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(The Citizen)   Woman discovers at the gate she's on Ryanair's no-fly list. Suspected terrorist? Not exactly. Turns out the airline's computers can't make heads or tails of Ms. Ortegren-Kärjenmäki's name   (thelocal.se) divider line 63
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2008-09-20 10:55:49 AM
Lose the hyphen you stupid twat.
 
2008-09-20 11:02:31 AM
ryanair hates swedish people
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-09-20 11:13:05 AM
It turned out that the problem was with the woman's name - it was, at more than 16 characters, too long.

An elementary school classmate's name was too long to fit in the one-character-per-block name space on the standardized tests, so all the official test records had a truncated version of her name.
 
2008-09-20 11:38:58 AM
Daniel de Carvalho, Ryanair's European Communication Director, recommended to DN that Örtegren-Kärjenmäki get in contact with the airline's customer service but could not promise that she would be refunded for her outlay.

wow. that's some fine customer service, Lou.
 
2008-09-20 11:39:10 AM
NSFW on side of article, subby.
 
2008-09-20 11:39:13 AM
My best friend growing up was Polish. Her last name was only half as long as it was supposed to be because the immigration officials when her dad came over here told him that "Americans don't have last names longer than ten letters." Theirs was 22.

She went to court after she graduated high school and had it changed back. And no, I cant spell the damned thing.
 
2008-09-20 11:39:53 AM
Wrong_Intentions: NSFW on side of article, subby.

Not in Sweden. That's just daily life.
 
2008-09-20 11:41:34 AM
And that's why I don't fly Ryanair.
 
2008-09-20 11:47:59 AM
Wrong_Intentions: NSFW on side of article, subby.

then stop farking off online and GBTW.
 
2008-09-20 11:48:58 AM
Oh, and now I saw it. It's a butt. OMG, I WILL BE FIRED FOR A BUTT! ON NOES.

If you work at Puritan, Inc. then get a new farking job.
 
2008-09-20 11:50:21 AM
tonesskin: Oh, and now I saw it. It's a butt. OMG, I WILL BE FIRED FOR A BUTT! ON NOES.

If you work at Puritan, Inc. then get a new farking job.


everyone has butts. i thought nsfw was the stuff we don't all have like boobies and pokey-bits? (not on the same person, necessarily)
 
2008-09-20 11:50:54 AM
Ryanair needs to be repeatedly kicked hard in the nuts until they adapt to life outside Ireland and the UK.
/How the hell have they been operating successfully in an international market with a retarded attitude like this?
 
2008-09-20 11:51:51 AM
Furthermore it contained the Swedish letters of ö and ä which were scrambled by the Ryanair booking system making the bar-code invalid.

That's bullshiat! Fark half of the names in Sweden has å, ä or ö in there somewhere, and i refuse to pay any more for being Scandinavian you horrible company. If all the other airlines can handle it and RyanAir has mastered this before then why must she pay now? Man i hate RyanAir, you can just take your plane and "#@¤#*
 
2008-09-20 11:56:03 AM
Äs ä örphänëd Swëdish strëët ürchïn, Ï äm nöt lïkïng ÿöür replies.
 
2008-09-20 11:57:35 AM
That would explain the lack of Swedish terrorists.

Of course Fayez Ahmed Rashid Ahmed al-Qadi Banihammad was allowed to fly no problem on 9/11
 
2008-09-20 11:58:17 AM
mr_a: That would explain the lack of Swedish terrorists.

Of course Fayez Ahmed Rashid Ahmed al-Qadi Banihammad was allowed to fly no problem on 9/11


So you advocate banning people getting on flights based on their name?
 
2008-09-20 11:58:30 AM
moonscatter: tonesskin: Oh, and now I saw it. It's a butt. OMG, I WILL BE FIRED FOR A BUTT! ON NOES.

If you work at Puritan, Inc. then get a new farking job.

everyone has butts. i thought nsfw was the stuff we don't all have like boobies and pokey-bits? (not on the same person, necessarily)


So if someone has boobies AND pokey-bits then it's considered SFW?
 
2008-09-20 11:59:01 AM
Good thing her name wasn't ☼▒╝₰╬ﻗﯨ۞ڼᴄᴷ∏Ω.

Character map is fun.
 
2008-09-20 11:59:36 AM
Klivian: moonscatter: tonesskin: Oh, and now I saw it. It's a butt. OMG, I WILL BE FIRED FOR A BUTT! ON NOES.

If you work at Puritan, Inc. then get a new farking job.

everyone has butts. i thought nsfw was the stuff we don't all have like boobies and pokey-bits? (not on the same person, necessarily)

So if someone has boobies AND pokey-bits then it's considered SFW?


