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Extraordinary Happenings On Ryanair  
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5710 posts, RR: 31
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7148 times:

Halfway through the flight to Madrid last Friday I was coming out of the rear toilet; the young flight attendant was in the galley behind me and said something as I closed the door behind me. Being Ryanair, I immediately assumed I'd done something wrong and was being barked at. "What?", I asked. "Are . . you . . enjoying . . the . . flight . . sir?", he said in heavily accented English, with extra gaps between the words as he gesticulated with one hand towards me. Taken aback, I said I was; then said "You must be new". He thought for a few seconds, and in the same emphatic manner, and again gesticulating towards me, said "Yes . . I . . have . . been . . working . . since . . twenty . . five . . March". I asked him if he liked the job, and again gesticulating, said "Yes . . ESPECIALLY . . the . . flying".

Good for him. At least one smiling Ryanair employee who enjoys their job. His name was Tomas and he was from Hungary. So Tomas, if you're reading this, well done and keep it up: as Ryanair passengers our suffering is endless, and you made my flight.

And to Michael O'Leary, if you're reading this, GIVE THAT GUY A RISE!

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User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6993 times:

Awww....
What a nice anecdote to keep.
Well done Tomas!


User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6878 times:

A Ryanair F/A who actually gives a s***,now thats got to be a first!  Big grin Almost makes me want to fly Ryanair again!....I said almost!  devil 

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5710 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6469 times:



Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 2):
A Ryanair F/A who actually gives a s***,now thats got to be a first!

Surely SOMEONE else out there, at some stage in the last 23 years, must have come across another Ryanair flight attendant resembling a human being?


User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6446 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):

Oh, just wait... In only a few months he will hate his job just as much as all the other FR f/a's do  Yeah sure



SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlineAidanoc5793 From Ireland, joined Apr 2009, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6358 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
Surely SOMEONE else out there, at some stage in the last 23 years, must have come across another Ryanair flight attendant resembling a human being?

Hey I have, I was recently on a flight from KIR-HAH with FR, one flight steward was helping inside the terminal collecting the boarding passes, and unfortunately i had my boarding pass into my passport folded and the little coil fell off and i came to the gate and took out my boarding pass and the coil was gone.....at this point my class had boarded and the kerry airport staff told me i would have to wait and find it but the FR steward said it was ok and just tore a bit off the main boarding pass and i was left board and i still managed to get a seat with my friends, i seriously thought that i would delay the plane, and I didnt know what to do, all my teachers were on-board but it all worked out....the luck of the irish i guess.
I had a very comfortable flight to Germany and the flight crew were friendly and chatty.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6278 times:

On my last Ryanair flight from DUB-LGW the staff were very good. They were from Lithuania I think. Despite a very un Ryanair-esque delay of 90mins the crew handled the whole situation with great pride, control and dignity from gate to Gatwick.

And all that for 10 pounds return (inc taxes). Big grin


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6249 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
GIVE THAT GUY A RISE!

Hell no! That would then give rise to others wanting pay rise, and before you know it it won't be focused = it's cost differential will be gone.

Quoting Babybus (Reply 6):
On my last Ryanair flight from DUB-LGW the staff were very good.

Never had a problem myself. Flew PSA-EMA yesterday. All the crew were chatting, laughing - great atmosphere. And even classical music was played as we disembarked @ EMA. Lots of passengers, myself including, were humming and whistling. Very enjoyable!



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineMetjetceo From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6236 times:

It is nice to hear the positive on this forum, as the industry has been swallowed by the negative.

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
And to Michael O'Leary, if you're reading this, GIVE THAT GUY A RISE!

On a friendly note, I am not sure if it has the same meaning in Europe, but you may want to change "Rise" to "Raise".


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26978 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6204 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
Surely SOMEONE else out there, at some stage in the last 23 years, must have come across another Ryanair flight attendant resembling a human being?

Yes I had a great crew on my last FR DUB-REU flight. It was Spanish Reus based crew and they were smiling and laughing and interacting with the passengers. Couldnt fault them.


User currently offlineBabyFat310 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5839 times:

My limited experience with FR is that the FAs are from outside the British Isles are much more courteous and professional than the surly and disinterested FAs from Britain and Ireland. FR should spin off its British Isles unit from its Continental one and rename it Chav Wings in honour of the employees and passengers who tend to fly FR.

