My opposition to Ryanair is based on three points:
1. Dangerous CEO:
Michael O'Leary is clearly a destructive lunatic, a madman who enjoys causing suffering. The policies of his airline seem designed to torment government agencies, torment the competition, and torment the consumer. O'Leary has no respect for the law, no respect for authority and no respect for the basic humanity of those most responsible for his success: his customers. He should be locked away in an institution for the insane and replaced by a mentally stable, competent and caring CEO.
2. Lack Of Respect:
Ryanair's lack of respect is almost mind-boggling. From dehumanizing treatment of passengers (total elimination of virtually all creature comforts, abrasive policies such as banning smokers for life from the airline and chastising persons caught reading magazines during the safety demonstration) to the disrespectful, contemptuous and unprofessional slogans painted on the side of aircraft (such as Arrividerci Alitalia, Auf Wiedersehen Lufthansa), to the insolence displayed to government officials (telling the Belgian government to "f*** off"), the total lack of respect at Ryanair's corporate culture is simply appalling. In addition, Ryanair's baseless and arrogant claims of "liberating customers from high fares" et cetera, ad nauseum, ad infinitum, are groundless and sickening.
3. Gross Illegalities:
Ryanair has repeatedly and deliberately broken the law. From allowing passengers to occupy crew jumpseats and forcing the crew to dangerously occupy lavatories, to accepting illegal subsidies from airport authorities, Ryanair is clearly a company that views laws as an inconvenience. Such an attidude is not acceptable for any business, let alone an airline. When you travel by air you're putting your life into the hands of someone else, someone who should always have full and unconditional respect for all appropriate rules and regulations.
Ryanair however is ultimately headed for bankruptcy, fortunately. O'Learly is getting more and more stupid. His latest plan, to transform Ryanair into what ammounts to a glorified marketing agency that flies passengers for free, is totally unworkable given the route structure Ryanair flies and other considerations. Unless O'Leary is replaced soon, Ryanair will go out of business in a glorious flame, that will symbolize the dawn of a glorious new era for European aviation.
(Ok, I admit that last bit was excessive, perhaps I need to check into the insane asylum at the same time as O'Leary