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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1705 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 7924 times:

Hello Dear readers,

It was about time to get flying again, and some special offers on the internet made me to try out Ryanair for the first time. Since I somehow always missed out on the 737-800, it would also mean that I could add a new type for my personal log. Also I could add 3 new airports and don’t forget a couple of hours short of sleep.
Since FR does not fly to AMS, I had to drive some miles extra to get on a FR flight.
I preferred NRN this time, so I needed to drive for 2,5hrs to get there.
The itinerary I choose was NRN-SXF-NYO-NRN for the total amount of € 18.43 including all taxes and credit card fees. The booking was made approx. 1 month before the flights and I could easily check in via the internet.



Enough talking for now, let’s get flying!
Saturday morning 02.15hrs my alarmclock went airborne and I needed to get out of bed after just 3 hours of sleep. Within 45 minutes I hit the road and headed southbound to NRN airport. It took me just under 2,5 hours to drive the 275km to the airport, which was not too bad. I arrived around 05.30 at the airport with some 30 minutes to spare before the gate closes, so I decided to line up at security straight away.

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It was only a 10 minute wait, so had all the time in the world to get to the gate for my first flight of the day.

Flight: FR2178
Stretch: NRN-SXF
Date: 15-nov-2008
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Registration: EI-DLI
Delivered: 23-03-2006 to Ryanair
Seat: 27F
Loadfactor: 75%
Ticket price incl. all taxes : € 1,19 (excl. credit card fee € 5,00)
1st flight on the 737-800 and therefore the 1st on this machine.

When I arrived at the gate some 2 minutes after I finished the security-check, boarding was just started and I could easily enter the line and even got on the first bus to the aircraft.
This morning there were 7 FR birds parked at NRN, and since I never flew with FR, the machine would be a new entry in my log anyway.
There were 2 Cobus3000 buses who brought the passengers to the aircraft, which turned out to be EI-DLI, a 2006 machine.
I didn’t know exactly what to expect since there are so many different opinions about FR.
My first impression was actually quite ok, with the machine being quite clean and the friendly welcome from the cabin crew. An annoying songs was played far too loud for this time of the day, so anybody still asleep would be awake instantly.
I always prefer to have a windowseat, and for this flight the starboard side would be perfect since the sun would rise during this short flight to SXF, being one of only two remaining airports in Berlin since THF was shut down. I sat down on seat 27F and made myself as comfortable as possible. Legroom was very tight, but I expected this to be, so no problem for me this time.

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The load on the flight was quite ok with around 75% of the seat occupied. Luckily the middle seat next to me remained empty, so I could use a bit more space to store my feet.
My seatmate on the aisle-seat was a German guy, who already slept before the doors were closed.
The very friendly cabin crew with 3 male and 1 female attendant really did their best to deliver the FR product as good as possible and a big thumbs up for them!
After the boarding was completed the safety-demonstration was done manually during our taxi to the active runway, which was rwy27 this morning. We made a rolling start and soon we were airborne. Some sharp turns direct after take off, and we headed in an easterly direction towards the capital of Germany.
During the flight the audiosystem on board was used for several strange tunes, sounds and commercials, which was very disturbing, especially for those who wanted to sleep. On board service was quite quick, even though quite some people bought a coffee or so. The coffee tasted very good, but the price is rather high at € 3,00.
As you can see in the pictures the sunrise was just stunning!!!

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Somehow I thought of a report, written by a fellow a.netter about chewing gum on FR planes, as I spotted one at the seat in front of me….. Unfortunately this wasn’t the last time to spot chewing gum……..

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Yuck!

Soon our descent into SXF started, and we were asked to put our seats in the upright position, ehhhhh, I think those seats are always in a upright position since you can’t lower them….

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Legroom actually quite ok on FR!

The landing was smooth, and we taxied on a wet airport to our stand.
I walked to the terminal, and needed to check where to go now, since I had not too much time before my next flight would leave.
I hoped that I could just walk from one gate to the other, but this was not possible. I had to go the long way via the arrivals hall, up the stairs, keep on running, through the departures hall, to the security checkpoint. Some people in the queue saw my rush and let me go first, without me asking them to. Very kind of the nice and friendly Berliners!
After the check I had to run back to the far corner of the terminal, to the gate next to the one I arrived at, and I was just in time to hop on the flight to NYO.
My luck here was that I did not board the same aircraft, which would have been sooo useless!

