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Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:09 pm

Lots of people on this site seem to slam Ryanair. Can some people give me the reasons for this as I have NEVER had problems with them.

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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:29 pm

Well... don't know about the other's opinions, but these are my reasons:


  • their loudmouth CEO
  • the fact that they don't fly to any airport within a reasonable distance of Frankfurt
  • the fact that they keep using misleading names for the airports they fly to (and, yes, I know that other airlines do this as well in some cases)
  • the fact that whenever I've compared their fares to the ones I could get out of FRA they were, essentially, not much cheaper (ok, not specifically a reason to dislike them - but also no reason to like them)
  • last, but not least, I just don't like B737s (although I would never, and have never, changed my flight plans to avoid one - I just don't like them)


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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:58 am

Ryanair = Eire 'O Flot!
 
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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:52 am

Don't like the long queues for check in, nor the scramble for seats on the aircraft.
9 times out of 10 I am prepared to pay a little more to receive the benefits associated with an alternative airline.

Having said that, they do allow many many people the opportunity to travel.. and they certainly offer a fair few routes too.


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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:22 am

I dislike Ryanair because they charged me £27.29 return LBA to DUB. That's just extortion! How do they get away with these ridiculously high prices? It's not right!

Only joking, I don't actually dislike Ryanair. They allow me to fly around for next to nothing, which is fine by me.

It has to be said though, I can see where people are coming from when they say they do dislike FR. Staff attitudes, paying high prices for in flight drinks and food, lack of cabin comforts or aircraft in general poor condition, etc. I personally just consider the fact that when I fly with Ryanair I generally spend more money on beers in the airport before boarding than I do on the actual flight.

That said, I still fail to be able to fully get my head around the mentality of people who do nothing but complain about Ryanair. It's a low cost, no frills airline that has allowed thousands of people to fly who previously would never have had the chance. If you don't like them, don't fly with them. Simple. Yes, of course I like boarding a comfortable aircraft with complementary food and drink (especially when someone else is paying for the flight) but I certainly can't complain about the lesser level of service when I'm paying so little for the ticket.

I also understand, however, that the work ethics of Ryanair management are the cause of many people's dislike for the airline, but as I'm allowed to charge my mobile phone while at work AND get free tea and coffee, that's an discussion I don't need to take part in.

Mini-rant over.

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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:21 am

Quoting PMN (Reply 4):
I personally just consider the fact that when I fly with Ryanair I generally spend more money on beers in the airport before boarding than I do on the actual flight.

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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:01 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 1):
their loudmouth CEO

the fact that they don't fly to any airport within a reasonable distance of Paris

the fact that they keep using misleading names for the airports they fly to (and, yes, I know that other airlines do this as well in some cases)

Same reasons as above plus :
*Worst costumer service I've had to deal with.
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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:40 am

I've flow with them once and it was very a bad service. I will always fly Aerlingus or bmi.
 
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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:46 am

For £14 return to Alghero, Sardinia I can't complain - perfectly adeqaute for me; however, I will almost always pay to fly with a regular, scheduled airline who will help me if anything goes wrong.

I also have some concerns about the company's management tactics - I seem to hear a lot of stories from a lot of disgruntled employee's concerning things that are legal, but perhaps, unethical. And that's not something I'd wish to contribute to.
 
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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:39 am

As long as i can at least geta flt in the 732, i will never hate em


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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:39 pm

I dislike them because I can. I flew them on one return flight, and that was enough for me. My friend could not see past the nine pound return airfare. The fact that there was another 30 quid on that for tax, another 20 quid to get to STN, five quid to get to Glasgow, plus having to BYO. BA althought the flight was dearer, it would have been cheaper overall to fly from LHR.

Plane landed, pax got off, we got on, plane left again. The incoming was late, but there was no announcements, only when the plane was ready to board, and that was a free for all.

Its my choice, and I will stick to full service over LCC every time. Thanks very much.
 
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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:59 pm

Quoting Misbeehavin (Reply 2):
Ryanair = Eire 'O Flot!

You gave me the laugh of the day buddy !


Apart from that I never flew them and don't think I'll get to fly them since FR doesn't come to Geneva! For LCC we have U2 and I think I am priviledge compared to those cities that get FR

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RE: Why Do You Dislike Ryanair?

Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:50 am

Hey,

Where do I start! I had no life jacket under my seat, looked around my row later and 1/6 seats had one! Letting us stand in line for an hour and a half without any announcment or even seeing an FR person to tell us what was going on. Dreadful customer service and they fly to airports in the middle of no-where, so you end up spending just as much to get to the main place you want in cab fares etc. might as well have gone with BA or the likes. Their newer aircraft have interiors like you're stuck in some awful Beetles song with adverts plastered everywhere possible.

I won't ramble, that is it for now, haven't got time to write out the rest!

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