@ DutchinSwitzerland – 21/06/2013 11:21 GMT
@ TimFitzgeraldTC – 21/06/2013 11:23 GMT
I accept that there is a viable business reason why EZY or Ryanair haven’t taken their models over the Pond, and perhaps as you both say they simply don’t see the margin is there to be made.
It was the Easyjet flights to Moscow that got me thinking more about long-haul and why they’ve never bothered. Whilst Moscow isn’t exactly ‘long-haul’ from London, it struck me that this was more of a business route and not leisure orientated, if they can make that one work on a business route, why not do as Globespan did and put on a daily Florida/Vegas/New York plane.
As canucklad states, Laker made it work and whilst I have no figures to prove it, that Globespan plane flew to Florida for a number of years so it must’ve made money for them. Globespan did have the foresight to put a ‘business class’ seat up front, and to be fair it wasn’t all bad, sure EZY could think up a similar aircraft layout.
Maybe EZY should buy an ‘all economy’ A380………oh my….there’s a thought eh?