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Ryanair: ‘good Riddance’ To Concorde’s High Fares  
User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5141 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

FLYING SHOULD BE FOR EVERYONE – NOT JUST THE VERY RICH
Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 low fares airline, today (24th October 03) said goodbye and good riddance to Concorde’high fares, and the era of flights for rich people only.

Commenting on Concorde’s long overdue demise, Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Paul Fitzsimmons said:

“Halle – bloody –lujah. The days of Concorde charging ridiculously high fares are over. It looks good, so put it in the museum, as testament to a time when air travel was only available to very rich fat-cats and faded celebrities. The world has changed, now everyone can afford Ryanair’s low air fares, and BA’s Concorde high fares belong to the past.

Since Ryanair introduced low fares air travel in 1995, over 70 Million ordinary Europeans consumers have been able to fly to destinations throughout Europe, for as little as £9.00 – small change compared to Concorde’s €10,000! For every Concorde fare for one person, Ryanair is carrying over 1100 passengers!

The days of inefficient, high cost, high charging airlines is over. Thanks to Ryanair, flying is for everyone, not just the very rich.

This year Ryanair will carry almost 24 million passengers on over 500 daily flights on 134 routes across 16 countries.”

GO RYANAIR!!! WE LOVE YOU.....




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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

Um, yeah. If Ryanair had supersonic intercontinental service for dirt cheap, then maybe they'd have a point. Otherwise, they're just doing a bad impression of Richard Branson.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Conveniently forgetting those 300 or so annual Round the Bay charters.

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

At least the Concorde pilots had their ratings paid for by BA, the way it should be.

Staffan


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

"Conveniently forgetting those 300 or so annual Round the Bay charters."

Which were, of course, also expensive.

GO FRBig grin Continue to grow and to offer excellent fares.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

travel was only available to very rich fat-cats and faded celebrities. The world has changed, now everyone can afford Ryanair’s low air fares, and BA’s Concorde high fares belong to the past

Even I could have afforded a flight on a Concorde charter which is saying something.


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

Very poor, just like Branson's nonsense about flying a fleet of Concordes with no tech support from the mnfr. When a company have a genuine advantage over the competition, I like it when the dust flies (like when BA were paying private investigators to go through Branson's rubbish and leaking untrue stories about how Virgin could only get fuel COD and were about to have a crash); but when they're just talking out of their arse (Branson pretending to want to buy Concordes; or Ryanair's meaningless press release comparing a 737-200 flight from Leeds to Dublin to a Concorde from Heathrow to JFK) it's embarrasing. To VS and FR: can we at least try to be professionals?


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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3265 times:
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Another reason never to fly Ryanair!

Ryanair are never going to be able to say anything positive to maket themselves, so they have to moan and slag off anything and everything for publicity.

I think in this instance they have misjudged the mood of the travelling public regarding Concorde, at least the British, given the thousands who have turned out over the past week or so to say goodbye to the graceful lady, many of whom will have been Ryanair customers.

Ryanair may do themselves a favour by attempting to appeal to the more intelligent among us, because most people can see this type of press release for the total rubbish it really is...

My next flight to Ireland will again be with Aer Lingus who are charging £54 inc tax, against Ryanair's cheapest on the same dates £99 of flights are at less convenient times.

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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4003 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Aaaarghh - is this an indication that Ryanair is about to enter the long-haul market ? If not, they should do us a favour and keep their mouth in this matter firmly shutas they have no involvement in the market Concorde served whatsoever.

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4263 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

How exactly did Concorde have an affect on Ryanair?
Are we to believe that the same passengers who flew Concorde are also the same cost-conscious folks who fly LCCs?

Of course not. Two different ends of the market and I don't really understand Ryanair's point in making a comment like that. Ryanair may be good at what they do, but that was not stealing away passengers from BA First or Concorde Class!



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3196 times:
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Ryanair and Sir Richard are becoming more and more like each other, whenever it comes to riding someone else's coat tails and getting some attention.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

I think this little dig will only appeal to the lowest common denominator who will take all this crap in like gospel..

User currently offlineRickb From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3134 times:

Just another reason why the easiest way to describe Ryanair is 'Scum'.

RickB


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

I think its funny that someone would just come out and have the balls to say it.

