To the surprise of no one except people who bet money on this doomed venture (or bought tickets), the startup airline JetAmerica has folded before takeoff.
I could never quite figure this one out. It was hyped by credulous airline reporters when the "airline" first announced a start-up with $9 come-on fares in May, with a hodgepodge of planned routes including Toledo, South Bend, Ind., Melbourne, Fla., Minneapolis and ... Newark. Something about charter flights.
At the time, I noted that a local newspaper, the Columbus Dispatch, was doing what newspapers should be doing, digging out the facts and putting the story into context. Here's a link to the Columbus Dispatch story on JetAmerica and its genealogy.
And here's a link to JetAmerica's jive announcement trying to hold off the inevitable last week.
[UPDATE: Here's Mike Boyd's amusing take today on this "doomed-from-the-start airline," which as he notes had some airports among its gullible believers. Says Mike: "Ray Charles could have seen the danger signs" here.]