Ryanair must stop ‘unnecessarily pissing people off’, says O’Leary
Although I thought it was company policy rather than unintentional!Posted 4 years agograntwayMember
Did see a program recently on TV on Ryan Air
and played a message from the Captain to the control tower
requesting emergency landing being low level of fuel left.
Apparently Ryan air request this a lot to Alicante.
The program believe Ryan Air do this so they can get there plans down
so they can turn around there planes for the return flight.
Has I fly regularly to Alicante that scared the crap out of mePosted 4 years ago
long winded and old but still relevant
Arriving in a hotel in Dublin, Michael O’Leary went to the bar and asked for a pint of draught Guinness. The barman nodded and said, “That will be one Euro please, Mr. O’Leary.”
Somewhat taken aback, O’Leary replied, “That’s very cheap,” and handed over his money.
“Well, we try to stay ahead of the competition”, said the barman. “And we are serving free pints every Wednesday evening from 6 until 8. We have the cheapest beer in Ireland”
“That is remarkable value” Michael comments
“I see you don’t seem to have a glass, so you’ll probably need one of ours.
That will be 3 euro please.”
O’Leary scowled, but paid up. He took his drink and walked towards a seat.
“Ah, you want to sit down?” said the barman. “That’ll be an extra 2 euro. – You could have pre-book the seat, and it would have only cost you a Euro.”
“I think you may to be too big for the seat sir, can I ask you to sit in this frame please”
Michael attempts to sit down but the frame is too small and when he can’t squeeze in he complains “Nobody would fit in that little frame”.
“I’m afraid if you can’t fit in the frame you’ll have to pay an extra surcharge of €4.00 for your seat sir”
O’Leary swore to himself, but paid up. “I see that you have brought your laptop with you” added the barman. “And since that wasn’t pre-booked either, that will be another 3 euro.”
O’Leary was so annoyed that he walked back to the bar, slammed his drink on the counter, and yelled, “This is ridiculous, I want to speak to the manager”.
“Ah, I see you want to use the counter,” says the barman, “that will be 2 euro please.” O’Leary’s face was red with rage.
“Do you know who I am?”
“Of course I do Mr. O’Leary,”
“I’ve had enough, What sort of Hotel is this? I come in for a quiet drink and you treat me like this. I insist on speaking to a manager!”
“Here is his E mail address, or if you wish, you can contact him between 9 and 9.10 every morning, Monday to Tuesday at this free phone number. Calls are free, until they are answered, then there is a talking charge of only 10 cent per second”
“I will never use this bar again”
“OK sir, but remember, we are the only hotel in Ireland selling pints for one Euro”.
It is a gamble that nobody on the ground is going to say on to them.
With Ryan air the pays your money takes your choice factor is very true, your paying for something with none of the niceties included or offered. If you want any chance of compassion or flexibility use someone else. The person on the desk who charged the guy was probably following strict rules to avoid being fired or penalised themselves.Posted 4 years agokonabunnyMember
I seem to remember this was discussed on here and one of the posters was a pilot who said the whole story was total bobbins.
Dirty Tricks in air travel? Seems hard to believe.
The constant upselling is annoying, I agree, but it’s not like the charges are hidden. I like Ryanair for the same reason as seosamh.Posted 4 years ago
The constant upselling is annoying, I agree, but it’s not like the charges are hidden. I like Ryanair for the same reason as seosamh.
I tried to find some competitive fares with Ryan air, failed every time, once they get close to other airlines they fall off the radar, the headline prices were never worth believing so just moved on and left them well alone.
Coincidentally I’m currently sat in an airport about to board my 10th flight this month, I value price, value and reliability over most things, add in a decent loyalty scheme and I’m there 🙂
There was a similar story in the papers last week about a woman who had a huge bill for uploading photo’s on her mobile while on holiday in Turkey, calling for outrage etc. Why bother it’s what you expect to happen.Posted 4 years agocynic-alMember
Naive OP IMO.
Staff won’t have authority to give out a free ticket…did the event happen after news broke and the family were ID’d? Only if so could you say they should have called head office – would they even have had time?
Seems like simple Ryanair-bashing, ever fashionable, as this thread shows.Posted 4 years agocynic-alMember
I was meaning the original post not poster, but in any event, you said this:
mashiehood – Member
Thisis why I will never fly with Ryanair.
Which looks quite different to me to:
I choose not to fly Ryanair on for many reasons
…and I don’t see how this relates to culture – which airline won’t charge for changing flight times?Posted 4 years agob rMember
How many accidents is it they’ve had again?
I hear people bash Ryanair, I hear people bash Tesco – funny how so many people actually use them.
I don’t like flying Ryanair, but have done many (probably +50) times in the past mainly due to them flying into odd places that are near to where I need to go – but that is with work, privately I’ve never flown with them.
Other airlines are available.Posted 4 years ago
I think by ‘culture’ masiehood means this kind of thing:Posted 4 years ago
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