EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2470 posts, RR: 51 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6047 times:
I just been browsing the Ryanair website (yes im very bored) and noticed the offer flights to Bratislava advertising it as Bratislava (Vienna), now for a minute I thought Vienna was in another country to Bratislava
I don't know about "false" advertising, but the two metro areas are close enough that one could be considered an alternate airport for the other. I would also imagine BTS is a much less crowded airport, for which RyanAir is famous for flying to.
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EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2470 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6003 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1): Vienna to Bratislava (VIE to BTS) is only 30 miles.
They may only be 30 miles apart but they advertising an airport which is in another country why cant they just advertise it as Bratislava, instead of being the dumb ass retards that they are and advertise it as somewhere different??
EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2470 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5944 times:
Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 4): An airport 30 miles from the actual destination city is actually rather good for Ryanair....there are many stations where the actual airport is much further away from the city center.
Murcia(Alicante) Murcia is over 130km from Alicante, how can they get away with advertising airports like this?
IBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1835 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5905 times:
Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 5): Murcia(Alicante) Murcia is over 130km from Alicante
I did a precise calculation of the distances between both cities, and yes, the distance between San Javier Airport (Murcia) and Alicante is about 130 km if you do the Alicante-Murcia-San Javier route. If you go directly from Alicante to San Javier (without passing by Murcia) the distance is 94 km...still a bit long though.
Same goes for Girona being advertised as Barcelona (101 km between both cities) and Santander, advertised as Bilbao (92 km).
At one point, the idea of flying with Ryanair to London went through my mind, but when I saw that from Madrid I had to go to Valladolid (VLL...over 200 km away) I completely forgot about it.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21909 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5845 times:
I wish more carriers had more frequent direct flights to Sarasota (Tampa) at a lower fare. I have to usually fly to Tampa (Tampa) and have someone pick me up and drive an hour to get to Sarasota.
But quick: How close is NRT to downtown Tokyo? How close is SFO to downtown San Francisco? How close is KIX to downtown Osaka? DFW to Downtown Dallas? IAH to Downtown Houston? CVG to downtown Cincinnati?
30 miles seems reasonable in the grand scheme of things.
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Irishjohn From Russia, joined Nov 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5576 times:
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and is not in Slovenia!! So I guess that makes your comment as accurate as Ryanair and Bratislava (Vienna)!!!!!
As Ryanair is now 20 years old I would imagine that everyone understands how it operates, how it sells itself and I suppose we all know what is on offer. in the end it's individual choice - for the most part! Unhappy with Ryanair? then don't use them!
For the record Bratislava is more than happy to be associated with Vienna - otherwise people might not know where it was!!!!!!!!! )))
Sorry, as much as I dislike Ryanair, I just cannot see the false advertising in that...
If they had listed the airport as "Vienna (Bratislava)" - then it would be false advertising; this way, they're saying "We fly to Bratislava, but the airport is well situated for travelling to Vienna".
One thing that is false advertising is "Frankfurt (Hahn)" - because that makes it sound as if they were flying to Frankfurt with the airport also being usable for travelling to Hahn... while it's actually the other way around - the airport is Hahn, and with it's location about halfway between here and Cologne, they could just as well market it as "Hahn (Frankfurt/Cologne)"...
And, yes, I am aware that the official name of HHN is "Frankfurt Hahn", and added to the fact that the same company that manages the real airport here in town, FRAport, manages HHN as well, I guess it's not even fair to call Ryanair's use of "Frankfurt (Hahn)" false advertising...
Just to put the distances here into perspective to the Bratislava/Vienna thing... the distance from my house to HHN would be 120km if I used a car, by public transport (train to Frankfurt's main train station, bus to HHN) would take me about 2 hours...
Adamlaskiewicz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5537 times:
How about MMX? Malmö is a Swedish city but is just over the water from Copenhagen in Denmark and is linked by the famous Oresund bridge. Unusually Ryanair doesn't market this as Copenhagen (Malmö) but just as Malmö. Wizz Air however promotes this as Copenhagen showing the bus connection on their route map. So Bratislava Vienna is not a unique situation. I don't think there's really anything wrong with doing this as long as the airports are not hundreds of miles away from the destination city and there is adequate transport available.
Midway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5228 times:
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 10): Chattanooga (Atlanta)
Laughlin/Bullhead City (Las Vegas)
MidAmerica (St. Louis)
Victorville (Los Angeles)
Stockton (Bay Area/Sacramento)
Newburgh (New York City)
Anyone mentioned DEN (Denver), that airport is way out of town!!! Many US carriers do the same, AirTran's site even has a page dedicated to these. It might be good for passengers to look at a map sometimes if there is a problem. You get what you pay for, the savings may be worth it too.
BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5155 times:
A lot of people have complained about FR, including several to the UK Advertising Standards Authourity over the years. The point is Michael O'Leary loves it - he never sees any publicity as bad publicity.
I get a few Americans, Kiwis, Aussies etc over the course of the year coming in to me to buy a new ticket when they have long haul connections out of LHR, and have bought a "cheap" FR ticket out of STN, wrongly assuming LHR and STN are 5 minutes away. Turns out that it isn't all that much fun after a 20+ hr SYD LHR flight to cart luggage and themselves off to STN for their next flight STN FAO. In the return journey they than decide even if it costs more FAO LHR is the way to go. With carriers like FR, the point is to do your homework and find out WHERE you are actually going.
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: BSL is another one with a weird name, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg... the airport is an hour's drive from Freiburg and in a different country.
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: Guys, be happy that Ryanair does not make intercontinental flights. I can already see them advertising "Cologne, near Spain"
: What about Ryanair and easyJet flying to London Luton.... it's in Bedfordshire, not even the next county north of London. Same applies for Stansted in