Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 7 Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2639 times:
I think you'll find that 75% of Ryanair bashers have never even been near a Ryanair jet... Personally I'd lose all self-respect if I paid BA prices for the same route at similar times, when I could have got an on-time Ryanair flight for half the price and with much better service (yes, I've flown both many a time, plus U2).
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 59 Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2630 times:
I work for BA CitiExpress, so flying a LCC over here isn't really an option. However, I did fly Southwest OAK-SAN-OAK and I found the trip pleasant, efficient and very reasonably priced (no airline discount).
But, if it came to it and I could get to where I wanted to go on a LCC then I would without doubt go - the great god Cash rools KO! ALthough Ryanair would have to work hard to get my money!!
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
Never have, at least so far - but that's probably, because the opportunity has really never presented itself.
By the time I moved away from Hannover, there wasn't a single LCC flying there - now HLX has their second home base there...
For the time I lived in Munich, the only LCC flying there was Easyjet - and I never went to London during that time, so - again - no opportunity.
Now that I live in Frankfurt and need about 30 minutes by train to get to FRA, the price advantage for an LCC operating out of HHN would have to be huge, because I'd have to take a train for about 10 minutes and then switch to a bus for something between 1 1/2 and 2 hours to get there - and while the ride to FRA is included in the ticket that I buy to get to work each month, I'd have to pay for the bus to HHN.
Aside from that, since I work in a wholesale-ticketing/travel-agency, I really don't suffer from a shortage of good fares being offered by airlines flying out of FRA...
So, once again, there's really no opportunity.
Although I have to admit that, purely for the sake of satisfying my curiosity, I probably will, at some point in the future, fly on an LCC.
I at least want to know what I'm missing - and if it's worth missing...
EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2457 posts, RR: 53 Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
Just a quick post from me, im sure people here would rather pay a lot less and fly a LCC than pay over the top prices to fly a mainline carrier, only difference i see is a feed onboard, take this for example........
LTN-EDI-LTN on easyJet April 10th returning same day £30.98 inc taxes
LHR-EDI-LHR on BA April 10th returning same day £107.40 inc taxes
hell of a lot for sandwich and a dodgey cold cup of tea, i know where my money will be going!!
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3691 posts, RR: 29 Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
Actually I have flown an LCC......a couple of years ago BA was named best low cost carrier in Europe
EZYAirbus, for some us flying on cheap BA tickets does yield extra benefits....C class check-in (although self-service is preferable), lounge access, BA miles etc. To be honest though I never fly Euro Traveller so they are wasted on me....
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