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Old 29th Apr 2014, 13:43
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I would be amazed if James Lockley even got a reply from Ryanair and understandably so. Its a rude and sarcastic rant, which probably went into the bin before they got to paragraph 3 ..short sharp and precise works much better. Still maybe he might learn as he lives, Slovakia or otherwise
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 14:46
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I saw this letter in a Facebook post earlier in the week. I doubt the letter was written in expectation of a response, merely as a method to vent their spleen,
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 14:58
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What conclusions can I draw from someone who claims he had the Great Wildebeest migration passing over his feet whilst he was seated in 1C? Can't wait to hear about the other 79 flights.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 19:04
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So James didn't check in and wants to blame Ryanair.

Funny he not blaming anybody for M25 holdup.
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Old 29th Apr 2014, 20:41
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And pray why did he not check in on time, do you not believe, if the story is correct of course, that Ryanair staff are culpable?
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Old 30th Apr 2014, 07:21
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I think I must get James Lockley to write to Llo ... err... a certain bank for me. That letter is a masterpiece.

Sometimes the joy of writing and publishing a letter like that exceeds the worth of any possible compensation one might get.
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Old 30th Apr 2014, 09:20
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Sober Lark,

And pray tell me, what conclusions can I draw from the inference that the implementation of a simple SOP is somehow a barometer of every aspect of a companies operation . . . . . probably the same conclusion I happen upon when observing virtually the whole posting history involves praising one company & slagging off their competitors, or mutinous employees.

Oh well, at least your biases are totally transparent at least.

FWIW I always invest my 10€ in 2D , as I get fed up with being stood on/thumped in the shoulder during boarding, stood on during the entire flt & disappointed in many cases by the view in front of me during take off & landing when they forget to schedule the "calendar girls" on my flight.

1A is better, but then the cabin side is a bit close due to the shape of Boeings "tube".

If you read my other post above, you will see that I have summarised most of my 80 "experiences" as "neutral" . . . . price OK , punctuality OK, in-flight experience ? nuff said, does what it says on the tin, as I have found on the majority of European operators.

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Old 30th Apr 2014, 10:18
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"FWIW I always invest my 10€ in 2D "


Thanks for the warning about perils of choosing 2E Capt
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Old 30th Apr 2014, 12:17
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Ryanair have added 5 more 738's to the boeing order.

21 aircraft will be delivered by peak summer 2015 4 more than planned.

Ryanair buys five more 737-800 planes from Boeing - Tourism News | Travel & Tourism Industry News | The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 30, 2014

As well as Lisbon and Manchesr growth announced yesterday, Porto and Athens have receinved new routes and increaed frequancys and an extra 738 (no3 at ATH).
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Old 30th Apr 2014, 13:59
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NEW ROUTES

Athens to Charleroi
Athens to Rome CIA

Ryanair renforce sa présence en Grèce | Nouvelles


Bremen to Gothenburg City (Starts Oct. 14)

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Old 30th Apr 2014, 21:37
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Just curious, not including the leased aircraft coming, do Ryanair have more 738s now than this time last year or less?
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Old 1st May 2014, 05:57
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New route: Eindhoven to Manchester, 4 weekly.
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Old 1st May 2014, 16:03
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Ryanair website now shows which flights are being operated by B737-400. It will say Air Contractors or Air Explorer under the flight number.
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Ryanair has decided to resume few flights during the winter season such as :

Düsseldorf-Weeze to Agadir
Düsseldorf-Weeze to Smaland
Düsseldorf-Weeze to Stockholm-Skavsta
Düsseldorf-Weeze to Tallinn
Stockholm-Skavsta to Gran Canaria Las Palmas
Stockholm-Skavsta to Tenerife-South Reina Sofia
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Old 2nd May 2014, 10:41
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Just curious, not including the leased aircraft coming, do Ryanair have more 738s now than this time last year or less?
Fewer today in 2013 and up to April of 2014 8 were withdrawn/sold

No new deliveries have been received since December 2012
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winter routes

looks like fr are trying not to park as many aircraft next winter. i wonderb if any more winter routes will be announced. routes announced on post 2121
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Old 2nd May 2014, 12:18
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Yes I think you re right
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Originally Posted by EI-A330-300
Ryanair website now shows which flights are being operated by B737-400. It will say Air Contractors or Air Explorer under the flight number.
There was also talk of some 738s for the summer (from FlyDubai?) - any further news on them?
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Old 2nd May 2014, 20:05
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Thanks Rutankrd.

So with less planes now than they had, all these new routes that been announced over the last 6 months haven't been expansion, and the usual FR pr machine has been glossing over all routes that had to be cut as a result?

Also, the fact they are having to lease so many aircraft after selling their own implies a pretty expensive cock up by management?
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Old 2nd May 2014, 22:47
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Not really. For a lengthy period of time time, Boeing were not willing to agree a follow-up B738 order with Ryanair on terms which made financial sense to management at the company. Under these circumstances, can it be classed as a 'pretty expensive cock-up' to walk away from the negotiating table? We cannot make a specific judgment from afar as we were not party to the figures discussed. However, as a general principle of management, overpaying your suppliers is not a good long-term strategy, especially for products with a very high unit cost. There is always a price above which it is better to walk away.

Ryanair will have carefully assessed the opportunity cost of delaying a follow-up order versus the potential profit to be derived from expedited fleet expansion. All the numbers will have been crunched, including those relating to fleet disposals. 'Growing like gangbusters' (to borrow a favourite MOL phrase) is not the only game in town. Waiting for the price to come to you can make alot of sense too. Keeping a leash on costs is just as important as growing the business. It is all about the bottom line in the end.

On the issue of short-term summer leases, Ryanair is not the first company to acknowledge the value of boosting peak period seat inventory which can be sold at a premium. When the leased units return to their parent company, Ryanair has no ongoing liability to manage this additional capacity on a permanent basis (through the low season). The strategy makes sense.

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