Flight: FR9704
Stretch: SXF-NYO
Date: 15-nov-2008
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Registration: EI-DYD
Delivered: 14-03-2008 to Ryanair
Seat: 27F
Loadfactor: 55%
Ticket price incl. all taxes : € 1,00 (excl. credit card fee € 5,00)
2nd flight on the 737-800 and the 1st on this machine.

This time I could walk to the plane, which was only a short walk. I entered this 8 month old Boeing via the aft. door. With this flight only about half full, I could still pick a window seat, and sat on seat 27F again. I expected this bird to be one of the older birds in the fleet since it was worn and very dirty.

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Chewing gum again!!

This is not good Ryanair! I know the flights are cheap; no frills etc. but at least clean them! My tray table was still covered with some ketchup and the table on the empty seat next to me was covered with spoiled coffee and some bread leftovers.
Also the crew on this flight was not too friendly, and just did that, what they are getting paid for. Again the annoying song was played, and still runs through my mind a couple of days later….

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During our taxi to the active runway we passed an all white ex AB F100 and later some more still painted AB F100’s (also stored).
Take off was powerful and soon we hit the cloudy skies over Berlin.

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During the service I decided that I could eat something and ordered a can of Icetea and a ham/cheese sandwich. Total cost : € 8,10 which is a tad overpriced….
I lowered my table and what did I see, yes…..CHEWING GUM LEFTOVERS!
The flight itself was rather uneventful as I only saw clouds, clouds and more clouds.

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Soon we started our descent into NYO where we made a very smooth landing.

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We taxied to the apron where only 2 other FR 737’s were parked at that moment.
It took about 3 minutes from leaving the plane to walking outside the terminal, so a rather quick service here.

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With roughly 90 minutes to spare I decided to walk around the airport a bit and make some pictures and do some spotting. At NYO there is not too much action, but I managed to see some very interesting Coastguard planes.

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At a nearby (closed) museum a cockpit section of a Saab Fighter was stored which was a nice sighting I think.

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After a while it was time to head back to the departures terminal and went to security. Check was done within minutes as there was almost no queue.
I now had to wait for some 15 minutes before boarding was commenced.

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Flight: FR1951
Stretch: NYO-NRN
Date: 15-nov-2008
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Registration: EI-DPK
Delivered: 16-02-2007 to Ryanair
Seat: 27F
Loadfactor: 70%
Ticket price incl. all taxes : € 1,24 (excl. credit card fee € 5,00)
3rd flight on the 737-800 and the 1st on this machine.

Boarding was started a couple of minutes early, and we could just walk to the plane. Again I decided to take the rear door and sat down on ‘my’ seat 27F.
Again the annoying music, too much commercials, and no I don’t want to buy any scratchcards, ringtones, or rental cars. Really, you should not fly too often with FR, as they really brainwash you. OK, I must admit that flying with FR to airports were FR is one of the few airlines operating helps a lot in getting a feeling with the brand.
Anyway, my first impression of this particular aircraft was rather good, seats were clean, again the bright yellow headrests and blue leather seats.

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Window was a bit dirty and scratched but ok for me.
The crew on this flight existed of 2 male and 2 female attendants. Boarding was soon completed and we were pushed back from our stand.

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Take off into the cloudy skies and soon we could see the beautiful Swedish sky above a thick layer of clouds.

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Cruising alt. was 37.000ft according to the informative speech by our F/O. Our route was NYO-MMA-HAM-DUS-NRN.
The service was quick but very messy. Cabin crew members were running up and down the aisle, yelling at each other and very unprofessional. About halfway our flight one passenger spoiled some beer, and another one started shouting at him with some very unfriendly words.
One of the male attendants saw what happened, and did absolutely nothing about the situation. He just continued his work as nothing had happened. My idea is whenever a passenger is getting aggressive, he needs to go there and find out what is exactly wrong. But not on FR!

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The remainder of the flight was uneventful and soon we started our descent into NRN.
Whoops…before I forget, again on this machine I found a sticky piece of 2nd hand chewing gum placed on one of the seats in front of me! Seems to be standard equipment on the FR 738’s.

