You have to hand it to Michael O’Leary, CEO of El-Cheapo, Irish airline, Ryanair. This is the guy that generates more PR than Richard “Call me Sir, or I will have you hung, drawn & quartered,” Branson. Paddy O’Leary has just announced that at some time in the future, he will offer flights between the US and Europe for fifteen fucking dollars! Never forget, this is the guy who at one time wanted to introduce pay-toilets and standing room only on his flights. Also, the flights for most Ryanair routes don’t actually go to the advertised cities, but to abandoned WW1 airfields, that’ll invariably cost a couple of hundred dollar cab ride to get to the actual city. According to AdWeek, he can’t make money on the $15 flight, but by the time you’ve paid all the additional fees for “ramp use” to get on the plane, “oxygen use” for breathing, and a “tissue tariff” for something to wipe your arse on… The guy is making serious money. I’d rather stick to “Yorkshire Airlines.” Ay up and away!
On Ryanair... If you can duct tape it... You can fly it!