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Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:39 pm

i am not a great fan of Ryanair or their MD's snidey remark Anyone agree or disagree
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:52 pm

I've flown with FR. I have no complaints about their service. The planes were clean and comfortable, and for me to say that they are comfortable and me being a lardass, is saying something. I did wonder if they had figured out a way to save money by not pressurizing the cabin as much as others, because I had opened a soft drink on the plane, and it ended up all over me. The drink was not shaken at all. I have not had this happen before, or after that.
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:57 pm

They are a good airline, I just dont like the way they are ruining BA, my national airline. I have flown both airlines and i am willing to poay more for the superior service and better safety. And i pay more because i expect y pilots to land at the correct airport lol Apprreciate your response though regads T.C.
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:04 am

No, I don't like FR, but I do like the fact that in two weeks I'm flying BGY-Torp R/T for about 65 euros, everything included. So while I might prefer to fly on another airline, you can't beat Ryanair's fares.
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:07 am

Dont get me all wrong i like LCCs I jhust dont like Ryanair because they have stated and make it obvious that they do not like BA and like making life difficult. At least EZY are civil lol
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:11 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
I have flown both airlines and i am willing to poay more for the superior service and better safety.

How are you quantifying "better safety" ? I have never flown FR, and fly BA regularly, but I disagree one is 'safer' than the other. If Ryanair were unsafe they wouldn't be allowed to fly, in my opinion.

Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
And i pay more because i expect y pilots to land at the correct airport lol

IIRC Wasn't the latest incident an EIRJet flight on behalf of FR ?
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:13 am

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Pe@rson! Big grin He is a very vocal supporter of Ryanair!
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:14 am

T

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 5):
IIRC Wasn't the latest incident an EIRJet flight on behalf of FR

Very true My mistake was meant as a joke.

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 5):
How are you quantifying "better safety" ? I have never flown FR, and fly BA regularly, but I disagree one is 'safer' than the other. If Ryanair were unsafe they wouldn't be allowed to fly, in my opinion.

There have been a few stories in some of the British Newspapers eg: Ryanair flight has 3 wing bolts instead of 17 Might be untrue but i ahve read something like this in the past. Might not be accurate but along those lines
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:35 am

Used to- until they stripped everything down so far it wasnt worth the bother to fly out/into STN. I take BA, BMI, or another national carrier to wherever Im going now. Its just easier to use LHR or LGW as the "savings" for using Ryanair are negated by having to take the train out there. At least I can get some luggage onto the "big" carriers and a humane seating arrangement.

Ive never tried Easyjet- maybe I will this summer intraEurope. Ill be on Sterling in a few weeks, but that one looks fairly ok.
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:35 am

They are ok but not an airline you could fall in love with!  Wink

I just hate MOL he is just an arrogant fool. Also don't like Ryanair's spin which is misleading not so say wrong! Look at their argument about fuel surcharges for example: They attack BA about it but indirectly charge passengers as well through higher average fares!
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:52 am

Finally some people nearly agree with me and Vinnie Winnie is my new best friend lol MOL is a pain in the arse
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:55 am

I have flown with FR twice and the first flight was on a 737-200. It was not the most comfortable flight and the crew were not very nice. Once we landed the cabin crew went on and on about how you can book flights, travel insurance, hotels and car hire. I would have preferred the normal, "Ladies and Gentleman you are all very welcome to Dublin, the local time 4.20pm and on behalf and Ryanair and all our crew thank you for flying with us today".
The second flight was on a 737-800 and was much better but the crew were still quite rude and the price was very similar to Aer Lingus.

Quoting VinnieWinnie (Reply 9):
They attack BA about it but indirectly charge passengers as well through higher average fares

Aer Lingus just added a charge on Long-haul routes and FR was saying "fly Ryanair to avoid the rip off charge from Aer Lingus". If I'm correct FR dont fly to DXB and LAX like Aer Lingus does.  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:55 am

I dont like all those stupid little hidden fees that seem to change by the month. Makes me feel like im getting screwed over by a shady Irishman who is laughing all the way to the bank :P
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:03 am

I like the FR livery, i like their cabin interiors.

But, i DO NOT like Mr Michael O'Leary. He is an arrogant person, and does not care for any of the passengers that travel. He will just see them as €/£/$ etc. in his pocket.

Personally if he were to lose everything tomorrow, i would have no sympathy.

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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:07 am

i agree

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 13):
Personally if he were to lose everything tomorrow, i would have no sympathy.

and I wish Aer Lingus hadn't left oneworld, but thats another thread
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:14 am

In short, No, I don't like FR, as mentioned, they'll try anything to squeeze BA, or poke a bit of fun at them, although they aren't the only airline who love to hate BA.

