Ryanair are probably the most aggressive airline in the world, they exist for one reason only, to make loads of money. And they're very, very good at it. I don't see why this isn't the future of air travel, at least for the first ten seats on each flight. I think as long as people are willing to pay £10 or £20 then Ryanair (or whoever) will charge it, but the analogy that springs to mind is that touring rock bands make much more money on t-shirt sales than they do on the box office, and apparently the same is also true of the airline business. With people paying for checked baggage, meals, TV, gambling, and booking hotels and cars from their seatbacks, that's a lot of revenue. Surely the more passengers doing all these things, the more money is made. So Ryanair will do anything they can to get as many passengers on board as possible. If that means not charging some of them for the seat, then fine. Once they're there and strapped in with their credit card in their hand, the pounds start rolling in. Sounds pretty innovative to me.
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