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10 dollar air fares....but there's a catch

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by essence_of_soy, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

  2. missflick

    missflick Well-Known Member

    Definitely NOT for long flights.
  3. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    I would buy the standing ticket. Wouldn't bother me.

    Now the other idea about coin operated toilet on plane to encourage people to go before they board... Huh? You can't control when you have to go.
  4. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

    I'd do it but don't really get how it saves that much $ for the airline.
  5. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

    Um, the real 'catch' to a $10 air fare becoming commonplace is not that passengers have to stand for the duration of the flight, but the small matter of its contribution to irreversible climate change and the end of the earth as we know it.

    These short-haul flights are the worst in terms of carbon emissions, and they're the journeys many people could make by train instead.

    But airlines have no interest in this. All that's important to them is packing in as many passengers as possible and collecting the cash.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010
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  6. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    In other words, nothing to see here folks. Michael O'Leary is the ultimate in media attention seeker. It's part of his business plan. This ain't happening.