Quoting BA787 (Reply 4):
that they do not like BA and like making life difficult



Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
I just dont like the way they are ruining BA, my national airline

Another BA supporter, I see we have a lot in common !

Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
better safety

That's not true, they do have to comply with safety rules as do BA

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 13):
But, i DO NOT like Mr Michael O'Leary. He is an arrogant person

Again, same here, I also don't like Richard Branson, both are pr specialists, and do anything to get publicity (eg- VS wanting to buy Concorde), sometimes at others expense.

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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:15 am

I can't stand them! I hate the way they think they rule the European skies and everyone needs to answer to them! They try ridiculing other airlines and airports, which is making people hate them more, and more!

At least other airlines like easyJet, bmiBaby, Jet2, and even those who aren't LCCs, welcome competition, and don't slate it!

They've become too big for their own good, but they're certainly one airline company I will gladly avoid for my entire life!
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:16 am

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 15):
better safety

i changed this further downb when i realised my mistake we do have a lot in common see my oneworld, star or skyteam in "polls" cheers tc
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:17 am

cwl dude is right oonce again tc
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:23 am

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 15):
Again, same here, I also don't like Richard Branson, both are pr specialists, and do anything to get publicity (eg- VS wanting to buy Concorde), sometimes at others expense.

Sorry, but i disagree with the Richard Branson comment. IMO there is nothing wrong with him, he is a genuine guy. Fair enough he has an airline in 4 continents.

And, i think he would have liked to keep Concorde flying. He is in a small war with BA, but all of that has settled down and really VS would more than likely have given up on Concorde by now.

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Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:37 am

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 19):
And, i think he would have liked to keep Concorde flying.

We will never truly know, but My personally opinion is that it was a publicity stunt, done to get his face on the tele and his name in the papers.
There were too many things against it, he would have needed to convince airbus to continue to make spare parts (which was the main reason why BA retired Concorde), he would have had to have had qualified engineers, flight and cabin crew, new maintenance bays in his hangers, he'd have to repaint them, and re-do the interior.

Next, the fuel cost- well at today's price, it wouldn't have really been profitable, and prices will only rise. The maintenance cost will also have risen, as the planes got older.
Also, he wanted to use Concorde in a 2 class lay out, Concorde wasn't meant for that. Personally, I also think Concorde would had looked ugly in the VS livery.
To conclude:
He knew BA wouldn't let him have Concorde, he would have stolen their passengers. So why not humiliate BA while he gets all the good press ?
Seems like a great idea to me.
BA spent literaly BILLIONS keeping Concorde afloat, how much would he been willing to pay ?

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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:44 am

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 20):
BA spent literaly BILLIONS keeping Concorde afloat, how much would he been willing to pay

i agree especially considering that VS has been billed as almost low cost byt their own pr
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:48 am

Well, One thing about Virgin Atlantic is that everyone knows who owns Virgin. How many people know who owns British Airways?

Somehow, if Virgin had gotten a Concorde i think it would very easily pay off.

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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:48 am

The point of view from someone that deals with FR:

There are so many ground to be covered with FR, some I agree with some I dont. But everyone seems to forget 1 fact, Its the passenger who cause their own problems sometimes... Especially when it comes to FR.

You dont pay much, and all you get is a point A to B service, if you want the full works, you have to pay more and fly with an airline that offers you more. The main problem is this is Passengers Assumption. Here is an Example:


Baggage
Now when your checking in a MJV or REU flight, you can almost guarantee your going to collect more than £500's worth of Excess baggage, From who? Passengers traveling in family's, normally a Mum, Dad and 3 young children. Now they turn up at Check in, They stick 1 bag on the belt which weighs up to 30Kg (which is 10Kg) over, You advise the passenger that they are 10Kg over and there will be an Excess charge of £55 and the Mum or the Dad will automatically say "But there are 5 of us".

Please take a moment to read this:
http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/faqs....=bag&quest=checkedbaggageallowance

Now after explaining this to the passenger they start to argue their case, But I cant really turn round and say that FR are at Fault, If the passenger in front of me has not taken it upon themselves to check the baggage allowances which i also stated in the email sent to them then its their own fault. Then the common argument is "that they have flown with Thompson's last year and they let us!", But your flying Ryanair, Not Thompson's. You cant just turn up and assume every airline has the same policy.

Now the problem with this is, Because the Passenger would rather spend more time fighting their case and cursing FR or Me then to actually get themselves sorted out, which I am happy to help with , But this hold sup the queue, So the people who are at the back of the que start to complain when they get to the front because they have been waiting more than 45 mins... and then draw the same baggage problem and start to hold people up behind them. And you always hear the same line "Ill never fly Ryanair Again" But the Passenger is at fault? whats to say you get caught out with a different airline because you cant be bothered to read the Terms and conditions.

