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(NYC Aviation)   Help wanted: Masochistic spokesperson for widely hated European airline. Must have access to reliable supply of Xanax   (nycaviation.com) divider line 20
    More: Amusing, airlines of Europe, Xanax, Europeans, Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, Stephen McNamara, GAA  
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4681 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Dec 2012 at 8:14 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-20 05:00:42 PM
Eh, once you know how to deal with their luggage policies, they aren't so bad to get around with. Cheap, fast, little annoying with advertisements in-fligjt, but hey.
 
2012-12-20 06:59:32 PM
Pfft....I still maintain that the worst PR position is being the spokesperson for train wreck celebs.
 
2012-12-20 08:16:52 PM
I do  not medicate with that.
 
But, I'll do it for the right package.
 
Inquire.
 
2012-12-20 08:23:18 PM
I'd say 50% of chicks love a man who knows how to pull their hair and slap their ass at the right time.

The other 50% just don't know it yet.
 
2012-12-20 08:33:37 PM
Maybe Baghdad Bob is available.
 
2012-12-20 08:33:53 PM

Shadowknight: Eh, once you know how to deal with their luggage policies, they aren't so bad to get around with. Cheap, fast, little annoying with advertisements in-fligjt, but hey.


Is that except for the randomly canceled flights, passengers being stranded without warning or provision of comfort, passengers being dumped off a flight to accommodate the passengers that their previous flight was overbooked by, misleading advertising saying they go to X destination (actual distance from airport 90 miles), illegally overloaded planes and falsified paperwork?
 
2012-12-20 08:40:15 PM

Spiralmonkey: Shadowknight: Eh, once you know how to deal with their luggage policies, they aren't so bad to get around with. Cheap, fast, little annoying with advertisements in-fligjt, but hey.

Is that except for the randomly canceled flights, passengers being stranded without warning or provision of comfort, passengers being dumped off a flight to accommodate the passengers that their previous flight was overbooked by, misleading advertising saying they go to X destination (actual distance from airport 90 miles), illegally overloaded planes and falsified paperwork?


shut up and get on the plane.
 
2012-12-20 08:40:47 PM
To wink
 
2012-12-20 08:46:54 PM

Spiralmonkey: Shadowknight: Eh, once you know how to deal with their luggage policies, they aren't so bad to get around with. Cheap, fast, little annoying with advertisements in-fligjt, but hey.

Is that except for the randomly canceled flights, passengers being stranded without warning or provision of comfort, passengers being dumped off a flight to accommodate the passengers that their previous flight was overbooked by, misleading advertising saying they go to X destination (actual distance from airport 90 miles), illegally overloaded planes and falsified paperwork?


Flown Ryanair multiple times and never had any of these sort of problems. Grab your backpack (and only your backpack), don't expect to get coddled, and enjoy your cheap transportation.

/30 Euro Luebeck to Budapest
//Round trip
 
2012-12-20 08:55:28 PM
I've flown Ryanair a few times and never had any problem. The "airport miles from actual city" thing is a trade off. A longer coach or car journey vs flying from a tiny airport where the walk from the car park to the plane is less than a hundred yards and far more pleasant an experience than some major airports.
And their aircraft tend to be brand new and spotless 737s.

Average age of Ryanair fleet 3 years.
Average age of US carriers fleet 13 years.
 
2012-12-20 08:57:02 PM
40 pounds from Stanstead to Tenerife return.

It's tacky. It's sleazy. The plane is filled with the most yobbiest of British louts that you can imagine. The flight attendants are haggard crones hawking booze, magazines, lottery tickets and t-shirts up and down the aisle. Water is extra. Food is extra. Headsets are extra. Seat belts are extra. Luggage is extra.

But 40 pounds from Stanstead to Tenerife return? I'll put up with a lot of that crap to get a flight from Northern Europe to just-off-the-African coast that costs about the same as a tank of gas in my car.
 
2012-12-20 09:03:28 PM
These are just complaints from Spain, never mind the rest of Europe.
 
2012-12-20 09:22:49 PM
Meh they can't be as bad as some airlines I flew with in Africa, once I boarded a flight in Sunyani that was supposedly headed to Kumasi, but when we were about to take off the Captain came back and said someone had asked to go to Takoradi and asked for a vote, Kumasi lost so I ended up stranded in Takoradi and missed my connecting flight from Kumasi back to Accra.


/never got used to sitting in a plane with whatever animals people decided to bring with em wandering down the isles either
 
2012-12-21 12:43:37 AM
No such thing as flights for 50p, you fecking feckers.
 
2012-12-21 01:04:29 AM

steerforth: No such thing as flights for 50p, you fecking feckers.


This seems apposite: Cheap flights
 
2012-12-21 01:30:51 AM

beany: steerforth: No such thing as flights for 50p, you fecking feckers.

This seems apposite: Cheap flights


I don't know if you've tried locating Stanstead on map, but checking in a 5am is a fecking load of crap.
 
2012-12-21 03:16:58 AM

Spiralmonkey: Shadowknight: Eh, once you know how to deal with their luggage policies, they aren't so bad to get around with. Cheap, fast, little annoying with advertisements in-fligjt, but hey.

Is that except for the randomly canceled flights, passengers being stranded without warning or provision of comfort, passengers being dumped off a flight to accommodate the passengers that their previous flight was overbooked by, misleading advertising saying they go to X destination (actual distance from airport 90 miles), illegally overloaded planes and falsified paperwork?


Since moving to Spain a couple years back, we've taken RyanAir a couple times every few months and never had any of these issues. Me, my wife, two girls, and usually another family of three with us. We take a backpack apiece, usually check a mostly empty bag for souvenirs we may buy while we are at this place or that, and my big camera bag.

Yeah, you have t put up with people trying to sell you worthless shiat. But they have never been late or canceled for us the dozen or times we've used them, and once we get close to where we are going (say when we fly into Munich instead of closer to Garmisch), we hop a commuter train to our final destination. Still really cheap by comparison to Delta back home, and I've had a lot more issues with them losing luggage, my reservations...

I have no doubt RyanAir has it's issues, but I think it's a bit overblown.
 
2012-12-21 07:39:03 AM
Honestly what RyanAir really needs is a PR system that doesn't give a shiat.  That when the press pushes them on a question about new fees just stares at them and says "how the fark do you THINK we make the tickets so goddamned cheap, you morons? You assholes all ASKED for this shiat."

This may be bias from listening to my Irish friends argue about things...
 
Ehh
2012-12-21 10:58:23 AM
I like the tackling dummy Director of Communications joke. But I want to keep my job for now, so I won't send the link to my company's Director of Communications.
 
2012-12-21 11:29:23 AM
Maybe RyanAir could cut out the middleman and start leasing sex slaves in-flight?
 
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