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(News.com.au)   Passenger thrown off Ryanair flight for carrying A) an explosive device. B) unidentified liquids. C) a book   (news.com.au) divider line 64
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2012-11-03 07:56:25 AM  
Remind me to never fly Ryanair if I ever fly again.
 
2012-11-03 08:04:01 AM  
She claimed she had already checked in online but hadn't printed out the boarding cards at home. But Mr O'Leary responded: "We think Mrs McLeod should pay 60 euros for being so stupid."

They should be charged extra for being stupid enough to fly ryanair
 
2012-11-03 08:18:42 AM  
Spend a an extra Euro and fly on a real airline.
 
2012-11-03 08:31:12 AM  
I can't believe I'm defending Ryanair twice in a week, but read the whole article. She wasn't removed from the aircraft because she had excess luggage. She was removed because she pushed past the gate agent and entered the plane without showing ID or boarding pass.

Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for having two small items that don't fit in hand luggage? Probably not. Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for violating security procedures by entering an aircraft without presenting the necessary documentation to be there? Quite possibly yes.
 
2012-11-03 08:37:31 AM  
She added: "I am crying with impotence."

Farkers should have a little sympathy.
 
2012-11-03 08:42:52 AM  
Given its poor reputation, I thought the airline would be losing money, but according to its annual report, its 2012 net profit after tax increased by 50% on 2011 to 560 million euros.
 
2012-11-03 09:13:29 AM  
i63.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 09:38:34 AM  

Radak: She wasn't removed from the aircraft because she had excess luggage. She was removed because she pushed past the gate agent and entered the plane without showing ID or boarding pass.


First off THIS. Second, I am surprised that Ryan Air is still in business. They seem to operate with such contempt for their customers, while I have never flown them, and likely never will, I fail to grasp how they can continue to be in business and still be total assholes to their customers.
 
2012-11-03 09:51:36 AM  

Endive Wombat: I fail to grasp how they can continue to be in business and still be total assholes to their customers


25.media.tumblr.com

BUH BYE!
 
2012-11-03 09:57:19 AM  
A scroll?

seminarygal.com

You could poke an eye out with that thing.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-03 09:58:49 AM  
She was ejected for not paying one of their nickel-and-dime-you-to-death fees. I would uphold the ejection but allow her one free swing at Michael O'Leary or any of the gate workers.
 
2012-11-03 10:09:43 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: She added: "I am crying with impotence."

Farkers should have a little sympathy.


Given how most Ryanair flyers seem to be drunken stag tourists heading for countries with sex slave brothels, the world could probably stand more impotent Ryanair flyers.
 
2012-11-03 10:32:45 AM  

Radak: I can't believe I'm defending Ryanair twice in a week, but read the whole article. She wasn't removed from the aircraft because she had excess luggage. She was removed because she pushed past the gate agent and entered the plane without showing ID or boarding pass.

Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for having two small items that don't fit in hand luggage? Probably not. Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for violating security procedures by entering an aircraft without presenting the necessary documentation to be there? Quite possibly yes.


This. If you're too stupid to follow a couple simple rules, go fly with a more forgiving airline and pay more.

1. 10 kilo of hand luggage
2. All your stuff must fit inside hand luggage
3. Hand luggage size is your standard carry on dimensions
3. Print your boarding pass at home before you leave.

Not complicated and exceedingly simple. Millions of people follow this and have no problems, but it seems the few that can't figure it out make a stink when they have no one to blame but themselves.
 
2012-11-03 11:00:19 AM  
Paul RyanAir?
 
2012-11-03 11:03:02 AM  
Yes, but she was also acting like a petit lunatic. The book and scroll were incidental.
 
2012-11-03 11:09:40 AM  
The dames in Spain complain mainly on the plane.
 
2012-11-03 11:24:18 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Yes, but she was also acting like a petit lunatic. The book and scroll were incidental.


I doubt the veracity of that claim. It really looks like they're just covering their ass on the outrage side of things. Don't fly Ryanair. Simple.
 
2012-11-03 11:25:30 AM  

thisispete: Given its poor reputation, I thought the airline would be losing money, but according to its annual report, its 2012 net profit after tax increased by 50% on 2011 to 560 million euros.


They take off on time, they land on time, they don't take shiat from people who can't give a fark to follow procedures, and they're up front about the previous 3 things
 
2012-11-03 11:26:30 AM  

FenixStorm1: 3. Print your boarding pass at home before you leave.