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Landing was very smooth, and comfortable. Braking also not to hard and we taxied to our stand. Our parking stand was next to EI-DLI which brought me from NRN to SXF earlier that day.

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De-boarding via the rear door again, and we walked to the terminal.
It was just a matter of minutes before I was outside again, and walked to my car, ready for another 2,5hrs drive back home.

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The nice NRN terminal

My conclusions for this reg-hunting trip and nice day of flying :

Airports :

NRN : Nice, clean and very comfortable airport, really customer friendly.
SXF : Seemed ok, but I think TXL is the better of the two remaining Berlin airports.
NYO : Nice little airport, not too much action just like NRN

Airline :

FR : An airline who brings you save from A to B, but quality is rather low.
The aircraft are very new, but quite dirty. Crews vary per flight but seem to be on a lower level than other airlines. Exception here is the male attendant on my NRN-SXF flight, who was top notch!
I would use FR again, but only when it really is the best option. I rather spend a bit more money on flying with U2. Although next month I will be flying FR again as booking was made before this day. You really get what you pay for.

So far for this time, I hope you enjoyed my report.
Please feel free to give your comments.
Next report will land here in December as my GF and I planned some Christmas shopping in London.


flown: F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,77W,319,320,321,333,AB6.
29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27121 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 7861 times:

Hi nice report and some nice pics. I never saw Weeze airport before. Regards the chewing gum its very bad but I guess its not Ryanairs fault but some of the rubbish passengers they get. Still if they spot these things they should clean them up.

Ryanair is a bus service basically. It gets you from A-B with nothing else. I have to say though my flights over the last year with them to Reus were faultless and nice crews so when they are good they are great.

Thanks for the report.

OA260


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 7856 times:

Nice TR, as always.

Some great pics, but the chewing gum pics are just disgusting So bad that FR dont do anyhting.

Everyone seems to talk about the annoying boarding music that FR uses. I wonder how it goes??

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
The service was quick but very messy. Cabin crew members were running up and down the aisle, yelling at each other and very unprofessional. About halfway our flight one passenger spoiled some beer, and another one started shouting at him with some very unfriendly words.
One of the male attendants saw what happened, and did absolutely nothing about the situation. He just continued his work as nothing had happened.

Well that is FR you know  Wink


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1705 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 7834 times:

Hi Philip,

Thanks for reading my report!

Quoting Oa260 (Reply 1):
I never saw Weeze airport before

It really is a nice little airport, very modern, clean and customer friendly.
There is however not too much traffic other than FR, so from a spotters perspective its not ideal.

Quoting Oa260 (Reply 1):
Ryanair is a bus service basically. It gets you from A-B with nothing else.

That's exactly what it is, they bring you safe from A to B.

Hi Gabriel,

Also thank you for reading my report!

Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Everyone seems to talk about the annoying boarding music that FR uses

Which means that it is catchy and people remember it. From marketing perspective I would say it works perfectly.



flown: F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,77W,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 7832 times:
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Great report Joost, really enjoyed your extensive day on an airline still missing and likley to remain missing from my log  Smile

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
The itinerary I choose was NRN-SXF-NYO-NRN for the total amount of € 18.43 including all taxes and credit card fees

- That is just amazing, in fact, it's just rediculous!

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Saturday morning 02.15hrs

- OMG, that's just too early!!

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
I expected this bird to be one of the older birds in the fleet since it was worn and very dirty.

- Actually, it's newer that the last plane you flew.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
The service was quick but very messy. Cabin crew members were running up and down the aisle, yelling at each other and very unprofessional. About halfway our flight one passenger spoiled some beer, and another one started shouting at him with some very unfriendly words.

- Nice, sounds classy  Smile

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
before I forget, again on this machine I found a sticky piece of 2nd hand chewing gum placed on one of the seats in front of me! Seems to be standard equipment on the FR 738’s

- I think the low cost fares lead to low cost passengers who have no manners.

Good stuff!