User currently offlineACdreamliner From UK - Scotland, joined May 2005, 519 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

ah, did u pay ryanairs new 'decent service charge', i hear that for around £5, then even look at you...


Where are you going?
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

Quoting BabyFat310 (Reply 10):
FR should spin off its British Isles unit from its Continental one and rename it Chav Wings in honour of the employees and passengers who tend to fly FR.


My wife will find it hilarious when I tell her tonight that she's a chav.  rotfl 

[Edited 2009-04-09 11:04:06]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBabyFat310 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5250 times:

ok so your wife is one of the minority of FR flyers who aren't chavs or lager louts. You've got to admit, though, FR definitely attracts a lower class of passenger.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

Quoting BabyFat310 (Reply 13):
ok so your wife is one of the minority of FR flyers who aren't chavs or lager louts. You've got to admit, though, FR definitely attracts a lower class of passenger.

As for being "chav-ish", it absolutely depends on the type of route. I cannot imagine for one second that flights to, say, Dinard or Limoges or any of those rural French destinations would be in that category. You can't even say it for Malaga or Palma or Tenerife or Alicante or wherever due to the amount of well-off people with second homes in such places.

In the end, all that matters is this:

DO THEY PAY THE FARE? YES!

So, who cares what type of person is carried? I certainly wouldn't if I were in FR management. And, clearly they don't. So, what's the point of discussing it?!

[Edited 2009-04-09 11:31:56]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5113 times:
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Quoting BabyFat310 (Reply 13):

All depends on the route, I flew NRN STN and DUB EIN on FR, and found that there were lots of business people, and almost no "low class" pax. However I can imagine this is different on flights to popular vacation destinations.



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineAdg737800 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4860 times:



Quoting BabyFat310 (Reply 13):
You've got to admit, though, FR definitely attracts a lower class of passenger.

You're kidding me right? Have you ever been on a Ryanair flight connecting the UK with some of the French destinations such as La Rochelle, Bergerac or Carcassonne? The passengers are on the whole the Boden or Barbour-wearing, Daily Telegraph-reading middle classes. I think they would recoil in horror to be described as 'chavs'.

I can think of the parents of one of my friends. Retired lawyer and wife, very well to do and they have a home in the Dordogne as well as central London. Thanks to FR they can shuttle between EGC and LTN or STN spending roughly half the month in either the UK or France. The flights are frequent and cheap and, as they say, they'd rather spend money on a great meal or wine while in France than on the hour or so flight to get out there.

I suspect it would be the same with many of FR's Italian and Spanish destinations.



Next flights: LCY-EDI-LCY (BA Cityflyer)
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4822 times:



Quoting Adg737800 (Reply 16):
The flights are frequent and cheap and, as they say, they'd rather spend money on a great meal or wine while in France than on the hour or so flight to get out there.

Hear, hear! That is one key reason for the growth of budget airlines: people woke-up to the realisation that they could spend more money on more important things - hotels, meals - than the actual transport.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineEljonno From Australia, joined Sep 2008, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

When I read the thread title I was half expecting you to say they had given you something for free!
As it happens all of the FR flights I have taken between STN and NQY (I'm at uni in Cornwall) have been perfectly acceptable; not as good as BA (whom I have never had a bad flight with), or Air Southwest for that matter - (who run a brilliant little operation), but a hell of a lot better than some of my experiences with QF and certain other legacies elsewhere in the world.

Quoting BabyFat310 (Reply 13):
ok so your wife is one of the minority of FR flyers who aren't chavs or lager louts. You've got to admit, though, FR definitely attracts a lower class of passenger.

I detect a quick u-turn there!


User currently offlineEmbajador3 From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

I am sure there are hundreds of FR FAs who love the job they have and take pride in their performance.


Flying Together
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5710 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4469 times:



Quoting Embajador3 (Reply 19):
I am sure there are hundreds of FR FAs who love the job they have and take pride in their performance.

Maybe, but I have only ever met one in the last 23 years.

On a related note, has anyone noticed the hollering and cheering that greets the Ryanair fanfare on arrival? It used to be ignored, but now it seems to be greeted with applause and whoops.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 20):
Maybe, but I have only ever met one in the last 23 years.