The problem with this, is that few people live at both the origination of the flight and the destination of the flight.
 
2012-11-03 11:29:54 AM  
If it had been a scroll of invisibility this wouldn't have been a problem.
 
2012-11-03 11:36:20 AM  

HempHead: FenixStorm1: 3. Print your boarding pass at home before you leave.

The problem with this, is that few people live at both the origination of the flight and the destination of the flight.


99% problems. I only fly to areas where I have a vacation home.

/The windows on my plane also open.
 
2012-11-03 11:36:31 AM  

Radak: Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for having two small items that don't fit in hand luggage?


If they can't/won't pay to have it checked and refuse to leave the item behind? Yes. A big part of the reason that there's such a massive scrum for overhead bin space is that passengers regularly flout the size restrictions for carry-on luggage. They know the airlines aren't going to really challenge them unless it's egregious. If passengers knew they weren't going to get away with it they'd be a lot more compliant. The same way people are now extra careful to make sure their checked baggage doesn't exceed 50 lbs.
 
2012-11-03 11:42:59 AM  

thisispete: Given its poor reputation, I thought the airline would be losing money, but according to its annual report, its 2012 net profit after tax increased by 50% on 2011 to 560 million euros.


When you're a bait-and-switch scam disguised as a provider of essential long-range transportation, that tends to happen.
 
2012-11-03 11:49:44 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Yes, but she was also acting like a petit lunatic. The book and scroll were incidental.



Incidental my ass!

Books and scrolls have been responsible for the death and misery of more people than any other tool.
 
2012-11-03 11:52:42 AM  

HempHead: FenixStorm1: 3. Print your boarding pass at home before you leave.

The problem with this, is that few people live at both the origination of the flight and the destination of the flight.


Your boarding pass can be printed the moment you make the booking (not just 24 hours in advance of the flight like regular airlines). If I'm flying with Ryanair to 3 destinations in a row, I print all 3 boarding passes the moment I make the bookings.

I'd agree with you 100 percent if this was a standard airline with the ability to print the boarding pass only 24 hours in advance but since I can print it weeks in advance, it leaves little excuse.
 
2012-11-03 12:07:36 PM  

fozziewazzi:
A big part of the reason that there's such a massive scrum for overhead bin space is that passengers regularly flout the size restrictions for carry-on luggage. They know the airlines aren't going to really challenge them unless it's egregious.


This is actually one reason people should like airlines like Ryanair, where they are pretty strict about baggage meeting their requirements. There's one point of view that they're just trying to catch any little violation to get people to cough up baggage fees, but the other one is that they're preventing the very problem you just described. Yes, airlines, Ryanair in particular, do sometimes get a pretty bad reputation for this, but I do like the idea of knowing that once I get on the plane, the overheads won't be filled with someone else's golf clubs and pet elephant.

I travel quite a bit, and I'm almost always carryon only. I check the requirements of the airline in question beforehand if I'm not familiar with them and I measure and weigh my bag(s) before I head to the airport. If everyone would put in a little effort to comply with the rules, it would save all of us a lot of annoyance.
 
2012-11-03 12:07:44 PM  

Endive Wombat: Radak: She wasn't removed from the aircraft because she had excess luggage. She was removed because she pushed past the gate agent and entered the plane without showing ID or boarding pass.

First off THIS. Second, I am surprised that Ryan Air is still in business. They seem to operate with such contempt for their customers, while I have never flown them, and likely never will, I fail to grasp how they can continue to be in business and still be total assholes to their customers.


That's RyanAir's uncorroborated side of the story, given what's in the article.
 
2012-11-03 12:12:00 PM  

FenixStorm1: Your boarding pass can be printed the moment you make the booking (not just 24 hours in advance of the flight like regular airlines). If I'm flying with Ryanair to 3 destinations in a row, I print all 3 boarding passes the moment I make the bookings.

I'd agree with you 100 percent if this was a standard airline with the ability to print the boarding pass only 24 hours in advance but since I can print it weeks in advance, it leaves little excuse.


This. Ryanair does charge an outlandish fee for printing boarding pass at the airport, but since they make it so easy to print boarding passes for both outbound and inbound flights before leaving home, who cares?