Thanks

Mark



111,732,3,4,5,7,8,BBJ,741,742,743,744,752,762,763,764,772,77L,773,77W,L15,D10,30,40,AB3,AB6,A312.313,319,320,321,332,333
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4273 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7797 times:

Hi, Joost

nice to see you finally got on FR. Good to get the B738 in your log, and even 3 different ones on one day! For some reason, I already ended up on the same FR machines several times, despite them having such a huge fleet of this type!! So, you should feel yourself a bit lucky with your score  

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Chewing gum again!!

This is not good Ryanair! I know the flights are cheap; no frills etc. but at least clean them!

I know, not good. But more important, is that this is done by the passengers seated in your place before you came on the plane! FR is an airline which operates at low cost policies, and has to make short turnarounds when they are on the ground. So, only rough cleaning can be carried out and is done by the crew themselves, not a cleaning company.
For the low fares on FR, they attract also the public which usually can't afford flying and who may have lower standards of behaviour?! Although, that's what my opinion says.

FR sells their planes again when they are a few years old, and the next operator can put some clean seats in, hopefully. Anyway, the chewing gum is not good, but I can live with it on FR as long as the fares are low. You should try them out of EIN some day, very convenient as well!

btw, some very good pics! Love the sunrise with winglet, as well the coastguard Dash 8-300!

Cheers,
Eric

[Edited 2008-11-25 13:11:29]


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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1705 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7751 times:

Hi Mark,

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Great report Joost, really enjoyed your extensive day on an airline still missing and likley to remain missing from my log

I can imagine that you don't want to fly FR just like that.
FR will never be my nr. one choice, and will only use them if no other options are there.
Although next month I will fly them again, but the booking was already made earlier on.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
That is just amazing, in fact, it's just rediculous!

Fully agree! Those rates are really rediculous

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
OMG, that's just too early!!

02.15 was really too early, but it was worth it. It was a nice day of flying!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
The service was quick but very messy. Cabin crew members were running up and down the aisle, yelling at each other and very unprofessional. About halfway our flight one passenger spoiled some beer, and another one started shouting at him with some very unfriendly words.

- Nice, sounds classy

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
before I forget, again on this machine I found a sticky piece of 2nd hand chewing gum placed on one of the seats in front of me! Seems to be standard equipment on the FR 738’s

- I think the low cost fares lead to low cost passengers who have no manners

And you give the right answer straight away.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 4):
Good stuff!

Thanks!


Hi Eric,

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 5):
Good to get the B738 in your log, and even 3 different ones on one day!

Finally! The airlines I flew with mostly use the 319/320/321 or older generation 737's ( LH and LX ) so therefore the 737NGs are rather poorly covered up till now.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 5):
btw, some very good pics! Love the sunrise with winglet, as well the coastguard Dash 8-300!

Thanks! I keep trying to get better and better! For sure my 200mm objective helps a lot!



flown: F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,77W,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7718 times:



Quoting DALCE (Reply 3):
Which means that it is catchy and people remember it. From marketing perspective I would say it works perfectly.

Yes, that is true. Well hope I get to hear it one day and see what everyone talks about.



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7701 times:

Hello, Joost,

for sure a good thing to spend a day of flying around.
It seems I know what I say, collecting two places (NYO and NRN) also during a FR daytrip last year.
And I confirm your impression about these two airports absolutelly.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
An annoying songs was played far too loud for this time of the day, so anybody still asleep would be awake instantly.

Ah, well it´s not only me!.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
My luck here was that I did not board the same aircraft, which would have been sooo useless!

Thats something to talk about around my next storys, congrats.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6012 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7681 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
Everyone seems to talk about the annoying boarding music that FR uses. I wonder how it goes??

Just remember when your poking your ears out that you asked for it.... Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9hpdinTTG8



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7607 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 9):
Just remember when your poking your ears out that you asked for it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9hpd...nTTG8

OMG, are you kidding me, do they really play this while boarding the aircraft. Amazing. I could only watch half that video. Man, that is annoying.

Poor the one that flies FR too often  Wink



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6012 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7555 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
OMG, are you kidding me, do they really play this while boarding the aircraft.

I wish I was kidding.... that's the song that's on every flight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHN8MjuxImE&feature=related



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1705 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7532 times:

Hi markus,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 8):
It seems I know what I say, collecting two places (NYO and NRN) also during a FR daytrip last year.

