BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2721 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3016 times:
As I posted in the other thread......
Ryanair denies reports of US flights
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Ryanair has no immediate plans to offer US flights for £8, despite media reports that it could start transatlantic operations as early as next year.
Reports ahead of the publication of Ryanair’s half-year trading figures, issued today, claimed chief executive Michael O’Leary would buy extra aircraft to operate two-class transatlantic routes, with the cheapest economy seats being subsidised by ‘very expensive’ business class.
A spokeswoman confirmed Ryanair was considering the idea, but said it had no firm plans as yet.
‘It’s not an immediate plan, but is something that has been talked about for the future. We have set no time frame,’ she said.
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
DingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2931 times:
Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 7): Ryanair has no immediate plans to offer US flights for £8, despite media reports that it could start transatlantic operations as early as next year.
Note that they didn't disclaim any serious interest in flying to the U.S., but merely (essentially) said it to be unlikely for a particular quoted price. Which still leaves us guessing as to if they would eventually launch such a service at some other price point.
Though, granted, seems like they'd need aircraft suitable for such trips first before giving any serious further consideration.
Also, do note they carefully further qualified it by saying 'no immediate plans' which could also potentially mean 'Not right away, but perhaps in the near [or far-off] future'.
Thus, there is still sufficient ambiguity in their statement. We do not know for sure they wouldn't do this in the near future, nor at what precise price point; only that they wouldn't be doing it for £8 'today'. They certainly left themselves sufficient wiggle room for the future.