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Old 15th Aug 2023, 21:09
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Originally Posted by Liffy 1M

It's interesting that the site now makes a virtue of telling you that unless you pay, you most likely won't be sitting with your travelling companion/s. I remember that when the random seating model was first applied, the company strenuously denied that there was any intent to split up families or others on the one booking.
The UK CAA has always stipulated this must be handled properly

The seating of children close by their parents or guardians should be the aim of airline seat allocation procedures for family groups and large parties of children.


Airline seating allocations | Civil Aviation Authority (caa.co.uk)

Presumably Ryanair UK's (at least) AOC stipulates they must comply with the CAA's requirements. Does the IAA have comparable requirements ?
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Old 1st Sep 2023, 13:55
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Can anybody remember when in 2022 FR had published their schedule for virtually all routes that would operate summer 2023 ? Memory says mid October 2022... but not sure if this is correct. I know that early September was too early
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Old 1st Sep 2023, 15:45
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Big expansion for BOH in summer 2024

According to my contact BOH is in line for some big expansion in 2024 possibly to dissuade people from going into SOU. I heard itís AT LEAST 2 additional aircraft taking the base to 4.
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Old 5th Sep 2023, 17:06
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I recently flew on a Ryanair Max 737-8200 within the space of a month. One A/C was only a year old, the other aircraft three years old.
I was sat around row 31/32 on both flights and was shocked to see how much dampness / mould was in and around the panel above the emergency exit doors at rows 28/29.
The dirt was also present on the emergency exit sign above the door.
From the outside of the aircraft, at this door it's clearly dirty for such a young aircraft.

Is this a known problem for this specific door on this particular variant of the Max?
No good for the health of the crew member having to sit next to that door and of course the passengers around it!




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Old 5th Sep 2023, 17:31
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Originally Posted by MANFAN
I recently flew on a Ryanair Max 737-8200 within the space of a month. One A/C was only a year old, the other aircraft three years old.
I was sat around row 31/32 on both flights and was shocked to see how much dampness / mould was in and around the panel above the emergency exit doors at rows 28/29.
The dirt was also present on the emergency exit sign above the door.
From the outside of the aircraft, at this door it's clearly dirty for such a young aircraft.

Is this a known problem for this specific door on this particular variant of the Max?
No good for the health of the crew member having to sit next to that door and of course the passengers around it!




If it was a design fault you would expct to see posts on other forums highlighting the same issue.
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Old 8th Sep 2023, 11:28
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Sorry if its being mentioned befor but do ye know when S24 will be on sale?

Just waiting for ORK/SNN to come on sale fully
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Michael O'Leary pied in the face

Ryanair boss pied in the face by protesters (msn.com)
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Old 9th Sep 2023, 12:45
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After the closure in in 2015, CPH will be yet again a base starting December with 2 based aircraft.

CRL will have 17 based aircraft this winter.
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Old 15th Sep 2023, 19:32
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Hi there. a quick question for those with experience at Ryanair. Are they open to recruiting cadets who are a bit older? Lots of posts in the wannabies section but sadly, none of us wannabies actually know the answer. Do those with experience at Ryanair recall seeing any new low hour pilots joining at Ryanair? Many thanks to you all. Any insights are much appreciated.
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Old 17th Sep 2023, 08:26
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Someone I did my PPL with got into Ryanair about 12 months ago and is currently flying with them as a FO. Not sure of your definition of 'a bit older', but he is in his mid 40s.
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Old 17th Sep 2023, 17:07
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Originally Posted by AlwaysWondering
Someone I did my PPL with got into Ryanair about 12 months ago and is currently flying with them as a FO. Not sure of your definition of 'a bit older', but he is in his mid 40s.
Mid 40's was exactly what I had in mind. Thank you for replying. Good to know there are routes forward for those in my age bracket. Like many others, I'm apprehensive about taking to the plunge to invest in the training. Thanks for your insights.
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Old 21st Sep 2023, 01:34
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I've been thinking about FR's policy of "no refunds if you don't fly" and wondering if this is (sometimes) a mistake. FR depends heavily on ancillaries - the people who are just a simple low-fare-bum-on-seat-without-ancillaries are not desirable unless the flight has a load factor well under 90%
Furthermore, a no-refunds policy discourages ticket sales if a person is unsure if they will fly or not.

