Hmmm, why do I get a feeling of deja vu, here? The low cost model works on short haul flgihts, from somewhere to somewhere or at least somewhere to nowhere (or vica versa). In, on , up, down, around and back repeat ad nauseam. People have been trying this model across the pond without success since Sir Freddie Lakers Skytrain. If they are not brought down (because the margins are so tight) by costs, they attract the attention of the big players who will squeeze them out (because across the pond is where their margins are). Jet2 are successful at what they do, which is the standard low cost model but their undoing could be trying to go one route too far. As Jane said on another post, 5 minutes after a company fails, all is forgotton and we are back to cheap, cheap. By all means fly with them and I wish them luck, just make sure you book on a credit card and er .. read the posts re: XL, eh!

  1. November 14, 2012 3:45 pm

Hmmm, why do I get a feeling of deja vu, here? The low cost model works on short haul flgihts, from somewhere to somewhere or at least somewhere to nowhere (or vica versa). In, on , up, down, around and back repeat ad nauseam. People have been trying this model across the pond without success since Sir Freddie Lakers Skytrain. If they are not brought down (because the margins are so tight) by costs, they attract the attention of the big players who will squeeze them out (because across the pond is where their margins are). Jet2 are successful at what they do, which is the standard low cost model but their undoing could be trying to go one route too far. As Jane said on another post, 5 minutes after a company fails, all is forgotton and we are back to cheap, cheap. By all means fly with them and I wish them luck, just make sure you book on a credit card and er .. read the posts re: XL, eh!



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