(Although I always have found it a bit amusing that they charge more to print a boarding pass than it would cost to buy a cheap inkjet printer before your return, print your return boarding pass, and then just give the printer to someone there.)
 
2012-11-03 12:14:42 PM  

fustanella: That's RyanAir's uncorroborated side of the story, given what's in the article.


Yeah, TFA doesn't provide any evidence except a statement from Ryanair, but I've seen enough passengers ranging from slightly uncooperative to downright dangerous to passenger safety that I'm going to assume she did a few things closer to the latter before they decided to get the police involved.
 
2012-11-03 12:21:12 PM  

Radak: I can't believe I'm defending Ryanair twice in a week, but read the whole article. She wasn't removed from the aircraft because she had excess luggage. She was removed because she pushed past the gate agent and entered the plane without showing ID or boarding pass.

Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for having two small items that don't fit in hand luggage? Probably not. Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for violating security procedures by entering an aircraft without presenting the necessary documentation to be there? Quite possibly yes.


Oh I disagree, anyone who takes on two bags without one being able to fit under the seat in front if them should not only be led off the plane but executed on the tarmac so all the other passengers can see.

These farking assholes wind up making it take over an hour to get off a plane instead of 20 mins, all because they don't want to wait 10-15 mins St baggage claim.
 
2012-11-03 12:37:30 PM  

Endive Wombat: Radak: She wasn't removed from the aircraft because she had excess luggage. She was removed because she pushed past the gate agent and entered the plane without showing ID or boarding pass.

First off THIS. Second, I am surprised that Ryan Air is still in business. They seem to operate with such contempt for their customers, while I have never flown them, and likely never will, I fail to grasp how they can continue to be in business and still be total assholes to their customers.


Yes, but they're very inexpensive, and if you actually read the regulations and follow the rules, they're dirt cheap. The wife and I have a friend who's stationed in Germany, and they use Ryan Air all the time. Why? Because they're almost always on time, and he can fly from Berlin to London on Friday, and fly back to Berlin on Sunday for 60 euro. Get a 3 day pass so you can leave Friday morning, and you have a nice weekend in London. And since all he brings is a couple of changes of clothes and a camera, he doesn't have much to worry about carry on wise. Taking almost any other airline would cost him at least twice that.
 
2012-11-03 01:09:15 PM  

FenixStorm1: I'd agree with you 100 percent if this was a standard airline with the ability to print the boarding pass only 24 hours in advance but since I can print it weeks in advance, it leaves little excuse.


Standard airlines do not require you to print a boarding pass, you can use electronic images on your iPad or Andriod device of choice.
 
2012-11-03 01:29:03 PM  

HempHead: FenixStorm1: I'd agree with you 100 percent if this was a standard airline with the ability to print the boarding pass only 24 hours in advance but since I can print it weeks in advance, it leaves little excuse.

Standard airlines do not require you to print a boarding pass, you can use electronic images on your iPad or Andriod device of choice.


You can pretty much bet any woman reading by scroll does not have a smartphone.
 
2012-11-03 01:30:31 PM  
What you reading for?

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-03 01:53:04 PM  
i'm not even going to ask what the in-flight meal choice was.
 
2012-11-03 02:10:16 PM  

thisispete: Given its poor reputation, I thought the airline would be losing money, but according to its annual report, its 2012 net profit after tax increased by 50% on 2011 to 560 million euros.


There's a lot of people who complain about Ryanair, because they are the sort of people who assume they are going to get what BA provides in business class for £10 + taxes. My brother flies them all the time and loves them for one simple reason: price. They are the cheapest airline. Follow their rules and you get cheap flights.

And I'm tired of people with their "hand luggage and also..." attitude. The hand luggage is supposed to be for what you need on the plane, like say... a book to read. A lot of people just take the piss to avoid paying for a bag in the hold.
 
2012-11-03 02:41:48 PM  
If I marched through without showing ID or a boarding pass, I guarentee that I'd be on the business end of more than just being taken off the flight...
 
2012-11-03 02:44:27 PM  

Amos Quito: A scroll?

[seminarygal.com image 720x526]

You could poke an eye out with that thing.




th02.deviantart.net

It could have been a scroll of bound sword, or even summon lich. The book was probably "A Less Rude Song."
 
2012-11-03 03:35:17 PM  
NO TICKET!
 
