Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14 Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 853 times:
I have heard about these low-cost airline operating all over the world , in Europe I've heard about Virgin Express from Belgium or Go Fly from UK. While in Japan we have Skymark airlines. I'd like to know about these airlines andd would you think they're safe or not , they probably all operate short flights so I don't think there should be anything to worry about on all the add-ons
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 755 times:
I think many no-frills airlines are pretty safe. For example, Southwest Airlines here in the US has a very good safety record, while maintaining a quick turnaround time for its flights and providing passengers with inexpensive transportation. Of course, there are the airlines such as ValueJet was, which cut costs not only in frills but in maintenance and safety. I think it depends on the airline's aircraft and management where safety is concerned. Mostly, if looking for a cheap way to get from point A to point B, I would check with the less expensive, short-hop, no-frills carriers and would not hesitate to fly with them.
BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 747 times:
The Valujet crash caused a lot of people in America to be wary of the "no frills" airline concept. They must not know that Southwest has gone since 1971 without a passenger fatality, being by far the safest airline in the world over the last 30 years.
I'm still trying to find out what the difference in a "no-frills" airline is. Out of Chicago, where I live, most of the "big" airlines have matched (or even underpriced) Southwest's and Airtran's fares on overlapping routes! The coach service is the same on both kinds of airlines. What's the difference?
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 735 times:
Virgin Express of Belgium have no-frill services on
most flights except some charters where catering
is offered !! About technical aspects, well it should
be right just because we haven't heard about a bad
"trip". I agree with Ilyushin96M, it depends on which
company you choose for your travel...ValueJet was
a very bad one !!!!!
HZ-AKF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 714 times:
It seems to me that Southwest's reputation as a no-frills airline is HIGHLY overrated. Every time I go to book other carriers beat Southwest's fares by at least $150 and I don't have to make 3 stops to get where I want to go at boring airports like Houston Hobby or Dallas Love Field.
I've noticed this is true of both Delta Express and Metrojet? Has anyone else noticed this?