Coach Passengers are Brexit’s Newest Casualty and a Ryanair Not-so-Love Story

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  1. The cuts at British Airways have nothing to do with Brexit. The airline has been in cost-cutting mode for well over a year (considerably before anyone really thought Brexit could happen). The cuts are down to a management team that’s now led by the former CEO of Vuelling (IAGs LCC) and that sees a need to compete with Ryanair/easyJet on short haul and sees a threat from the likes of Norwegian and WOW on long haul.

  2. relating BA’s cost cutting to Brexit is simply intellectually lazy. there are other reasons, and their cost cutting has been underway for far longer than Brexit has been a reality.

  3. Regardless of Brexit being the culprit, BA is slowly but surely cost-cutting its way out of contention. Old planes, surly staff, sub-par business seats, uninspired food. BA: no way.

  4. I can’t remember the last time I actually ate the second meal on any airline, Y or J, on an east coast – UK flight (or the other way around).

    More time to sleep eastbound.

    Less interruptions westbound.

    Get a real meal after landing.

    This is actually an improvement in my book.

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