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Old 1st Apr 2013, 20:14
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Nice one !

Have to say no qualms about stating well done mol ,finger on the pulse etc
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Old 1st Apr 2013, 23:30
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Well being of the age where I have to get up in middle of night to pee, lol . Had quick look on flight radar to see what was about ( not at same time I might add) was surprised to see a couple of ryanair planes flying at 3am , one to Dublin and another to Leeds , have often wondered why FR always try to get their planes in landed before the midnight hour, as easy tend to have a few coming in around 1 or 2 am in morning . I guess these 2 flight were lengthy delays especially the Leeds one was showing arrival around 445am . Have noticed on a few occasions recently, Ryanair planes about after midnight, is this a change to ryanairs thinking of getting people home or to destination, as (unfairly or not ) they do tend to have a reputation to cancel flights, or so the media would have you believe,
The DUB flight was a passenger flight had you looked a little earlier you would of saw another one or two that were carrying long delays. Not sure about LBA but expect it was the same.

There are way more flights arriving up to 1am. now compared to 2 years ago. The bases in the Canaries seems to have started the increase.
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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 13:33
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Incident: Ryanair B738 at Krakow on Mar 31st 2013, tail scrape on takeoff
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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 14:53
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Yes I had noticed that there were a few after midnight arrivals in the Canarieson a regular basis.I just wondered why the change with later arriving flights, understand delays happen, ans yes I didn't get round to mentioning BA cancelling flights at a drop of a pin, wasn't knocking Ryanair but due to their size , they get blamed by media and pax for cancellations ,whether it's their fault or not. All I was asking is why the change by Ryanair to late arriving flights when they seem to have preferred to have all flights in and landed by midnight, as opposed to easy who seem to have a lot more after midnight flights (used the word midnight as oppposed to late so not accused by easyjet lovers saying their airline has poor time keeping!) .
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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 14:58
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So guys, whats happening with these proposed CWL flights/base ?
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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 16:16
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Are there going to be CWL flights or a base, or have there simply been discussions between the airport and Ryanair (as there probably are ongoing with many airport) that will or will not come to fruition.
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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 16:23
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There have been numerous press reports spanning a number of months saying that the WG are in talks with them. Just wanted to know if anyone had any insight ?
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Old 3rd Apr 2013, 01:10
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All I was asking is why the change by Ryanair to late arriving flights when they seem to have preferred to have all flights in and landed by midnight, as opposed to easy who seem to have a lot more after midnight flights (used the word midnight as oppposed to late so not accused by easyjet lovers saying their airline has poor time keeping!) .
Route sectors are increasing every year so more time required to operate flights. Sectors have increased by 16% between 2010 and 2012.
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Old 3rd Apr 2013, 01:22
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Was playing with Easyjet app (thinking it's quite good) and looking through the Android store. Noticdd that while the Easyjet app get lots of good reviews, the Ryanair app has only a few reviews, predominantly bad. The cause is likely down to the Easyjet app being both free and well designed while the other app is paid for and receives criticism for its design. BA and KLM also manage to produce a polished app.

I know a paid for app means revenue, but I'm puzzled why if Ryanair spent money to build an app as a sales channel, they are so keen on people using the website rather than the app. Anyone know the marketing dept's thinking on this ?
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Old 3rd Apr 2013, 08:32
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6
I'm puzzled why if Ryanair spent money to build an app as a sales channel, they are so keen on people using the website rather than the app. Anyone know the marketing dept's thinking on this ?
I think the clue may be in the phrase "if Ryanair spent money..." I would hazard a guess that Ryanair did not spend money (it's a safe general assumption ) but did a commission-based deal with a third-party developer, so the developer takes the risk of the app selling or not, and Ryanair has no downside, only upside.
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Old 3rd Apr 2013, 09:27
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Cyrano -I had a conversation with someone who manages much of the website + app look-and-feel for a very large consumer travel company. He mentioned that sales through apps were significant enough to be worthy of a fair bit of his time.

Suppose Ryanair did a commission based deal on creating their website and charged people to access their website but booking by phone was free - what effect would that have on sales ?

An app may be a bit of a toy but it's ultimately a sales channel. Companies should make it easy to buy their product but I guess Ryanair have a different view of things...
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Old 3rd Apr 2013, 22:39
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I know a paid for app means revenue, but I'm puzzled why if Ryanair spent money to build an app as a sales channel, they are so keen on people using the website rather than the app. Anyone know the marketing dept's thinking on this ?
Depends on what you see both of them for...........

I guess having an app designed for people who wish to book flights is one thing

But you may regard the website as not just being about booking flights but doing the whole package including Accom / Car Hire / Parking etc etc

It will be interesting on the stats for those who booked flights on app v website at the end of the year to see if it really is a sales channel or a fad.
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Old 4th Apr 2013, 09:33
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Haven't tried the app(wouldn't pay €3 for any app) so I'm not familiar, but the thought struck me that maybe there are not as many 'opportunities' to bleed more revenue out of punters who use the app??
Finger problems on the site must generate some revenue -like buying insurance when you don't want any
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Old 9th Apr 2013, 15:45
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New:Montpellier, Mediterranee (MPL) to Dublin (DUB)
New:Montpellier, Mediterranee (MPL) to Cork (ORK)
New:Montpellier, Mediterranee (MPL) to Shannon (SNN)

Restarted:Zaragoza (ZAZ) to Tenerife, Sur Reina Sofia (TFS)
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Old 9th Apr 2013, 15:57
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Montpellier routes to ORK, DUB, SNN are for the Heineken Cup semi-final.
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Old 9th Apr 2013, 20:33
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Ditto - 9th April at LMML:

Ryanair plane returns to Malta after take-off mishap - timesofmalta.com
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Old 10th Apr 2013, 07:35
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Michael OŽLeary at press conferences today at BRS, FMO and SXB. Are there any news to announce?

EDIT: Media report (austrianaviation.net/Facebook): FR will base two jets in the next two years at BRS. If succesful the base maybe will grow up with up to ten jets.

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Old 10th Apr 2013, 09:19
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letterman112 - That should read a new base at BTS not BRS which is already a base.
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Old 10th Apr 2013, 09:44
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brs base

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i heard roumers about brs last week so will see with interest if its comes true.
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Old 10th Apr 2013, 12:08
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BTS (Bratislava) is right - sorry!

Opening of the base will be in 2014/2015 as austrianaviation.net reports (after starting delivery of the new 737-order).

Further informations (in german) here:

Austrian Aviation Net: O'Leary: Basis in BTS ab 2014/15
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