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(Guardian)   Want to change your date of departure on the cheapest airfare you could find? That'll be $1,200   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 13
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2013-05-14 08:44:50 AM
Airlines turned into flying buses so the people who formerly could only afford buses got to fly. These people do not understand that they are not flying Pan Am in 1966.  They are flying Greyhound in 2013.
 
2013-05-14 08:47:32 AM

Rapmaster2000: Airlines turned into flying buses so the people who formerly could only afford buses got to fly. These people do not understand that they are not flying Pan Am in 1966.  They are flying Greyhound in 2013.


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2013-05-14 08:48:27 AM
I've never flown Ryanair, but a Welsh friend of mine has and he said it makes Southwest look like a private G5 with a Johnny Walker Blue cannon and Katy Perry and Zoey Deschanel having a hot-oil tickle fight to decide who gets to start at the top for your four-hand massage.

He may have oversold it a bit, but he did assure me that having a myopic hook-handed zookeeper seal you in a dead bear's asshole to ship you third class from Bangladesh to Mumbai -- the long way -- during monsoon season is preferable to Ryanair.
 
2013-05-14 08:51:34 AM
I honestly do not know why people continue to fly/give business to that godawful airline.  Their business model seems to hold great contempt for their customers.
 
2013-05-14 09:04:53 AM

Endive Wombat: I honestly do not know why people continue to fly/give business to that godawful airline.  Their business model seems to hold great contempt for their customers.


Because they see the ticket price and think they're getting a great deal. They don't realize all the hoops they'll need to jump through in order to avoid all of the fees.
 
2013-05-14 09:20:46 AM

digistil: Endive Wombat: I honestly do not know why people continue to fly/give business to that godawful airline.  Their business model seems to hold great contempt for their customers.

Because they see the ticket price and think they're getting a great deal. They don't realize all the hoops they'll need to jump through in order to avoid all of the fees.


I've never had a problem but then I know what I'm getting with a $75 ticket and don't expect anything other than a seat. With Ryanair you buy the ticket, you get on the plane, you get off the plane and anything else is extra. Some people still act like flying is some big damn event where they should be treated special and their complete inability to read and follow basic instructions should be ignored.
 
2013-05-14 09:24:21 AM
I've only flown Ryanair once, as for the trip it was the cheapest even with fees.

it wasn't the worst airline I've been on. That award goes to Veuling....just like Ryanair, but with significantly less legroom
 
2013-05-14 09:44:40 AM
Ryanair is successful because of three things.

1. Cheap flights
2. Leaving and arriving on time
3. Shadenfreude at seeing entitled morons not getting special treatment

I've flown them a few times.  You have to show up on time and be aware of what you will have to pay for if you aren't fully prepared.
 
2013-05-14 10:13:59 AM

Endive Wombat: I honestly do not know why people continue to fly/give business to that godawful airline.  Their business model seems to hold great contempt for their customers.


Enough people do it across the pond that Spirit is doing the best it can to give people the full Ryanair experience here in the US, and then there's Allegiant, who is almost as bad, but not quite.

Both of them make Southwest look pretty darn good. Actually, Southwest is pretty good--they have better seat pitch than most legacies, and still allow you a couple of bags.
 
2013-05-14 05:57:34 PM
crap happens. i go on cruise ships solo and sometimes the booking sites will tell me there isn't any cabins available for solo passengers. even if i pay more than double they don't want me on the ship although there are plenty of cabins for 2+ people. i've had several cruises tell me something like $1000 per person if 2 people go and $225,000 if i go solo for the very same cabin when i do a fake booking. i was tempted to book one using one of my high credit credit cards covering the $50,000[reduced] deposit and cancelling the cruise in a few days but it was fairly close to the 70 day 100% refund window and i thought if the credit card company and cruise line didn't like the point i was trying to make about these bullshiate practices and some red flags popped up and my account was frozen or something i may have be stuck with a $1000 cruise that cost me at least my $50,000  deposit.
 
2013-05-14 09:30:56 PM
That's what you get when you choose CHEAPEST.

Don't want to be treated like shiat? Stop shopping for the CHEAPEST things you can find.

"More for Less" is crap.
 
2013-05-14 11:50:14 PM
Ryanair can be a great bargain, if you know how to follow the rules. I've booked with them 3 times and the total - total - cost was about $80 (USD) and most of that was fees due to the fact that I didn't have a UK-based debit card. One of the flights was totally and completely free. As in zero Euros, zero cents.

They are, however, the only airline I've ever flown that marks off part of the cabin "to get the weight balance right." I can see that in a turboprop, but a 737? Makes you wonder what corners they're cutting.
 
2013-05-15 08:31:27 AM

starlost: crap happens. i go on cruise ships solo and sometimes the booking sites will tell me there isn't any cabins available for solo passengers. even if i pay more than double they don't want me on the ship although there are plenty of cabins for 2+ people. i've had several cruises tell me something like $1000 per person if 2 people go and $225,000 if i go solo for the very same cabin when i do a fake booking. i was tempted to book one using one of my high credit credit cards covering the $50,000[reduced] deposit and cancelling the cruise in a few days but it was fairly close to the 70 day 100% refund window and i thought if the credit card company and cruise line didn't like the point i was trying to make about these bullshiate practices and some red flags popped up and my account was frozen or something i may have be stuck with a $1000 cruise that cost me at least my $50,000  deposit.


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