vsa340
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Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:48 am

With all 'evidence' that has been uncovered at Ryanair, I am interested to know whether these 'findings' have put you off flying Ryanair or will you still fly with them?

I will be flying with them in April and I will certainly be flying with them again.

Thanks
Jamie
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shamrocka330
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:50 am

I was put off flying Ryanair long before that programme!
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:07 am

its my 1st flight with them next wednesday, hoping all goes well,
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:20 am

I hope it does, I have flown with them many times before and I have had a good service on all occasions. I have only been delayed once and it was for about 5 minutes.

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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:45 am

I have flown with them once and it was awful. I was never going to fly with them again after that experience, plus I could get the same fares on Aer Lingus, Aer Arran and Easyjet.
 
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:20 pm

This is my rule for purchasing a ticket with Ryanair...

Add up the following costs:

1. Cost of the airline ticket
2. Cost of transportation to the airport of origin
3. Cost of transportation from the destination airport to the actual
city I want to go to
4. Cost of new suitcase

If all of these added together are still considerably lower than a competitor's
fare, then I will fly FR, otherwise forget it!

They have damaged 2 of my suitcases in the past (on 2 different occasions) as to where they were no longer air worthy. And once when I was seated
at the window near the cargo hold, I found out why.
While most airlines use those metal trolly carts with open sides for hauling
the luggage, Ryanair uses what looks like a hotel laundry cart.
So all of the luggage is piled onto other luggage...and so on...and so on ;so if yours is at the bottom, Good Luck!
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:32 pm

Quoting PSA727 (Reply 5):
They have damaged 2 of my suitcases in the past (on 2 different occasions) as to where they were no longer air worthy

Don't you mean members of staff who work for the company that operates the airport. What route did you fly on?

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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:14 pm

I don't know what it is but when I fly with Aer Lingus, British Midland or Aer Arran it still feels special to fly on a plane.... but when I fly with Ryanair the whole occasion seems crap. From the moment I arrive in the departure airport I just seem annoyed, stressed, irritated etc...

Anybody agree?
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:37 pm

For a daytrip-funride in the middle of a longer vacation: YES
For any other pruposes: NO. As they do not fly from any airport in my vicinity, I thankfully are relived from considering using them.

P.S. For any trips longer than 2 nights, I usually travel with 2 checked suitcases weighing about 30 kg together ...
-HT
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:42 pm

Sure, why not? As long as they offer cheap tickets and their operation is safe, I don't see any reason not to fly with them. I did Charleroi-Carcassonne v.v., Valencia-Stansted and Valencia-Rome Ciampino v.v. with them, the first with a 737-200 and the other flights on the 737-800. No problem at all; actually I thought the transfer service from Ciampino into Rome was quite good as well.
 
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:00 am

They'll be carrying up to 40 million passengers this year - an increase of over 5 million - so evidently all is fine.

[Edited 2006-02-18 18:01:33]
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:51 am

I'll be flying with Ryanair, as will lots of people. The general public will have forgotten about this programme soon enough. Remember that problem with Sudan 1 in some ready meals last year? That was all over the news for weeks, and sales of ready meals plummeted. It soon went back to normal though. This was an hour long programme on FR... People are going to forget  Smile

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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:32 am

If they are operating on the route and the price is right, I would not have any hesitation about flying with them. The Dispatches programme has not put me off in the least.

I know exactly what to expect from FR - no meal/free drink (the flight would be under 2 hours so what's the problem - Virgin Trains takes over 5 hours from Brighton to London and they don't offer any free refreshments either and charge far more than FR for the fare), quick turnarounds (so there should be less hanging around), restricted cabin service, and you might be left on your own if things go wrong at the foreign airport.

As to the security issues, I have often seen BD not inspecting boarding passes with passports on their flights between LHR and DUB.

The rudest FAs that I have encountered (so far) were on VS - so even the major airlines are far from perfect.
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:53 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 12):
As to the security issues, I have often seen BD not inspecting boarding passes with passports on their flights between LHR and DUB.

Actually, when I flew EDI-MAN with BD sometime ago, they didn't check ANY personal ID at check-in.
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:01 am

Quoting HT (Reply 8):
P.S. For any trips longer than 2 nights, I usually travel with 2 checked suitcases weighing about 30 kg together ...

Are you serious? How much stuff do you take with you?

I always try to fly with hand luggage only, I have a pretty big carry-on trolley which I have even used for 4 or 5 day trips.

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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:36 am

Quoting HT (Reply 8):
P.S. For any trips longer than 2 nights, I usually travel with 2 checked suitcases weighing about 30 kg together ...
-HT

I agree with Sabena on this! Do you pack your grandmother in your suitcase? Are your socks made of lead? 30kgs is a whole load of clean underwear and change of shirt.

As for the OP, the Dispatches documentary was damaging to FR and it uncovered things that FR need to answer or eradicate from their operations. However, I think the same would apply to a large number of airlines had Channel 4 decided to make them the subject of their documentary.

However, I would fly FR in a heartbeat if it was the right route and the right price.
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:57 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):
Quoting HT (Reply 8):
P.S. For any trips longer than 2 nights, I usually travel with 2 checked suitcases weighing about 30 kg together ...

Are you serious? How much stuff do you take with you?

