Ryan Air offers inexpensive flights...very inexpensive flights. We once used them to go from London to Glasgow, and then back again. It was definitely a no-frills flight. The seating was first-come, first-serve, and delays were to be considered very, very common. We were on vacation, and the flights were less than $20 each way, so we didn't mind a bit.
Today I read the same airline is very seriously considering transatlantic flights from approximately 12 to 14 cities in the U.S. to approximately the same number of cities in Europe, for $10.
$10?!?!?? hahahahahaha!! HA!
The article I read can be found here.
That very important matter aside, the next thought that comes to mind is excess fees. That airline is already notorious for tacking on fees any and everywhere possible to make up for low fares. I shudder to think what baggage fees would be on an overseas flight, a hundred dollars per pound?? Would there be fees to click your seatbelt? Kidding (sort of). Seriously, the costs would have to be made up somewhere, and if costs aren't transparent (especially if they take you by surprise) they feel, for lack of a better term, sneaky.
You can't get from your house to the grocery store in some cases, on ten dollars worth of gas, much less fly across an ocean. Not to mention the no-frills flight may be fine for very short-term flying, but might not be quite so tolerable for a long-term flight.
I'm not on board with this one.
Would a $10 transatlantic flight fly with you?
Both puns intended. ;)