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Ryanair's O'Leary: Tatl Flights Incl. Beds And Sex  
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3952 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 21135 times:

Ryanair's CEO yesterday gave three press conferences in Germany. Asked about his plans for a trans-atlantic LCC, he gave the following answer:

"In der Economy-Klasse kommen sie für zehn Euro über den Atlantik." In der Business-Klasse kündigt er einen ganz besonderen Service an. „Da wird es dann noch „Betten und Blowjobs“ extra für die Fluggäste geben. Sogar die Pressesprecherin zu seiner Linken verschluckt sich beinahe, wollte sie doch gerade am Wasserglas nippen. Diese Flüge würden inklusive Sex zwischen 4000 und 5000 Euro kosten, sagt O'Leary. Während es den Anwesenden im Raum Mallorca kurz die Sprache verschlägt, denkt O'Leary sogar laut über eine geeignete Übersetzung für den englischen Begriff nach, der gemeinhin für Oralsex steht. "Das gibt es doch nicht, habt ihr in Deutschland kein Wort für Blowjob", sagt O'Leary mit breitem Grinsen.

Rough translation:

"In economy you will get across the pond for 10 EUR". For business class, he announced a very special frill: "In business, there will be "beds and b***jobs" for passengers." The press officer to his left almost choked as she was just sipping on a glass of water. These flights incl. sex would cost between 4.000 and 5.000 EUR. While those present a the press conference listen with bated breath, O'Leary thinks about a suitable translation for the english term that describes oral sex. "Unbelievable, don't you guys have a German word for b***job?", he asks with a big grin."

Source (in German): http://www.derwesten.de/nachrichten/...008/6/18/news-56224368/detail.html

Those who do not believe - my understanding is that on this website
http://www.fliegertarife.de/index.ph...ntent&task=view&id=1925&Itemid=454
there will be a video of the press conference later today.


O'Leary at his best - or worst, depending on the view. Wonder how many people reading the papers will believe this rubbish.

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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 21113 times:



Quoting Vfw614 (Thread starter):
These flights incl. sex would cost between 4.000 and 5.000 EUR.

Does this price include the hookers?



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 21052 times:

One more example why I will never fly his airline. Simply disgusting. Every other CEO of a respectable company would have to be afraid of getting fired after such a show. But obviously Ryanair is not a respectable company. I wonder what female passengers of Ryanair think about this.

[Edited 2008-06-18 03:39:47]

User currently offlineNwaLAS From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 21004 times:

Oi Vey!!!

NwaLAS

 expressionless 



"But She's Sleeping"..... "Ma'am, you cannot have your 3 month old child at the slot machine with you!"
User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 21023 times:

I totally hate this guy- He hopes that the oil price remains high, so several airlines have to cease operations. sicko. hope his airline goes under one day


Homer: Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.
User currently onlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1869 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 20997 times:

This is definitely one of his better comments. This has made my - and every one of my colleagues at work - day.


STOP TERRORRUSSIA!!!
User currently offlinePVG From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 20842 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfIY24BErBE

Funny, but in poor taste!


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 20665 times:

The tasteless version of Virgin's "More than one way to get lucky".  yuck 


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 20663 times:



Quoting PVG (Reply 7):
Funny, but in poor taste!

Yeah hardly appropriate and I'm sure offended a few people but I guess thats where he gets his free advertising from.


User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 20644 times:

will the flight attendants deliver this - ehm -service? given MOLs disgust for additional weight on board....

 Big grin



I exchanged political frustration with sexual boredom. better spoil a girl than the world
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9141 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 20368 times:

O'Leary blaest die Backen auf.

Sorry, I had to say that in German, pun intended. Of course there is a German word for it, our language is rich and full of variations
 Wink

Now, MOL has his free advertising again and that is exactly what he wants, worth every penny. I am sure that when he mentioned that they got lost in the Hotel's meeting room "Peking" that this was a side kick to Air Berlins intention to serve the Chinese capital.

An absolutely witty remark . In another interview was rewading this morning, "Die Welt" I believe, he said that Ryanair would never offer tatl services, unless he could get 15 long haul aircraft cheap from an airline gone bust.

