Originally Posted by Vasco
Are they in business now? I'd read they'd jumped the gun and advertised rates when they did not have landing rights from the various countries.
I looked at their web site, and it appears that although they show Jamaica
as a destination
, when you try and book it, it is not yet available. Growing pains that mean keep an eye out, and if they develop, great.
I saw WestJet in Canada
grow from an old 4 737's airline (3 that flew, 1 that was in reserve) to one that now has 96, with the average age of 5.1 years and 8000 employees. All on the discount model similar to Southwest.
Originally Posted by Blue Stocking
At that price
, a "seat on the wing" probably means just that.
I have flown on Ryan Air in Europe
from Stansted to Frankfurt and paid $24 for all charges. Ryan Air is one of the more profitable airlines; they always are full, and if you don't read the fine print, they nail you with extra charges. My guess is that is the business model this airline will emulate.