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Old 17th Mar 2015, 21:05
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Each to their own,
But I for one like millions of others love Ryanair, I prefer to fly with Europes largest Airline which has the youngest fleet and an outstanding safety record with a brilliant on time record and a route map many other Airlines could only dream of, not to mention a very healthy balance sheet very friendly crew and family friendly flight times as well as an easy to use clear website.
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 21:08
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Wow, you said it better than Michael O leary himself. I like Ryanair, but its annoying the way they keep putting in and pulling flights from airports.
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 21:42
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It might be annoying but it's a business, if a route brings in money and the Airport don't push costs up the route will stay.

The only thing that annoys me is the way people run down a very good airline.

I recently flow LGW-LAS on a Virgin 744 that was so dirty and old it was probably older than me and had never had a cabin refit it was shocking
I wouldn't have battered an eyelid if someone had lit a cigarette next to me because it felt like I was in a time warp.

BA's 737 are very old and the crew are much ruder than anything I have ever experienced on a Ryanair flight.

To be honest yes Ryanair in the early days did fly to remote airfields and had a bad reputation for charging for extras but this have changed so much for the best and in my opinion Ryanair are a very respectable Airline and I love flying with them.
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Old 17th Mar 2015, 23:14
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There is no problem with Ryanair provided that the customers align their expectations with the price they are being asked to pay. Yes, there are airlines which provide a grander passenger experience but that is reflected in the fare.

Yesterday I made a further four bookings with Ryanair. Brussels Charleroi to Warsaw Modlin, Warsaw Modlin - Wroclaw - Warsaw Modlin (day return), and Gdansk to Manchester. Total price paid 83.58 the lot for travel within two months from now. How can one complain with value like that? Taking into account a further three sectors with other carriers I have parted with the princely sum of 141.08. Always the high-roller! Seriously, though ... last year I paid a similar amount with another carrier for a MAN-IOM return hop at ten days notice to attend a funeral. And don't even mention an 'on the day' Manchester - Euston return rail fare.

Ryanair may not pamper you, but they have brought affordable international travel within the reach of millions. No complaints from me.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 01:06
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Even by FR's standards this is just asking for bad publicity ...

Organ transplant child barred from Ryanair flight for arriving late - Europe - World - The Independent
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 01:13
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I disagree. Ryanair has rules, they are pretty laid out in stone, if you dont follow these rules, you shouldn't be allowed fly. Its just the media trying to put a bad light over the company, anything for a story really.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 01:21
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They are all yours daz. Not for me, thank you.

Just for the record, I have never questioned their safety record and in fact have in the past said positive things about that on these forums when posters have. As for aircraft age, that doesn't bother me as it's irrelevant if the a/c has been properly maintained. Furthermore You will find that some of RYR's older B738s are almost 12 years old, which is still of course relatively young compared to the DC-3 I flew in last year But an aircraft can fly for 20 years at a rate of 2 cycles per day whilst another flies 10 years at 6 to 8 cycles per day. So, as I said, it's down to good maintenance and not age. The only reason I choose not to fly Ryanair is that I don't like their product and I am prepared to pay more for what I consider a better and more consumer friendly product. You like their product, that's fine. I don't knock people who fly with them, it's just that I won't. As you say, each to their own.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 01:29
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AerRyan. Sure, them's the rules but if FR want to show themselves to have changed tack? I agree with Hotel Tango (above) they are very fine at what they do. But, if they say they want to change their profile with customers?
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 01:34
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For all we know, the passengers could have shown up at the gate when the doors were shut and all the passengers on board. Thats the great thing, detail is never mentioned of it undermines the severity of the supposed "crime".

Also, to add, Ryanair completely plays the airports outside Dublin in ireland. They smother the competition and leave once their gone.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 10:40
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"Laws are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools." Solon the Lawgiver ....
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 10:52
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My reading that article is that it appears that they went to the airport without tickets and tried to book there, rather than presenting late at the gate, and Ryanair refused to sell them tickets. The critical bit is that it gives the flight departure time, but not the time of the call from the hospital or the time the family arrived at the airport. The fact that they flew with a different carrier just over an hour later supports that view the extra hour gave them time to buy tickets. The mention of gate times in jounalistic bull**** - I suspect the real issue was check-in time had passed.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 11:09
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For organ transplants, any delay is critical and that hour could easily have caused the organs to have become useless. Simple as that.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 11:12
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Originally Posted by daz211 View Post
I recently flow LGW-LAS on a Virgin 744 that was so dirty and old it was probably older than me and had never had a cabin refit it was shocking
I wouldn't have battered an eyelid if someone had lit a cigarette next to me because it felt like I was in a time warp.
Unless it was one of the odd occasions that a Heathrow based 744 was used you're wrong. The Gatwick 744 fleet have all had a refurbishment in the last couple of years or so. Can't comment on whether they cleaned it or not, but the oldest Gatwick based 744 is 1997 vintage, so yes, it probably is older than you!
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 11:36
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The MAXIMUM viability time for a liver is about 12 hours - maybe a little longer if you are very lucky. (Kidneys can be kept for considerably longer so are less urgent). Typically storage times for livers are about 7 hours. Now do the sums from the time that ( to use a sad euphemism ) a donor becomes available through to having the recipient in theatre receiving the organ and you will see that any delay - especially of at least an hour - could cause immense problems.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 11:43
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Curious pax

Not wanting to take over this thread with Virgin stories
The Aircraft mentioned was named Lady Ponelope it had Orange and blue seats which look like they had a thick wool covering trust me I'm not stuck up in any way but this aircraft should have been at some air museum ....

Anyway ......... And I'm back in the room.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 11:44
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"Could cause immense problems. .." none of which are Ryanair's fault!

They are not an air ambulance service!
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 12:23
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No they are not. But they seemed to have been jobsworths in preventing a very sick child from urgently getting to the hospital for a live-saving operation.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 14:07
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Someone help! I am really confused! I lost my passport but will be flying on a domestic UK flight on the weekend and I wondered if I could use my Driving Lisence.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 14:22
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Someone help! I am really confused! I lost my passport but will be flying on a domestic UK flight on the weekend and I wondered if I could use my Driving Lisence.
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Any photo ID which matches the passenger name in the booking.

Children under 16 years of age (travelling with an adult) on UK domestic flights can travel without photo identification.
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Old 18th Mar 2015, 14:27
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Yeah thats what I saw but some people are saying they don't accept driving licence.
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