@ pdtraveller – 26/06/2013 19:09 GMT
Without disagreeing with the substance of your point, just how large was the LCC proportion of the air travel market some 20 years ago? The race to the bottom encouraged by O’Blarney et al has had a host of consequences and changing the behaviour of the legacy carriers is one such. Most are now very much more cost and revenue aware than ever they were in the past so “nice to do” items at the margins have, in many instances, been sacrificed in the pursuit of bottom line cash retention/generation. Even if the lunatics are not yet fully in charge of the asylum, the bean-counters certainly are.