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20th Feb 2010, 11:45
I was going to post on Rumours and News, but then I thought, no I'll save the Mods a job
BBC News - Ryanair 'left us on wrong Canary Island' - Poole family (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8525982.stm)
No comment from me,
Quote: "I know Ryanair is a budget airline but surely they have some duty of care to their passengers."
Wonders never cease: in a world where someone believes this, anything is possible.
Rynair is a very cheap, very safe, and quite efficient way of getting from A to B. If anything happens outside the norm, you're on your own, and the person in the queue with the loudest voice and sharpest elbows wins.
We use 'em all the time, and don't moan on the very rare occasions something goes astray 'cos that's why their prices are so low: 99/100 passengers come out on top.
20th Feb 2010, 12:15
Ryanair apologised for the disruption. It arranged free ferry transfers to Lanzarote and said hotel refunds apply.Hmm, budget airline, landed at alternative for safety reasons - weather (duty of care applied here), they are having their money refunded. Two adults with three children, at least two of whom are old enough to understand and behave sensibly, family given the appropriate leaflet by airline - all sounds a bit like the adult version of "Spoilt Brat Syndrome" to me. I know it is fashionable, almost de-rigeur, to bash Ryanair, but it seems to me that they have not simply abandoned them. Ryanair can't be blamed for their passengers' inability to think and act for themselves.
20th Feb 2010, 12:38
The last thing you would expect from MOLAir :O
20th Feb 2010, 13:46
Looks to me like someone is trying to make some money from them (Ryanair), perhaps they are thinking that some "sue for anything/Human rights" lawyer will come along and take up their case.
20th Feb 2010, 15:16
Wrong island? I thought perhaps Ryanair had made a repeat of this little faux pas (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4857962.stm)
At least the pilots meant to land on Fuertaventura. :} Whinging family should be grateful; safe landing, hotel refund and free transfer. They've lost a day on the beach, that's all. Are they the only ones on that flight complaining?
Krystal n chips
20th Feb 2010, 15:33
Best BOGOF offer I've seen in years....and a cruise thrown in...what more do they want for £250 quid....:E
Not difficult to imagine the other headlines though is it had they not diverted :
Exclusive ! Local family in near death plane plunge !
" The plane was tossing all over the sky and we were screaming for our lives as the pilot seemed to lose control as we plunged towards the ground"...etc, etc, ad :yuk:
20th Feb 2010, 16:26
Blimey, you fly Ruinair for €1.99 one-way, what do you expect? TWO olives in your free meal?
When will people understand that, in this world, you gets what you pays for. If you pay big bucks, you expect big service. You pay a few pennies, you DON'T get the same service.
Ryanair could never put passenger convenience before safety, he added.I can't see Ruinair putting passenger convenience before ANYTHING else... :(
flipper the dolphin
22nd Feb 2010, 09:58
All of the above assumes that RYR is cheaper than scheduled/holiday companies. As a bold experiment try booking a flight any time to the canaries and with all the various charges it will come to a small fortune. And if you have the temerity to want to take actual luggage...WELL, you'll find that the actual savings are minimal or nil.
I'll only use the bughttp://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/censored.gifrs if they actually go where noone else will,
I have to go and work in Brussels next month (yes, the ultimate European horror).
FR return fares Reus-Charleroi and Girona-Charleroi are both under €50 including charges.
Googled "cheap air fares Barcelona-Brussels", the cheapest, sorry 'cheapest' was €250 and the most expensive was €800.
And that's why we all fly Ryanair....
22nd Feb 2010, 10:42
I'll only use the bugrs if they actually go where noone else will,
I think that is key to much of their success. They are often the only operator on many routes. Because of where I live it's often the case go direct with Ryanair or go via London or Amsterdam with a full service airline. For p!ssing about Euroland it's easier just to put up with Ryanair for a couple of hours than waste time changing flights at a hub for so short a journey.
11th Mar 2010, 08:07
Do you think that the Co-pilot got a refund on his training bill because he didn't get the training sector that he'd been sold? I doubt it. So why should the SLF expect to get one!
11th Mar 2010, 08:15
Blimey - a predominantly pro-Ryanair thread - and I count myself in with the majority. Is this a first on Prune?
11th Mar 2010, 08:44
Firestorm: On the basis that the co-pilot got extra unscheduled training in dealing with the unexpected rather than a routine sector, surely he should've paid more! :ok:
11th Mar 2010, 09:17
Magnus P; LOL! I forgot that Ryan Air only take money, and don't give it away!
11th Mar 2010, 09:42
MOL: Money! Oh, Lovely!
11th Mar 2010, 09:56
I forgot that Ryan Air only take money, and don't give it away!
Bizarrely, not true. Recently I read that they gave away 10,000 Euros to charity after one of their lottery ticket wins wasn't claimed. Well actually some idiot, in protest at not being paid his winnings there and then, tore up his ticket. Ryanair then asked for votes as to which charity the winnings should go to!
So the pro-Ryanair slant continues.....