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Old 1st Oct 2007, 01:37
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“And I suppose that is why 80% of LCC fail within the first five years of operation”

You mean 80% of airlines fail, its not because they are low cost. How many legacy carriers are started these days?

This whole argument is crap. The Orient Thai crash in HKT occurred in a country where the legacy carrier has a spotty safety record too. Its not cos its low cost, its cos its corrupt old “she’ll be right mate” Thailand. TG make a lot of stuffups and a few accidents too but they are so called full service.

Can anybody name a country where an LCC is unsafe compared to its national carrier – within the same country.

I would rather fly Easy than BA, Jetblue than AA and so far, VB than QF, lest I wind up on a golf course.
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