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Old 31st Oct 2013, 12:35
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3 new routes from KNOCK WEST IRELAND / All Starts April 2014

Eindhoven
Glasgow-Prestwick
Kaunas

Ryanair Announces 3 New Knock Routes From April 2014
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 14:00
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but IMO he fell into the trap of believing his own propaganda,
He's actually quoted saying this day would come in Siobhan Creaton's book on Ryanair. he never claimed to believe this was a long term strategy but it would get them so far on the onus that "all publicity is good publicity". That day may well have come, though in fairness it HAS taken them a long way without adding in too many costs like, er basic marketing and something called "customer service".
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 16:06
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I can't help but notice that the last few press conferences have not featured MOL.

Separately, Knock to Kaunas? Can't wait to see how well that one does!
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 19:44
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I can't help but notice that the last few press conferences have not featured MOL.
Get real..................couple of routes from Knock doesn't really warrant MOL does it.

Course benefit at Knock is that he would get home early for wife and kids, bathtime, bedtime stories etc etc................hmm maybe he not daft after all.

Given route lauches at Airports are a frequent occurence then having him at every airport kind of defeats his job when he can send others.
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 19:48
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He's actually quoted saying this day would come in Siobhan Creaton's book on Ryanair. he never claimed to believe this was a long term strategy but it would get them so far on the onus that "all publicity is good publicity". That day may well have come, though in fairness it HAS taken them a long way without adding in too many costs like, er basic marketing and something called "customer service".
Many companies spend a fortune on Marketing because they get a consultancy who tells them they should spend a fortune on it. It then becomes a self propogating black hole where are reduction is lambasted as negative. Always feel Marketing Depts are the tail wagging the dog.
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 20:53
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I think their marketing department are doing a great job. I especially like their one way auf Wiedersehen fares on selected routes out of Dublin on Dec 15th.
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 21:30
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Get real..................couple of routes from Knock doesn't really warrant MOL does it.
What, you mean like in 2011, when four routes were announced?


Or perhaps in 2009, when only one route was announced?

Liam Scollan And Michael O'Leary Announce Ryanair's New Knock - Luton Route | Keith Heneghan / Phocus
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Old 31st Oct 2013, 21:41
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I can't see MOL missing the daa press conference.

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You could also think of timing...................

Whats happening on Monday ?
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I'm going shopping with the Mrs.
Is something else happening?
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 11:04
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He's actually quoted saying this day would come in Siobhan Creaton's book on Ryanair. he never claimed to believe this was a long term strategy but it would get them so far on the onus that "all publicity is good publicity". That day may well have come, though in fairness it HAS taken them a long way without adding in too many costs like, er basic marketing and something called "customer service".

When Airline started the folks at easyjet had the same nervous thoughts. TV wanted controversy, ez wanted publicity. In the end both seemed happy with what they got. They also believed that the easyjet name was in front of 8m people every program, and not all was negative.

RYR has not had TV, but it has had publicity by the truck loads. They believed it would be profitable, overall. I wonder if their publicised reaction to RPG will turn out to be other than negative. The more noise they make against it the more ammunition is given to RPG. It will depend on how RPG handle the PR of their campaign; but this might become a case where 'all publicity is good publicity' might not hold true anymore for RYR.

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Old 4th Nov 2013, 06:41
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Allocated seating from 1 February. Surprised about that U-turn.
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Old 4th Nov 2013, 07:14
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From the FR results
3. Allocated Seating
Ryanair is pleased to announce in today’s results that it will from 1 Feb 2014 move to fully allocated seating on all Ryanair flights, making the boarding process smoother, and enabling families or other groups to ensure that they sit together. Passengers will still be able to choose our popular reserved seating service (select front row or over-wing seats), or alternatively select seats elsewhere on the aircraft, as long as they check-in more than 24 hours prior to the date of departure. All passengers who don’t wish to pay a small fee (€5) to select their preferred seats will be allocated seats during the 24 hours prior to the date of scheduled departure. This return to allocated seating is Ryanair’s response to the enormous demand from our customers in recent weeks via Ryanair’s “Tell MOL” customer feedback initiative. Ryanair’s decision to launch fully allocated seating is also part of the airline’s commitment to listen to its customers, and improve its industry leading customer service which comprises Europe’s lowest air fares, most on-time flights, fewest lost bags, and fewest customer complaints.
http://www.ryanair.com/doc/investor/...result_doc.pdf

A very positive improvement. I hope this leads to a redesign of the boarding process as well, with the middle of the aircraft boarding first, otherwise boarding is going to be a nightmare. Other than the yellow seats FR will now be pretty pleasant.
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If they also get rid of the recorded audio adverts, I might start using them again.
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Old 4th Nov 2013, 07:49
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Profits down for full year.

Share price falls 11.5% at current time, a drop of around 70 pence per share.
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Old 4th Nov 2013, 07:51
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All passengers who don’t wish to pay a small fee (€5) to select their preferred seats will be allocated seats during the 24 hours prior to the date of scheduled departure.
If you've checked in online and printed your boarding pass prior to the 24 hours ahead of your flight, when it is time to board how will you know what seat you have been allocated?
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Old 4th Nov 2013, 08:20
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allocated seats

A convergence case, not the first one (as in biology, psychology, technology, economy or politics).

Waiting for connecting flights now...
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Old 4th Nov 2013, 09:21
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Originally Posted by ayroplain
If you've checked in online and printed your boarding pass prior to the 24 hours ahead of your flight, when it is time to board how will you know what seat you have been allocated?
Good question, I've been asking the same thing myself! I have to assume that at the gate they will write the seat number on your boarding pass, or else give you another one. But I can't see how they can do this without considerable extra complexity at boarding. (The promised smartphone boarding passes will already require barcode scanners to be installed at the gates.)
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Sounds like a dog's dinner unless you take a computer and printer on your travels.
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Would have been more civilised if you didn't have to pay extra (unless choosing overwing or front row etc). Same goes for EZY of course.
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