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Ryanair - 'Laying Off' 600!!

Old 14th Jun 2008, 18:07
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Grrr Ryanair - 'Laying Off' 600!!

It's happening....RYR is now operating at a loss (internally official)...

600 pilots need to be shed and everybody has been ask who wants some unpaid leave...So you know what's coming next...

Batten down the hatches, it's going to be bloody ....
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 18:38
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Will Alitalia be painting 'Caio Ryanair' on its planes now?

But I very much doubt your figure!
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 18:42
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Bound to happen...and expect more to come.
The continued rise in fuel prices will take its toll on the low cost model airline...and quite frankly I think this might be a golden opportunity, for airlines to pass from the weak to stronger hands.
In addition, it will get rid of the marginal operator and also provide another rather favourable outcome...low cost tickets go away, the great un-washed masses (some of which haven't seen a bar of soap in the last three weeks)can't afford to fly, making it so much better for those who can...this is called, enhanced revenue generation.

The bottom line will smile once again...for the survivors.

For the rest?
Down the tube.
Goodbye.

Think I'm cold and heartless?
Yep...however, these are the facts, like it or not.
Oh...boo hoo.
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 18:45
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Yes but am willing to bet that in 5 years from now Ryanair will still be going whereas others will have gone to the wall because their cost base is much higher than Ryanair's.
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 18:57
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mmmm...

But cost base only matters if you can still attract customers.

Time will tell whether there will be enough disposable income for non business travellers to make the locos a viable operation.

I reckon 411a has been around long enough to be worth a listen to...
 
Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:07
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Price is king.

Airtours made a fortune in the last downturn by providing cheap holidays.

The premium, paid by companies, classes will survive: those who have to by their own tickets will go for the cheapest option.
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:10
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411a

Its called, 'dredging the airline gene pool'
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:11
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Ryanair-"Laying off"600!!

The really crazy thing is that in the last 36 hours THREE more 737-800,s have been delivered to Ryanair in Dublin!!
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:12
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How is ryr getting rid of pilots going to save them money? most of the FO's pay to work there!

Surely getting rid of them will cost them money!
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:15
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Redline, please tell us where this info came from?
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:18
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Can't be that bad, I know a guy who had an interview a couple of days ago and got a job, if this really was the case why would they be still giving interviews?
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:19
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Info came from a Line Trainer @ Dublin... Personally i agree that 600 seems a bit extreme....at the mo...
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:23
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Can't be that bad, I know a guy who had an interview a couple of days ago and got a job, if this really was the case why would they be still giving interviews?
as i said, they make a profit from there FO's, so maybe recruiting lots of FO's is the rescue plan!

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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:26
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I don't know where you get your facts from but Ryanair is not gonna sack 600 pilots when they are opening bases all the time. don't you think that they will need pilots.

Maybe the other operators are gonna be doing this as they are making a loss but FR are not.

You lot are idiots and have nothing better to do then worry about what FR are doing you should be worrying about what ur operators are doing more than FR
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 19:37
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Price is king

Cash is king...and there's plenty of airlines in far worse a state than Ryanair.
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 20:30
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Thumbs down

not good news at all for us wannabes
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 20:30
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Think I'm cold and heartless?
Yep...however, these are the facts, like it or not.
Oh...boo hoo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoZrLFTCaT0


best wishes to the affected Air Crews

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Old 14th Jun 2008, 20:58
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People were asked to take unpaid leave last your as well, times are getting harder and if oil goes over $200 per barrel as predicted I thing things will get bad, but at the moment I think the prediction of 600 redundancies is a bit keen... I hope?

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Old 14th Jun 2008, 21:35
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600 cabincrew maybe?
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Old 14th Jun 2008, 22:02
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The memo said that unpaid leave are available for no more than 35 captains and for no longer than 5 months.
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