OK, after having had a good laugh at it, I imagined this airliner cruising the skies between America and Europe. People huddling on cramped seats drinking water and eating dry bread in the € 10,00 class. FA's in their early 60ties, borrowed from United and USAir with grim faces dealing bingo cards...

Wine and champagne and women up front, cheerful atmosphere with large restrooms. It might work, I mean after all, Elliott Spitzer is no longer Queens county DA and lost his job as NY Governor as well, wait, what was the reason????

 Big grin



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User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 20117 times:

Three Cheers for BrothelAir! A step above Naked Air, with elegance!


A nation turns its lonely eyes to you
User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 19945 times:

Well if this gets O'Leary in the slammer for selling prostitution, I'm up for it.


The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 19793 times:



Quoting PanHAM (Reply 11):
FA's in their early 60ties, borrowed from United and USAir with grim faces dealing bingo cards...

(b)asking: you want your blow job now?

 Big grin



I exchanged political frustration with sexual boredom. better spoil a girl than the world
User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1556 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 19715 times:

The people who are offended by this are the types who I hope stay far, far away from me in every day life - ie, humorless Type-A's.

Hilarious comment.

[Edited 2008-06-18 06:24:36]

User currently offlineDeguoren From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 19670 times:



Quoting N202PA (Reply 15):
The people who are offended by this are the types who I hope stay far, far away from me in every day life.

Hilarious.

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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4383 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 19675 times:

You only can feel offended if you take it serious, and to take it serious you must be heavily brain washed by pseudo christian Ayatollahs - the pope would laugh on this joke.

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 19523 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 2):



Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 4):

Once again A.net members demonstrate that they have no sense of humour.  Yeah sure

Quoting N202PA (Reply 15):
The people who are offended by this are the types who I hope stay far, far away from me in every day life

 checkmark 


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9141 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 19519 times:



Quoting Macc (Reply 14):

(b)asking: you want your blow job now?

I think what MOL meant was that the treats are available only up front.

The €10,00 passengers just have to swallow the bottomless bad service.

 Wink



E's passed on! That parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!
User currently offlineStevesdream69 From Italy, joined Feb 2007, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 19487 times:

Yaaawnnn... how boring this thing is....  bored  .

The real point is.... are they really going long haul?


User currently offlineFlipdewaf From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 19439 times:
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Quoting Stevesdream69 (Reply 20):
The real point is.... are they really going long haul?

Is that a euphamism or are you talking planes?

[Edited 2008-06-18 06:59:21]

User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4312 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 19439 times:



Quoting PanHAM (Reply 19):
The €10,00 passengers just have to swallow

So they are the ones that will be servicing the passengers in the front???



I'm not a racist...I hate Biden, too.
User currently offlineWPIAeroGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 18493 times:



Quoting PanHAM (Reply 19):
The €10,00 passengers just have to swallow the bottomless bad service.

Pun intended?



-WPIAeroGuy
User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 18455 times:



Quoting Burkhard (Reply 17):
pseudo christian Ayatollahs - the pope would laugh on this joke.

You obviously aren't a Christian then...speak for yourself.

Brought to you by another "heavenly brainwashed" American Christian."



757: The last of the best
User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 18424 times:

Bad taste at best.

And why would I fly Ryan air when BA has the same service, for the same price, and has a worthwhile FFP?

