there was a time in the 1980s when freddie laker turned the airline world upside down with $100 london-new york flights.
there was also people express, with its $19 newark-boston flights and $99 newark-san francisco flights, both of which i enjoyed.
alas, both of these low-cost airlines were driven into bankruptcy by established foes.
freddie laker died last week. RIP. his new model is what is being followed by all the no-frills, low-cost airlines around the world, including jetBlue in the us (which i like) and deccan air in india (haven't tried that out yet, but since it flies to trivandrum, i will get on it one of these days).