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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Interesting article on TheSpoof.com.  Wink

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s1i26733

It is expected that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will advise the Queen that Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary should receive a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List as a reward for his Companies outstanding customer service.


PH


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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

A survey taken at Stanstead Airport reported that Ryanair came out on top for the following reasons:

7.All destination airports within 200 miles of the city centre advertised.


 rotfl 

I flew Ryanair once and it was not as bad as I thought it would be.


User currently offlineTeme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1481 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3320 times:
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I would take FR if they would fly to HEL...
And the story is that they are getting some discounts in TMP ...



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2973 times:
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What a shame they couldn't spell Stansted properly.


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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

I flew with FR from GRO to diferent points in Europe and every time have been a good experience.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3856 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2601 times:



Quoting Ps76 (Reply 4):
I flew with FR from GRO to diferent points in Europe and every time have been a good experience.

I get the impression... although I may be wrong... that when Ryanair can be perfectly fine time after time... but when one has a bad experience, it is VERY bad


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13033 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

I saw an article on MSNBC that Ryanair was the worst of several LCC's in the EC as to proper disclosures as to fares and other issues on their websites, leaving out critical info like as to taxes and fees, availablity of cheapest seats and so on. It is possble per the article that they will have to do major changes to their websites as to those issues or have to shut them down for ticket sales.

User currently offlineWolflair From Mexico, joined Sep 2007, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2485 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
I saw an article on MSNBC that Ryanair was the worst of several LCC's in the EC as to proper disclosures as to fares and other issues on their websites, leaving out critical info like as to taxes and fees, availablity of cheapest seats and so on. It is possble per the article that they will have to do major changes to their websites as to those issues or have to shut them down for ticket sales.

The main issue here is what do regulators want. I agree that fares should be advertised including fees and taxes (i.e. the total amount to be paid by the customer). However, how could it be possible to make an ad display all caveats and lowest fares at certain dates? Should airlines change their ads once the sale tickets go on each individual flight/date?

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 3):
What a shame they couldn't spell Stansted properly.

Probably they got lost trying to reach the airport and the only place they could find was Stanstead Abbots (not so far away from STN indeed).



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
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Quoting Wolflair (Reply 7):
Probably they got lost trying to reach the airport and the only place they could find was Stanstead Abbots (not so far away from STN indeed).

Doubt it - the airport is pretty well signposted. And, with one exception in the local area that I know of (though there could be more), it is written correctly on road signs and has a picture of a plane next to it.



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User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 796 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2317 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
I saw an article on MSNBC that Ryanair was the worst of several LCC's in the EC as to proper disclosures as to fares and other issues on their websites, leaving out critical info like as to taxes and fees, availablity of cheapest seats and so on. It is possble per the article that they will have to do major changes to their websites as to those issues or have to shut them down for ticket sales.

I think you're right about that : Ryanair advertise wrong things on the website.
Checking today the english site, in the news section, they advise about a possible scrutiny of the EC on the airline fares.
As usual, Ryanair claims to be the cheapest airline, without fuel surcharge like BA, AF, LH, KL....
The informations given by FR are misleading : the given examples of fuel surcharge by the above airlines are for longhaul, not intra european flights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineWolflair From Mexico, joined Sep 2007, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2312 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 8):
Doubt it - the airport is pretty well signposted. And, with one exception in the local area that I know of (though there could be more), it is written correctly on road signs and has a picture of a plane next to it.

I agree completely with you. I live in the area (just below the flight path for RWY5) and it's clearly marked how to get to the airport, especially if coming from the M11.

The interesting part is that I read in a book in the library at Bishops Stortford (can't remember the book's name) about the area and they referred to Stansted Mountfitchet several times as "Stanstead Mountfitchet"... Maybe that is an older spelling...



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User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2210 times:



Quoting PlaneHunter (Thread starter):
It is expected that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will advise the Queen that Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary should receive a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List as a reward for his Companies outstanding customer service.

Highly unlikely, to receive a knighthood first he would need to be a British citizen or at least a permanent resident in the UK.


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2143 times:



Quoting Ned Kelly (Reply 11):
Highly unlikely, to receive a knighthood first he would need to be a British citizen or at least a permanent resident in the UK.

Of course it's unlikely. The whole story is a parody.


PH



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
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Quoting Wolflair (Reply 10):
The interesting part is that I read in a book in the library at Bishops Stortford (can't remember the book's name) about the area and they referred to Stansted Mountfitchet several times as "Stanstead Mountfitchet"... Maybe that is an older spelling...

Well, that's the anolmaly - there are a lot of places locally which have 'Stanstead' incorporated into their name - but the airport is an exception in terms of its spelling.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

FR is the "World's Favourite Airline"??? They have not even flown to any North American destination yet. How can they be the "World's Favourite Airline"?!


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2023 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 14):
FR is the "World's Favourite Airline"??? They have not even flown to any North American destination yet. How can they be the "World's Favourite Airline"?!

As I said before: PARODY!


PH



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User currently offlineLoalq From Switzerland, joined Jan 2007, 219 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1901 times:



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 12):


Quoting Ned Kelly (Reply 11):
Highly unlikely, to receive a knighthood first he would need to be a British citizen or at least a permanent resident in the UK.

Of course it's unlikely. The whole story is a parody.

He could still be made a Honorary Knight, like Mandela, Greenspan and Bush, but could not use "Sir" unless he acquired British nationality.

Wikipedia, of course...



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