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Old 19th Oct 2009, 06:52
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Ryanair - 7

Does anyone know when Ryanair will release late Spring/Summer schedules/fares?

Thanks.
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 07:39
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I doubt even Ryanair knows at this stage as it varies from year to year and base to base. E.g. a new base from March/April like Leeds is already bookable for early summer. Where they still have a lot of winter seats to fill they will release the summer timetables later. If you do not have to fly on Fridays and Sundays, however, you are better off waiting until they start flogging off the seats at 10 or less.
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 09:23
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Very common here in Finland anyway.
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 09:33
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Thanks for that.

Anywhere else.......?

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Old 20th Oct 2009, 14:33
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I know that we all hear how Yield is so important for Ryanair but lest we forget another scale which cannot be forgotten about is Market Share and this factor is very important to the likes of Ryanair and especially in relation to routes and airlines they are in direct competition with so quite often they are more than happy to sell Euro 5 all in fares to hang on to and indeed grow their share of the market.

There now, that is my little bit of economics for the day!
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 15:33
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I do not think that such a lame programme,as it was, would elicit any
ripples of commotion like you suggest,from the Ryanair hierarchy.

The startled interviewer (looking like that Sesame street eagle)seemed not
to have clue what to ask MOL.

The best bit of publicity for MOL in years !!


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Old 20th Oct 2009, 20:40
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"Hand Luggage Only" Flights?

Some time ago Ryanair talked about operating "hand luggage only" flights (on an experimental basis, I understood).

I heard nothing more about those flights but recently something on television (BBC1's local news programme, Look East, I think) caught my attention. The claim was that Ryanair is considering "hand luggage only" flights again, from Stansted. If I remember correctly, these would be early departures only. It's easy to see how cost savings could be made if baggage handlers were not required for the earliest flights. What makes me question the veracity of the report, though, is the fact that baggage charges must be a moneyspinner for Ryanair. Having all passengers taking hand luggage only would be like all passengers using Electron cards, surely? (Or am I missing something? Are high baggage charges designed to persuade passengers not to take hold luggage?)

Is there anyone who knows whether there's any truth to this?
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 20:45
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Hasn't O'Leary stated that he will keep increasing the baggage charges until no one takes hold luggage?
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 09:13
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Flew with Ryanair yesterday on connecting flights and I just wanted to say the operation they have is unbelievable! I was not delayed at all. Great flights, great crew. And what's more I got the flights for free. I was particulary impressed with Stansted. It's a constant flow of people. All the flights I was on were very full.

I'll be using Learyair again for sure!
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 13:18
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and back to airlines, airports and routes.......

FR have announced discussions taking place with SNN regarding new 5 year deal from April 2010.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 09:17
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This is JUST the sort of thing we do not need. For one thing it is advertising.

Electron cards!! Is that about Airlines, Routes and Airports?

Just have a look at how much the thread is cut by the absolute rubbish you are posting.

Get real and stick to what this forum is for or this thread goes! And there will be some banning.

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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 12:29
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OK. So now something more "serious", from Scandinavia. Ryanair news release in Norwegian (you can read it having changed the language version of FR site). I do not actually speak Norwegian, but it's pretty similar to Swedish, so here we go:
Ryanair, the world's favorite airline, has congratulated today SAS to be Norway's biggest loser. Over the past year SAS has lost 5 billion NOK, messed up 263,000 pieces of their passengers' baggage, lost 3 million travelers since January, and now they have lost 4 of their top leaders in SAS Norway.

In the same period, Ryanair has established itself on a new airport in Norway, offering Norwegians 13 new routes in Europe and will double the traffic from Norway during the next 12 months.

To celebrate
(the cheap ticket offer follows)...

In a comment Ryanair's Stephen McNamara says:

- The message from the Norwegian people, they are tired of SAS's high prices, lost baggage and countless strikes. As a result, 3 million passengers switched to low cost Ryanair wings and is taking advantage of lower fares and fantastic destinations.

- The top executives' escape from SAS Norway means that the company is having big problems. But never mind, when SAS continue to lose ground, Ryanair will continue to grow.
I do not wish to hear the same about Finnair, but the announcement of a few new FR routes from Finland would not be a bad idea either.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 18:55
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Not sure if this is the right thread but can anyone tell me if Ryanair B738 deliveries are always made to the same base for prep, or do they go direct to whichever base needs more capacity at the time.

As I understand it, they have 8 more due in November (although the 1st, EI-EFV, has been test flying for a while now).

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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 19:11
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airsmiles, they always operate non stop BFI-Dublin where they either enter traffic at Dublin or position elsewhere
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 20:45
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So is Micky O'Leary gonna really reduce flights by 75% in SNN? Rumour also has it here in SNN that he's gonna have to pay the SAA all the passenger and landing fees from the last four/five years cos he didn't meet the passengers numbers level he promised/required. Is there any truth to it?
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 21:26
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EI-EFV operated the FR1415/1415 EMA/BHD/EMA rotation this evening. It currently is based at EMA. Normally new aircraft are just worked into the system and their placing is usually irrespective of requirements at other stations.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 21:49
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Shannon

Read the item about Shannon on the Ryanair website, it's funny to see that what Ryanair mean by "Ryanair & Shannon Discuss 75% Cuts in Shannon Base" is: "Ryanair has written to Shannon Airport" with a list of threats and demands.
And there are two main questions here:
  • Are SNN going to give into Ryanair?
    If they do not, then Shannon could loose half their passenger numbers. Has Ryanair really "lost money in each of the 5 years it has operated a base at Shannon Airport"? Why stay there so? Shouldn't shareholders be demanding an immediate revision of Shannon operations in that case? Or maybe Ryanair are making nice money out of Shannon but can fiddle the books to show whatever statistics suit. On fares alone they make a loss, bur on fares and ancillaries they make a profit for example. Eitherway Shannon are between a rock and a hard place.
    If Ryanair do seriously pull the plug, who could potentially step in and fill their shoes? Aer Lingus are for sure a no-no and will more than happy to fly Shannoners from Cork to Alicante / Paris / Barcelona / Malaga / Faro etc, and Aer Arann could only deliver a limited amount of passengers. If airlines like Flybe or Wizz were to pick up the abandoned routes they would no doubt go looking for as good a deal as Ryanair are demanding, knowing that Shannon would be desperate for passengers.
  • Will the Irish government scrap the 10 travel tax at Shannon by February?
    I'm thinking this is highly improbable, but not impossible... Even if Ryanair do carry out their threat of reducing the Shannon base from 4 to 1 based aircraft, who's to say they won't maintain a similar level of routes/passengers by operating routes with the aircraft from other bases...
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 22:07
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I can't see Ireland benefitting greatly from inward tourist spending on flights to SNN from Alicante, Carcassonne, Faro, Girona, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Murcia, Nantes, Palma, Tenerife and Venice. I suspect also that flights from Krakow, Lodz and Wroclaw attract relatively few high-spending Polish tourists visiting Ireland although this may help lower employment costs for local companies.

Beyond flights from SNN to the UK, Paris, Brussels and Dusseldorf, I struggle to understand the likely economic benefits to spending in Ireland by tourists

Perhaps time for Govt or quasi-Govt to decide that encouraging local residents to spend their money locally rather than outside Ireland would be a good thing ? [Otherwise known as calling MOL's bluff]
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 23:29
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Letting Ryanair land for free does not seem to have done much good for the Canaries. Most of their routes seem to have gone for the summer.
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 07:34
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Letting Ryanair land for free does not seem to have done much good for the Canaries. Most of their routes seem to have gone for the summer.
They were only ever going to be winter routes at this point in time.
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