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FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 5:51 am

Press release

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Ryanair today (Tuesday, 23rd May 2006) announced that its Chief Executive, Michael O'Leary will appear naked in Warsaw's busiest street if LOT abolishes its fuel surcharges this month.

The very thought of MOL appearing naked is obscene, but an effective way to catch attention.

I wonder if LOT does drop their fuel surcharges, will he keep to his word?
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 7:09 am

Four words: It ain't gonna happen! Not even MOL is that crazy. FR is only saying that because MOL is an attention whore, nothing else.
 
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 8:04 pm

what a freak. At least guys like Branson would probably
send 100 naked girls doing this job Big grin:D:D
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 8:14 pm

What else do you expect fro such people ?
And I really like their comments, as if they were the benefactors of humanity.... Why don ' t they talk about the way they treat their passnegers when they cancel flights without any reason ?

Quoting TheSunseeker (Reply 2):
At least guys like Branson would probably
send 100 naked girls doing this job

Branson is in no way comparable to this.....Branson IS a businessman.
 
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 8:20 pm

MOL naked? I thought FR wanted to fight fuel surcharges, not justify them!
 
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 8:27 pm

Why on earth is he making that bet when he knows that he will lose it!?
If he was better looking with a better figure and would have crowds of women mad with lust going completely off their onion I could see the point, but... !!!
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Wed May 24, 2006 8:33 pm

One word: Tosser! <<<<<<<<<<
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 8:36 pm

Quoting Olympicbis (Reply 3):
.....Branson IS a businessman.

Branson is a self publicising asshole!!
He get's people who know what they are doing to run his businesses so he can concentrate on getting his mug in the press
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 8:39 pm

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 7):
Branson is a self publicising asshole!!

Not my personal view, but a minor correction:

Branson is a very rich, self-publicising asshole! wink 
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Wed May 24, 2006 8:42 pm

Asshole or not - He is a smart man.
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Wed May 24, 2006 9:34 pm

I'm afraid he won't find a time for this. O'Leary, I mean. Tomorrow the pope comes to us and will be here almost till June. We can't even buy alcohol for this reason, not to mention run naked on the streets.
 
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Thu May 25, 2006 2:14 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 8):
Branson is a very rich, self-publicising asshole

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and add self-profiteer who is obsessed by greed.

Quoting TheSunseeker (Reply 9):
He (MOL) is a smart man

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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Thu May 25, 2006 3:00 am

I have to admit I am very amused by this, I really hope he does loose this bet because the comic effect alone would be priceless. Instead of walking the streets of downtown Warsaw naked perhaps he could run around a FR 737 naked like that BA crew member did in Italy.
Cheers thanks a lot.
 
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcha

Thu May 25, 2006 3:36 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 1):
Four words: It ain't gonna happen! Not even MOL is that crazy. FR is only saying that because MOL is an attention whore, nothing else.

regardless..it works, as FR is very profitable...and expanding..

Quoting Olympicbis (Reply 3):
What else do you expect fro such people ?
And I really like their comments, as if they were the benefactors of humanity.... Why don ' t they talk about the way they treat their passnegers when they cancel flights without any reaso

no one is putting a gun to pax head, people choose to fly FR...they know what they are getting..

Quoting Olympicbis (Reply 3):
Branson is in no way comparable to this.....Branson IS a businessman.

like MOL isn't? He's turned FR from a no-name nothing into a very profitable aviation corportation...

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 8):

Branson is a very rich, self-publicising asshole!



Quoting TheSunseeker (Reply 9):
Asshole or not - He is a smart man.

and a very wealthy man in his own right as he controls quite a bit of FR shares .....
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Thu May 25, 2006 7:15 am

Quoting 3MilesToWRO (Reply 10):
Branson is a very rich, self-publicising asshole


and add self-profiteer who is obsessed by greed.

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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Thu May 25, 2006 8:08 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 13):
regardless..it works, as FR is very profitable...and expanding..

I'm not talking about FR's profitability, but rather how much of an attention whore MOL is. Perhaps he's even worse than SRB in that regard.
 
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Thu May 25, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 15):
I'm not talking about FR's profitability, but rather how much of an attention whore MOL is. Perhaps he's even worse than SRB in that regard.

MOL symbolises the company..the more attraction he can get, the more attraction FR gets.....

cheers... Smile
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Thu May 25, 2006 11:28 am

Quoting 3MilesToWRO (Reply 10):
I'm afraid he won't find a time for this. O'Leary, I mean. Tomorrow the pope comes to us and will be here almost till June. We can't even buy alcohol for this reason, not to mention run naked on the streets.

When I was in Poland, you could buy alcohol at every corner store. Please tell me you're just exagerating?

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 13):
like MOL isn't? He's turned FR from a no-name nothing into a very profitable aviation corportation...

Not to mention, a money pit that even he didn't have hope in, and suggested that it be liquidated. He was offered a great deal, turned the airline around, and becaue of it, made himself a very rich man.

In my opinion, no matter how much of an attention whore he is, he does what is required to make money. Michael O'Leary is a businessman.


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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Thu May 25, 2006 12:11 pm

Quoting EmiratesA345 (Reply 17):

Not to mention, a money pit that even he didn't have hope in, and suggested that it be liquidated. He was offered a great deal, turned the airline around, and becaue of it, made himself a very rich man.



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 13):

like MOL isn't? He's turned FR from a no-name nothing into a very profitable aviation corportation...



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 13):
and a very wealthy man in his own right as he controls quite a bit of FR shares .....

indeed he did.... checkmark 
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RE: FR Will Do Full Monty If LOT Drops Fuel Surcharges

Thu May 25, 2006 5:13 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 15):
how much of an attention whore MOL is. Perhaps he's even worse than SRB in that regard.

MOL an attention whore? You have to be kidding, as the guy is normally quiet and reserved, rarely seeking personal publicity. He will, however, speak out exactly what is on his mind when FR is under attack, and this has often put him in a bad light. But what would you rather - a publicist who always lies or a publicist who is truthful, albeit in a rude way?

Compared to Branson, MOL is an angel in the "attention whore" stakes. Whereas Branson loves a camera thrust at his face or shoved up his ar$e, MOL is the opposite and avoids any camera if possible. Whereas Branson will strive hard to seek attention, often with scantily clad women accompanying him, have you seen MOL arriving on any initial FR flights with an ensemble of Irish Jig Dancers?

Branson will risk his life and that of others to claim a few minutes' fame in his ballooning and similar exploits, always inviting the Press to follow his adventures, whereas the most hazardous thing MOL does in playing rugby with his employees, shielded away from the Press. Does MOL embarrass his hosts in the same way as Branson? Remember the award ceremony hosted by BA when Branson grabbed hold of Ivana Trump against her will, and held the poor woman upside down much to Ivana's and her hosts' embarrassment, simply to grab attention to himself? Branson is simply a whinging "glory" seeker whereas MOL is, at the worst, a big mouth.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."