I actually forgot about your trip, which roughly was the same as mine.
Although you explored the city, something I didn't have enough time for  Sad

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 8):
Ah, well it´s not only me!.

Certainly not, I read your report earlier this week with also a FR leg included.
Funny though as I had the text for this report ready on Sunday already  Smile
Same thoughts here! Big grin

Quoting United1 (Reply 9):
Just remember when your poking your ears out that you asked for it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9hpd...nTTG8

OMG!!! I was just about to forget this annoying sh*tty song!

Quoting B747forever (Reply 10):
Poor the one that flies FR too often

Do you now understand the brainwashing part of the trip  Wink



flown: F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,77W,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7505 times:



Quoting DALCE (Reply 12):
Do you now understand the brainwashing part of the trip

Yes  crazy   drool   faint 

It is extremely annoying, but the worst part is that it stays in your brain, whether you want it or not.



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1705 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7499 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 13):
Yes

It is extremely annoying, but the worst part is that it stays in your brain, whether you want it or not.

LOL  white 



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6012 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7472 times:



Quoting DALCE (Reply 14):
Quoting B747forever (Reply 13):
Yes

It is extremely annoying, but the worst part is that it stays in your brain, whether you want it or not.

LOL

 laughing  LOL...well I'm glad you got to add a new aircraft type to your list if nothing else. Thanks for the read...



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6914 times:

Hi Joost,

interesting report about your first FR (air-) bus tour.  Wink

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
An annoying songs was played far too loud for this time of the day, so anybody still asleep would be awake instantly.

That song together with the horrible interior must be a nightmare combination...

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
The coffee tasted very good, but the price is rather high at € 3,00.

What a rip-off...

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Unfortunately this wasn’t the last time to spot chewing gum……..

Welcome to FR.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
I know the flights are cheap; no frills etc. but at least clean them!

There's no cabin cleaning fee, so there's nothing to expect.  Wink

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Total cost : € 8,10 which is a tad overpriced….

Oh no...

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
At NYO there is not too much action, but I managed to see some very interesting Coastguard planes.

Stunning livery!

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
My idea is whenever a passenger is getting aggressive, he needs to go there and find out what is exactly wrong. But not on FR!

There's no anti-air rage fee, so there's nothing to expect.  Wink

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
NRN : Nice, clean and very comfortable airport, really customer friendly.

Yes, I can confirm that. Too bad its home carrier V Bird didn't make it.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
I would use FR again, but only when it really is the best option.

If there isn't any other option by car, bus, train or ship, I'd probably take FR again...or I'd stay at home.  Wink


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6864 times:



Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
NRN-SXF-NYO-NRN for the total amount of € 18.43

Incredible - nothing less.

Nice report with beautiful pictures. I guess that, just like with any other airline, crews are hardly consistent in delivering the product as well as possible.



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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5264 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6841 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 1):
Regards the chewing gum its very bad but I guess its not Ryanairs fault but some of the rubbish passengers they get



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 5):
But more important, is that this is done by the passengers seated in your place before you came on the plane! FR is an airline which operates at low cost policies, and has to make short turnarounds when they are on the ground. So, only rough cleaning can be carried out and is done by the crew themselves, not a cleaning company.

Actually whilst a pax did put the gum there, it is Ryanair's fault that it is STILL there. The crew should perhaps pay a bitmore attention to cleaning the plane - or perhaps the cleaners at the end of the day - who knows how long it has been there.

Other LCC's I have been on seem to be able to clean the aircraft, why cant FR?


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4273 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6796 times:



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
The coffee tasted very good, but the price is rather high at € 3,00.

What a rip-off...

You get a large cup of coffee on FR, price EUR 3.00
On e.g. Dutch lowcost airline Transavia, you pay EUR 2.50, and get a small cup.
I think the 3 Euro's on FR aren't that bad for the coffee, taking in mind that you paid only peanuts for your flight.
Make up the total bill after landing, and you'll find out that FR was still cheap and a good option to get from A to B.



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6772 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 19):
I think the 3 Euro's on FR aren't that bad for the coffee, taking in mind that you paid only peanuts for your flight.
Make up the total bill after landing, and you'll find out that FR was still cheap and a good option to get from A to B.

