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Ryanair to introduce $30 London/NYC service

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by von Rothbart, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    30 bucks huh?

    1 seat on 1 plane 1 time.....

    And the loss on that ticket will be more than paid for with the publicity value generated by headlines saying "thirty bucks to London" at one end and "fifteen quid to New York" at the other

    ...not to mention the number of hits on to their site with people who say 'oh well, missed out on the $30, but $500 is a still a good deal, right?"
     
  2. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    google maps -> New York, New York to London, England.

    read step 24.


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  3. Britalian

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    www.ryanaircampaign.org/

    These budgets are great when it all goes fairly smoothly.

    They changed my departure time from Venice to the UK by 6 hours and, not unreasonably, offered a refund of all fees paid or a travel credit. I re-booked my flight home with Jet2 from Milan but I'm still waiting for Ryanair to refund my account.
     
  4. JetBlast

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    I think it's sort of like Southwest in the USA. People still fly them for a cheap ticket, but it's really like the Greyhound bus of the sky. Nothing at all but a seat on an airplane.

    JB
     
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    Ryanair, though it owes a huge debt to Southwest, is significantly different (worse).

    Jetblast, you should read No Frills by Simon Calder. A good book about the rise of bargain airlines.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up, Chorse, I'll look into it!

    JB
     
  7. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    google maps -> New York, New York to London, England.

    read step 24.



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    However, the Google map is inaccurate, it is not the shortest route. The shortest route between NY and London is the great circle route, when projected to a flat 2-D surface the route should move northeast along the coast line toward New Foundland, then passing Greenland just to the south and continuing toward and passing Iceland to the south and then heading south-east to the British Isle.
     
  8. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    $30, and the plane only has one wing.
     
  9. JetBlast

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    Zjpj,
    Wow, I didn't know Ryanair was ordering the B49!

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    THE flying wing [​IMG]

    JB
     
  10. Matt

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    Each checked bag costs 6 Euros and you pay 9 euros for every kg over the 15 kg allowance. (BA's allowance starts at 23 kg).

    But the kicker with Ryan is that if you dont bring a bag, they charge you a 6 euro Express Check In Fee.

    Bastards.
     
  11. fg0d

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    edit: Wait, do any of their planes leave from NYC? I might be interested in travelling [​IMG]
     
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    Not sure yet, fg0d. We're not sure where they will be flying to [​IMG]
    I wouldn't be surprised if they went to some of the metro-NYC area airports though, no way they are getting into Newark or JFK. LaGuardia has restrictions so they can't have transatlantic flights.

    JB
     
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    Not sure yet, fg0d. We're not sure where they will be flying to [​IMG]
    I wouldn't be surprised if they went to some of the metro-NYC area airports though, no way they are getting into Newark or JFK. LaGuardia has restrictions so they can't have transatlantic flights.

    JB


    That exactly what I was thinking: who is willing to give them terminal space? Esp. at Airports which are currently running at full capacity like JFK and Newark.

    Jon.
     
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    But the kicker with Ryan is that if you dont bring a bag, they charge you a 6 euro Express Check In Fee.

    Bastards.


    Do you have a url with all their restrictions / fees?

    Jon.
     
  15. Matt

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    nah, found it by accident when I was looking to book a Paris-Rome flight, clicked through all the booking stuff, and it was in there.

    I ended up not going though. You take off pretty soon, right?
     
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    nah, found it by accident when I was looking to book a Paris-Rome flight, clicked through all the booking stuff, and it was in there.

    I ended up not going though. You take off pretty soon, right?


    Yeah, but I'm prob not leaving Rome...maybe, maybe Pompeii for the day. I have yet to book a hotel... [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
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    Not sure yet, fg0d. We're not sure where they will be flying to [​IMG]
    I wouldn't be surprised if they went to some of the metro-NYC area airports though, no way they are getting into Newark or JFK. LaGuardia has restrictions so they can't have transatlantic flights.

    JB


    Ryanair is going to opearate out of Islip MacArthur Airport on Long Island using 787, which is 1 hour & 15 min. train ride from Manhattan plus a short cab ride from train station to the airport. It's going to a pain in the ass to get to from Manhattan and points west. JB, do you know if the airport can accommandate 787? Does the airport has any immigration & custom facilities for international flights? I think the airport is purely domestic at this point.
     
  20. Matt

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    using a 787? So they will not be starting anytime soon then. No idea when they ordered, but delivery slot for Ryan would have to be a ways off - EIS is late 2008, then its a matter of production capacity til they could get this service in the air. Plenty of time for the airport to upgrade I guess.
     

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