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Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?  
User currently offlineNcfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 925 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

Lots of people on this site seem to slam Ryanair. Can some people give me the reasons for this as I have NEVER had problems with them.


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

Well... don't know about the other's opinions, but these are my reasons:

  • their loudmouth CEO
  • the fact that they don't fly to any airport within a reasonable distance of Frankfurt
  • the fact that they keep using misleading names for the airports they fly to (and, yes, I know that other airlines do this as well in some cases)
  • the fact that whenever I've compared their fares to the ones I could get out of FRA they were, essentially, not much cheaper (ok, not specifically a reason to dislike them - but also no reason to like them)
  • last, but not least, I just don't like B737s (although I would never, and have never, changed my flight plans to avoid one - I just don't like them)


Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineMisbeehavin From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 914 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4578 times:

Ryanair = Eire 'O Flot!

User currently offlineBananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

Don't like the long queues for check in, nor the scramble for seats on the aircraft.
9 times out of 10 I am prepared to pay a little more to receive the benefits associated with an alternative airline.

Having said that, they do allow many many people the opportunity to travel.. and they certainly offer a fair few routes too.


All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
User currently offlinePMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

I dislike Ryanair because they charged me £27.29 return LBA to DUB. That's just extortion! How do they get away with these ridiculously high prices? It's not right!

Only joking, I don't actually dislike Ryanair. They allow me to fly around for next to nothing, which is fine by me.

It has to be said though, I can see where people are coming from when they say they do dislike FR. Staff attitudes, paying high prices for in flight drinks and food, lack of cabin comforts or aircraft in general poor condition, etc. I personally just consider the fact that when I fly with Ryanair I generally spend more money on beers in the airport before boarding than I do on the actual flight.

That said, I still fail to be able to fully get my head around the mentality of people who do nothing but complain about Ryanair. It's a low cost, no frills airline that has allowed thousands of people to fly who previously would never have had the chance. If you don't like them, don't fly with them. Simple. Yes, of course I like boarding a comfortable aircraft with complementary food and drink (especially when someone else is paying for the flight) but I certainly can't complain about the lesser level of service when I'm paying so little for the ticket.

I also understand, however, that the work ethics of Ryanair management are the cause of many people's dislike for the airline, but as I'm allowed to charge my mobile phone while at work AND get free tea and coffee, that's an discussion I don't need to take part in.

Mini-rant over.


Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2427 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

Quoting PMN (Reply 4):
I personally just consider the fact that when I fly with Ryanair I generally spend more money on beers in the airport before boarding than I do on the actual flight.

LOL  rotfl 

"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 838 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Quoting Leskova (Reply 1):
their loudmouth CEO

the fact that they don't fly to any airport within a reasonable distance of Paris

the fact that they keep using misleading names for the airports they fly to (and, yes, I know that other airlines do this as well in some cases)

Same reasons as above plus :
*Worst costumer service I've had to deal with.

Flying is amazing!
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6573 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 4485 times:

I've flow with them once and it was very a bad service. I will always fly Aerlingus or bmi.

User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

For £14 return to Alghero, Sardinia I can't complain - perfectly adeqaute for me; however, I will almost always pay to fly with a regular, scheduled airline who will help me if anything goes wrong.

I also have some concerns about the company's management tactics - I seem to hear a lot of stories from a lot of disgruntled employee's concerning things that are legal, but perhaps, unethical. And that's not something I'd wish to contribute to.

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

As long as i can at least geta flt in the 732, i will never hate em


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

I dislike them because I can. I flew them on one return flight, and that was enough for me. My friend could not see past the nine pound return airfare. The fact that there was another 30 quid on that for tax, another 20 quid to get to STN, five quid to get to Glasgow, plus having to BYO. BA althought the flight was dearer, it would have been cheaper overall to fly from LHR.

Plane landed, pax got off, we got on, plane left again. The incoming was late, but there was no announcements, only when the plane was ready to board, and that was a free for all.

Its my choice, and I will stick to full service over LCC every time. Thanks very much.

User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4188 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

Quoting Misbeehavin (Reply 2):
Ryanair = Eire 'O Flot!

You gave me the laugh of the day buddy !

Apart from that I never flew them and don't think I'll get to fly them since FR doesn't come to Geneva! For LCC we have U2 and I think I am priviledge compared to those cities that get FR

[Edited 2005-06-10 12:09:59]

A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4108 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4414 times:


Where do I start! I had no life jacket under my seat, looked around my row later and 1/6 seats had one! Letting us stand in line for an hour and a half without any announcment or even seeing an FR person to tell us what was going on. Dreadful customer service and they fly to airports in the middle of no-where, so you end up spending just as much to get to the main place you want in cab fares etc. might as well have gone with BA or the likes. Their newer aircraft have interiors like you're stuck in some awful Beetles song with adverts plastered everywhere possible.

I won't ramble, that is it for now, haven't got time to write out the rest!


Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
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