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Does society unwittingly subsidise the likes of Uber or Jetstar?

Does society unwittingly subsidise the likes of Uber or Jetstar?

Ben Sandilands October 5, 2017 6 Comments

Please consider this Guardian analysis on the true cost of low fare transport, but keep in mind it might be flawed

The perils of reporting Ryanair’s activities and ambitions

The perils of reporting Ryanair’s activities and ambitions

Ben Sandilands September 1, 2017 9 Comments

The scary, funny and enormously successful Michael O'Leary has ambitions for basket case Alitalia

Etihad pursues a path more conventional after investment calamities

Etihad pursues a path more conventional after investment calamities

Ben Sandilands August 29, 2017 1 Comment

Etihad's investment strategy implosion is starting to cause major ripples around the world

New Planes, Tighter seats for CX but roomier ones for Virgin Australia cabins

New Planes, Tighter seats for CX but roomier ones for Virgin Australia cabins

Ben Sandilands April 1, 2017 10 Comments

Virgin Australia goes against the tide with more room in economy, for a small price

British Airways ‘improves’ short haul flights with even tighter seating

British Airways ‘improves’ short haul flights with even tighter seating

Ben Sandilands March 12, 2017 13 Comments

Is British Airways telling us that it's going to be nothing more than a bigger low cost carrier?

Report from the front line on BA’s war (?) on big people

Report from the front line on BA’s war (?) on big people

Ben Sandilands May 27, 2015 6 Comments

It’s less than a day since this reporter saw at least four very large passengers some of whom might have been your typical average American adults suffer a flight in British Airways’ new Club Europe cabin on an A319 flying from London Heathrow to Toulouse.

The Battle for Heathrow, and much more, is on yet again

The Battle for Heathrow, and much more, is on yet again

Ben Sandilands January 26, 2015 1 Comment

The likelihood that Irish carrier Aer Lingus will accept a takeover bid from IAG,  the company that owns British Airways and Spanish flag carrier Iberia is the stuff of battles left, right and centre and the “fun” is expected to begin from all quarters later this week.

India’s largest airline places massive new order for A320 NEOs

India’s largest airline places massive new order for A320 NEOs

Ben Sandilands October 15, 2014 7 Comments

Having previously ordered  280 Airbus A320s  (100 A320 CEOs and 180 A320 NEOs) India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo has just signed an MoU for a further 250 A320 NEOs.

Boeing, Ryanair bring wet-your-pants cheap flights closer

Boeing, Ryanair bring wet-your-pants cheap flights closer

Ben Sandilands September 9, 2014 4 Comments

Now draws closer the hour(s) of our incontinency as well as discontent. Even piddling little flights lasting only 40 minutes between take off and touch down can take more than an hour when you add in taxying times, air traffic delays and a lack of immediately free gates or even hard stands.

Sales fall so Ryanair will try a charm offensive

Sales fall so Ryanair will try a charm offensive

Ben Sandilands September 21, 2013 1 Comment

In an somewhat stunning about face, the CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary has said he will stop the airline doing things that ‘p*ss’ passengers off.

Has Norwegian’s long haul LCC upstaged Ryanair?

Has Norwegian’s long haul LCC upstaged Ryanair?

Ben Sandilands August 10, 2013

There is word that the fast growing low cost carrier, Norwegian Air Shuttle, wants to cut costs by setting up long haul 787 operations based in Ireland. How this might annoy or adversely affect the trans Atlantic ambitions of Ryanair, also headquartered in Ireland, is an unanswered question for industry watchers

Ryanair expunges ‘free blow jobs’ from its history

Ryanair expunges ‘free blow jobs’ from its history

Ben Sandilands March 26, 2013

There was no sign of Michael O'Leary or reference to his free blow jobs across the Atlantic promise when his airline Ryanair finally abandoned its long haul ambitions

Ryanair’s O’Leary does it again: 787 issues ‘regulatory crap’

Ryanair’s O’Leary does it again: 787 issues ‘regulatory crap’

Ben Sandilands March 20, 2013 4 Comments

Is Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary really Jeremy Clarkson, host of Top Gear? There are similarities.

Ryanair CEO ‘village idiot’ letters published in Irish press

Ryanair CEO ‘village idiot’ letters published in Irish press

Ben Sandilands January 20, 2013

In what could get Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary ‘retired’  Eire’s the  Sunday Independent has published correspondence in which he likened the republic’s Aviation Commissioner, Cathal Guiomard, to a “village idiot.” 

Air France low fare blitz under world wide study

Air France low fare blitz under world wide study

Ben Sandilands January 8, 2013 2 Comments

Air France could be running up the white flag when it comes to full service domestic flights, something Qantas and Virgin are trying to resist in Australia

Ryanair apologies and damages payouts begin

Ben Sandilands January 7, 2013 3 Comments

What should have been a thoughtful discussion about fuel policy spun out of control when it came to Ryanair in Europe, forcing the Sunday Times to pay up.

Ryanair calls in lawyers after claims of unsafe fuel policies

Ryanair calls in lawyers after claims of unsafe fuel policies

Ben Sandilands January 4, 2013 2 Comments

Ryanair may be run by a mad man, but it isn't unsafe, and it is suing the *rse off a UK media giant for saying it is

Low fare high fee carrier Ryanair ends its legal pursuit of Aviation Herald

Ben Sandilands December 11, 2012 1 Comment

Ryanair’s attempts to curb coverage and commentary by The Aviation Herald of what German aviation authorities are investigating as a serious incident involving its service to Memmingen on 23 September have failed.