wexfordflyer wrote:senatorflyer wrote:wexfordflyer wrote:
I understood that you said "And in all fairness, if one can’t fork out 100 eur more for a ticket then I think he/she shouldn’t travel.". And I think that's narrow minded and elitist. And I stand by that.
BA having tickets for £260 is irrelevant. I'm also sure that LHR-NYC for £260 on BA is few and far between.
I never commented on whether fares should increase, decrease or anything. I said opening up travel to all (regardless of whether you can fork out 100eur or more) is a good thing. Prices of tickets is one aspect, limiting flying to those who can afford certain prices is completely another. Bringing in whether people can have comfort money while away is a whole other ballgame. In the elite world you might have it, in the real world alot of people don't. They should still be able to fly if they either want or need to.
If the business model can't sustain lower fares, then fair enough. And it may exclude people from being able to access travel, which is unfortunate. Excluding them because of what they can afford I think is bad form.
WOW tried, and they failed. Norwegian are trying, whether they succeed only time will tell.
Travel is already open to everyone even on legacies. Flying has never been as cheap as it is today. Hence your statement makes no sense. But the reality is there are always people who can’t afford one thing or the other.
Yes, there are people who can't afford things. That's totally different to saying they should be excluded "unless they can afford XXXeur". You still haven't given any reason to support your initial statement. Travel has never been as cheap, in part due to the like of WOW. Although it seems you would rather is wasn't open to everyone.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this one, as it's getting quite off topic.
Where did I say people should be excluded? And where did I say I don’t want travel to be open to everyone?
I said ticket prices are at rock bottom with all the legacies. So if you’d actually would make an effort to check all the cheap deals available from the UK to the US and Canada from 250 GBP upwards with legacies then you would understand what I am saying. If the 250 GBP is already too expensive for someone then yes, I think one shouldn’t go on a TATL holiday simply to not run into any financial trouble while abroad.