Budget airlines ‘could soon pay you to fly with them’ 

Flights with budget carriers could get even cheaper after it was predicted that low-cost airlines might stop charging passengers altogether – and instead start paying them to come on board.

The suggestion was made by the head of the Icelandic airline WOW, which has been shaking up the aviation industry on both sides of the Atlantic with its cut-price intercontinental fares.

Those who might be paid to travel, according to Skúli Mogensen, WOW’s CEO, are passengers who WOW has built up a ‘special relationship’ with and who want to make the airline an ‘integral’ part of their travel plans, when it comes to booking hotels and activities, for example.

This may not be that unrealistic as Michael O’Leary the CEO of Ryanair has stated this as one of Ryanair’s aspirations for many years.
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  1. Mark Rice
    Mark Rice says:

    Yeah sure…lol…they way they will finance paying the customers to fly with Ryanair is by charging the pilots to pilot the airplane…ahhh this story has made my day!

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  2. Mark Rice
    Mark Rice says:

    My pal just got a start date with Ryanair. As I understand it he has to set up as a separate company, NOT get paid for four months as he completes his TR, then PAY Ryanair €40,000 for his TR. I’m not knocking Ryanair for this business model…if it gets people through the door into RHS then it must be viable I guess. But really, the airline industry cannot claim to be surprised by the impending shortage of pilots globally, when new starters are expected to be attracted by this kind of a deal.

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