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Old 08.12.2010, 09:35
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

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wow, if ryanair is even worse then easyjet? No thank you!

Last summer I flew easyjet Milan -Amsterdam and vv. Same scenes about tax free items that needed to be in handluggage and that piece of hand luggage fitted in a tiny place (and no: also if both your small pieces of handluggage fit in at the same time, is also not good). So I ended up squashing my purse into the handbag to avoid the EUR25 fine.

Next we were driven like cows in a small place (pre-board area)where you could only wait standing up (having to wait there for more then 30 minutes). The speedy boarding part had 4 chairs, and an older lady who clearly had trouble standing up so long but had not booked speedy boarding was send off in a brutal way.

By the way in Amsterdam you fly from a low cost pier with hardly any shopping, long walks and bad piers. They only announce which gate when boarding starts, and there you are with your speedy boarding ticket (paid extra) somewhere behind in the line cause the stairs are all full.

Onboard the crew was cool and nice for passengers, but sitting on the first row, I overheard them complaining about work and schedules the whole time - both legs. The lavatory in the front was closed.

Well maybe the pilots are better trained and the planes better maintained, which is good for safety, it was a last time with them as I really don;t want to be treated as an animal.
If you pay low-cost prices then you get low-cost service. The departure gates within the terminal buildings are much more expensive to rent.
Parking your aircraft on the perimeter and busing your passengers there is the cheapest option.

As for the hand luggage allowance, I've always found it reasonable and the requirement for only one piece is well publicised in Easy Jet literature so shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
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Old 08.12.2010, 09:38
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

You get what you pay for.

Low cost airlines are fine - if saving a few CHF is the most important thing. But considering how cheap some of the big airlines have become I seldom see the need to go for the Sleazyair option.
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Old 08.12.2010, 09:49
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Ah sure the charge had to come at some stage,for all i care they should make it standard on every airline.

I mean ladies get away with it " oh but my handbag is not my hand luggage ".. wrong ! it is..

This means my oversized camera bag is also not hand luggage and i should be allowed two.

See them going up with massive handbag and handluggage, add to that what ever they bought in duty free means Joey can go to back of the plane looking for some space to put his bag ( read bag= 1 )

Yes you can put it under the seat in front of you but space is limited as it is already on Ryanair so not an option.

If 1 piece is allowed, just take 1 bleeding piece.

But i can relax now, no more need to fly with Ryanair as i have all my destinations in car reach

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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

I have just been looking at flights from Zurich to Manchester on the 30th returning on the 3rd and Swiss are actually the cheapest and have better times, so so much for these so-called cheap flights!!
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Old 08.12.2010, 14:26
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I have just been looking at flights from Zurich to Manchester on the 30th returning on the 3rd and Swiss are actually the cheapest and have better times, so so much for these so-called cheap flights!!

budget airlines are only budget if you book a long time inadvance, if you book last minute they are blooming expensive.
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Old 08.12.2010, 14:28
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I have just been looking at flights from Zurich to Manchester on the 30th returning on the 3rd and Swiss are actually the cheapest and have better times, so so much for these so-called cheap flights!!
Unfortunately Swiss does not go to Luton
And the price is double than with Easyjet.

The times are better though but unfortunately we dont have that flexibility
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Unsurprisingly, Hitler also had an opinion on Ryanair:
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Old 08.12.2010, 23:24
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

It's shocking to me that this piece of crap airline is still in business.
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Pleased you like them, pleased you approve of the appalling way they treat their staff and their customers. For me Easyjet are far better anyday!
Well what you see (and what they offer) is what you get.

I can't honestly say that I have been treated badly by Ryan air or their staff in any way.

Easy Jet are Ok also but mostly are always late and make catching connecting flights impossible. Last October my wife had to use EJ instead of Ryan and her first flight was 2 hours late, she had to saty overnight in Luton and then the next 'early morning flight didn't leave until 2pm! No crew to fly the plane.

As I say if you go for the cheap airlines - what you see is what you get. But can a family of four fly from CH to Scotland return for £110 on other airlines?

Jerry

Not that I condone the quoted staff treatment but some of the anonymous staff-member comments were dubious. BA also seems to have staff issues..........
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Spaniard takes Ryanair to court over charges and wins!

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A judge in Spain has ruled that Irish low-cost airline Ryanair cannot charge passengers for failing to print out their own boarding cards, in a decision made public Friday.

The judge was ruling on a case brought by a Spanish lawyer, Dan Miro, who was charged the standard Ryanair fee of 40 euros ($A54) for failing to print his boarding card before a flight.
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An update here


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European budget airline Ryanair is threatening to refuse to allow passengers to board its planes unless they print their own boarding passes.

