I've been thinking of creating a website to sell airline tickets at reduced prices. We're going to call it Club Ryan. I'll sell tickets to LA for $150 round trip, tickets to Florida for $100 round trip and tickets to NYC for $50 round trip. These are amazing prices, right?
To fuel my profit margin, though, I'm going to have to adopt certain business practices. For example, I'm not going to send any tickets to people who change address, phone number or credit card information between when the purchase has been made and flight takes place. In addition, I won't advertise how many stops certain trips will make. Anyone who wants to get to LA will first have to stop in NY, then stop in DC, then stop in Orlando, then in Houston, then Las Vegas, upon which they'll have a quick flight to LA. Each stop will only have roughly 10 minutes between flight, so it won't be so bad, right? Of course, anyone who misses a flight along the way will have a prexisting condition and will have to pay through pocket to finish the trip.
Additionally, anyone who uses the service too much will reach their lifetime limit. We'll keep close watch over those who purchase tickets -- those who've been known to miss a lot of flights will almost always get their tickets. Those who buy coach tickets will only get their tickets half the time. Anyone who buys first class will probably get their tickets, but those tickets will cost a pretty premium, and they'll probably only get coach anyway.
This is a great business model that will provide a cheap flights to a lot of people. Anyone want to join my ticket club?