Talaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3565 times:
Quoting B747forever (Reply 5):
Is IBX some kind of low cost arm of IB, or is the service the same regardless whether it is IB or I2?
Service is the same. IBX has J and a BoB for Y. Apparently seat pitch in J is not the same as in the "normal" IB planes, and is closer to that offered in Y which is sort of similar to what KLM offers for instance. However it offers a different pricing strategy with 4 types of fares which in its cheapest version, doesn't include checked in bags.
Polot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 3293 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3005 times:
Quoting WROORD (Reply 8): If everything is pretty much the same as regular IB what is the reason behind this entity called IB Express? There has to be something besides saving a few bucks on painting aircraft?
The crew are separate from and paid less than at IB. Needless to say IB Express is not the most popular airline (or whatever you want to call it) amongst IB crew.
A bit surprised at these two as I would have considered them higher yielding destinations. If you look at their route ntetwork, IBS is being mainly used on low-yield leisure destinations where IB mainline cannot compete with its high cost base.
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4681 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2153 times:
Quoting r2rho (Reply 12): A bit surprised at these two as I would have considered them higher yielding destinations. If you look at their route ntetwork, IBS is being mainly used on low-yield leisure destinations where IB mainline cannot compete with its high cost base.
However Ryanair is flying between Hahn/Weeze and Madrid, thus IB faces LCC pressure on these routes. Furthermore, in the FRA market they have to compete with a full service airline which a) does actually provide full service in Y and b) has higher frequency in the market.