I'm wondering if FR should experiment by emailing people who have booked a very low fare without ancillaries, offering a partial rebate as a non-refundable limited-life FR voucher if ticket sales are heading to a load factor of at least 90%. Essentially offer a targetted payoff to the least profitable customers (and nobody else) who no longer want to fly to sell their seat back to FR, and enable FR to resell the seat to a more profitable customer. By issuing a FR voucher, the money can still be recognised as FR revenue and won't leak outside the company. Data collected from customer's profiles will show who tends not to book ancillaries like baggage, further helping identify the bookings that FR probably won't find profitable.

Yes, FR could achieve this by overbooking, but no-show rates are always a bit unpredictable. Particularly on low frequency routes, the EU261 compensation bill makes denied boarding expensive relative to the fare for LCCs - which would push FR to being more cautious on overbooking than they might otherwise need to be.

Any thoughts ?

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Old 21st Sep 2023, 08:40
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Of course it doesn't make sense to give refunds. If it did, Ryanair would already do it.

Very few people go through the trouble of getting a refund for airport taxes, which means that the revenue from no shows goes almost directly to the bottom line, as there are very few costs involved in it for Ryanair.

Ryanair, like any other large airline, has algorithms that predict the number of no shows on any given flight. Sure, ithey get it wrong occasionally, but by and large it's a numbers game.

Ancillary revenue has costs attached, which no shows don't. As for encouraging further bookings with refunds, people will not think twice about booking their next 10-20 Ä fare, no matter the lack of refund.
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Old 21st Sep 2023, 14:15
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If Ryanair did as DJ6 suggests, they may as well buy out the £10 fares on popular flights close to departure and sell the seats for £200!
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Old 21st Sep 2023, 14:58
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Originally Posted by LGS6753
If Ryanair did as DJ6 suggests, they may as well buy out the £10 fares on popular flights close to departure and sell the seats for £200!
LGS understands what I mean. This should happen only on flights which initially have weaker-than-expected demand but then nearer departure date sell more strongly than predicted. Better to sell a £200 fare plus (potentially) luggage and give the person who paid £20 and who never pays for baggage, seat selection or other highly profitable ancillaries a voucher in exchange for cancelling (formally) their right to fly. Of course, the passenger who paid £20 has to agree to this voluntarily - but I'm guessing that some who paid peanuts three months in advance for a ticket will know a week before departure that they are very unlikely to show up for the flight and will happily take a voucher.
You can use all kinds of algorithms including AI (and yes, I can talk for hours about deep learning) to predict the number of no-shows... but you always get better outcomes to algorithmic results if you apply a bit of human insight.
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Old 21st Sep 2023, 15:23
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Seems that Breeze have a similar idea:

https://simpleflying.com/breeze-airw...-ticket-sales/
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Old 21st Sep 2023, 23:11
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Trouble at home?
https://www.nova.ie/ryanair-pull-17-...t-hike-234732/
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Old 22nd Sep 2023, 00:28
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Yield Management is a bit more sophisticated than that. £10 fares (which incidentally I have never encountered myself, and have only met one person who got one) are only offered on flights where it is not expected to have demand beyond capacity at higher prices. There may be an occasional mismatch here, but they are sufficiently infrequent that it's no real concern, or revenue impact, and any such are analysed to see if the calculation needs to be changed.
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Originally Posted by pabely
No, marketing nonsense.
https://www.dublinairport.com/latest...-by-45-in-2024
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Ryanair cancels winter flights as Boeing delays aircraft deliveries | Travel Weekly

The budget carrier had expected to receive 27 aircraft between September to December but now expects to receive only 14 aircraft between October and December.
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