Unless you are an anti-tranny bigot neo-con!
 
2008-09-20 12:01:21 PM
some swedish girl: Furthermore it contained the Swedish letters of ö and ä which were scrambled by the Ryanair booking system making the bar-code invalid.

That's bullshiat! Fark half of the names in Sweden has å, ä or ö in there somewhere, and i refuse to pay any more for being Scandinavian you horrible company. If all the other airlines can handle it and RyanAir has mastered this before then why must she pay now? Man i hate RyanAir, you can just take your plane and "#@¤#*


I'm also curious how they're supposed to operate in Germany with a system that can't handle umlauts. It must have been a localized problem.
 
2008-09-20 12:02:14 PM
Korangulation
mr_a: That would explain the lack of Swedish terrorists.

Of course Fayez Ahmed Rashid Ahmed al-Qadi Banihammad was allowed to fly no problem on 9/11

So you advocate banning people getting on flights based on their name?


No, I advocate not allowing morons to be in charge of security.
 
2008-09-20 12:04:48 PM
As long as they don't let a mööse fly. A mööse once bit my sister.
 
2008-09-20 12:09:51 PM
some swedish girl
you can just take your plane and "#@¤#*

Sorry, you have to come to the information desk. the system wasn't designed to understand "#@¤#*".
 
2008-09-20 12:11:27 PM
Cornell has a truncated version of my full name because the online application form couldn't handle it all. I need to change it before I graduate, but it'll require two forms of ID.
 
2008-09-20 12:12:44 PM
It's pronounced "Throat-Warbler Mangrove"

/And a moose once bit my sister.
 
2008-09-20 12:25:43 PM
And THAT'S why you don't marry Finns, Satu.
 
2008-09-20 12:27:42 PM
That's why you don't fly with Ryanair.

No frills.

And no Örtegren-Kärjenmäkis either, obviously.
 
2008-09-20 12:29:13 PM
This once happened to be on a flight to Zoro from Zile. We had to stop in Pyke for a while. It sucked.
 
2008-09-20 12:30:43 PM
laurascudder
I'm also curious how they're supposed to operate in Germany with a system that can't handle umlauts. It must have been a localized problem.

More of a "localization" problem.
* The 16 character name limit is just stupid system design
* the botched umlauts likely mean that some part of the system is either as old/stupid as the 16 character limit implies or that different parts of the system use incompatible settings


/has currently fun developing with his test system using an en_US database and a web application framework set to de_DE
//example: "1,8" entered in the website will be changed to "1.8" when written to the database and when it's read out again for pre-filling the form on your next visit. And that pre-filled "1.8" in the web gets multiplied by 10 to "18.0" when written back (unless you manually change the dot back to a comma before submitting).
 
2008-09-20 12:34:40 PM
some swedish girl: Furthermore it contained the Swedish letters of ö and ä which were scrambled by the Ryanair booking system making the bar-code invalid.

That's bullshiat! Fark half of the names in Sweden has å, ä or ö in there somewhere, and i refuse to pay any more for being Scandinavian you horrible company. If all the other airlines can handle it and RyanAir has mastered this before then why must she pay now? Man i hate RyanAir, you can just take your plane and "#@¤#*


that's because its safe to discriminate against Swedes. Its been too long since you guys were crazy conquering empire people. It might be time to remind them.
 
2008-09-20 12:35:57 PM
FrancoFile: It's pronounced "Throat-Warbler Mangrove"

/And a moose once bit my sister.


That took way longer than I expected.
 
2008-09-20 12:47:59 PM
No, no, no, it's "Unicode," not "Unibomber."
 
2008-09-20 12:49:35 PM
GoGoGo ryanair hates swedish people


Ryanair hates everyone. Their patrons are treated like scum from start to finish. The poor woman will be lucky if she sees a penny in compensation from their farkup.

 
2008-09-20 12:53:44 PM
I wonder what would happen if little Bobby Tables flew Ryan air?
 
2008-09-20 01:08:53 PM
Do they have a moöse?
 
2008-09-20 01:14:57 PM
>bgrainger: I wonder what would happen if little Bobby Tables flew Ryan air?

The plane would drop!
 
2008-09-20 01:20:39 PM
ZOMG! say it isn't true... The poor ladies had to pay a whopping 5GBP each to buy new tickets...

\\Flew on RyanAir 10 times last summer
\\\Cheapest Airline ever
\\\\You get what you pay for
 
2008-09-20 01:23:14 PM
Ah, it's morning in Hawaii and we have a thread complaining about long names. That means it's time to open the Honolulu Star Bulletin, and see who the winners of the "Long Name Competition" of the week is.

drumroll please...

