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Ryanair Sure Got An Attitude!  
User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2841 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2271 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.



I must say that i really like Ryanair's attitude.


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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

And they wonder why they aren't welcome in any association?

Funny, that Ryanair would pick the one week in the year when the usual situation is reversed...

I like them less and less with every press release / news statement on their website.


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

...that this is why the AEA has refused to admit Ryanair to membership


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?


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2109 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???


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2841 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2037 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.


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2028 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.

Staffan


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2841 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

One thing is for sure though, the day they have a serious incident, media is going to eat them alive.


You got that right though. Unfortunatelly.


User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 719 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1966 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


User currently offlineDemoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1937 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.

Mark



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

It always appears to me that people that fly with Ryanair do so once and vow to never fly with them again.

I'm Canadian but have flown Ryanair 3 times when in Europe. All experiences were great. The inflight service was efficient, cheerful. The seat pitch was no worse than any high-cost flag carrier.

I will actually seek out Ryanair on future intra-Euro flights.

O'Leary runs a high quality airline that is shaking up the Euro industry. More power to him.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
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