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Old 12th May 2020, 07:48
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Just heard Michael O’Leary interviewed on BBC, was amazed he said that it would be important that families sit together, says the man who split families up if they didn’t cough up to pre book seats.
The report also stated that there would be no queuing for the toilet, then O’Leary says he will sell all seats on planes, what a contradiction. So it’s all right to be crammed together but not to queue for the loo.
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Old 12th May 2020, 07:51
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Originally Posted by vinnym View Post
Just heard Michael OíLeary interviewed on BBC, was amazed he said that it would be important that families sit together, says the man who split families up if they didnít cough up to pre book seats.
The report also stated that there would be no queuing for the toilet, then OíLeary says he will sell all seats on planes, what a contradiction. So itís all right to be crammed together but not to queue for the loo.
imagine telling a 6 year old he can't go to the toilet
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Old 12th May 2020, 07:55
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Ryanair were planning to start up flying in May. It got pushed to June.
Ryanair were planning to start up flying in June. It got pushed to July.

Suddenly the media go crazy and say things are getting back to normal in July.

We will likely see the same spin from Ryanair next month as they delay again, then push things back. In the meantime won't offer refunds for 6 months.
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Old 12th May 2020, 08:02
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Reading some of the posts here you would think that Ryanair was an airline that just operated routes out of the UK. It is a European airline that will make decisions based on all of its markets.
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Old 12th May 2020, 08:18
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
Reading some of the posts here you would think that Ryanair was an airline that just operated routes out of the UK. It is a European airline that will make decisions based on all of its markets.
Exactly that. The fact the UK is making some slightly questionable decisions is somewhat irrelevant, with the very likely relaxation of cross border leisure travel rules within much of Europe Ryanair should easily be able to restore 40% of it's services without increasing flights out of the UK at all.

O'Leary was very bullish regarding the enforcability of the UK quarantine rules, if they come in, and claims they will run from the UK to the usual sunshine destinations. If however the UK government persists with it's travel advisories, then any passengers traveling against that advice will find themselves without insurance, which for many will be a deal breaker. Would I book a flight with anyone before the routes start operating? Frankly, no!
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Old 12th May 2020, 08:35
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Perhaps O'Leary is also having to concede that his counterpart at Wizz is appeaing more bullish and now has to play catch up
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Old 12th May 2020, 09:13
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Any passengers traveling against that advice will find themselves without insurance.
Anyone booking a holiday or a flight post mid March won't have any cover for Covid 19 regardless of any government advice. That would include having to go into self isolation regardless of symptoms due to being in close contact with a carrier in the 2 weeks up to the start of the flight.
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Old 12th May 2020, 09:50
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Would add to that, there are many travel insurance policies which will cover you for FCO advise saying ‘all but essential travel’. I have a client who has travelled to Iraq under ‘all but essential’ and was covered.
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Old 12th May 2020, 22:44
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People were given the choice and they took it. If they wished to sit together then they could.
Well. Not really. It was more if you don't pay extra then we'll put you at opposite ends of the plane to your spouse or anyone else who's company you might expressly have chosen to travel with. The algorithms were specifically changed to "socially distance" us from someone we loved and place us next to a stranger. O'Leary is a gobshite. Don't defend the indefensible
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Old 13th May 2020, 06:50
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Originally Posted by jdcg View Post
Well. Not really. It was more if you don't pay extra then we'll put you at opposite ends of the plane to your spouse or anyone else who's company you might expressly have chosen to travel with. The algorithms were specifically changed to "socially distance" us from someone we loved and place us next to a stranger. O'Leary is a gobshite. Don't defend the indefensible
👍👍👍 Couldnt agree more
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Old 13th May 2020, 12:32
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Does someone have the up to date list of the number of based aircraft at each airport in the UK? I can't seem to find it on here, but I'm not sure the list I'm thinking of was up to date anyway.
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Old 13th May 2020, 17:26
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Does someone have the up to date list of the number of based aircraft at each airport in the UK? I can't seem to find it on here, but I'm not sure the list I'm thinking of was up to date anyway.
EDI is 9x based usually, with 6 based this July due to the virus. PIK I believe is 2x aircraft in the summer and BOH is 1x based. Not so sure about the rest.
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Old 13th May 2020, 18:10
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LTN x 6 based
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Old 13th May 2020, 18:27
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Let's just remind ourselves that the right to a refund for a cancelled flight is the law !!

He should be removed from the board of FR he is not a fit person to run an airline, either that or get the EU to remove FR's AoC unless it complies with its legal obligations
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Old 13th May 2020, 19:08
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Originally Posted by mwm991 View Post
Does someone have the up to date list of the number of based aircraft at each airport in the UK? I can't seem to find it on here, but I'm not sure the list I'm thinking of was up to date anyway.
Liverpool is 3
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Old 16th May 2020, 12:53
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Not very encouraging for those who may chance a booking in July : https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...QLpX2IRqth3dbQ
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Old 16th May 2020, 13:16
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https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/...20200513196383

Note - this is a satire site, so don't take it too seriously if you're a lawyer...
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Old 16th May 2020, 13:35
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Originally Posted by Mr A Tis View Post
Not very encouraging for those who may chance a booking in July : https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...QLpX2IRqth3dbQ
Because airlines are realising that itís cheaper to operate a flight empty and move the problem onto insurance companies, rather than refund everyone.
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Old 18th May 2020, 23:21
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Originally Posted by mwm991 View Post
Does someone have the up to date list of the number of based aircraft at each airport in the UK? I can't seem to find it on here, but I'm not sure the list I'm thinking of was up to date anyway.
Last summer it was the following (not including spares):
BHX 4
BOH 1
BRS 4
EDI 8
EMA 9
LPL 4
MAN 12
PIK 3
SEN 3
STN 40
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Old 19th May 2020, 05:10
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You can add 6 to that list for Luton. Ryanair have said they will be closing some UK bases so it will all change at some point. So which UK bases are loss making?
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