My prediction is that Easyjet will go down the tubes. The signs are all there. Firstly remove the founder then overpay for a competitor (full details here) and now this passenger revolt. Also noticed on my last trip the staff moaning about a new rostering system apparently introduced because 'thats how big airlines do it' which leads to the inevitable answer that big airlines lose money and go bust unless bailed out by governments. Lets hope Ryanair doesnt go the same way otherwise we will be back at square one again.
Good link for keeping up todate on airline operations.