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No business traveler in his right mind would ever fly on Ryanair if given the choice, what with the murderous legroom, legion of extraneous fees and borderline obnoxious marketing campaigns. Instead the airline’s planned entry into the transatlantic market may bring tidings of another sort: competition.
We’ve seen the same thing from Norwegian over the past few months. The Scandinavian low-cost carrier expands into a new U.S. market like Fort Lauderdale or Oakland and legacy carriers drop their prices on those routes in kind. With any luck, once Ryanair starts their service, British, Delta, Virgin and all of the other fancy carriers will start dropping their fares to the UK too.
Cross your fingers. Service on Ryanair is still a good five years away.
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