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An Intercontinental Ryanair. Would It Work?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

I imagine an intercontinental no-frills airline.

Only one type of aircraft, 330-300 or 340-600.

Based in London it would connect it to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Seattle, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyi, Seul, Bombay, Sydney, Melbourne.

Bookings only on the Net, point to point connections, low level airports (STN would be the main hub) where possible, no PTVs, no food, no entertainment. All tourist class.

I'd fly that Airline!!!!!!

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

no PTVs, no food, no entertainment. All tourist class.

Not for 9 hours!


User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

IF they did, they would have pay-for-view PVTs and pay-to-eat meals. All tourist class, yes. I also doubt that they would fly to well know destinations, more like seconday cities such as Macau for Hong Kong, Canberra for OZ and Fort Lauderdale or similar for Miami, Burbank for L.A. BUT, i doubt this will happen in the next 5-10 years.

regards

mike


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

Interesting, although I don't think so.

For one, costs would shoot up, what with navigation and landing fees, amongst many other charges. Ryanair keep costs low by keeping their airplanes in the air, and completing as many cycles as possible in 1 day.

And apart from this, yes, many people don't mind Ryanair for short Euro flights, but I have my doubts as to how popular they would be on long-haul runs, especially given the main airlines already offer very competitive fares on popular routes.

And of course, by the time I get a job and become rich  Big grin I will never fly Ryanair again--first class, all the way!!

(Well, I might still fly with low-cost airlines if the times and airports are convenient...)

In short, no.

Regards


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

if I had a lot of money I'd fly Ryanair, I wouldn't have any problem.
They use new airplanes and I don't need all the frills (this is my own opinion).

If I flew a longhaul no-frill flight I'd bring some sandwich, some Coke can and I'd enjoy my 12 hours flight!!!!!


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

It was called Laker Airways

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

Or PeoplExpress; both went pretty much the same way... I think charter style airlines are as close as you would get to this sort of thing.

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

It depends on what happens to Aer Lingus, in my opinion. The long-term prospects for Ireland's flag carrier are not promising. Ryannair is a successful business because its operating model works well. If Aer Lingus goes under, I could see Ryannair leasing several widebodies (either directly from Aer Lingus or its leasing agents) or somewhere else (there is a glut of aircraft on the mkt right now) and starting a no frills service to North America (particularly Ireland's key US gateways, New York, Boston, and possibly Chicago). The flight times between Dublin/Shannon and NYC, BOS, and ORD are such that PTVs, warm delicious airline meals, duty free, and other frills really would not be missed, but Ireland is also an important business market and as such, any successor to Aer Lingus must provide a premium cabin. Ryannair could simply replicate Aer Lingus' product, put it under a different cost center, or outsource as much of the catering and services as needed. It could work, but they would need larger planes than the 737-800 to fly to the US. These planes have the range but the US-Ireland market demands a higher capacity aircraft, particularly in summer.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

There is more chance of Sri Lanka winning the rugby world cup than there is of Ryanair flying passengers in business class accross the Atlantic

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