Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2926 posts, RR: 3 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2630 times:
From Ryanair's site:
......Last week Ryanair's recorded 97% of flights arriving on time, compared to easyjet's 81%. This means passengers flying with easyjet's unreliable services are SIX times more likely to arrive late than flying with Ryanair.
“.........Perhaps it is because Ryanair offer much lower fares and better on-time services than the high fare AEA members, that this is why the AEA - the Association of High Fare European Airlines - has refused to admit Ryanair to membership.
Aussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
It always appears to me that people that fly with Ryanair do so once and vow to never fly with them again. I am afraid that Michael O'Leary is a man to completely ignore in the airline business and an airline that truelly needs its customers to know exactly where they are going and what it is going to cost them. An interesting concept but certainly one that has not copied from the practise of Southwest. I have never flown them and have NO plans too. He certainly has b**** but whether he lasts or not is another question???
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2926 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2396 times:
Well, i guess i'll have to stand up for me and say some words in Ryanairs defense.
Er...a few weeks ago Michael O'Leary told me, and a few colleagues, that the AEA was "a complete waste of f**king space".
So why would Ryanair have even applied for membership?
Maybe they applied for it and got rejected and it wasn't until after that that you heard those words from O'Leary. Seems very possible to me.
It always appears to me that people that fly with Ryanair do so once and vow to never fly with them again.
I believe you're wrong. Iv'e flown with them and i will continue to. There's absolutely nothing that i can complain about with their service. On every flight with Ryanair that iv'e flown the plane arrived 10-15 mins before scheduled arrival. Something that i can not say about many major high fare airlines.
An interesting concept but certainly one that has not copied from the practise of Southwest.
It's successfull nonetheless init?
have never flown them and have NO plans too.
I encourage you to fly them, it won't cost you much to test them out. You could take a day trip to italy and eat a pizza if you'd like. It wouldn't cost you more than £40 in low season probably.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2387 times:
I have no plans to fly with them either. I don't like they way they get their publicity, and the way they treat applicants, I can only guess how they treat employees.
Don't know how they can sell tickets at such cheap prices, running an airline and paying for maintenance and such is expensive and I hope they aren't saving cash on safety.
One thing is for sure though, the day they have a serious incident, media is going to eat them alive, and that might bring low fare airlines to an end.
Antonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2325 times:
"One thing is for sure though, the day they have a serious incident, media is going to eat them alive"
i often wonder what would happen in the cabin if they had a serious incident
their flight attendants are all totally inexperienced, all young kids, the purser or whatever ryanair call them look around 19 - 20 years old
i'm sure most of them would go to pieces if anything serious happened
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2296 times:
Antonovman, I find that comment a severe generalisation. So ok, they maybe young, everyone has to start their career somewhere - why does that make them incompetent? Have older FA's been in more accidents? I don't think so, hence you have no real basis for you're argument as all cabin crew must be trained to react appropriately and correctly in all emergency situations. Whose to say that the older FA's only joined the airline last week? You simply don't know!
How can you "be sure" many of them would go to pieces if anything serious happened? Again, that is only your opinion. This is the 21st century where thankfully (most) people don't judge by age, be they old or young, but purely on their capabilities and professionalism.