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Old 23-06-2011, 12:50   #1
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$9.99 from Trinidad to Jamaica until the end of July? Hope they expand their routes!
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Re: A potential discount airline choice

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.
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Re: A potential discount airline choice

At that price, a "seat on the wing" probably means just that.
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Re: A potential discount airline choice

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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.


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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.
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Re: A potential discount airline choice

When an airline offers tickets that are below the operating costs some thing has to give.
And usually safety has lone gone by the way side.
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When an airline offers tickets that are below the operating costs some thing has to give.
And usually safety has lone gone by the way side.
I bet there are limted seats at $9.99. Then come the extras:

seat selection
early boarding
luggage charges
credit card charges
food
drinks including water
etc.
etc.

Plus of course statutory fees and taxes.

The profit is in the fine print. Ryan Air is the best example of how to advertise cheap, yet be profitable. It's a pretty good model, just like the "freemium" software choices that are out there... you get a little for free, but if you want the good stuff... ya gotta pay to play.
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