent years?


Yes, as a founding contributor, you will always be given priority to purchase future Golden Tickets at competitive prices in subsequent years after CASA clear us to begin airline operations.




Is the aircraft shown on this crowd funding site the actual aircraft that brad will be operating?


Not necessarily. The aircraft shown is an Airbus A321. This aircraft is known as a narrow body, single aisle aircraft. Aircraft in this class generally carry between 110 and 240 passengers. At brad, we plan to operate aircraft in this category. Both Boeing and Airbus manufacture these types of aircraft. The actual aircraft type we will operate will be determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to, aircraft availability and lease prices at the time brad will be leasing it’s aircraft. The purpose of showing this aircraft is to display the future livery (paint colour scheme) that will be on brad aircraft.




Can I make multiple contributions to receive multiple rewards?


Yes. There are no limits but you will need to make multiple contributions to achieve this.




Will all the seats on all the brad flights be available for me to reserve my FREE Golden Tickets.


No. Only 10% of seats in each of the three classes, respectively, being brad basic, brad + & brad class, on any given brad flight, will be available for you to reserve, so it’s very important that you reserve your seats in advance, so that you are not disappointed.




Can I reserve my FREE Golden Ticket seats on all of brad’s flights every day of the year?


No. There will be a 4-day blackout period from the Wednesday preceding the start of all school holiday periods in every state & territory respectively, across Australia, up to the first Saturday of all school holiday periods commencing, respectively, in every state & territorty across Australia. There will also be a 4-day blackout period from the Thursday preceding the end of all school holiday periods in every state & territory, respectively, across Australia up to the final Sunday of all school holiday periods in every state & territory, respectively, across Australia. You cannot reserve your FREE Golden Ticket seats on any brad flight within the blackout period in any state or territory, respectively, during these periods. Outside of these blackout periods you can reserve your FREE Golden Ticket seats on all other brad flights, subject to availability of the 10% of designated seats in each class respectively, on all brad flights.




Will my FREE Golden Tickets be transferable


Yes. For a nominal fee of $15 you will be able to change the name on the ticket once.




How long will I have to use my FREE Golden Tickets?


You will have 3 years from the time brad launches its first flight. As there are a limited number of FREE Golden Ticket seats per flight we strongly recommend that you start to redeem your tickets early so that you don’t miss out using them within the 3-year period. You will forfeit any tickets not used within 3 years of our first flight at the 3rd anniversary. The longer you wait approaching the end of the 3 year period to try and redeem your FREE Golden Ticket seats you run the real possibility that you may not be able to redeem your seats at all. It is your sole responsibility to manage the redemption of your brad FREE Golden Ticket seats within the 3-year period. Golden Ticket seat availability is calculated by brad evenly over the entire 3-year period. There will be strictly no extensions of the 3-year period unless something brad has done has caused a reduction in the number of available seats, in which case, at the sole discretion of brad, you will be granted a short extension period beyond the initial 3 year period to redeem your seats.




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