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User currently offlineEitlean From Australia, joined May 2001, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 1557 times:

Ryanair are introducing new routes again and have indicated their willingness to take over certain routes that flag carriers have recently ditched owing to the downturn in customer demand and other more chronic problems.
Will Ryanair ever start longer, transatlantic flights, and if so, how much can they sustain the 'no-frills' policy on these flights, and what aircraft will they use?

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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

No. They might spread a few rumours here and there, but they won't risk losing a working business model - especially not at this time. Furthermore, even though they are weathering the storm well, they cannot risk losing their financial reserves.



User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Nope, it's just MO'L doing his usual Bransonesque publicity stunts.

User currently offlineRyanair From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

I would guess it's kicking your competitors when they're down, Ryanair is viewed by investors as a real force and the major are viewed as basket cases. By playing on this Ryanair, could if it wanted to, start untrue rumors, which leads to their competitors share prices and investor confidence in general falling which will hurt them.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

It would be Peoplexpress redux. They started "no-frills" EWR-LGW flights and they failed miserably. No pax in their right mind would do an 8 hour flight with no in-flight meal service what so ever, and I really doubt they'll buy meals on board. Transatlantic service has a certain charm and mystique about it, even in today's cramped coach cabin, and low-frills flying works great on shot hops, but not any longer than say 2 hours. You think Frontier would be as success as they are flying to the east coast without meal service? I honestly don't see how JetBlue does it without hot meals on transcons.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13465 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

I wish they already did, then Sept.11th would have really hit them too, so none of the gleeful crowing from O'Leary this last month.
And I've have loved have heard him ask, through gritted teeth, for aid.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1310 times:


User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33992 posts, RR: 70
Reply 7, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Laker Airways tried it. 2x weekly MIA-LGW and 2x weekly FLL-LGW. They actually did get decent load factors on DC-10s, but still failed.

User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Please explain the obsession with hot meals.

Would you rather fly with 35"pitch with box lunch and snacks, or 30"pitch with a hot meal?

I can drive faster than you
User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Jetblue does it the same way Southwest does it on transcons...

My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5555 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (13 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

What aircraft does Ryanair operate overseas and where? Here at MSP, in our main terminal, there are check-in desks for Ryanair! Anyone know anything about that???


User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Continental: That would be the US's Ryanair International. Totally different airline.

User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1828 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (13 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Ryanair CEO use to talk too much and sometime he seems very unfair when he talks about competitor, but he is probably one of the best manager of the aviation sector today (just look at the FR financial report) and I'm pretty sure he knows what happened in the past to who tryed to offer low-cost standard service on transatlantic, so I don't think he will do the same mistake....

User currently offline2000first From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

I think it owuld be great! I would definately fly a trans-atlantic no-frills flight! I could simply buy my own meal to take on board (cost approx £3) and probably save about £100 on the fare! Interestingly, Airtours International has started to offer £20 discounts if you choose not have the onboard meal! If airtours cahrges £20 for a "meal" what are the major scheduled airlines charging!!!

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

No! it cannot happen.

40 minutes from DUB - LTN was long enough looking at their miserable stewardesses in their almost neon blue uniforms. There is no way I could stomach them transatlantic.!!

User currently offlineTakeFlightVA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

There has been talks INSIDE RYANAIR about plans to take over some routes transatlantic. yeh they maybe all talk and no action but all I can say is dont rule the idea out totally.
My boyfriend works for Ryanair and he's giving me all the info he can on this matter- look out for future posts.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

The Ryanair 738's are not ETOPS, they would not even get to the US, althought they could probably get back!

User currently offlineTakeFlightVA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

FR wouldnt do it on 738's there has been talks about leasing, once again just rumours! Aer Lingus have made incrediable losses and FR are interested in one of their transatlantic routes.... more to come...

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