As to 10 Y, what a bunch of nonsense. But I guess he'll charge 500 Euro for the first bag, which must be carry on.
Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
25 EXAAUADL : that's what I was wondering...technically it would be legal in international airspace.
26 PanHAM : No yes on both counts
27 Charles79 : You mean they offer BJs as well? What does religion have to do with a simple joke? There are way more serious things going on than an airline CEO hav
28 BA787 : Bad taste but it's what he's known for. Gotta hand it to him, he is either a very, very shrewd businessman (which evidence would kind of agree with)
29 Irobertson : The look on the woman's face was priceless! Love it! Great sense of humor.
30 Aircellist : 10 euros for transatlantic service... This tells us he is not serious.
31 ORDagent : Tacky Tacky Tacky. I do not consider myself "Christian", far from it but I still find it offensive. He should keep his sexual fantasies to himself.
32 Kaitak : Typical bloody Ryanair - surcharges for everything!
33 PanHAM : LOL, I watched the vidoe just now. she mumbled "das uebersetz ich nicht" - I am not translating that. Understandable. A nice young lady she is does no
34 Gosimeon : Good forbid, as if all airline CEO's aren't wishing that on their competition. Ha! Do blowjob pax get priority boarding? I am assuming he was joking.
35 HapppyLandings : I watched the video, the guy is funny. Some people need to relax a little, the guy is crude and all that crap but he his methods work, and they work v
36 SeaBosDca : In private, between friends, this would be hilarious. As a CEO representing all his employees, he should keep things professional. I'd be very embarr
37 BrianDromey : I think the BJ remark was pretty funny. Its typical O'Leary to be honest. What I thought was much more interesting was when he states Long-Haul, Low F
38 Irobertson : It's gonna be a large widebody with high capacity possibilities and strict fuel efficiency. His relationship with Boeing would indicate a desire for 7
39 Richierich : Great response! I have to assume that MOL was joking and was simply trying to be funny (off-color, but funny). Still he is not one to miss a photo op
40 PanHAM : OK, let's get serious on this. The only article I have seen on this was actually in the local edition of FAZ - business section. No mentioning of any
41 JBR2008 : Well, as we all know, the man will say anything for free publicity...no matter how bad the taste! If it's going to be over international airspace what
42 DeltaWings : I'm sorry but that guy just totally suits his airline: absolute Sh**. It could be funny, but a statement like that during an interwiev is preposterou
43 N14AZ : Or good behaviour and sense of decency. I often crack these kinds of jokes but not when making a presentation or something like this for my company.
44 Bok269 : It was funny the first time. Maybe a bit over the top, but since its MOL he could make it work. However, when he kept with it, it became ridiculous. H
45 BrianDromey : MOL has a very individual style and while I dont agree with him on everything, indeed a lot of things, I definately admire his straight-talking style
46 Vfw614 : From a lighter side - would that really be an industry first? I seem to remember rumours about a certain east-asian airline on which first class custo
47 BuyantUkhaa : Would it be part of the package? Knowing Ryanair, probably not! I can see it happening... "should you want to obtain a voucher for our Mile High Club
48 HomaDreaming : Ahh it was funny, definitely funny...But in good taste? I seriously doubt that...specially when you got a woman translating it for you (and shes obvio
49 BOStonsox : Whoa. 10 EURO for a TATL flight? Not bad. That's about $250 USD. Seriously, though, that sounds a little too good to be true.
50 Enilria : Don't forget Spirit's MILF Sale or their Barely Legal fares for just $18. I think that due to advances in technology, the IPod dock will also perform
51 Spacecadet : Yeah, because jokes about oral sex are obviously an appropriate subject for a press announcement about airline service. The key word in the term "sen
52 ACW367 : I know that only a select few early booking pax flying on a Tuesday will have £10 fares and the service will be absolutely awful. However take along
53 ORDagent : People will fly on the back of a duck to save money particularly if they are the visiting friends and family market segment. I did it as a kid on FI d
54 Ajd1992 : It's about $15..... Either way if he's serious or not, it's still good advertising to him. He wants to be known for something, and this is it.
55 BOStonsox : I know that, it's a joke. At lower prices the exchange rate isn't bad, although when you get higher, that E200 fare becomes $300 and the E400 fare be
56 NicoEDDF : ehm...considering the blowjob possibility they might be happy they only have to swallow...well,...bad service