The question is whether you really have paid only peanuts for the flight. You don't find cheap flights only.

Many people should indeed make up the total bill after landing - e.g. including expenses for longer car or train journeys to the airfields. I guess many people don't take into consideration all aspects related to the journey and simply assume FR would be the cheapest option anyway.
Reminds me of a similar phenomenon: Media Markt, a leading electronics discounter, has been running extensive marketing campaigns in Germany for years, emphasizing low prices. From what I have heard, it seems - as a result - many people don't compare prices any more and simply assume Media Markt would offer the best prices. However, some time ago a study showed that the discounter's prices aren't that low in comparison...


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1705 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your replies again! I really appreciate it!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
interesting report about your first FR (air-) bus tour

That's the best comparison, it's a bus-service all the way

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
There's no cabin cleaning fee, so there's nothing to expect.



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
There's no anti-air rage fee, so there's nothing to expect

       

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Stunning livery!

My thoughts exactly!

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 17):
Incredible - nothing less.

Parking your car at a large international airport cost more per day!

Quoting ANstar (Reply 18):
Actually whilst a pax did put the gum there, it is Ryanair's fault that it is STILL there.

True words!

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 19):
You get a large cup of coffee on FR, price EUR 3.00

yes it was a large cup, but still it's rather expensive for a cup of coffee ( think back in time when we still had our Guilders, Deutschmarks, Francs etc. )

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 20):
The question is whether you really have paid only peanuts for the flight. You don't find cheap flights only

Sometimes you also find flights with FR over € 100,- one-way. Not everybody selects their trips like we a.nutters do 

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 20):
Many people should indeed make up the total bill after landing - e.g. including expenses for longer car or train journeys to the airfields. I guess many people don't take into consideration all aspects related to the journey and simply assume FR would be the cheapest option anyway.
Reminds me of a similar phenomenon: Media Markt, a leading electronics discounter, has been running extensive marketing campaigns in Germany for years, emphasizing low prices. From what I have heard, it seems - as a result - many people don't compare prices any more and simply assume Media Markt would offer the best prices. However, some time ago a study showed that the discounter's prices aren't that low in comparison...

That's were marketing guys and girls get paid for  

edited due spelling

[Edited 2008-11-26 02:34:43]


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User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6540 times:



Quoting DALCE (Reply 21):
yes it was a large cup, but still it's rather expensive for a cup of coffee ( think back in time when we still had our Guilders, Deutschmarks, Francs etc. )

Correct - but as you imply it has more to do with the € than with FR.



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1705 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5775 times:



Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 22):
Correct - but as you imply it has more to do with the € than with FR.

That is also absolutely true!


ps. just upgraded photobucket to photobucket pro to prevent bandwidth exeeded messages.
Sorry for pictures being offline for a while. They are back now!



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5696 times:

Never having flown FR it was an good insight to read your report. You sure got a bargain fare and had a good day of flying.

The chewing business really is disgusting, although one can't blame FR totally for this. The idiots who stick their gum in every possible place are the culprits ...how much effort does it take to get a bit of tissue and dispose of it properly? Ok, rant over!

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
One of the male attendants saw what happened, and did absolutely nothing about the situation. He just continued his work as nothing had happened. My idea is whenever a passenger is getting aggressive, he needs to go there and find out what is exactly wrong. But not on FR!

That really doesn't inspire confidence.

Thanks for posting
Happy flying
Infodesk



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
25 DavidkunzVIE : Not to sound social-darwinistic or condescending here, but don't lower fares (also) attract lower classes?
26 Contact Air : Hi Joost, very nice report and some great pictures of a really interesting day-trip. The fares you paid were indeed fantastic. Wow, unbelivable from m
27 StefanPAD : Hi Joost, thank you for this interesting story and nice pictures. The 738 is still missing to my log as well, but after reading this ugly chewing gum-
28 Shamrock321 : Excellent trip report but the chewing gum is nasty, here at DUB the sale of chewing gum is banned within the airport!
29 DALCE : Yes, I think they do. Thanks Christoph! Most of my flights were on LH, and lately on LX, so no 737-800's for me Very wise Stefan! Very wise! FR will
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