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Old 24th February 2010, 12:12 PM   #21
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Lates is that BA are planning to subcontract Ryan Air if theres a flight crew strike - worst of all possible worlds - you pay BA prices and fly cattle class!!

Even worse- in the next Budget, having sold off everything else to private enterprise (including education) the New Labour (aka Conservative Lite) Chancellor to save money plans to outsource the RAF to RyanAir, the Navy to EasyCruise and the Army to Mercenaries-R-US. Securicor is rumoured to be bidding for 15 police forces!.

Parliament has already been outsourced to the biggest bidder!
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Old 24th February 2010, 07:30 PM   #22
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Old 27th February 2010, 08:26 AM   #23
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The worst service I ever saw was on an internal US flight on United. Appaling in so many ways. Amazing that the country that prides itself on a service econmony has such awful airlines.

I used to quite enjoy Northwest but now they are part of Delta it's business as usual.
I`m quite surprised at that. I`ve always regarded the Americans as the types who demand good service. Looks like Uncle Sam`s standards are slipping.
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Old 27th February 2010, 08:39 AM   #24
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On the news this morning - a Ryanair passenger won 10,000$ on a scratch card whilst flying. When staff could not pay him out on the spot he got angry and ate the ticket. The money will now go to charity.
That showed them -NOT!
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Old 27th February 2010, 02:09 PM   #25
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Looks like Uncle Sam`s standards are slipping.
Most of our airline customer service standards have been abysmal. Those with decent service such as TWA, Pan Am, etc.. no longer exist. The US perception amongst those of us with heavy travel lifestyles is that the foreign carriers such as Air France, British Airways and even Iberia, outpace our airlines in terms of customer service.
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Old 27th February 2010, 02:59 PM   #26
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On the news this morning - a Ryanair passenger won 10,000$ on a scratch card whilst flying. When staff could not pay him out on the spot he got angry and ate the ticket. The money will now go to charity.
That showed them -NOT!
Maybe he preferred the ticket to the airline food!
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Old 27th February 2010, 04:36 PM   #27
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The US perception amongst those of us with heavy travel lifestyles is that the foreign carriers such as Air France, British Airways and even Iberia, outpace our airlines in terms of customer service.
There is a significant amount of travel in my line of work. The consensus is that the eastern and middle eastern airlines are the best. Etihad, Qatar, Emirates.
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Old 27th February 2010, 07:40 PM   #28
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There is a significant amount of travel in my line of work. The consensus is that the eastern and middle eastern airlines are the best. Etihad, Qatar, Emirates.

Don't forget Singapore Airlines and Quantas.
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Old 28th February 2010, 09:43 AM   #29
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Someone does`t like Ryanair, with a vengeance... I hate Ryanair.
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Old 28th February 2010, 09:59 AM   #30
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Someone does`t like Ryanair, with a vengeance... I hate Ryanair.
These twitter comments from your link sum it all up really!
  • RT @CalamityJen13: Trying to navigate the minefield that is Ryanair. So many charges hidden everywhere. #
  • RT @hughcurran: Girona is not even in Barcelona provence! You lied to me. Again. Oh how I loathe thee. #
  • RT @ryan_sherlock: Flying with bmi - such a nice experience versus ryanair #
  • RT @ralphcochrane: last flew Easyjet last week. Ryanair is horrible - Stansted crowds (can’t call them queues). #
  • RT @moonklash: Grrrrr Ryanair, £100 for change of passenger! I will never fly with them through choice. #
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Old 28th February 2010, 02:42 PM   #31
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Yet, I can guarantee if someone from Ryanair was to read those comments they`d say that they were all wrong, or lying.

Such a pity really, I can remember flying Ryanair when they provided a good service, were upfront with their charges, and at a good price.
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Old 28th February 2010, 03:21 PM   #32
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Yet, I can guarantee if someone from Ryanair was to read those comments they`d say that they were all wrong, or lying.

I suspect the level of arrogance is such that the only comment would be "Tough! No refund!"
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This beats Ryanair anytime!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...-Red-Bull.html
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Old 16th April 2010, 04:23 PM   #34
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Surprised nobody mentioned this yet, or I missed it... Ryanair is charging - no joke - for bathrooms now:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/fligh...blog&type=blog
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Old 17th April 2010, 08:23 AM   #35
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Surprised nobody mentioned this yet, or I missed it... Ryanair is charging - no joke - for bathrooms now:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/fligh...blog&type=blog
Ryanair are NOT charging for bathroom visits. If nothing else they'd end up with wet seats! This story came out last year and was obviously a bit of publicity seeking by Ryanair; it's since been re-hashed by various blogs including the one you quote.
If you want to be annoyed by a real Ryanair charge, look at their fee for "airport checking-in" - they charge £80 per person !! They "only" charge £10 per person for online check-in.

Here's a good site to avoid some of the charges:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/tra...irline-charges
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Why do you think that on Friday Ryanair decided to stop flights right up to Monday when at the time when the aiports were being closed on a 12 hour update?

Will Ryanair be able to make money from the volcano incident?
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Why do you think that on Friday Ryanair decided to stop flights right up to Monday when at the time when the aiports were being closed on a 12 hour update?

Will Ryanair be able to make money from the volcano incident?
When the flights get back to normal (and it may be longer than we think), there will be a large backlog to get over. Airlines will be able to charge extortionate fees, as there will be an oversupply of people wanting to get to their destination. I hope I'm wrong but I suspect you won't be seeing flights costing less than £200 before October.
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Old 10th July 2010, 09:36 PM   #38
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Hey
I would like to say that I fly with Ryanair several times a year.
No other airline gives me prices like that and this is the most important thing when we're talking on Ryanair. Of course there are many things that could be better or even you can say that are TERRIBLE with R.
But for me - I'm a student and I'd like to travel for cheap - it's perfect.

I usualy pay no more then 20 euros for return ticket from my city to such places as London (Stansted of course), Rome, Oslo, Barcelona (Reus) etc...
Thanks to R. I have visited many beautiful cities having very low budget.

PS: It's nothing difficult to buy those very cheap ticket (this is the finnaly price ofcourse) but you have no know how to do it and to be a little bit flexible with dates...

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Old 14th July 2010, 07:50 PM   #39
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That's funny! Actually, that's hilarious.



The worst service I ever saw was on an internal US flight on United. Appaling in so many ways. Amazing that the country that prides itself on a service econmony has such awful airlines.

I used to quite enjoy Northwest but now they are part of Delta it's business as usual.

We had bad experiences with US airlines even before all the bad things that affected the major US airlines. And now it seems only worse, Unfortunatly to fly back to my wifes home country (Barbados)we can only US American Airlines (UN-American Airlines).


So when I fly to Europe I will always fly another airlines that have a reasonable reputation and a decent (not cut rate) price. Seemed to have had good luck with BA & Air France.

Bad news about BA & Ryan Air Now BA = Borg Airlines...


Oddly some of the discount airlines in the US seem to be the most friendly and considerate (minus the cattle call) to get your seats.
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Old 14th July 2010, 09:05 PM   #40
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My last experience with Ryanair .....http://www.tumbit.com/blogs/685-why-...ver-learn.html
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