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(Daily Mail)   Passengers stuck on plane during 11 hour delay finally call police, demand food, water, and the right to leave the aircraft   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 33
    More: Asinine, Stansted Airport, Ryanair, Porto, Michael O'Leary, Essex Police, vlog, aircraft, Ryanair passengers  
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2014-02-21 04:38:10 PM
this is just another page in a farking TOME of bad customer service, and yet people still fly that piece of shiat airline.
 
2014-02-21 04:40:10 PM
I think I would just find out how well the emergency chute works...sure, you might get charged with a federal crime (in the US) but given the circumstances, I don't think a jury in the world would convict....
 
2014-02-21 04:41:03 PM

Dick Gozinya: this is just another page in a farking TOME of bad customer service, and yet people still fly that piece of shiat airline.


If you offer a flight from Dublin to Morocco for a dollar, but you have to sit in a dark box with an angry lemur, someone would buy that ticket.
 
2014-02-21 04:50:44 PM
I watched two minutes of the video and my chest started getting tight.  I've been stranded on the tarmac a couple of times and I have no patience for that kind of shiat.  Give me three xanax & tonics or I start punching people.
 
2014-02-21 04:57:27 PM

Dick Gozinya: this is just another page in a farking TOME of bad customer service, and yet people still fly that piece of shiat airline.


This.  Anyone who books a flight with Ryanair at this point absolutely deserves what they get.
 
2014-02-21 04:58:25 PM
they weren't on the plane for 11 hours. Three hours is a long time, but still.

/boring
 
2014-02-21 05:25:24 PM
What, no "lemon-soaked paper napkins" references?
 
2014-02-21 05:37:50 PM

Soup4Bonnie: I watched two minutes of the video and my chest started getting tight.  I've been stranded on the tarmac a couple of times and I have no patience for that kind of shiat.  Give me three xanax & tonics or I start punching people.


Yup. A 10 hour flight I can do. Sitting still for an hour makes me want to break things.

/and why does the daily fail repeat everything four damn times?
 
2014-02-21 06:02:25 PM

aelat: they weren't on the plane for 11 hours. Three hours is a long time, but still.

/boring


They boarded for an 8:30 flight, but were held captive on the plane until 3:45AM, totaling at a little over 7 hours (not including the 2 additional hours when they boarded again).
 
2014-02-21 06:13:45 PM

RyanAir: They will piss you off only if they feel it's necessary.

 
2014-02-21 06:23:33 PM
Nothing a good mass hanging of scumbag execs can't fix.

/flight delays due to bullshiat is fraud
//fraud deserves hanging
 
2014-02-21 06:36:17 PM
We can complain about ISPs, cable providers, and cell phone companies all we want... but there is no better example of "race to the bottom" than the passenger airline industry.
 
2014-02-21 07:36:17 PM
They were on a plane for 11 hours in binary.
 
2014-02-21 07:46:01 PM
11 hour  delay?  shiat in the US that would be a cancelled flight.
 
2014-02-21 07:53:15 PM
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Can't wait!
 
2014-02-21 08:00:53 PM
There's a good chance I would have ended that evening in jail.  Of course, there's a good chance that the rest of the passengers would claim to have seen nothing and that I wasn't even on that flight.
 
2014-02-21 08:30:45 PM
Hypothetical conversation with a flight attendant:

"I heard some guy say he was gonna blow up the plane."

"Which guy, sir?"

"I dunno, some guy back there (waves hand)"

"Everybody out!"

Would this work?
 
2014-02-21 08:46:31 PM

FormlessOne: What, no "lemon-soaked paper napkins" references?


Came for this, bad Subby for not having it in the headline
 
2014-02-21 09:26:48 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Nothing a good mass hanging of scumbag execs can't fix.

/flight delays due to bullshiat is fraud
//fraud deserves hanging


edgy
 
2014-02-21 09:28:28 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Nothing a good mass hanging of scumbag execs can't fix.