Ladies and gentlemen, the judges have reached their decision.
Let us all welcome to this world,
Winning due to use of the grand slam of non-English diacritical marks, a hyphenated last name, AND use of names in two different languages other than English, we present the Grand Prize to:
Alexzea Pi'ikeamaikalaniipomaika'ikeiahonua Michiko Amaterasu Murao-Burke

and the runner up for the week, using the more traditional "Hawaiian Paragraph Name" format, is
Anabell Nahenahe I Ke Kamalei Nani Ke Aloha Makamae O Ke Akua Ho Yun Ohira

And let us all remember last week's winner, retaining his title for sheer longest name of the month,
Ayverson Alaipule Na Ka Mahina Malamalama I Hoike Mai O Oe No Ku'u Pua Kau Umau Ma Seum Kham Khamsouk
 
2008-09-20 01:32:44 PM
Ryanair are an absolute cunch of bunts. Never, ever give them your money.
 
2008-09-20 01:35:45 PM
Ryanair is a two-star airline according to SKYTRAX. Right up there with Air Kazakhstan, Air Malawi and Uzbekistan Airways.
 
2008-09-20 01:37:20 PM
laurascudder: I'm also curious how they're supposed to operate in Germany with a system that can't handle umlauts. It must have been a localized problem.

I've never seen this before with RyanAir and it's the airline i've traveled with the most. I'm assuming they're just being idiots at that particular airport. Or this is their new way of saving money. I'll start reading the fine print more carefully.

The Voice of Doom: Sorry, you have to come to the information desk. the system wasn't designed to understand "#@¤#*".

Gahh!

ironicsky: ZOMG! say it isn't true... The poor ladies had to pay a whopping 5GBP each to buy new tickets...

FTFA "Ulrika Östergren-Kärjenmäki's experience cost her the equivalent of 5,000 kronor ($756) and when safely home in Sweden she set about trying to reclaim the money from Ryanair."

$756 = £5? The American economy must be worse than i thought!
 
2008-09-20 01:45:20 PM
bgrainger: I wonder what would happen if little Bobby Tables flew Ryan air?

I have the feeling Ryan Air would be grounded for weeks.
 
2008-09-20 01:51:23 PM
This seems to be a recent pattern everywhere. After a year at my current address, I am suddenly runnning into numerous forms and websites that can no longer fit my full street address. At 26 characters, it seems to be one character too many.

Apparently rising fuel prices have caused the cost of data storage to go up as well.

It's a pain in the ass when the address has to match the billing address for my credit card.
 
2008-09-20 01:57:43 PM
kidsizedcoffin: As long as they don't let a mööse fly. A mööse once bit my sister.

I came here to say this.
 
2008-09-20 02:05:33 PM
Ishidan: Winning due to use of the grand slam of non-English diacritical marks, a hyphenated last name, AND use of names in two different languages other than English, we present the Grand Prize to:
Alexzea Pi'ikeamaikalaniipomaika'ikeiahonua Michiko Amaterasu Murao-Burke

and the runner up for the week, using the more traditional "Hawaiian Paragraph Name" format, is
Anabell Nahenahe I Ke Kamalei Nani Ke Aloha Makamae O Ke Akua Ho Yun Ohira

And let us all remember last week's winner, retaining his title for sheer longest name of the month,
Ayverson Alaipule Na Ka Mahina Malamalama I Hoike Mai O Oe No Ku'u Pua Kau Umau Ma Seum Kham Khamsouk


I would have thought you were making these up were it not for the fact that you provided a link. That's awesome.
 
2008-09-20 02:15:01 PM
zerkalo: And THAT'S why you don't marry Finns, Satu.

That's what I came here to say!

Touche, good sir, touche!
 
2008-09-20 02:18:39 PM
Doc Batarang: zerkalo: And THAT'S why you don't marry Finns, Satu.

That's what I came here to say!

Touche, good sir, touche!


Indeed.
 
2008-09-20 02:27:31 PM
She may be Swedish, but Kärjenmäki is a name of Finnish origin, as any good Tarkovsky fan (Zerkalo) should know.
 
2008-09-20 03:07:10 PM
Good thing her name isn't ';DROP TABLE passengers...

/ First they came for the terrorists...
// Then they came for the ^([a-z]{0,16})...
 
2008-09-20 03:17:12 PM
moonscatter: My best friend growing up was Polish. Her last name was only half as long as it was supposed to be because the immigration officials when her dad came over here told him that "Americans don't have last names longer than ten letters." Theirs was 22.

She went to court after she graduated high school and had it changed back. And no, I cant spell the damned thing.


You know, my last name is Polish and only 8 letters. Wonder how long it was before grandpa moved to the states?
 
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