Customer Service
When people turn round and say "there is no customer Service". Now I cant speak for Ryanair or any other airport apart from LTN, But when there is a flight Delay, Passenger in need of assistance or something there are Always staff around to help.

Late Passengers
This is becoming quite a problem right now,Passengers missing their check-in, They will run over to you and ask if the BGY flight is still open, you will reply to them no its closed now and you will direct them to the ticket desk to arrange a transfer. No not good enough, They scream, they shout, they Beg, They fight their case and they Threat but it clearly states to them on their confirmation "Be at the airport at least 40 mins prior to departure" and they turn up 35 mins or 30 mins until departure. I know it may seem harsh to refuse them travel but so much needs to be dine in those 40 mins that there is just not enough time to recalculate everything for 1 passenger. Things we need to account for and do:

- Passenger Figure's
- Baggage Figures
- Bag To Gate Figures
- Specials
- Infants
- Fuel Loads (taxi fuel / flight fuel)
- Balance and Weight
- Time sheets
- Getting the A/ C boarded
- Time for the Passengers to get from the Check-in to the Gate
- Meeting the arriving aircraft
- A/C security Checks
- A/C cleaning

Its not a simple job and although we do get it done on time 1 passenger could make a lot of Difference in Fuel loads, Baggage, Weight and balance, the TOB and so on.

So ill conclude Ryanair as not a bad airline, you dont pay much to get to A to B, It gets you their in 1 piece and Quick. No I dont agree with all their rules but if your going to fly cheap then stick within them, Nothing is free There is always a small print, so read it.
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:53 am

KAZZIE? do u agree that MOL is a complete idiot
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:53 am

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 22):
How many people know who owns British Airways?

Nobody solely owns BA, it's the share holders (I believe)

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 23):

Do you watch 'Airline' on ITV ?, it's always great to see the passengers and their problems.

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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:56 am

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 25):
Do you watch 'Airline' on ITV ?,

I do and airport and air crash investigation lol i need to get out more.
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:02 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 24):
KAZZIE? do u agree that MOL is a complete idiot

Immature comment, Whilst I dont agree with some of his thinking, I do think that he is a Fantastic and smart Businessman.

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 25):
Do you watch 'Airline' on ITV ?, it's always great to see the passengers and their problems.

Which is Focused on Easyjet, Airline is extremely over exaggerated. A problem that's fixed very quick that's turned into some kind of crime for your home entertainment. I deal with Such problems as no Passports, Slight delays, Ill passengers everyday, In fact we had a passenger Die on a flight while boarding the other day, And it was not all hyped up as Airline would have made it out to be, May the poor guy RIP and his wife recover.
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:06 am

not immature and read my profile KAZZIE
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:08 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 7):
There have been a few stories in some of the British Newspapers eg: Ryanair flight has 3 wing bolts instead of 17 Might be untrue but i ahve read something like this in the past. Might not be accurate but along those lines

What papers do you read?

Although i do agree. I don't like FR but the marketing strategy MOL has, although crazy it seems to be working for him.
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:14 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 24):
KAZZIE? do u agree that MOL is a complete idiot

A complete idiot? I'd say he's more of a genius. He runs an airline which offers cheap fares for the passengers, yet still rakes in the cash - everyone's happy (unless you expect a free drink, meal etc for a 40 minute flight - do you get a free meal on a 40min train journey?)

Quote:
Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Well millions of people fly with them every year, so they must be doing something right.

[Edited 2006-06-03 19:14:44]
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:14 am

Itwas in either the mail or the express
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:15 am

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 27):
Whilst I dont agree with some of his thinking, I do think that he is a Fantastic and smart Businessman.

Totally Agree
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:23 am

FR fly to HUY. Good enough reason for me to like them  Wink
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:24 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 30):
Well millions of people fly with them every year, so they must be doing something right.

yup, not to mention flights always full
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:29 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 10):
Finally some people nearly agree with me and Vinnie Winnie is my new best friend lol MOL is a pain in the arse

Thanks for the honour from a fellow future yorkshire inhabitant!

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 27):
Whilst I dont agree with some of his thinking, I do think that he is a Fantastic and smart Businessman.