It doesn't make sense though, what did the Concorde have to do with Ryanair's low fairs when Ryanair doesn't fly to destinations that Concorde served from Brittain?


User currently offlineKl777jfk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Yes....

We now see how it is!

Branson, who wanted the Concorde... was denied!

RyanAir, who has no justification to say anything -anti Concorde!

Okay, let us all keep this in mind the next time we have a choice in air travel. For choosing British Airways over Virgin Atlantic. For choosing Aer Lingus over RyanAir.

We now know how much these airlines care!


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User currently offlineManairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

I suppose if Ryanair did fly to New York they would actually put you down somewhere in Pennsylvania (close enough for Ryanair!!!!).

User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

If Ryanair would just be flying and not riding hours on bus to get to these apts hidden in some forest they could call themselves 'airline'. Until then, we keep this word for those, who really do fly into useful apts! Even other LCC like HLX, DBA... offer better service and better apts. And a much better pricing system, not so confusing with hidden costs.
It's a bit childish and arrogant of them, to talk about Concorde and FR in the same sentence - toally different league!
For me, FR is just a shuttle-connection between some important bus-lines...



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User currently offlineViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

ho humm..... true to form, Ryanair never let the chance pass to get a few free column inches in the newpapers... doesn`t matter how much (or little) sense it makes... just make any comments they can think of, but make sure to turn it into a free advert for themselves....

I remember back in the days when FR used travel agents, and even had a sales team calling on us - we would relay complaints to them about cancelled flights, lost luggage etc., and that those pax would probably not fly with them again, the answer was that FR`s philosophy was based on "There`s one born every minute !"

IMO FR do a great job catering for their own market, but they fall down by trying to insult the intelligence of travellers who chose not to use their services but elect to pay whatever extra (or less...) it costs to fly with a rival airline...



User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

Do shut up ryanair, your an embarrasment to the aviation industry - why not just rename yourselves to Pikey-airways and sponsor the jerry springer and tricia shows! on tv


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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8546 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2702 times:
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Another pathetic Ryanair publicity stunt,but thats what i've come to expect from them.

Thankfully i don't live near STN otherwise the cheap fares might appeal,thankfully LHR is 9 miles down the road,i'd much rather have a shorter trip to the airport,and fly with a 'proper' carrier.

Long live the Full service carrier's,with Club lounge's and FFP points,it's much more fun.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1872 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

It is not with comments like this that I will change my mind about Ryanair.
They are just clowns with no credibility.
I know .... Some will tell me I should havre booked earlier....
But how can you call yourself a low fare airline, when, the same day, you try to book a flight Dublin - London with them at 200 EUR one way, Aer Lingus is offering flt at 75.00....
I will be pleased the day they will have to reimburse their illegal subsidies
Teva



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User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Lets put it this way guy's. Class speaks for its self in the form of concord. An aircraft that was loved by the millions. While FR has to bitch and make stupid statements to get some publicity.

User currently offlineQantasguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Ryanair chose a bad day to criticize Concorde. If the owners are that stupid, I'm surprised they have an airline. The article kinda makes you sick doesn't it. Sounds like a kid wrote it.


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User currently offlineKl777jfk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2599 times:

.... Good Riddance ....

to Ryan Air....




Bring back civilized airlines... and airfares!





User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2598 times:

If FR employed a half decent PR company they wouldn't dream of putting out statements like this. Britain loves Concorde so Ryanair think they can wins the hearts of us like this??? Get Real!

I for one only fly Ryanair when there isn't much of an alternative. EasyJet are a professional airline and are sometimes even better than the 'high-costers'!

Yep, I liked that jibe about FR Concordes to Pennslyvania LOL but I thought somewhere like Goose Bay/Gander would suit them better.

Ray


25 GDB : MOL's day of nemesis will come, and no one will help him, or even bat an eyelid, what goes around comes around. Concorde pilots were the most dedicate
26 Kl777jfk : In the aviaition industry.... Apon the passing of such a step forward! To end Concorde, was truely a step backwards. However, now we must very sadly l
27 Bmi330 : Is anyone watching all the Concorde specials on the TV this week? It is truly sad to watch. Concorde is not an aircraft like the 747 or a330 its more
28 Kl777jfk : At least Concorde didnt have to offer free tickets or 5GBP giveaways! Concorde didnt have to fly into "alternate" airports... RyanAir, would loose th
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