I know it is stating the obvious but in contrast to all the negativity associated with RyanAir, which they deserve I feel. We must hail O' Leary and thank the conning git and his Budget Airline for cheap flights. Don't be fooled. I actually dislike RynAir, quite profoundly!
Unless your filthy rich one generally looks for the best deal. Especially when it comes to flying. With the industry becoming more competitive, lagging airlines have to make way for the new ones and airlines that offer cheaper flights attempt to force established ones out of lucrative markets.
Moving on to my point- had RyanAir not made flying so damn cheap (and I mean cheaper than EasyJet), I imagine that people who prefer to fly with respectable airlines, like BA, would see very little reduction in ticket prices. Before the arrival of EasyJet and chums it was unheard of to fly from LHR- MAD with BA for £100. But thanks to the LCC's, we can fly with good airlines, if we so chose. Which we do, for next to nothing. Love it!
Thanks for the price war O' Leary, without it, flying short haul would still be expensive. Which it aint!
Regards to all!
[Edited 2005-09-16 19:25:56]