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Old 10th Jun 2013, 16:59
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It wasn't correct. Article stated incorrect facts such as confiscation of aircraft and heavy fine were to be imposed. Aircraft were never going to be confiscated only the value of four aircraft would be the cost of the wanted punishment. Will never happen.
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Old 14th Jun 2013, 11:31
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French ATC strike follow up

From FR website:

We have added extra seat capacity on flights operating over the coming days and we recommend that passengers check our website for new seat availability to their booked destination or other nearby Ryanair departure or arrival airports.

I wonder does this mean that larger aircraft are being hired in or are they putting two 738's on some flights?
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Old 14th Jun 2013, 15:18
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Well ryanair weren't as bad as I prepared for. Was much likely a any other airline. If you follow there rules you have a good flight.

Only negative is the seats are so uncomfortable especially for a 4hr flight. I guess the Canary Islands are the longest routes for ryanair.

Not my favourite airline never will be but if you need to get from a to b at little cost they are perfect.
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Old 15th Jun 2013, 11:52
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WOWBOY - who cares whether it is or is not your favourite airline. Ryanair's aim is to get people from A to B at little cost ! The rest of your sentence says it all !!!!
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Old 15th Jun 2013, 20:23
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It's an opinion of mine that's what! Wasn't about who cares or who doesn't. You making something out of nothing!
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Old 16th Jun 2013, 09:06
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"Ryanair's aim is to get people from A to B at little cost"

Actually their aim is to make money for their shareholders - they do this by

a) offering very cheap fares and going for market share

b) flying to places a lot of others wouldn't

c) keeping their cost base as near zero as anyone has ever managed

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Old 16th Jun 2013, 16:14
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And reducing the T's & C's of their hard working crews year on year; oh, and increasing their various add-onns year on year. Good game if you can get away with it.
It is still the case that full service carriers can often be cheaper like for like than LoCo's. It just takes a little searching and not assuming that LoCo's are always the cheapest bottom line. I'm including travel to airport, car parking, baggage, sports equipment, credit card and checkin charges, time of day, etc. Often I compare my local legacy carrier and the LoCo options. For a more social time, in a more comfortable seat with a free bar I might pay less or only a few euros more. I wonder how many people, those who have a real choice and do not live near a regional airfield, trouble to check. Advertised price is still not the final price you will pay from the time you leave your house to return to said dwelling.
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Old 16th Jun 2013, 18:08
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#10ReasonsWhyIHateRyanair is trending on Tw*tter UK tonight, say's a lot about Ryanair's brand image judging by some of the tweets.
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Old 16th Jun 2013, 19:08
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#10ReasonsWhyIHateRyanair

Publicity, Publicity, Publicity
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Old 16th Jun 2013, 19:12
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Publicity, Publicity, Publicity
Fair Enough but it's also,

Negative Publicity, Negative Publicity, Negative Publicity
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Old 16th Jun 2013, 19:26
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"Ryanair's aim is to get people from A to B at little cost
It should be from 30 miles from A to 70km from B.
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Old 18th Jun 2013, 15:20
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Would somebody kindly advise as to whether STN-SZG has been dropped this coming winter, or is it just not loaded onto the system yet?
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Old 18th Jun 2013, 15:29
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Several routes are still unavailable, I don't think they've dropped it.
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Old 18th Jun 2013, 18:11
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Ryanair shareholders approve aircraft purchase - RTÉ News

My favourite paragraph out of all this:

Current trading is "fine", despite a "blip" last week caused by the "crazy strike" by French air traffic controllers which cost a "couple of million quid". He said it again highlights the abject failure of the European authorities on behalf of air passengers. He said: "You have the Parliament and the Commission sitting there waffling on about passenger rights and doing things for passengers, when the one useful thing they could do is remove the right to strike from about 10,000 air traffic controllers."

Never a truer word was spoken!!
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Old 18th Jun 2013, 18:35
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Are Ryanair to start services from Paris-LBG. Tomorrow FR are operating a flight from DUB to Paris-LBG.

Departure
07.15 Paris-LBG FR2003
08.15 Paris-LBG FR2003

Arrival
12.35 Paris-LBG FR2004
15.10 Paris-LBG FR2004

Clearly only one will operate but it gives enough time for a press conference.
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Old 18th Jun 2013, 18:44
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It's the Paris Air Show.

Corporate away-day?
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Old 18th Jun 2013, 19:37
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Never even considered that, most likely it.
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 01:07
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AIRSHOW-Ryanair to firm up $16 bln Boeing 737 deal | Reuters
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 17:59
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Do not take my word for it by I think it might look like Ryanair is considering flying to Bournemouth throughout the winter this year.

Based on something I've noticed several years ago about the way the Ryanair website displays a search with no flights available... it seems that 7 routes could be available from Bournemouth throughout the coming winter:

ALICANTE
BARCELONA (GIRONA)
GRAN CANARIA
LANZAROTE
MALAGA
TENERIFE-SOUTH
WROCLAW

To see what I mean, go on the Ryanair website, and search for example "Bournemouth to Alicante, from January 13th till 20th" you will see that those dates are highlighted in yellow (but no flights available).

Now select a route not in that list of 7 above, take Pisa for example for the same dates... "Bournemouth to Pisa, from January 13th till 20th", Now you will see that strangely the 17th and 20th January are highlighted in yellow and do not line up on the page like before, despite you entering
the exact same dates as before.

It's really bizarre but I've found over the years that it seems to be that when they display like the Alicante search shows you, it means that flights may go on sale soon. If it shows like the Pisa search did, then it seems no flights are expected to be put on sale at all.

But it can change, for example a few days ago I put East Midlands to Palma de Mallorca for the same dates in January and I got the layout that suggested there would be no flights at all.

I checked again today and that has now changed (like that of the BOH-ALC search) where the dates highlighted in yellow are the exact dates I selected and line up on the page.

I would therefore now expect to see East Midlands to Palma de Mallorca available for the winter season, so watch this space also.

The vice versa can also happen however where it looks like a route could be put on sale but then ends up changing and thus ends up not going on sale at all (that's why I say don't take my word for it regarding Bournemouth winter flights), albeit fairly rare to do so. Generally though, as weird as it is, it's a fairly accurate indication as to what routes will operate and which won't.

However, the 7 routes it suggests for Bournemouth though seem pretty typical and realistic ones for winter services and the Wroclaw winter schedule has been re-jigged a bit, perhaps to make way for a Bournemouth flight on a Wroclaw aircraft? Maybe since the 7 possible routes are all Ryanair bases themselves, Bournemouth may act as a destination airport through the winter? Too hard to say I suppose!

I'd keep an eye on this anyway but would't get too excitied at this stage.
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Old 19th Jun 2013, 18:37
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I'd keep an eye on this anyway but would't get too excitied at this stage.
Its a decent call and goes with the suggestion made at Annual results that there was no plan to ground as many aircraft as in previous winters.

BOH would be one of those places to benefit.
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