I know I’ll be condemned by many, but I’m against all these low cost airlines. They force the Legacy’s to cut prices to compete leading to a reduction in service and legroom and causing airports to become ever more congested, not to mention the environmental cost.
The congestion in the sky had led to more delays and, as it seems by first reports, the Air Asia plane could not alter course due to heavy traffic above and below. Mind you, why they didn’t crash as well is a mystery.
I wish we’d go back to the old IATA days where you could construct a fare using different airlines, stop off on the way without penalty and where a lounge was a lounge and not a glorified gin palace!