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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

The British Airways Value Calculator, comparing BA, Easyjet and Ryanair and basically telling us everything we already knew:

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...r/public/en_gb

In relation to the earlier post, yes Easyjet and Ryanair have revolutionised the market with online booking to avoid travel fees and keeping costs down but the real truth now is that Ryanair in particular preys on the public doing everything it can to charge extra for a variety of different "services".

If you compare this to SouthWest Airlines in the US, the original low-cost airline on which Ryanair and Easyjet originally based their business plans, SouthWest is streets ahead.
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Ryanair May Charge $150 for Not Printing Boarding Pass at Home

By David Parker Brown, on November 10th, 2009 at 11:50 am


Print that ticket at home, or it could cost you $150 to get into that door!

If you follow Ryanair or Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, you know there is always something going down in Ryanair-land. Well, let’s step this up to the next level of craziness. In the good ‘ol days (aka now) you only have to about $60 for printing your boarding pass at the airport. But O’Leary doesn’t like check-in counters and wants people to stop getting boarding passes at the airport.
“You really now must check in before you get to the airport. If you don’t the fine is €40 [~$60] and if that doesn’t get rid of them all within a very short order, we double that fine to €100 [~$150],” said Mr O’Leary. “We don’t want people showing up without the pre-printed boarding card.”
If you don’t have a printer at home, it would be more cost effective to go out and buy a printer for $50, print your boarding pass, and pocket the $100.
This might not shock many of you, but complaints on Ryanair are up 140% and they have the highest number of complaints in the UK (although they are one of the biggest airlines as well).
But if you want to complain to Ryanair, good luck! It costs about $1.42 per minute to talk to a customer service representative. I am sure they will have no problem, sitting back listening to your complaints and even ask follow up questions.
Why do people keep making this airline successful? Because they want the cheapest ticket possible, period. Will there ever be a backlash with passengers realizing price isn’t everything? Or will this business model spread to the US (please no) and be the future of commercial aviation?

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==Surfbox costing Ryanair €117,000 per month in lost revenue!==

Ryanair’s plan to increase the charge for printing boarding cards in the airport to €100 has proved a boon for an Irish internet company which is offering the same service for less than €1.
Surfbox, based in Kilkenny, says 100 Ryanair passengers a day are printing off their boarding cards at its kiosks in Dublin airport, which were installed three months ago. The company has now opened kiosks in Cork, Shannon and Liverpool airports.
The estimated loss in ancillary revenue to Ryanair stands at about €117,000 per month. Brilliant! Keep up the good work Surfbox!

Bwahahahahaha!
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Old 16.11.2009, 14:55
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It seems that Ryanair are not just cheap and nasty to their passengers (i.e. mugs) but also their employees (i.e. slaves).

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As for me, I think I’m off to the Emirates recruitment website, it’s about time I got a job with a real airline I think

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It take you too long to say that. Yes, go ahead, leave the company.

Every ongoing company has a market segment to serve. Ryanair has its segment. If you belong to that segment and you fly with them, its your choice. The segment is called: pay little, receive little.
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Every ongoing company has a market segment to serve. Ryanair has its segment. If you belong to that segment and you fly with them, its your choice. The segment is called: pay little, receive little.
My point again, how come EasyJet, Air Berlin etc.. manage to operate a no frills service with comparable prices to Ryanair but with a lot less BS? From being clobbered by charges to the constant noise pollution of adverts on board... Its one tacky, horrible experience from beginning to end.

Its just too simple to say you get what you pay for, or don't use them if you don't like them, there are times when you don't have much choice and if you've paid close to CHF 260 for the privellege then you feel doubly ripped off.
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I don't get why people moan about ryan air or easyjet, you know what your getting into when you book with them. Personally when I fly I don't want the s**t 'free' food that is usually stale and tastes of cardboard, I get what *I* want to eat at the airport, I don't want the "free" drink, again I get what I want beforehand, I don't want to watch the 10yr old re-runs of blackadder, or the modified for the airline version of a film, I'll watch what I want on my mp3 player etc etc

