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Who Here Has Not Flown A LCC?  
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

I was looking thru some flights i have done recently and i realized i have never flown any of the UK LCC's (Ezy/Ryanair/Go/BMIbaby/Flybe/etc).

The only thing resembling a LCC was Song, but they were better than BA/BMI domestic anyway so i dont think they qualify!

Who else has not flown a LCC???

Chris


5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
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User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Neither did I fly with a LCC.

I was surprised as Swiss LCC Helvetic was more expensive to AMS as LX and KL. So I took KLM to the AMS meeting last Spet.



Simle at the world and the world smiles back :)
User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

I've been on Ryanair, that was an experience  Smile nice and cheap. No complaints with them. It was like Ronseal, did exactly what it said on the tin hehe.

Anyways, I've decided against flying BMIBaby, and taking BMI from MAN with a short spotting stop at LHR instead for an upcomming trip, as they cost the same  Confused


Jamo

[Edited 2005-01-11 12:51:12]

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

I believe this belongs in Aviation Polls & Prefs.

Anyway, I haven't flown any LCCs over here, the only ones in the reigon are Menajet and Air Arabia, but I prefer QR, ME or EK over them.


User currently offlineGREASESPOT From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3076 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

I have not...But only becaue I work for an Airline and can get a ticket on AC much cheaper..But we just got an interline agreement with WJ that is cheaper than AC so I am sure that will change.

GS

[Edited 2005-01-11 13:09:59]


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Never have, never will do. Cheap airlines are for cheap people, the day I get on a plane at Luton or Stansted is the day I lose all sense of self respect


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Ryanb741,
So a student flying with FR for example because it is a much cheaper choice than say BA is now a cheap person with no self respect? I like your style of thinking  Yeah sure


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Never have, never will do. Cheap airlines are for cheap people, the day I get on a plane at Luton or Stansted is the day I lose all sense of self respect,

Could not have said it better my self...welcome to my little respected user list!

dtwclipper


User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

several years ago was the first and last time i flew on a LCC (WN). now ive only been flying US, DL, and CO lately.

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3096 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).

Geoff M.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Never have, never will do. Cheap airlines are for cheap people, the day I get on a plane at Luton or Stansted is the day I lose all sense of self respect

Me three. I am quite happy to Ryanair bash from a distance thanks very much!




"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3087 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!!

Andy Big grin



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

"Never have, never will do. Cheap airlines are for cheap people..."

I have flown FR and other low-cost carriers innumberable times. I have 2 degrees - both very good - and am doing a PhD to become a Dr. Am I "cheap" ? Oh, I also shop at Kwiksave, Aldi, Farm Foods...



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

I have flown FR and other low-cost carriers innumberable times. I have 2 degrees - both very good - and am doing a PhD to become a Dr. Am I "cheap" ? Oh, I also shop at Kwiksave, Aldi, Farm Foods...

And your education has what exactly to do with being cheap?

(tuition fees aren't expensive if that is your point....well unless you are a non-UK citizen in which case they are a little more expensive)



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3065 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...

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Ryanb741

Thats why its fantastic that you can get a choice....I dont mind you paying the extra £50 for BA sarnie.

but its all overated eh!

gimme low cost to wherever whenever - more money at my destination thanks!!!

Ryan




ooh to ooh to be ooh to be a gooner!
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2458 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3054 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!!

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Actually I have flown an LCC......a couple of years ago BA was named best low cost carrier in Europe  Laugh out loud

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....



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

I havent. There are not many LCCs down here. The closest I have got to a LCC is travelling on Air New Zealand Express Class.

User currently offlineSonyericsson From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Hey, flew FR from HHN to girona, no complants at all.
sont feel like having no self-respect.

please admit, that sepending 10 Euro instead of a 100 is very good.
especially if you have to pay it for your self.


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