I have flown FR well over 100 times and I have genuinely not seen any that looked moody or acted improperly or whatever. Indeed, I would say that they were fine. So, I am convinced that this talk of them not caring or being unhappy or whatever is probably made up (save for some not having their best day, as with every business) as with most things that is said about FR.

[Edited 2009-04-10 13:10:48]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4408 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 20):
On a related note, has anyone noticed the hollering and cheering that greets the Ryanair fanfare on arrival? It used to be ignored, but now it seems to be greeted with applause and whoops.

Based on that, it seems that it might well be you that is moody, not the cabin crew.  Smile



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5710 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4333 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 21):
So, I am convinced that this talk of them not caring or being unhappy or whatever is probably made up (save for some not having their best day, as with every business) as with most things that is said about FR.

It's not just me. A friend of mine used to fly with them to Brussels almost every weekend for five years. Towards the end of this five years, he and I booked a trip further afield with an international flag-carrier (not EI). I remember his reaction as we sat in our seats: he had got so used to the FR indifference and rudeness that he couldn't get over the crew being actually smiling, friendly and welcoming.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 22):
Based on that, it seems that it might well be you that is moody, not the cabin crew.

Okay, I can be slow at times . . . but care to explain the logic here?


User currently offlineEmbajador3 From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4114 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 20):
Maybe, but I have only ever met one in the last 23 years

That is so unfair, it does not matter how many time you fly an airline, you can't say every one as you say. There are many FAs who should get more customer service training or change their jobs, true, but the majority are just fine. Perhaps, if next time you greet them the you would like to be greeted and leave you prejudice aside, you would get a smile back.



Flying Together
25 Pe@rson : I read what you wrote as being anti-applause and anti-whoops. And it's not just me. Indeed, most people in this thread have stated positive experienc
26 OA260 : Its FR not LH lol....
27 Braybuddy : You know you've got a point. And I'll be flying with them tomorrow, so will report back. I'm not one of those people who believe flight attendants ar
28 Pe@rson : Again, I haven't experienced that from cabin crew. Rightly so EI cabin crew are swearing robots? Cool. When I last flew EMA-DUB, I sat in 1A (I neede
29 Brilondon : I hope that you and all the other people meant a rAise. Giving a fellow a rise would be interesting entertainment though, but that would cost extra f
30 Braybuddy : Are you sure the word "Ryanair" was painted on the plane?????? Not that I'd ever call you biased of course, not even after reading your signature . .
31 Pe@rson : Likewise! Incidentally, I have stated what I like about FR on many occasions, basically cost-cutting, efficiency, ancillary revenue, controversial an
32 Braybuddy : The reasons I like, or dislike, an airline boils down to the way they treat me. Ryanair can offer flights to whererever they like for ten euro and I
33 Argonaut : Quoting Metjetceo (Reply 8): but you may want to change "Rise" to "Raise". Quoting Brilondon (Reply 29): I hope that you and all the other people mean
34 Pe@rson : All she would say is: "Howzya youa saya fan-ny packa ina Poliskia?"
35 Super737 : LOL nearly spat my beer over the computer. But in honest truth, the hosties are friendly. Ive had great flights, and may I say pleasing to the eye as
36 Mpsrent : Congratualtions to Tomas from Hungary. I may not be rich, but I'm also not poor by any means. I suppose my perception of discount and charter airlines
37 Braybuddy : I'm reminded of the old chestnut, which has been posted on here before: A guy was sitting on a barstool, drinking a pint at an airport bar, when a re
38 Danfearn77 : Hang on a minute! Were lucky we have Charter airlines for that! Step foot on any TOM or TCX flight to Malia and its pretty much a pre-requisite that
39 Pe@rson : I would fly FR if I were a billionnaire! I would be a cheap-stake billionnaire. You'll probably have someone calling to reprocess your house soon (pl
40 Brilondon : I know the differences a I attended school in England for 7 years but also we have the difficulties of the English language to contend with here.
41 Braybuddy : I can see Michal O Leary launching an immediate inquiry. As luck would have it, I had the perfect chance to give Ryanair crew another chance, flying
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