The traveling public have had a bit of a wake up call this year with regard to air travel. Between strikes, bankrupcy’s and that bloody volcano people have began to slowly learn just how fickle the industry is and just how much we actually rely on it for everyday life.
The complete shut down of UK airspace has knocked the world out of sync, planes dispatched in far corners, mail not arriving, friends and family stuck dear know’s where.
Personally I think Michael O’Leary has done the industry a massive injustice last month when he agreed to pay out passengers for responsible expresses after claimed he would rather go to court than hand over the readies. Legally bound to pay yes however a court case would have highlighted just how tight a rope these companies walk on and that you really do get what you pay for. He had a opportunity to change the game going forward. After all someone has to pay for this so we are going to feel it in flight prices for years to come. You can’t really expect to pay £10 for a flight and then be put up in a hotel for 5 days when the flight can’t go through no fault of the airline can you ? Read the rest of this entry »