steveinbc
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Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:21 am

Which magazine in the UK surveyed opinions on 19 major short haul airlines flying out of the UK. Ryanair came in dead last.
When asked to choose one of the airlines that they would never fly with again, 70% chose Ryanair.
SWISS and KLM headed the top ratings while Easyjet beat British Airways though both fared in the lower 1/3 of airlines.
To me its astonishing that Ryanair is Europe's biggest airline yet it continues to be largely loathed. I suppose people hold their nose to buy the lower fare.
Not for me as long as i can avoid using them u will

BBC News: Ryanair named 'worst short-haul airline'
BBC News - Ryanair named 'worst short-haul airline'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46761330
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:34 am

Survey must not have included Vueling.
 
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:23 am

They didn’t forget Vueling, simply no one remembers how they are called ( written and spoken ) :)
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:42 am

Yet most of their customers keep coming back like abused viwes with no self respect.
 
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:02 am

In Europe it is very socially accepted to complain about Ryanair. Added to that that it is the airline which carries the more passengers (esp. "casual" passengers), it is not surprising that it ranks so badly.

I have flown +100 FR flights and never had any issue so far.

I personally prefer them anytime over easyJet and (of course) Vueling.
 
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:42 am

Ryanair is by far the largest airline in Europe, it carried a rather staggering 139 million passengers last year! It stands that it’s going to have the most complain about it.

It does have many faults, but then again some people just don’t get the ULCC model. I remember being on a W6 flight and the chap in front was constantly comparing it to BA and moaning. You still get the odd one moaning about no free food and drink?!
 
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:34 am

WPvsMW wrote:
Survey must not have included Vueling.


I think it is fair to say that Vueling has a weak presence in the UK market and so relativel few travelers are aware of them and the quality of service they offer. However IAG are represented in the bottom Part of the list, just a few places above Ryanair, by British Airways who should be ( but probably aren’t) very ashamed of themselves.
 
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:01 am

steveinbc wrote:
When asked to choose one of the airlines that they would never fly with again, 70% chose Ryanair.


That's what most people say, but when it comes to it they always go for the lowest fare. And guess who that lowest fare has....

I've flown Ryanair quite often and always for the same reason, they were the cheapest. Every time I picked them I've searched for other options, other airlines. Every time I came to the same conclusion, the other airlines weren't worth it. Either they were much more expensive (sometimes up to 6 times as much), or their flight times sucked compared to Ryanair who managed to fly at convenient times, or there simply were no other options. Sometimes no other airline flies the same or a similar route.

I know there's a lot of things wrong with Ryanair and I certainly don't agree with all of that, but in the end I do still fly them.
 
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:04 am

pdp wrote:
I remember being on a W6 flight and the chap in front was constantly comparing it to BA and moaning. You still get the odd one moaning about no free food and drink?!


They should also compare the fare on Wizzair to the fare on British Airways, which is probably why they picked Wizzair in the first place. British Airways is just plain expensive. That would be alright if they'd offer a descent product, but it seems that's declining rapidly.
 
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:38 pm

I hate ryanair and still fly them. Its cheap gives to opportunity to visit places like jordan just for a weekend.
 
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Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:20 pm

steveinbc wrote:
To me its astonishing that Ryanair is Europe's biggest airline yet it continues to be largely loathed.


Ryanair isn't loathed; that magazine survey is pure rubbish. There is only one survey that is 100% accurate -- the one where people vote with their money. And Ryanair is doing just fine in that one.

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