2012-11-03 03:51:26 PM  
"People say the customer is always right, but you know what - they're not.
Sometimes they are wrong and need to be told so.

Admit it, you want to work for this guy.
 
2012-11-03 04:08:54 PM  

FenixStorm1: HempHead: FenixStorm1: 3. Print your boarding pass at home before you leave.

The problem with this, is that few people live at both the origination of the flight and the destination of the flight.

Your boarding pass can be printed the moment you make the booking (not just 24 hours in advance of the flight like regular airlines). If I'm flying with Ryanair to 3 destinations in a row, I print all 3 boarding passes the moment I make the bookings.

I'd agree with you 100 percent if this was a standard airline with the ability to print the boarding pass only 24 hours in advance but since I can print it weeks in advance, it leaves little excuse.


Hell, I fly Southwest all the time due to where I tend to go, which matches their hubs. You can only print your boarding pass 24 hours in advance and make sure you do, because you want to be in that "A" line, NOT in the "C" line! If I have a flight going out tomorrow at 4 p.m., you KNOW my finger is right over the "print boarding pass" button at 3:59 p.m. today.

Seriously...the ability to print your boarding pass from the convenience of your home or hotel, etc. to me is one of the best innovations to up the convenience factor in flying. That and Southwest is pretty darn good about enforcing carrying on over-sized luggage and has a pretty good on-time record.

Oh and...f*ck United.
 
2012-11-03 04:09:03 PM  
I wonder how many people here saying "stupid idiot should have just read the rules" also think credit card companies are evil for their convoluted rules designed to suck cash from the pockets of dumb people.
 
2012-11-03 04:16:08 PM  

redking194: I wonder how many people here saying "stupid idiot should have just read the rules" also think credit card companies are evil for their convoluted rules designed to suck cash from the pockets of dumb people.


No I argue that stupid people who get into credit trouble aren't allowed to declare bankruptcy. Almost everyone that gets into credit trouble when they are young are idiots who have no concept of credit.
 
2012-11-03 04:32:03 PM  

DaCaptain19: Seriously...the ability to print your boarding pass from the convenience of your home or hotel, etc. to me is one of the best innovations to up the convenience factor in flying.


As a member of the 99% who can't afford a printer, I'm no a fan. It's just a way for airlines to shift the cost onto us the customers, without reflecting their lower operating expenses in lower ticket prices.
 
2012-11-03 06:01:45 PM  

HotWingAgenda: As a member of the 99% who can't afford a printer...


i.imgur.com

Have you not priced cheap printers lately?

It's just a way for airlines to shift the cost onto us the customers, without reflecting their lower operating expenses in lower ticket prices.

We're in a thread about Ryanair and you're trying to claim that airlines aren't reflecting lower operating costs in lower ticket prices? See above picture again.
 
2012-11-03 06:05:31 PM  

flaminio: What you reading for?



I'm sure she reads for a lot of reasons, but probably the main one is so she doesn't have to be a farkin' Ryanair stewardess.
 
2012-11-03 06:26:27 PM  

Radak: HotWingAgenda: As a member of the 99% who can't afford a printer...

i.imgur.com

Have you not priced cheap printers lately?


I'm sorry, are you from the past? Who prints things out anymore? I mean, besides your grandma who just bought Print Shop Deluxe version 23.
 
2012-11-03 09:24:50 PM  
HotWingAgenda:
As a member of the 99% who can't afford a printer, I'm no a fan. It's just a way for airlines to shift the cost onto us the customers, without reflecting their lower operating expenses in lower ticket prices.

You can't afford to go down to your local library and shell out 10 cents to print off a page but yet you can afford to drop a few hundred on an airplane ticket?
 
2012-11-03 09:42:44 PM  
The article states that RyanAir has been known to "charge passengers to use the lavatory." I'm sorry, but I would be seriously tempted to wee in the aisle of the plane.
 
2012-11-03 10:58:48 PM  

Radak: I can't believe I'm defending Ryanair twice in a week, but read the whole article. She wasn't removed from the aircraft because she had excess luggage. She was removed because she pushed past the gate agent and entered the plane without showing ID or boarding pass.

Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for having two small items that don't fit in hand luggage? Probably not. Should someone be removed by police from an aircraft for violating security procedures by entering an aircraft without presenting the necessary documentation to be there? Quite possibly yes.


That's what the airline claimed. who we all know is 100% unbiased here.
 
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