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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Checked baggage fees increase during peak times.

Read all about it here.

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Those who choose to book and pay for their checked bags through the call centre or at the airport will see the fee rise significantly, with an additional €25 to pay. That brings the fee to €60 per bag.

However, passengers who book and pay for their checked bags when they make a booking online will face a hike of only €5 to €25.

The increased charges will apply to bookings made from December 15th, and only for travel in what Ryanair deems peak periods - June, July, August and September 2012, as well as Christmas 2012.
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Old 19.09.2012, 14:04
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Mild necropost, but aside from petty, punitive charges, this is far and way of more concern. .
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

they are carrying the minimum fuel required by EASA, EASA will investigate if ryanscare have too many incidents as each declared landing must be reported
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Will avoid Ryanair like the plague if at all possible. But to be fair, EasyJet rules also states that you can only carry only ONE piece of correct size luggage on board, and that handbags and duty free have to fit in that ONE piece. I recently had to take the coat I was carrying in the case to put it on on top of all my other clothing (in 30C heat) so I could put duty-free in the case.
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Old 19.09.2012, 14:47
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

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Will avoid Ryanair like the plague if at all possible. But to be fair, EasyJet rules also states that you can only carry only ONE piece of correct size luggage on board, and that handbags and duty free have to fit in that ONE piece. I recently had to take the coat I was carrying in the case to put it on on top of all my other clothing (in 30C heat) so I could put duty-free in the case.
time to by one of those:
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

i remember a newspaper doing the same as a test, ryan air complained that it was not in the spirit of the rules......
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Was the jacket supplied by EasyJet (colours)
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

What I fail to understand is how the folks who want to use a budget, cost-cutting airline in the first place complain so bitterly about the measures they implement to keep costs down.

Yes, I think it's a cheek, _in general_, to charge extra for baggage, but if they simply turned their pricing model around, quoting a higher starting price and giving additional discounts for no checked baggage, etc. would you still be complaining?

The answer is simple - if you don't like the way they keep their prices down, don't use them.

(Of course, that was easer said than done when I had to use Easyjet to fly to Luton during the period of no Basel-LCY flights).
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Old 02.10.2012, 23:34
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

He's a funny guy, I'll give him that

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary says he's underpaid on £1m a year
Outspoken chief executive says being paid 20 times more than his average employee is not enough

Gwyn Topham, transport correspondent
The Guardian, Tuesday 2 October 2012 18.12 BST


Ryanair's Michael O'Leary: 'I'm probably unemployable, which is why a business as shitty as the airline industry is one where I can flourish.' Photograph: Reuters

Ryanair's Michael O'Leary has enlivened the debate on executive pay by saying that being paid 20 times more than his average employee is too little, claiming to work "50 times harder".

The outspoken chief executive of the Irish airline said his €1.2m (£1m) pay last year made him "the most underpaid and underappreciated airline boss in Europe".

O'Leary capped a boisterous interview with Management Today by stating that "holidays are a complete waste of time" and moaning about the charges imposed by his own airline when he does take his wife and four children abroad. He said: "Of course I fly Ryanair, but it costs me a fortune in excess baggage."

With a habitual dig at the rival airline that Ryanair has been blocked from taking over, O'Leary said: "I'm paid about 20 times more than the average employee and I think that gap should be wider. I probably work 50 times harder. I was paid €1.2m last year for carrying 80 million passengers. Aer Lingus's boss [Christoph Mueller] got €1.3m for carrying 9 million passengers. I think I'm the most underpaid and underappreciated airline boss in Europe."

O'Leary is not the first airline executive this year to draw attention to the size of his salary package, with Steve Ridgway of Virgin Atlantic saying his £350,000 a year pay was "not as high as I'd like it to be and my bosses know that", shortly before his departure was announced in September.

However, O'Leary's views are unlikely to be interpreted as a similar come-and-get-me. He added: "I'm probably unemployable, which is why a business as shitty as the airline industry is one where I can flourish."

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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Bagket anyone ?

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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

ryanscare and sleazyjet have complained about this and said its not playing by the spriti of the game... it isnt? oh dear thats just tough then isnt it.
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Not only about Ryanair, but applies to all airlines falling under EU jurisdiction.

Expect higher ticket prices


Ryanair had argued the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano was so extraordinary that normal rules should not apply.

But the judges' ruling - now binding across the EU - said such events "constitute 'extraordinary circumstances' which do not release air carriers from their obligation to provide care".

The EU regulation on passenger rights "does not provide for any limitation, either temporal or monetary, of the obligation to provide care to passengers whose flight is cancelled due to extraordinary circumstances", the ECJ said.

The passenger is entitled to "reimbursement of the amounts which proved necessary, appropriate and reasonable to make up for the shortcomings of the air carrier", the ECJ said.

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Not only about Ryanair, but applies to all airlines falling under EU jurisdiction.

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TBH I'd welcome more realistic prices at the ultra-budget end of the scale. The overall effect of Easyjet, Ryanair etc. has been to force other operators to try and compete on prices, or else rick losing the route. As a consequence we now sometimes find ourselves wanting to fly routes which are _only_ served by the cost-cutters, who I abhor with a vengeance and would always try and avoid. For instance we're flying to Thessaloniki for a sailing holiday in the summer, with Easyjet. Extras paid so far include getting a decent seat reservation, having to pay 60-odd francs to check in a bag and taxes, so the whole trip would cost no less than if a proper airline were offering the same route.

And of course the other result of the competitive cost-cutting is the degradation of the service other operators can provide. In-flight meals are a good example - as Easyjet make you pay extra for this the range they offer is these days actually better than the snacks provided on <2hr trips with Swiss or Lufthansa, for example. Which is a pain if, as I've done several times recently, there's a need to change flights for trips within Europe, like Basel-Budapest what I did in October, changing at Munich or Frankfurt and on the trip out with not enough time to get anything to eat during the transfer. Starving by the time we got there.

Anyway, this ruling should be welcome by anyone who's ever been pissed about by these operators and force them one step closer towards taking their proper responsibilities for their travellers' welfare.
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Not sure if this is new, but just discovered a slight increase ( GBP5 ) for baggage if purchased via Manage My Booking i.e. purchased after booking.

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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

Remember there are no free lunches in this life. Ryanair and Easyjet made sure of that!!! I miss the afternoon tea that use to be served on the BA flight
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

I never thought I would say this, but Ryanair has improved and its not just my creeping senility.

I flew with them on Monday and was pleasantly surprised. Vastly improved website with more transparency, less clicks and less garish colours than their old one. The service at the airport was also better than I remember with shorter queues, 20kg baggage limit and 2 pieces of hand luggage allowed.

Finally moving to designated seating means there isn't that mad scrum to get on board. Even the stewardesses seemed more smiley, and not the sour-faced old shrews I remember

Its only a shame about Stansted taking a dip in service just as Ryanair is on the Up
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Finally moving to designated seating means there isn't that mad scrum to get on board. Even the stewardesses seemed more smiley, and not the sour-faced old shrews I remember
Might the lack of scrummaging passengers not have something to do with the staff smiling more?
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Re: Ryanair clobbers passengers with yet more punitive charges

The improvements continue, an excellent smartphone App with iOS Passport integration and none of the scammy charges or questionable practices of old. Its actually getting to be quite a pleasant Airline to fly.

Might be time to close this thread
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