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Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:06 am

Reports this week confirmed that the Blue Rock Water that Ryanair serves its passengers at a cost equivalent to £4 per litre is, in actual fact, tap water. The only difference between it and what you get from your tap is that it has been carbonated at a plant in the East End of London and then resold at 30,000 feet at £1.85 for a small bottle.

Ryanair has admitted the whole thing, but claim that from now on they will be replacing it with a genuine spring water!

What next on Ryanair - charged meter water for the in-flight lavatories - £5 per flush of the loo and £2 for a half litre to wash your hands?
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Orion737
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:12 am

Well how can they be allowed to get away with this. I hope someone has the gut to take legal action against them.

I would love to make MOL drink some water straight from the porcelain bowl!
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:15 am

Chill out people! Happens all the time, no-body remember the whole Coca-Cola/Dasani fiasco last year?!
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:15 am

Something will emerge that will send FR down, it's getting more and more rediculous,

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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:17 am

Even though it is pretty nasty to charge 2 pounds for a half liter of tap water, I see nothing wrong with it. Not that I would do it on my airline if I had one.

In the UK (like in some other countries), tap water is of equal quality as bottled water. This goes for Germany too, water quality is excellent there.

So... if they can charge 2 pounds for a bottle of spring water, they can do the same with tap water IMO. They're not doing anything IMMORAL are they?

I'm sure the label of the bottle says that it is WATER in the bottle. And that is true, isn't it?

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 1):
Well how can they be allowed to get away with this.

So why not?
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:24 am

The Ryanair brand is hardly associated with quality. You get what you pay for - pax must know what they're letting themselves in for when booking an FR flight.

In this case I say good for FR! Why shouldn't they try and milk every penny out of their customers? Nobody is forced to fly on them. Passengers who want a decent product can choose to fly on a better airline. Simple as that.
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:24 am

Another 'Bash Ryanair' thread. They seem to be the Euro equivilent of "hen is NW replacing their DC-9's" threads. Look, I am quite sure FR is getting bashed on fuel costs and is doing all of these things that even USSR era Aeroflot would have done to hold down fares. If you go on one of their short flights, bring water with you. Just not too much due to the carry on weight limits.  hissyfit 
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:53 am

And WHAT is wrong with tap water?
You never know what's bubbling up in that spring. One of our springs here in Texas, which was a famous play place for families with children, turned out to be contaminated a few years back. It was making children sick.

Tap water is not infallible, but at least it's treated.

Incidentally, here in the USofA, bottled water has to have the source written on the bottle. Do you not have that privilege?

Wal-Mart's brand of water comes from a spring in Canada.
There is one brand that uses the Houston Municipal Water Supply!
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:01 am

Reminds me of the episode of Only Fools and Horses where they were bottling tap water and selling it as Peckham Spring Water LOL

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 7):
Incidentally, here in the USofA, bottled water has to have the source written on the bottle. Do you not have that privilege?

here too.
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Orion737
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:06 am

Nothing wrong with tap water but selling a bottle for £1.80 is highway robbery!!
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:10 am

I don't see anything wrong with this at all.

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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:11 am

I could go to my tap and fill a bottle and if I were to sell it as 'bottled water' for £1.80 a bottle I think people would call me a 'rip-off merchant' and rightly so.
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:17 am

First of all, there has to be someone stupid enough to buy it.
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:24 am

Well I dare say the passengers didnt know it was tap water bottled from East end of London!!
 
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:34 am

What a mountain out of a molehill. Did the bottle say "spring water" or just "water"? In what I've read, it just said "water". Some countries specify that you have to name the source, some don't. So people overpaid for a bottle of water. Big news. Caveat Emptor.

Now, where does the water for the sodas sold on Ryanair come from? The same place. I don't hear anyone ballyhooing about there being tap water in their Pepsi, nor about the 99p they paid for their flights.

I wonder why.
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:57 am

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 9):
Nothing wrong with tap water but selling a bottle for £1.80 is highway robbery!!

So don't buy it and bring your own. Not so difficult is it? Nobody told you that you have to buy it..........

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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:40 am

I bought a drink on an FR flight expecting it to be a full size can, but they hand me this puny little thing, one shallow and it was gone.
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RE: Is This Ryanair's In-flight Service Biggest Rip Of

Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:47 am

Dasani water is the same tap water made to use coke, just with out the extra ingredients. Aquafina is the same. Hell my city even sells tap water as bottled water from Beautiful Naples Florida.
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