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Old 5th Jun 2013, 22:41
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I've recently booked a number of flights and the captcha hasn't changed from the more user-friendly one (that replaced the original captcha) which uses easy-to-read words or phrases, some relative to FR. Haven't seen anything about Mastercard.

Out of curiosity just tried it now and same result every time.
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Old 6th Jun 2013, 14:56
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FR is the first operator at the brand new airport of COMISO, Sicily, close to Catania. First routes will be to Roma Ciampino, Bruxelles Charleroi and London Stansted.
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Old 6th Jun 2013, 20:51
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Unfriendly skies for Ryanair in France these days...
The release of a book: "Ryanair : low-cost mais quel prix ?" (Ryanair: Low Cost But At What Price?) is making it to the news headlines. Written by Christian Fletcher, "nom de plume" (pen name) for a (supposedly, of course) former Ryanair Captain, it's a very strong-handed attack against Ryanair's policies and procedures. Its obvious purpose is to scare people away from the airline. I'm looking forward to buying it from my nearest bookstore when available.
This is about the only article I could find in English about this book's release: Ryanair accused by pilot of putting passengers in danger in bid to cut costs The Connexion
Several articles in the French media, including the respected "Le Monde" newspaper.

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Old 6th Jun 2013, 22:36
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Or maybe just an amateur attempt to sensationalize on a trend that saw 'SAS' heroes write about their experiences? Anyone that flew an airplane knew that it was 99% standard, boring, day to day routine stuff, inter-spaced with 1% adrenalin raising experiences. Can't see it being of any real interest to the general public and even then limited interest to those that do the job.
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Old 7th Jun 2013, 14:07
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Not sure if this is the right thread to be asking in but does anyone know the seat pitch of the extra legroom seats on a ryanair flight? I tried customer services but the first advisor hung up on me and the second was insistent I wanted the price of the seats not the pitch
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 09:21
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I'm sure the pitch is 30.0" the same as all the seats on the aircraft.
Try seat guru they might have more info but I'm sure it's 30.0".
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 16:40
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Excellent post - why they seem to just love poking a finger into as many eyes as possible has always amazed me

They have absolutely no friends out there - and when, not if, something happens that leaves them in trouble they will reap the results of years of p******* everyone off
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 17:10
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So how does Ryanair feel about that, when they have tried to save money by selling water to their OWN crew on duty during flight????
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 18:54
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Good one, Facelookbovvered. Nice to read an intelligent and even-handed post about a subject that is usually tackled in a somewhat emotive way!
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 21:03
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Originally Posted by daz211
I'm sure the pitch is 30.0" the same as all the seats on the aircraft.
Try seat guru they might have more info but I'm sure it's 30.0".
I believe it was Mark Twain who said:
It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure, that just ain't so.
You may be sure but I'm afraid you're wrong. The exit row seats (rows 16 and 17) have appreciably more legroom - that's the reason they are included in the rows reservable in advance. Having prebooked a seat in those rows for 4 sectors in the last week or so I'd guess the pitch is at least 34".

Row 1 also has extra legroom. It doesn't make sense to speak of "pitch" because there's no seat row in front, but row 1 ABC has essentially nothing in front for maybe a metre - enough for VERY tall people.

The downside to rows 1, 16 and 17 is that the tray tables are in the armrests, so the seats feel a little narrower. But if you are tall, that's a price worth paying.
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Old 8th Jun 2013, 23:16
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what else drives an airline to charge its employee's 4 for entrance to a swimming pool to carry out the mandatory wet drill's which are a business expense? and thus deductible or 70 for an airside pass which can only be used on duty for FR?
You've never run a business have you....

Deductible they may be. But that benefit doesn't come until the end of the year once the beancounters and auditors have done their bit.

In the mean time, the business has to stump up the cold cash to actually pay suppliers for those expenses.

Avoid paying a given expense and you get to use the money elsewhere in the business instead, potentially in areas with a direct hard profit margin.

Although I've never run an aviation business, I also suspect you'll not be short on nice chunky tax deductible items anyway (leases on the shiny aircraft for example).


(Disclaimer that I'm talking in general terms here rather than about any company and will resolutely sit on the fence when it comes to the Ryanair debate, I'm not taking either side.....I don't want letters from their representatives !).

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Old 9th Jun 2013, 11:55
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We were waiting to push at Pisa yesterday when the Ryanair next to us called for engine start just ahead of us. His doors were not only still open, there was still passengers boarding

What a dreadful environment there crews must work in.
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Old 9th Jun 2013, 12:44
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Think you are wrong on one account...seems their regulator allows anything to happen including the cpl training standards..
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Old 9th Jun 2013, 16:58
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the Ryanair next to us called for engine start just ahead of us. His doors were not only still open, there was still passengers boarding...
Sounds odd. I presume he asked for the clearance and GND gave him start instead, which isn't unusual in Italy. I can't think of any other explanation.
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Old 9th Jun 2013, 17:06
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Its not odd, sadly normal behaviour for many a RYR crew.

Often I have been blocked by a RYR calling for push when his tug was not attached or only just driving up! Selfish and causes the flow on the ground to falter.
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Old 9th Jun 2013, 17:11
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I'm sorry but that's rubbish.

I have never deliberately called for start unless ready and I don't see it happening on the line. To suggest it's common with Ryanair crews is BS. Yes, it may happen from time to time, but our crews are not in a mad rush.
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Old 9th Jun 2013, 17:54
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My all time favourite on this subject;

I am parked alongside one of our favourite airline's aircraft;

He calls for "push and start" with doors open and still boarding.

I am fully ready and call for "push and start."

"Stand by, the aircraft on the next stand is pushing back."

What ATC don't realise is that I have the only available tug on the airfield already connected to my nosewheel!

I let it go for a couple of minutes and then asked ATC how he was going to manage to push when I already had the only tug available connected.

Confusion and a large degree of embarrassment resulted.

I can assure you that FR do not have a monopoly on this subject.
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Old 9th Jun 2013, 18:09
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Regarding Pisa, old habits die hard. It's not a push and start. It's a request to basically start the flight plan.

I believe our briefs used to advise us to request start -10 before ready. It's a base so I assume this was all worked out between all the locals but I was led to believe the reason behind it was due to the process behind the scenes which the ground controller had to do to get your release from Milian. This used to cause delays years ago but its a streamlined process now and I believe our briefs don't mention this anymore.

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Old 10th Jun 2013, 15:28
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RYair post regarding fine and impounding a/c

Where has this thread gone. Is it just a little too near the truth so the company have been able to get it removed?

Don't like it when it comes their way, although they give it out enough.
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Old 10th Jun 2013, 15:35
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It is strange i agree with you since it is all over the media...

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