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Date: 07/11/10 08:02 AM

25 Responses to Latest Trend In The Slumping Air Travel Business?

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    boyblunder1 Male 18-29
    31 posts
    July 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    Link: Latest Trend In The Slumping Air Travel Business? - This is going to make for some interesting air travel when the plane you`re on hits turbulance.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 8:11 am
    Mr. O`Leary, you sir are a huge, greedy douchebag. It is already a pain in the ass to fly, and you plan to make people drating stand for 3 hours and pay to use the toilet? drat you, Mr. O`Leary, I hope they fire your ass. Have a nice day.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 8:21 am
    "Mr. O`Leary, you sir are a huge, greedy douchebag. It is already a pain in the ass to fly, and you plan to make people drating stand for 3 hours and pay to use the toilet? drat you, Mr. O`Leary, I hope they fire your ass. Have a nice day."
    You`re from South America so I`m assuming you don`t understand RyanAir (chiefly a British company).

    Yes, their flights have no luxuries, but they`re also INSANELY cheap. I just checked their website and I can fly from my local airport to Venice for £10 (one way). If you want some luxuries (I am one of them) then there are plenty other airlines to choose from, but for families on a strict budget Ryanair is a godsend.
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 8:46 am
    ...this was a publicity stunt, when would the regulator allow this, use yer noodle!
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 8:46 am
    " It estimates space could be made for up to 50 per cent more passengers and costs could be cut by 20 per cent."
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 8:59 am
    @TheSharpest ... He own the company, so he can fire any who oppose him!
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    flagler Male 30-39
    321 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 10:03 am
    My gut reaction is that I would stand if it meant super cheap airline tickets. The turbulence factor though...good point.
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    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 11:02 am
    I love the idea of a `Fat Tax`- As Ricky Gervais said: "when i get a fat guy who has the same allowance as me i say `NO! he used his 50kg allowance on his tits!`"
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 11:04 am
    IT`S NOT FAIR!

    Why can`t there be an airline this cheap in America? I don`t even care if I have to stand it it meant I could go anywhere I wanted in a day for 20 or 30 dollars.

    I`d spend all summer flying around.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 11:36 am
    Yes, their flights have no luxuries, but they`re also INSANELY cheap. I just checked their website and I can fly from my local airport to Venice for £10 (one way). If you want some luxuries (I am one of them) then there are plenty other airlines to choose from, but for families on a strict budget Ryanair is a godsend.

    I`d bet that the flight wouldn`t actually cost you £10.

    Ryanair is cheap, but it`s not as cheap as it claims to be.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    wow. safety isnt contributing in this judgement!
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    Ryan air never ends up being as cheap as you expect it to. You have to pay individually for every piece of luggage you want to bring on, and it ain`t cheap.
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    I am not opposed to a fat tax.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10731 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    @gorgack
    If you ever visit the states, try flying Southwest.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    another corporate rip-off
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    i believe the fat tax should be enforced
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    Earl_Grey Female 18-29
    131 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    how many people are going to have to die before they figure out this might not be such a good idea. God, human greed and stupidity never cease to amaze me.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36642 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    a Fat Tax ... love it.
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    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    chika-whaaat?
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    evilducky00 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    July 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    They could also put seats on the wings, that would increase profits another 15%.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 12, 2010 at 7:35 am
    I would pay extra to be comfortable.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 12, 2010 at 8:53 am
    Hell yeah, because to sit is overrated
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    July 12, 2010 at 11:58 am
    So do you get two bar stools if you are fat?
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    July 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm
    Honestly, if I had to stand for an hour, but my flight was $30, then I would do it.

    Even 3 hours. It would suck, sure, but I stand around for hours at work.
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    July 14, 2010 at 7:39 am
    Quality Business 301:

    Figure out what your business is. Find out what people doing business with you prefer in industry. Figure out how much it will cost to operate your business with the demands of the customer met and the demands of employees met. Inflate prices +70% to +300% higher than required to operate at desired level. Achieve quality status awards. Competition will drop prices and experience rapid growth. reduce markup by 50%, percieved bargain value + quantifiable quality + accumulated surplus profit = viability. Continue dropping prices over time, thus increasing the percieved bargain value of your premium product, until compeition cannot lower prices and continue to be viable yet also cannot raise prices without losing perceieved value, without dipping below +15% profitability. Business growth will be strong, slow and sustainable until market is dominated.

    This company is playing into the formula... and they`re not on the winning end.

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