Totally agree with you Kazzie! Fantastic Businessman! So succesful that U can't help but admire what he achieved! Shame about his personality though!
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:31 am

I am not a fan of MOL and some of the things he has said are very irritating such as "British Airways is the fat cats airline" and "Aer Lingus just want to be like Ryanair, a true Irish airline"
Ryanair started out as small airline with the aim of showing people Aer Lingus and British Airways were not the only choice and they did that but now MOL just makes me mad with the things he says!
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:06 am

Well, if Raynair didn't exist yet somebody should invent it!! Cheap fares, new planes, almost always on time, a lot of routes and growing. And, very important, they DON'T fly to awful places as London, Paris or Madrid, instead they use small airports very very convenient for a lot of people (well, Londoners think usually that there is no life outside London, and people in Madrid or Paris think more or less the same, etc., but you see, this is false  Wink) Last but not least: their website is simple, user-friendly, quick (try once the Air France website and you will see what I mean...) Long life Ryanair (and, please, open a couple of bases in Spain soon). Regards  Wink
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:35 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 7):
There have been a few stories in some of the British Newspapers eg: Ryanair flight has 3 wing bolts instead of 17 Might be untrue but i ahve read something like this in the past. Might not be accurate but along those lines

I've seen a lot of allegations about FR's safety but they never seem to come to much.

I don't have any feelings either way about FR. I like BA - as it happens, it's convenient for me and I like the protection you get that you don't get from LCCs (at least, not all of them). As for FR squeezing "poor" BA... what should we expect from the "underdogs"? I'd hate them to cause any serious damage to BA and their like but I don't see why they should stand aside and just hope to survive on the scraps.

As suggested above, if you don't like them don't use them. But a lot of people seem to want to use them. Old fuddy duddies like me who remember how airlines used to be probably tend to stick to legacy carriers but there seems to be a new generation who have no problem with an airline just getting them from A to B (or, at least, from the general vicinity of A to the general vicinity of B  Smile ).
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:43 am

I know furloughed AA guys that say that place is the worst.
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:05 am

Quoting Prov1 (Reply 39):
I know furloughed AA guys that say that place is the worst.

In what respect? To work for?
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:11 am

I just flew Ryanair Thursday and Friday, DUB to PSA round trip, the outgoing flight was great, however with an earlier post, I do wonder what they do about pressurising the aircraft, when we were descending into Pisa, the pressure changed so drastically that my head actually hurt for quite a bit and my ears were all plugged up. Return from Pisa was not great at all, having to pay to check me and my significant other's carry on bag because it didnt meet their size requirements going to DUB but met it from DUB to PSA? We were very ticked off, and they lady just didnt care, however once we got to dublin we talked to a customer service agent who refunded our money, and apologized and stated that the agents in PSA we're not from Ryanair but from the airport.

Does anyone notice that their seats dont recline? VERY UNCOMFORTABLE!
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:31 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
better safety

FR does take safety seriously as one incident will kill the company, and MOL knows this and does spend the money on maintenence and new planes, although I do relise that they are not 100% perfect, they are no worse than other mainline carriers.

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 27):
Whilst I dont agree with some of his thinking, I do think that he is a Fantastic and smart Businessman.

Spot on

I love flying with Fr. They have given my family and I the oportunity to fly around europe and visit lots of place we wouldn't have visited without them on our limited budget, and for that I think they ( and every other LCC ) are great.
They are also the only airline that has a 100% record as far as my family and I are concerned. On easyjet we had rude staff and a delay, Ek delay, Jet2 delay, BA delay, Britannia delay, First choice delay. Never a problem with FR.
I would have fallen fowl of their new baggage rules had Kazzie not warned me on this site though, as I am one of those customers who would have turned up with 2 adults and 2 kids with a 30KG suitcase and I don't bother to read the small print of things. Cheers Kazzie
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:34 am

Just flown Stansted to Dinard and return with Ryanair for the first time. I use to dislike FR, but after on time departures, easy check in and very friendly staff I'm starting to change my mind.
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:34 am

i dont doubt that MOL is a good businessman i just dont like his personality and the way he goes about being a good business man
 
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 44):
i dont doubt that MOL is a good businessman i just dont like his personality and the way he goes about being a good business man

I don't think you''re alone there.... Just seen that you only joined a.net this afternoon - welcome  Wink - 72 posts in 7 hours, not bad  Wink
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Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:46 am

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 45):
72 posts in 7 hours, not bad

i know not that they were very educated posts but oh well
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:19 am

I have two problems with FR. First of all if you book early (like they want you to), and get a low price, you risk getting moved to another flight if someone wants to pay more for your place onboard. This has happened to me. Last time i was going to London i booked with FR about 6 months prior. I got a good price, and was happy. Two weeks prior to my travel i got an email saying i was moved to another flight (in the middle of the night). Three days later i got another mail saying my return flight has also been changed (again to the middle of the night). BTW the flights was not canceled (i checked). The only logical explanation for this would be that someone was willing to pay more for my place.

The other problem is all this extra charges. I think it is much more honest with the "what you see is what you pay"-way of DY.
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:36 am

I agree with DYFlyer Unlucky chum cheers tc
 
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RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:06 am

I just paid £15 for a plane ticket (return to blackpool) in August. Im not going to complain... I even get to fly on a pratically new 737-800!


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