Im be ashamed to call FR my countrie's national carrier, I love the way they fail to mention any long haul routes that EI offer.
That's another reason why I hate Ryanair, they can't just start new routes and get on with it like everyone else, they have to ridicule another airline or someone else to go along with it!
I so fully agree with you. As far as I'm conecrned and many Irish people I'd say, as long as EI are around, and with their 75 years of history I hope they will be around for very long, Aer Lingus is and will always be our national airline. FR a national airline... what a JOKE. Mol reallly is incredible with some of the rubbish he comes out with.
EI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6442 times:
Quoting Toulouse (Reply 1): Fully agree with you. Can you imagine what boarding area A is going to be like now?
It wont be so bad for the winter as they will just take the slack from the flights which operate in summer only like AC, but these new routes are year round, so if Pier D is not ready by next summer the airport will be hell for passengers.
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 2): Im be ashamed to call FR my countrie's national carrier,
They are of course not the national carrier, only FR themselves are claiming this. Its a laughable notion
Diesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1633 posts, RR: 12 Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 6291 times:
If I was Irish I think I could be very proud of what Ryanair has achieved. A hugely successful business operation, one the leaders in its market sector in Europe.
Whilst FR does not have the same level of 'Irishness' that Aer Lingus have - though with EI's move to being a LCC it becomes difficult for them to continue to provide that difference - all the facts and figures behind the spin that MO'L provides are true.
Would you really prefer there to be no FR and for the level of choice and additional destinations to travellers it provides not to be available?
Bobski From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 83 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days ago) and read 6271 times:
God I hate Ryanair. Is it really necessary to act like you're a 3 year old child going "my airline's bigger than Aer Lingus, nya nya na nya nya". It really is pathetic.
As an aside, on average my trips between Dublin and Birmingham with Aer Lingus are CHEAPER than Ryanair. Ryanair's service is rubbish as well. If I have a late flight and a legitimate complaint (ie the flight being nearly 2 hours late, and boarding the plane being a nightmare with passengers barging and shoving whilst the Ryanair people look on not giving a damn) then I expect it to be dealt with, or at least to get an apology for the poor service (I'm not that fussed about compensation). I do NOT expect a politely worded "p*ss off, your flight was delayed by less than 2 hours so by law we don't have to care" from Ryanair!
Aer Lingus wins hands down every time for me. I now only fly with them to the UK.
You asked my opinion, you got it, just because you don't like it, doesn't really bother me?
Yes, right, they have their success, well done to them for getting this far, but, as said, they are a real sour, childish airline, and they haven't won their success fairly.
I know most of you think that I don't like FR because they left CWL, but I actually never liked them in the first place, simply for the reasons:
- MOl is the biggest dick head ever to grace this planet
- They ridicule airports and airlines if they're a threat, insted of taking competition seriously, and dealing with it fairly
- My idea of a good airline is one that won't leave you stranded in an airport if they cancel your flight, one that offers a decent service, one who's crew do care for your needs, one that is fair to, and appreciates it's passengers.
As for the 30M passengers, they pay pittence for their flight, and you'll find that probably at least 20M of them will be dis-satisfied with what they got.
I'd rather pay that little bit extra, and be guaranteed a safe, enjoyable journey!
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Diesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1633 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6078 times:
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 12): You asked my opinion, you got it, just because you don't like it, doesn't really bother me?
I think you're confused. I haven't said I disagree with your opinion. I'm trying to have a reasoned discussion around the points you raise...
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 12): Yes, right, they have their success, well done to them for getting this far, but... they haven't won their success fairly.
In what ways do you mean that "they haven't won their success fairly"?
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 12): MOl is the biggest dick head ever to grace this planet
Don't be silly.
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 12): They ridicule airports and airlines if they're a threat, insted of taking competition seriously, and dealing with it fairly
This is an interesting point...
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 12): My idea of a good airline is one that won't leave you stranded in an airport if they cancel your flight, one that offers a decent service, one who's crew do care for your needs, one that is fair to, and appreciates it's passengers
FR offer exactly what they describe as their service. As consumers it is our choice whether we use them or not.
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 12): As for the 30M passengers, they pay pittence for their flight, and you'll find that probably at least 20M of them will be dis-satisfied with what they got.
Again, don't be silly.
Quoting Cwldude (Reply 12): I'd rather pay that little bit extra, and be guaranteed a safe, enjoyable journey!
That's quite an allegation to make that FR are not safe... care to back it up with some facts that prove your assertion?
Oh no chance of that mate - anyhow my day job means i can afford to have some light fun on here.
I don't particularly like Ryanair either - they wouldn't be my choice to fly, and with LHR being my local airport they're not a convenient option either.
Having said that, putting my industry hat back on, I have to admire them tremendously for what they have done. Many people may not like they're style, but it could be argued that without that approach they would never have become the success they are. For many, many people they have made flying affordable and convenient. As a Cornishman, I know damn well that NQY airport was doing very little until Ryanair came along and showed what could be done. Without that there would likely be no Baby services, flyBe, and with more to come. and other airports can say the same.
But if I had a local airport without a great deal of service and Ryanair came along and announced 12 new routes across Europe, frankly I'd be delighted.
But it is obvious from your posts that there is a lot of sour grapes. Get the chip off your shoulder and lose the attitude, remove the rose tinted specs and then I'm sure you will have plenty of useful comments to offer this forum. You're clearly no fool, but you're doing yourself no favours with the petty comments.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
25 Shamrock350: I am not a great fan of FR, I have had four flights with them and three of the flights were not what I would expect from an airline in terms of servic