&

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 15):
I agree with Sabena on this! Do you pack your grandmother in your suitcase? Are your socks made of lead? 30kgs is a whole load of clean underwear and change of shirt.

Nah, my last Grandma died 2 months ago (aged 106 years) and all that remained was some ash which we buried in early January next to my uncle who died a few months earlier.
But back to the topic:
Well, while the laptop computer stays with me in the cabin (and a small light briefcase does), everything else goes into the hold.
The computer equipment isn´t that light.
Add to that a number of maps & printed travel guides as well as binoculars (on leisure trips only).
Plus sufficient numbers of clothes, shoes, jackets in my XXL-size and voila 30 kg is reached rather fast (and I tend to pack more clothes than I need, but after some occasions on which clothes became unsuitable to wear, I always pack some spare).
-HT
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:28 am

I have only had positive experiences with Ryanair and I haven't been put off flying on them again in the slightest by this pathetic program. I have always found Ryanair flight and cabin crew to be very pleasant on all my flights with them. They also serve a great variety of destinations from LPL (my local airport), and of course they have unbeatable prices. I like them! Big grin

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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:05 am

I flew FR once and I don't really want to fly them again. It was STN-CIA in a 738, in April 2004. I remember being yelled at by a flight attendant because my knee was inches into the aisle, and my dad almost lost his bag. Additionally, the passengers tended to be very uptight and rude, almost pushing and shoving to get ahead of one another. The approach into CIA was the rockiest I have ever had. We got caught in ground effect, then slammed down so hard onto the runway many passengers screamed. Some of these factors can't be helped, but I would like to try U2 or others on my next trip to Europe.
Just my .02.
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:36 am

Based on the two times I have flown Ryanair, I am not a big fan, but haven't come across anything horrible (thank god!). I would fly them again if the price was right and if the airports were right (if I am going to Frankfurt, sorry, Hahn isn't the place I'm gonna go to no matter the price!).
 
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:11 am

All my FR flights were smooth, no long delays and no extremely rude crew. However, I do try not to fly with them as I think their planes look cheap (safety card on back of the seat, yellow and blue too bright...), during entire flight they are shouting down the PA and selling something.
Disptches hasn't changed my mind about FR, I knew the way they are (have some friends flying for them) and if I will have to (or the price will be next to zero) I will fly them again.
 
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:48 am

You have to give it to them their fares are cheap. Yes, I would fly with them anytime. Not the most pleasant flying experience but if price is the motivator what more can pax expect.

However, if there is only a small price difference I'd rather fly with easyjet or even BA.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:51 am

What exactly was uncovered on this programme?
 
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:23 am

Ryanair is the only airline I have flown on that has a 100% satisfaction level for myself and my family. All other airlines I have flown have had delays or rude staff etc. These include Easyjet, Emirates, Jet2 plus a few others. I have never had a problem with any FR flight or staff so I will fly with them again.
 
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:21 pm

Hi

I, along with the majority of people would still fly FR, despite the recent bad publicity on TV.

Most people that have flown FR have had a reasonably trouble free trip, without major delays or inconvenience, at a price that the so called "Full Service" Airlines cannot match.

What people need to remember is that an Airline giving bad service and abusing PAX makes better TV, than an Airline that has no problems; ie- Airline (EasyJet) and its American counterpart featuring Southwest; name escapes me.

These have also spawned other fly on the wall docs focusing on problems only, such as Airport and LAX Hollywood Airport.

Good service makes bad TV.

I will continue to fly FR, as long as they provide a cheap, reliable service.

Andy
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:30 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 22):
What exactly was uncovered on this programme?

If my memory serves me correct, the only issues of substance that the programme uncovered were
  • breaches of security in two aspects: staff writing references for one another and boarding cards and passports not always inspected on boarding
  • it was alleged that F/As worked such long hours that some fell asleep whilst on the job
  • examinations during training being farces
  • an attitude of "youse paid nothing for the fare so youse get nothing extra" from CEO of the airline all the way down
  • a fault with a door slide not being taken seriously
  • pilots fearing for their jobs if they speak their own minds

The security breaches were of more concern for the airports than FR; the sleeping F/As has not conclusively been proved to have been on a FR flight; the examination issues are being investigated but in any event were at an independent training school; it is doubtful whether the undercover reporters with less than 3 months on the job training would know what is a serious safety issue and what is not; and finally FR's reputation for customer service is well-known.

What is clear, however, is the programme was a typical journalists' attack on the European LCCs to scare the public, and who better than FR to be under the spotlight?
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Yes, indeed. I have flown with them dozens of times. Flights arrive 95% on time (my own experience) and often some 10-15 minutes before scheduled time. The big question is IF they are going to keep very low prices or not. If they do, I will keep flying with them for sure. They should open more destinations to/from Spain. Regards
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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:56 pm

I flew FR last week STN-CIA for the first time. I thought it was an ok experience... above all, it was cheap. I paid about $40 for a rountrip ticket. I went out of my way... just to experience new airports/airlines. Funny livery was at the ramp in CIA... a Ryanair airplane with the words 'Arrivederci Alitalia'. Anyhow, I will fly FR next week back to STN. We'll see how it goes.

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RE: Will You Fly FR Again.

Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:11 am

right got back from Dublin the other night, with them - (1st flight with them) and they are off my list, unless they change the colour on board , (forgot to pack my sunglasses!!) and still they dont check passports at Dub!!
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