Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1233 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18275 times:
Quoting Concorde001 (Thread starter): The invitation states that they will reveal a pioneering improvement of the low-cost concept and the news will be a "big bang".
Perhaps the "pioneering improvement of the low-cost concept" will be following Flybe and charging passengers for checking-in luggage and rewarding those who do not with lower fares and higher hand baggage allowance?
But I think there may be more to the announcement!
Smokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18242 times:
Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 7): There has been some talk about replaceing tickets with revenue from on board gambling.
this is still a long way off and I'm not sure how feasible it really is? For example, whats to stop me from booking a ticket because i 'may' want to go away this weekend but then change my mind and not go.
I have a friend and for valentines day every year he always books 3 resturants, all they need is your name maybe phone number, but if you don't show up it's no big deal, he just picks the one he wants to eat in on the day but this leaves a table for 2 free at 2 resturants. I hope that makes sense.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19451 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18114 times:
It won't be to do with bases if it is as described, namely a 'big bang' - unless it is to involve either a) the creation of a lot of bases or b) the creation of a very unusual base. I don't think it'll be either. So, what would make it revoluntary? I learn towards the gambling - that'd be unique, I think - but pay-for-checked-in-luggage or, more exciting, online check-in (which, in time, will go hand-in-hand with PFCIL) are more probable at this stage.
I also don't think it'll be as big as everyone's expecting.
[Edited 2006-01-24 13:54:52]
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BBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18114 times:
Quoting Viv (Reply 14): Ryanair orders 25 Airbus A380 aircraft
I think there taking the option to trade there 737's for 744F, morre room and then they can treat the passengers like cargo!!!!. Or maybe there gonna swap tjhe 738's for a load of good for scrap 732's. .
I admire FR's Business plan, but I think there getting to big for there boots....
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