57 Landingshortly : oh my god. seriously ... today isn't april 1st right? i did NOT just see o'leahy actually say that? right? i'm being paranoid .... at least i hope so.
58 Hywel : Relax people... MOL has done far worse than make a simple joke about sex! How about sending coffins to Airbus with the message 'f*ck you Frenchies' af
59 AirCatalonia : Maybe the cheap €10 tickets will come under the condition that the first class clients are entitled to choose you for the "special service" if they
60 A380US : Not everyone how about SRB
61 Pylon101 : What was meant by that???
62 RichM : This guy is simply a genius. Anyone who gets offended by this is simply lacking a sense of humour. He does things that most airlines wouldn't even con
63 N202PA : Well, clearly it's gotten those with sticks up their butts talking about Ryanair (as well as everyone else). Love him or hate him, you know his brand
64 SeaBosDca : Comments like this, which would be funny in other contexts, do have real-life consequences when made by someone like the leader of a large organizati
65 Post contains links and images Luv2cattlecall : Saying this is selling prostitution is like saying that on a flight with food, the $650 r/t is the airline selling a meal... Well...I've personally n
66 ABpositive : Nothing new really. QANTAS has had this service for a while now...
67 RussianJet : Is blatant racist stereotyping allowed on this site these days?? Wow. Disgusting.
68 LTBEWR : If any CEO of an American airline or any decent sized business said such things at a press conference, they would be out of a job in hours. O'Leary ge
69 Tdscanuck : This is Ryanair. If the female passengers are willing to pay, I'm sure they can get similar attention. Ryanair is nothing if not egalitarian. In this
70 Enilria : Some people like Comedy Central, while others prefer HBO...
71 MrBrightSide : Sadly, it looks like nobody got the point of the message. This was clear pun to Singapore's "Class above First", and their marketing spiel that "you c
72 Freckles : 8-) How come nooone is getting this joke? Was quite clearly a witty joke which made everyone in the room laugh.
73 Warszawa : So true. Obviously was said as a joke. The guy is being himself, since when was that wrong? Who cares if its "professional environment". The fact tha
74 Hypersonic : So will female business passengers be offered a bit of 'licky licky' from the male (or female) FAs Afterall, fair's fair! *LOL*
75 Worldrider : no he wasn't , i wonder if he is considering of making his reality more real to us, commun people, in the middle of a philanthropic dream.i bet he ha
76 DavidkunzVIE : +1
77 RJ111 : A CEO hopes his rivals will go out of business! Well i never!
78 NZ107 : Maybe the cheapness of the airfare incorporates a cost incurred to the economy passengers due to extra turbulence on top of the most turbulent flight
79 Burkhard : Let me assume for a second he really starts such a business. I will explain in a second why he won't. In such a case, there are two cost factors. Fue
80 Pylon101 : Sorry, Burkhard. RussianJet and me in our postings above seemed to misconstrued your words. Bashing Russian, Russians and all related to Russia happen
81 Smeg : But that means that there is indeed a huge difference. Currently I pay £1.25 per litre of fuel. That equates to £5.62 per gallon - This is about $1
82 RussianJet : Pylon, I'm going to stick with my original interpretation of his offensive comment - if not, maybe he could explain what else is meant by "the extra
83 Pylon101 : RussianJet, It's funny to discuss what our German friend had in mind; was he offensive or not. He is an adult and can - if he wishes - to explain his
84 Wouwout : get a sense of humour.
85 RussianJet : Though, did anyone there imply that Italy is a nation of prostitutes? Definitely not. Well said.
86 Pylon101 : If he really had it in mind - it's stupid. Actually, my first thought was THAT had been his interpretation. And - after studying the German history f
87 Pyrex : So what? If it is in the best interests of his business because he is more efficient than others then why shouldn't he? I want oil prices to stay hig
88 XT6Wagon : Why cause you can't make a offhand joke about it and move on. Good god, when did we become so fragile that THAT would bother anyone?
89 Brons2 : Oh, I dunno, I booked a BRE-RIX roundtrip in August for a fare of €0. Ryanair had a sale advertised on their site and sure enough I was able to fin
90 MrBrightSide : No, just a nation of imported ones Hungary, Romania and Ukraine come first (pun intended )
91 Astuteman : A while ago, sadly, buddy. Political Correctness is the new global disease designed to stifle wit, imagination, and sheer pleasure of the incisive hu
92 PanHAM : This thread is straying a bit off course. Fact is, MOL's funny outburst at that press conference has let the media in Germany cool, it didnot make the
93 Vhqpa : Fully Inclusive too just ask Mr Fiennes. Vhq
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