BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6416 times:
Reports this week confirmed that the Blue Rock Water that Ryanair serves its passengers at a cost equivalent to £4 per litre is, in actual fact, tap water. The only difference between it and what you get from your tap is that it has been carbonated at a plant in the East End of London and then resold at 30,000 feet at £1.85 for a small bottle.
Ryanair has admitted the whole thing, but claim that from now on they will be replacing it with a genuine spring water!
What next on Ryanair - charged meter water for the in-flight lavatories - £5 per flush of the loo and £2 for a half litre to wash your hands?
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Shamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6338 times:
The Ryanair brand is hardly associated with quality. You get what you pay for - pax must know what they're letting themselves in for when booking an FR flight.
In this case I say good for FR! Why shouldn't they try and milk every penny out of their customers? Nobody is forced to fly on them. Passengers who want a decent product can choose to fly on a better airline. Simple as that.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13765 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6340 times:
Another 'Bash Ryanair' thread. They seem to be the Euro equivilent of "hen is NW replacing their DC-9's" threads. Look, I am quite sure FR is getting bashed on fuel costs and is doing all of these things that even USSR era Aeroflot would have done to hold down fares. If you go on one of their short flights, bring water with you. Just not too much due to the carry on weight limits.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6247 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6275 times:
And WHAT is wrong with tap water?
You never know what's bubbling up in that spring. One of our springs here in Texas, which was a famous play place for families with children, turned out to be contaminated a few years back. It was making children sick.
Tap water is not infallible, but at least it's treated.
Incidentally, here in the USofA, bottled water has to have the source written on the bottle. Do you not have that privilege?
Wal-Mart's brand of water comes from a spring in Canada.
There is one brand that uses the Houston Municipal Water Supply!
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6125 times:
What a mountain out of a molehill. Did the bottle say "spring water" or just "water"? In what I've read, it just said "water". Some countries specify that you have to name the source, some don't. So people overpaid for a bottle of water. Big news. Caveat Emptor.
Now, where does the water for the sodas sold on Ryanair come from? The same place. I don't hear anyone ballyhooing about there being tap water in their Pepsi, nor about the 99p they paid for their flights.