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September 18, 2017

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September 18, 2017

I swore long ago I'd NEVER fly with O'Leary's airline, ever since he proposed to charge passengers to use the loo on  his aircraft - I don't think that "master plan" of his materialised, but his many other "plans" to save HIM money have, all at the expense & inconvenience to the passengers who fall for his ploys. His threat to take all his aircraft away from British airports because of Brexit is another daft notion - does he think Brits will travel abroad to EU countries to then board his cramped 'planes to fly onwards ? The man's a pillock IMO, and the fact his "organisation" (??) have cocked up mega style with their administration resulting in having to cancel 50-60 flights per DAY for 6 weeks is proof. He might be mega rich, his wealth having come from the pockets of those he's crammed into his aircraft and making them pay dearly for what should come as standard, but he's going to lose many millions over this fiasco, with his reputation shot to pieces as well. There are other budget airlines who do treat their customers better than O'Leary's crowd do - I suggest would-be fliers vote with their feet and look elsewhere and let the anti British Michael O'Leary suffer the economic consequences. John (JKW)

PS I suppose many on here will disagree and say what a wonderful experience they had with Ryanair, if so, please tell !

September 18, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 199
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September 18, 2017

I see that Norwegian airlines have employed over 160 pilots who left Ryanair because they were being over worked and underpaid, this is why O,leary is in the pickle he has made for himself, airline pilots are only allowed to fly 900 hours a year, because of his planning most pilots would use those hours up, very quickly even allowing for the compulsory time off, therefor not getting paid, or being unable to fly for about six months of the year, it is a costly mistake he has made and is continuing to dig himself deeper by refusing to give the passengers the right information on compensation, his average flight costs £29.00. given the right circumstances he will minimally be out of pocket by as much AS £320 if the compulsory EU rules are enforced, WHICH I HOPE THEY ARE.

September 19, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 683
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September 19, 2017

I have just been reading the compensation rules and regulations. If flights are cancelled with a minimum 14 days notice only a refund of the ticket is payable. The rules are complicated to say the least and there seem to be lots of loopholes to circumvent paying compensation. He treats his customers like cattle, he cares not a fig for anyone other than himself and he has the people skills of a marauding salt water crocodile. I read he is informing everyone affected so he will likely escape most compensation claims. The sad thing is, anyone who can't get to their destination on the days booked who have reserved and paid for accommodation receive no compensation from the airlines, ergo no insurance, no money back! As an aside,  I never knew pilots only get paid for actual flying hours. All the stopovers, ground checks, paperwork etc apparently do not count towards their pay, seemingly the salary clock starts when the aircraft brake is released and stops when it is supplied at the destination. Bob is correct in saying Norwegian Air has recently poached a shed load of RyanAir pilots and I bet THAT is the cause of the cock up rather than holiday misplanning. Personally I would never fly with RyanAir or for that matter Easy Jet after watching their antics on TV, reading the complaints and people's bad experiences. Easy Jet also use every trick going to avoid compensation claims, allegedly, according to some newspaper reports. I know many people swear by them but I would rather pay a bit more and get treated better. That said we did fly Jet2 to Majorca and it was a very good experience albeit they were contracted to Thompsons.

September 19, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1201
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September 19, 2017

Flight for 2 adults,car hire 3 days ,return flight to Cork €59  total cost ,that's what will keep Ryanair in business but O'LEARY may not be in charge . As you know November Chester is one of the important weekends for us old soldiers,so back inApril hotel booked in Chester ,flight from Cork to Liverpool booked ,car hire booked for trip all paid up front ( except hotel) £115 BUT from November 1st another £10 to carry my small case on plane . Yes a 10% price hike but it's feckin cheap ,then what choice have you from Ireland, Aer Lingus nearly 50% more expensive and into Manchester. Over the last 10 years me and my family have used Ryanair on average of 6/7 flights a year and yes we are treated like cattle ,paying cattle,but for the price and only 50 minutes on board  oh and trumpet at the end ,now if I win the lottery feck 'em .

September 20, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 683
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September 20, 2017

Latest O'Leary lunatic move. Passengers hit by his cancelled flights have been offered 'free' replacement flights but, there's always a but with O'Leary, passengers who paid the £15 extra for seat reservations and £30 for baggage fees will not get that refunded AND will have to pay it again if they want the same service on the rearranged flights. They also, wait for it............have to pay a £16 flight change fee. When is someone in authority going to take this guy apart, it is almost comically corrupt yet he seems to get away with it time after time.How cheap will that flight now be, umm, 2x£15 for seat reservations, 2x£30 for baggage, £29 for basic ticket, £16 for flight change equals £135 is it that much cheaper than other airlines, without all the hassle? Perhaps it is!!

September 20, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 2
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September 20, 2017

My Daughter flew with O'Learys crew to Spain with her Daughter and a friend from Stanstead to have a holiday at our bungalow in San Juan De Los Terreros. On trying to book the boarding passes, was informed that because she has not paid for a seat ( for each of them ) would not be able to book the seats until 4days before she flew( and incidentally the same way back). She knew that they would not be together on the flight (they would be in the middle seats, even if the seats next to them were empty). I am not flying anywhere with this crew in future and in fact have returned from Spain by CAR.

September 21, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1201
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September 21, 2017

This morning news is the pilots that still work for Ryanair have now asked for better working/pay conditions after refusing the €12000 bonus offered for working their holidays,if not offered they will work to rule ( whatever that is )

September 25, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
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September 25, 2017

Begorra, that airline head is not just a silly billy, he is also a lunatic who escaped from the asylum at a midnight long ago..... Where do we get them?????? I do not WANT one, I just need to know how to avoid the loons.....

September 27, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1201
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September 27, 2017

Tom nice to you posting again . Now they (Ryanair) have cancelled more flights from November till March next year ,just hope they don't cancel Cork to Liverpool my flight in November for Chester .


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