If you want all these extras then fly with a different airline, but, in all my travelling days the worst experiences I have ever had have all been with BA, staff so far up there own bums its untrue.
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I don't get why people moan about ryan air or easyjet, you know what your getting into when you book with them. Personally when I fly I don't want the s**t 'free' food that is usually stale and tastes of cardboard, I get what *I* want to eat at the airport, I don't want the "free" drink, again I get what I want beforehand, I don't want to watch the 10yr old re-runs of blackadder, or the modified for the airline version of a film, I'll watch what I want on my mp3 player etc etc

If you want all these extras then fly with a different airline, but, in all my travelling days the worst experiences I have ever had have all been with BA, staff so far up there own bums its untrue.
I agree with what your saying. However, how is it that Easyjet are a better company than Ryanair!
As for BA, well, I will fly with anyone other than them, preferably Virgin though!
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Old 16.11.2009, 15:44
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I don't get why people moan about ryan air or easyjet, you know what your getting into when you book with them. Personally when I fly I don't want the s**t 'free' food that is usually stale and tastes of cardboard, I get what *I* want to eat at the airport, I don't want the "free" drink, again I get what I want beforehand, I don't want to watch the 10yr old re-runs of blackadder, or the modified for the airline version of a film, I'll watch what I want on my mp3 player etc etc
This was a fine argument by EasyJet founder Stelios back in the 1990s, but the industry has since moved on and even the big flag carriers are dispensing with complimentary food etc.. in favour of lower fares.
Ryanair was a better airline back in those days too, however they've since gone down this ruinous road of trying to have a headline fare of €0. O'leary actually stated that he wants to gives seats away for free, you just have to pay charges and be subjected to advertising
I say "enough gimmicks", just publish your fares in a transparent manner and let the market decide the rest.
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Even more trouble for Ryanair.
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Auch. They obviously didn't have enough cash for decent bikinis..
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Auch. They obviously didn't have enough cash for decent bikinis..
who notices bikinis as long as the girls feel comfortable?
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Auch. They obviously didn't have enough cash for decent bikinis..
I suppose the men should be glad that wasn't an easyjet stunt. They'd be in dayglo orange ones.
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who notices bikinis as long as the girls feel comfortable?
You think?

I have a suspition next thing they will be walking thru the airplane isles butt naked, haha.
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I suppose the men should be glad that wasn't an easyjet stunt. They'd be in dayglo orange ones.
Eeew, orange never suits anybody's skin complexion. Although the Easyjet uniforms were pretty fun, made peeps look like an MTV Pimp My Ride crew. I wish Easyjets still did Prague-Geneva. Sigh...Naked plane wenches or not, I always prefer Easy Jet to Swiss, since one saves hundred of franks on one flight.
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When it comes to Ryanair, there is no such thing as bad publicity. Please keep up double-oh-seven
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You think?

I have a suspition next thing they will be walking thru the airplane isles butt naked, haha.
Unless everyone pays the "Cabin crew keep their clothes on" supplement, I guess





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Eeew, orange never suits anybody's skin complexion. Although the Easyjet uniforms were pretty fun, made peeps look like an MTV Pimp My Ride crew. I wish Easyjets still did Prague-Geneva. Sigh...Naked plane wenches or not, I always prefer Easy Jet to Swiss, since one saves hundred of franks on one flight.
Oh, not always, at least from Basel. From Basel to London, EJ is often more expensive. I prefer Swiss, which has similar prices and takes me to City airport which is easy to go through. I even prefer BA to EJ, despite going to the hell which is Heathrow (often for less than EJ to Luton!)
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Unless everyone pays the "Cabin crew keep their clothes on" supplement, I guess





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Oh man, scary picture...Clothes ON, please, everyone. I mean, I don't have a problem with nudity but would like to enjoy my on board drinks withouth pubes. Oops
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Oh, not always, at least from Basel. From Basel to London, EJ is often more expensive. I prefer Swiss, which has similar prices and takes me to City airport which is easy to go through. I even prefer BA to EJ, despite going to the hell which is Heathrow (often for less than EJ to Luton!)
It is true that some of the Swiss flights are not so bad, fare wise..I wonder if it would be still worth it jumping on a EJ plane to Prague from a different Swiss city, taking a train there.

On the other hand, what I like about flying Swiss is the perhaps irrational thought that more expensive carrier takes care of their fleet better (so the place would be less to have troubles)? I migth be completely wrong.. I do not like to fly, unfortunately. Hence the drinks.
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