More than a year back, I had suggested a few ideas to make low cost airlines profitable. No one has been smart enough to follow the strategies I suggested, but they are slowly moving towards implementing them.
Ryanair is trying, and so are some US airlines. First they wanted to charge fat passengers for two seats. They took the idea from me. It was only a modification of my earlier plan to charge pregnant women for two tickets. Ryanair once made a proposal of charging passengers for using toilets. Of course, that was my idea too. Now, they want to charge super steep additional fee of 40 euros to use check-in counter to print boarding pass. Obviously it’s a small modification of my proposal to allot seat numbers for those who pay extra.
Now that I see people taking up to my idea, I have a new career in mind. Meet Mr.Arun, the low cost career consultant. My mission is to eventually make flying free for all. And my vision is to stay highly profitable by recovering the cost of tickets by some forward-thinking strategies. Here is one for example: Some airlines are currently charging for checking in first baggage. No one seems to have been thinking of charging for retrieving checked baggage! You get the drift?