If Ryanair's appeal fails, the airline plans to force passengers without boarding passes to purchase another ticket at the airport.

Ryanair has regularly caused controversy with its fees and charges, which have increased by more than 700 per cent since 2006.


The airline charges AU$64 to check in a bag, a AU$16 fee to book with a credit card and an AU$8 "administration fee" for every flight.

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old thread but I was sent this and found it pretty hilarious, worth sharing

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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Flight cancelled ? You'll pay for it says Ryanair.

The airline announced yesterday that it would impose a £2 ($A3.11) levy on all passengers in order to provide compensation for those passengers who face delays and cancellations, UK papers report. The fee will be €2 for passengers outside the UK.



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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Yet another reason for flying with anyone else but that bastard airline!
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Is it a model airplane or a giant ...?
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Flight not cancelled ? You'll pay for it says Ryanair.
Fixed that for you...
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Flight cancelled ? You'll pay for it says Ryanair.

The airline announced yesterday that it would impose a £2 ($A3.11) levy on all passengers in order to provide compensation for those passengers who face delays and cancellations, UK papers report. The fee will be €2 for passengers outside the UK.
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No one likes paying fees - but who should pay for the meals & accomodation when passengers are stranded due to natural disasters, extreme weather etc ?
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Times must be hard

Budget Camerons fly out to Spain with Ryanair


David and Samantha Cameron are caught on camera by a fellow passenger waiting for a Ryanair flight from Stansted

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Last updated April 7 2011 4:45PM

A penny for your thoughts, Mrs Cameron. Were you mulling over whether your stylish hand luggage would pass Ryanair’s stringent carry-on test? Or maybe if Stansted’s loos would be cleaner than those on board? Perhaps you were just maddened that Michelle Obama had Air Force Two for her Spanish holiday.
The Prime Minister was pictured at Stansted this week, preparing to whisk his wife away from the vexations of austerity Britain to the raptures of Granada for a romantic 40th birthday treat. It is the couple’s first foreign holiday since entering Downing Street.
So given this, were Stansted, Ryanair and a mere two-night break really the right phrases to be wooing one’s wife with?
Of course, even a brief immersion in the Moorish wonder that is the Alhambra fortress followed by strolls through the Andalusian countryside and Granada bazaars would recharge the batteries of most; even those overly-familiar with the lexicon of deficit-reduction and NHS reform.
The couple squeezed into the bucket seats of the regular Ryanair to Malaga flight from Stansted yesterday evening, shortly after the Prime Minister’s return from an official visit to Islamabad.
“There was no fuss at all,” said one onlooker. “They did not request very much in terms of VIP treatment.” One could be forgiven for querying whether Ryanair offers VIP treatment. It could not be confirmed if the couple had paid an extra £4 for priority boarding.
They touched down in Malaga before travelling by car to their Granada hotel, which was described by No 10 sources as “middle-range”. They then toured the Alhambra today and obligingly posed for photographs in Granada.
Comparisons have been drawn with Michelle Obama’s four-day visit to the region last August when the First Lady, minus the President, stayed for four days at the five-star Villa Padierna with an entourage of at least 40 friends. Stewing at Stansted yesterday, Mrs Cameron may have found solace that Mrs Obama’s perceived extravagance in Marbella led to characterisations of her in the United States as a “modern-day Marie Antoinette”.
And the Camerons were probably grateful just to be going anywhere. Their first foreign holiday as Britain’s ‘First Couple’ has already had a couple of false starts. Last July the couple had been due to visit friends who have a house in Ronda, close to Malaga, but the trip was cancelled at the last moment following changes to the Prime Minister’s agenda. He also had to cancel a family holiday to Thailand last year amid fears it could appear extravagant.
Their holiday to Cornwall last August was noteworthy because of the birth of the couple’s daughter Florence Rose.
El Pais, the biggest selling Spanish daily newspaper, today hinted at a hitherto unknown Coalition bond when it described Mrs Cameron as a “great lover of Spain”. She appears to share a fondness for the nation with the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, whose wife Miriam González Durántez is from Olmedo, a small town about two hours drive north of Madrid where the Cleggs regularly holiday.
The Ryanair flight this morning cost an impressively-cheap £29.99. There are of course extras, bringing the total cost to £135.74.
However, the couple have decided to return by easyJet, setting them back £147.14, or £158.10 if paying by credit card.
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

i got a flight with BMI for £107 return from manchester to basel.

is that a good price or have i been ripped off?
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