OK, I'm guilty. Wanted to bring the thread back to the top, so someone might actually see it and reply, answering my previous question...
So, just for fun, here's just a few of the terms and conditions I always find hillarious...
If flights are cancelled by Ryanair and no suitable alternative flight
is available, we will, upon application, fully refund all monies paid
in respect of the cancelled flight without further liability. Ryanair does
not provide meal vouchers or hotel accommodation at any time.
Very useful if you're stuck somewhere 1000 km from home, after you return flight has been cancelled
(10 pounds plus tax refund? Thanks a lot!!!)
I don't actually mind. But that's why I make sure to read the terms and conditions - I want to know what I am getting into. I only wish all other passengers would do so, too. It would probably save Ryanair check-in staff all around the world a lot of hassle...
French resident Children departing from France,
between the ages of 12 and 18 who are travelling alone must have a form
of indemnity signed by the Police or a Mayor of the town in order for them
to leave the country. They will be unable to board the flight without this
form. This document is also known as "Quittance de Territorie".
Not specific to Ryanair, I suppose, but still hillarious. I find it hard to imagine contacting the mayor of my town to be allowed to leave as 17 year old...
Infants under the age of 2 years (on the return date of travel) may fly for an
administration fee of tg5/ 8 each way provided they sit on an adult's lap.
(One infant per adult). No baby/car seats are allowed on board the aircraft.
If the infant reaches the age of 2 years prior to the return journey they must
pay the applicable fare, taxes, fees and charges for that part of the journey.
Now that is a bit odd. Normally, 2 year olds fly for free - after all they don't take up any space? Charging wheelchair users for their wheelchairs is one thing, but babies?!? What's next? A "diaper change" fee, a "whining during flight" fee and special baby food sold onboard for GBP 7.00? Common, have a heart at Ryanair!
(The insurance premium after September 11th) is grossly unfair in that the same amount is being levied
on all passengers regardless of whether they are fat cat business
people paying 000 on a first class long haul flight or price
sensitive passengers of Ryanair who are flying from Dublin to London
for as low as 9 one way. This is just another example of
discrimination against Ryanair's passengers and we will fight it
aggressively on your behalf.
Nooooo! Not on MY behalf! My life is worth just as much as a fat cat business class flyer, thank you very much, so I would like to think that it's only fair I pay the same insurance. After all, should some terrorist crash me into smithereens, my family are just as likely as any other to seek some form of compensation. As are the families of those buried underneath the low-cost plane I was in...
Except as the Convention or other applicable law may otherwise require,
carrier shall not be liable for any death wounding or bodily injury or claim
of whatsoever nature other than death or bodily injury arising from the
ce of carrier, its servants or agents arising out of or in connection
other services performed hereunder and the passenger hereby
agrees for himself, his personal representative(s) and dependant(s) to waive
all rights of claim against carrier and discharges carrier its servants and
agents for any such claim as aforesaid.
I urgently need a lawyer to tell me what that means. Probably not Ryanair-specific, but it sounds unpleasant, nevertheless!
BTW: Can anyone tell me what happened to the following rules and regulations I used to spot on my Ryanair Itinerary e-mails?
1) The wheelchair surcharge of GBP 15.00
2) The rule that prohibited anyone from bringing their own oxygen aboard for medical purposes, but offered to provide extra Ryanair oxygen bottles for GBP 70 for anyone who requested it?