/flight delays due to bullshiat is fraud
//fraud deserves hanging


I second the motion.
 
2014-02-21 09:57:51 PM

dstanley: Hypothetical conversation with a flight attendant:

"I heard some guy say he was gonna blow up the plane."

"Which guy, sir?"

"I dunno, some guy back there (waves hand)"

"Everybody out!"

Would this work?


It might.  But if you couldn't get anyone else to say they also heard it then I'm pretty sure you'd be charged with a crime.  They likely consider that on the same level as shouting fire in a crowded theater.
 
2014-02-21 10:34:20 PM
Once the doors close, you have no rights whatsoever.  They could probably keep it on the tarmac until people died of dehydration and blood clots, and still be in the right, legally.
 
2014-02-21 10:41:15 PM
Fine the airline £1 million per hour and see how fast they get people unloaded then
 
2014-02-21 10:44:24 PM
This is why I never fly Jetblue.
 
2014-02-21 10:55:00 PM

GleeUnit: Dick Gozinya: this is just another page in a farking TOME of bad customer service, and yet people still fly that piece of shiat airline.

This.  Anyone who books a flight with Ryanair at this point absolutely deserves what they get.


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They deserve it and worse.  If people keeping giving business to horrible companies, those companies have no incentive to change.
 
2014-02-21 11:36:57 PM

chevydeuce: I don't think a jury in the world would convict....


You significantly underestimate the incredibly high conviction rate in the US. The Feds will make sure the jury instructions require you to be convicted.

That said, this wasn't in the US. If it was, the airline would be getting fined a metric-shiat-ton of money under rules they established a year or two ago to deal with long delays.
 
2014-02-21 11:58:38 PM

That Guy Jeff: chevydeuce: I don't think a jury in the world would convict....

You significantly underestimate the incredibly high conviction rate in the US. The Feds will make sure the jury instructions require you to be convicted.

That said, this wasn't in the US. If it was, the airline would be getting fined a metric-shiat-ton of money under rules they established a year or two ago to deal with long delays.


And you still hear the airlines saying "well now we have to cancel flights instead of waiting it out on the tarmac for hours on end..
see, this law sucks!"

Uh, not for me it doesn't. I (and I would dare to guess most passengers) would much rather be stuck in the terminal with access to food, beer, and a place to walk around while I wait to get on the next flight than stuck in a tube for 6 hours prior to being taken back to the terminal. I think the airlines saying 'aw fark it' and cancelling is a feature, not a bug.
 
2014-02-22 07:01:34 AM

mcmnky: GleeUnit: Dick Gozinya: this is just another page in a farking TOME of bad customer service, and yet people still fly that piece of shiat airline.

This.  Anyone who books a flight with Ryanair at this point absolutely deserves what they get.

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They deserve it and worse.  If people keeping giving business to horrible companies, those companies have no incentive to change.


I've flown Ryanair quite a few times and never had a problem. Their flights are cheap as long as you are very careful about the extra charges and make sure you carry on luggage is the right size. And the secondary airports they fly to are great because they are usually tiny and it can be a fifty yard walk from the car drop off point all the way through check in and security to the steps of the plane. In bigger airports you can walk half a mile before you even get to the check in desk.

And their planes are almost all brand new. Average age of a Ryanair plane is three years. For the major US airlines it's between ten and twenty years.
 
2014-02-22 07:52:05 AM

FormlessOne: What, no "lemon-soaked paper napkins" references?


;-)
 
2014-02-22 09:12:25 AM
 
2014-02-22 10:30:14 AM
They knew what they were getting into when they bought their ticket for RyanAir.
 
2014-02-22 03:25:13 PM
Not to defend RyanAir, but no one is going to die of dehydration or hunger after just 3 hours...
 
2014-02-22 08:37:00 PM

FormlessOne: What, no "lemon-soaked paper napkins" references?


Not until you got here, at least.
 
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