to start. I know it goes against the Ryanair standard, but I don't see another option. SWF
is interesting, they could run buses to midtown and/or to Poughkeepsie MNRR station, timed with the flights. But the American consumer, especially in NYC, would have to be trained and educated on this is how you fly Ryanair. That is to say, you are willing to venture to an out-of-the-way airport for low fares without any delays.
, they could pick MHT
if the flight is run while pre-clearance is open in Dublin. I can't say if CBP
is available in MHT
, or perhaps they pick BOS
directly as it wouldn't seem necessary to go elsewhere.
is easy, they pick FLL
, and time it to meet a Spirit bank, but not offer connections. I doubt they want to be on the hook for missed connections.
Toronto, they could pick Hamilton.
For Chicago, I think it would have to be ORD
, unless they think Gary, or Rockford, offers enough connections.
West coast would be a while, but I agree, LAS
would be first on the list!
For cities with CBP
, they can offer flights from MAN
, etc..., otherwise, they should negotiate with the new airports to add CBP
services in order to get Ryanair flights. It would be interesting to watch if North American airports are going to be so eager to do whatever it takes to have service.
As for the fleets, if they wanted to start in a few months, it is probably easy to source some 763, 772, and A330, A340 right away. To get 788/789 or A350, may take longer. But wouldn't 3-3-3 in a A330 or 3-4-3 in a 772 seem more likely?
Also, in Asia anyways, the long haul, low cost carriers offer some version of a business class. I wonder if Ryanair would seek the same?
Keep on truckin'...