In an effort to bounce back from what has been a terrible few weeks for the Irish company, Ryanair have announced that they are doing a flash sale where tickets will be available for as little as 50 cents. This flash sale follows several weeks of bad publicity for the airline, after they were forced to cancel over 2,000 flights for staff to avail of leave. This couldn’t have come at a worse time for the company, as they are in the midst of a rebranding effort, attempting to market themselves more towards business class travellers.
These tickets will be to any European destination and will be available from the beginning of October to the end of January. There will only be two tickets available per flight however, but, in what has been a surprise to many people, they will both be guaranteed window seats, affording, as their spokesman put it, “…unparalleled views during the take-off and landing”.
The fact that the seats are such a bargain price means that they will quickly be snatched up by customers eager for a deal. The tickets will go on sale on the 1st of November 2017, and, even though there are over 5,000 tickets available, industry analysts expect that they will all be sold out in minutes.
The catch, as always, is in the terms and conditions at the bottom of the ticket. ‘’All those who purchase these tickets must have 20/20 vision, speak English well enough for a fast-paced and high-stakes work environment, and possess a Commercial Pilots Licence.’’
Philip Mignon – Turbine Writer