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Old 31st Jan 2014, 17:47
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Do you guys know if a couple flying together within the same booking, if they don't buy reserved seats will they still be able to fly together?
The real answer to your question is probably yes but is not certain. Ryanair will try to allocate seats together for people travelling in the same booking but cannot guarantee it.

I would imagine the sooner you check-in online the more likely you are to get seated together as seats are allocated at check-in.

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Old 1st Feb 2014, 19:47
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FRatSTN,

Do you happen to know if seats will be allocated from the front backwards, or from the back frontwards ?
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Old 1st Feb 2014, 22:25
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I think from the centre outwards, but not 100% sure on that one.
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Old 2nd Feb 2014, 06:40
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I would say it has something to do with the amount of baggage being expected, as the forward holds are still being used exclusively (where possible) for a quicker baggage off/on load.

Travelled on 2 flights yesterday and this is my observation. First sector, 60% load but very little checked baggage, majority of PAX sat towards the front of the aircraft, a few passengers asked to move to the back before departure. But rows 22-33 were empty.

Second sector, lot of checked baggage about 75% load and more evenly spread throughout the cabin, overheard the dispatcher tell the crew there must be 18 people in the rear section (last 5 rows).
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Old 2nd Feb 2014, 10:44
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Rumors from italian aviation forums:

-4 B738 to be leased from Flydubai, to be based at STN for summer operations
- new italian base at MXP (regardless of the temporary transfer of flights from Bergamo)
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 01:55
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Been reading on CAPA that Ryanair are looking at listing fares on GDS.
Is this just a journalist making things up or is this really true ?
I can understand why this might happen to atract business customers but it just seems so much the antithesis of what FR has been for so long - just can't believe the company really would do such an about-face change in strategy
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 06:23
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One of the slides on the Q3 investor presentation mentions GDS in 2014.
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 09:50
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Ryanair shelves Cork/Kerry plans | Irish Examiner
Not expanding at Cork or Kerry. Airport charges too high says Cawley.
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 11:41
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FR appeal UKCC ruling re EI shareholding

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This is due to happen in FEB ,anyone any updates as all quiet at recent Q3 results presentation?

I believe FR have six grounds to support their case , plus very deep pockets .....
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Old 4th Feb 2014, 12:12
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Some bad PR for Ryanair in N.Ireland today.

Story in Irish News about a family who wanted to fly from City of Derry and they have 3 children needing oxygen bottles to breath for medical reasons. Ryanair do not allow passenger oxygen bottles on board and instead wanted 200 extra to provide bottles to the family.

Ryanair cited 'health and safety' reasons.

The family instead cancelled and are flying from Belfast with Easyjet who have no issues with passengers bringing medical oxygen bottles on board.

The headlines in the paper and on radio is 'Ryanair charging for passengers to breath' etc

Another dubious charge/practice that Ryanair will need to address imo.
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 13:33
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What is dubious about wanting to control the Oxygen that is brought on board ?

Who becomes responsible if Oxygen bottles brought by passengers develop a fault or are empty ?

Travelling on any airline is not a free for all that the passenger decides what they want to bring.





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Old 5th Feb 2014, 14:14
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Thick question I am sure but

What is GDS?
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 14:19
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http://bit.ly/1jfy9Y2
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 15:25
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None of that explains what GDS is? It just says FR are joining or enhancing their 'GDS offering' depending on the article. All the articles assume you know what the f**k GDS is in the first place.

Reading between the lines, something to do with google?
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 15:30
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Angels - try typing the words "airline gds" into Google, and having a read of some of the search results.
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read the preview of the first link on the page that I posted - http://bit.ly/1jfy9Y2

the preview reads as follows and informs you


Ryanair fares expected to appear on more GDS channels by mid 2014

TravelBizMonitor ‎- 10 hours ago

Ryanair has confirmed plans to put its fares on global distribution systems by the summer. In a major u-turn, the airline is now in "active ...
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Old 5th Feb 2014, 21:17
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Thanks both.

I'm still not sure what a Global Distribution System is (are we talking sky scanner or travel agency systems)

But it's not important
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Old 6th Feb 2014, 08:17
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Travel agents basically. That requires access to the booking systems. Screen scrapers merely make use of current airline websites. With GDS travel agents can book direct as well as corporate travel agencies. I believe sites like Expedia will be able to access the reservation system too.
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Old 6th Feb 2014, 15:08
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Ryanair First Irish Airline To Allow Portable Electronic Devices?
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One of the one sancturies that anybody flying as a passenger has is that no muppet on his phone shouting "I am on way to Torremolinos with Bev for weekend"..............soon to be a thing of the past
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