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"Seat belts don't matter,” said Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair.

Old 8th Nov 2012, 04:41
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Turbulence banished!

It seems that our atmosphere is now silky smooth and wonderfully homogenous!

Seatbelts on planes are pointless, says Ryanair boss - Telegraph

I'm sure that the Met office would agree
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 05:30
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what does it take to get him removed from having any finger on the operational safety of the public.

EASA, grow some and downgrade the IAA if they won't curb his sociopathic tendencies.

His attitude as reflected by his public comments are inconsistent with his involvement in anything to do with public safety.


The outspoken chief executive added flights should no longer be considered a luxurious experience
MOL

Apparently talking in past tense about the "Ryan experience".

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Old 8th Nov 2012, 05:33
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A loading bloke once got mad at me cos I refused to take the iron freight which was not strapped down. "It's heavy, it doesn't need a net."


MOL has to be kidding . . . doesn't he?

The outspoken chief executive added flights should no longer be considered a luxurious experience

Well, a lot of airline operators, would it seems, agree with him. Just picked the wife up from another flight from hell across the Atlantic.

In the old days we worked so hard to make passengers feel they weren't on a bus ride.

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Telegraph bites , giving MOL free internet publicity.
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That's it no seat belts & free blowjobs on long haul ! Go MOL, go far, far away
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 06:40
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Not O'Leary's fault if the Telegraph just doesn't understand the Irish sense of humour. It may take them a while but its fun 'taking the piss' especially when it gets printed.
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Seat belt signs switched on when flight deck have to visit the toilets so they cannot remove them !!!!
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 08:14
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Not only turbulence banished but "We don't have heavy landings anymore"

What?
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 08:48
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Of course we all know that O'Leary makes these outlandish statements for free publicity (as if they needed it!) but this is a highly irresponsible statement to make - I pity his cabin crew having even more grief when it comes to getting certain passengers to buckle up for their own safety - you really have to ask the question, Irish or not, is this CEO "fit for purpose"?

Not only turbulence banished but "We don't have heavy landings anymore"
You mean like they did in Rome after a multiple bird strike on the approach?

In my opinion this has got nothing to do with the Irish sense of humour - flight safety is a serious business (ask anyone who has lost a loved one in an aircraft accident) and the CEO of an air transport undertaking should not be making such frivolous statements. Even if they are made in jest such a cavalier attitude ripples down from the top like a cancer.

I wonder iwhat he will be saying when they have their first major accident.

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Old 8th Nov 2012, 09:02
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Telegraph bites , giving MOL free internet publicity.
Eaxctly, but it will be a case of keep him happy as he spends money with us advertising so we'll let him have the odd story every now and then. The sooner the media stop giving him free publicity about claims that everyone knows haven't got a cat in hells chance of coming into fruition the better. By all means report his comments on third runway at Heathrow but stop the outrageous PR ones.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 09:17
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3 points;

1. Has O'Leary any clue about landing a 73? Hard as you like please, and just make sure the ****er STOPS flying.
2. Seatbelts- joke. SOmeone should sue him under Duty of Care as a director
3. Now I know turn around is essential for these guys, but has anyone but me notice the breath-taking taxi-ing speeds of RYR aircraft? It's like they're trying to qualify for a grand prix!!
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MOL is well aware of what he is saying, just watch the google adverts catch up with this thread.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 09:58
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God forbid this ever happens, but I wonder what would MOL do if a RYR plane crashes (taking into account his outlandish statements about one pilot crew, no seatbelts etc)? Surely we know these are publicity stunts, but the general public doesn't ...
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They may be publicity stunts, but surely at some point there is publicity that your airline doesn't want eg The public (his customers) thinking that FR doesn't care about safety and to see a director disregard the use of seatbelts....

This Moron needs to be removed
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 10:24
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I think that you are all overreacting.

The rental of lead overshoes (£20 each) and crash helmets (£50 each) will ensure that passengers are adequately restrained and protected.

Any injuries which do result will be covered by the insurance policy (£100).

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VS-toga, taxi speeds are monitored by OFDM - 30 max on straight taxiway, 10 kts for 90 degree turns and 50 kts if necessary for backtrack before take off! If you exceed you get to hear about it!
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Just ignore him! A troll that must not be fed!
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 10:49
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Standing room only on a 737-800??? It's about time this be put to rest!! He knows it can't be done, for the unititiated:
1. The floor would have to be stronger to accommodate the extra weight;
2. More Cabin Crew required for the extra passengers;
3. The CAA and Boeing would have to approve, and whether he likes it or not some means of restraint is required, and;
4. This would have to be done within the design center of gravity or it will sit on it's arse!!!
Now, Michael, shut the up!
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O Leary brands seatbelts useless as he tries to push through standing room on

Seatbelts on planes are “useless” and would not save passengers in a crash, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has claimed, as he tries to push through plans to created standing room sections on flights.

“Seatbelts don’t matter. You don’t need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don’t need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120 mph and if they crash you’re all dead,” the Ryanair chief executive told the Telegraph.

He wants to push through standing-only cabins, which would be sold for £1 to European destinations.

O’Leary has suggested removing the back ten rows of seats in aircrafts, and said when it came to landing, passengers could “hang on to the handle” and would “be fine”.

“If you say to passengers it’s £25 for the seat and £1 for the standing cabin, I guarantee we will sell the standing cabin first,” he said. “No question.

“You should be able to choose from a safety perspective.

“We’re not talking about areas of huge turbulence around Europe.

“We don’t have heavy landings anymore “If you say to someone,’ look, hang onto the handle there, you’re coming in to land’, they’ll be fine,” he told the newspaper.

“We operate 1500 flights a day. They don’t come skidding in. This is a very routine, safe form of travel.”

European safety regulations currently rule out the idea of the standing cabins, stating that passengers must be belted in for take-off and landing.

But O’Leary branded the authorities as “plonkers”.

“We’re always looking for new ways of doing things; it’s the authorities who won’t allow us to do them,” he said. “They are all a bunch of plonkers.”

He added that flight should not be considered a luxurious experience any more, and that passengers were more focused now on simply getting to their destination.

“The problem with aviation is that for 50 years it’s been populated by people who think it’s this wondrous sexual experience; that it’s like James Bond and wonderful and we’ll all be flying first class when really it’s just a bus with wings.

“Most people just want to get from A to B. You don’t want to pay £500 for a flight.”

“You want to spend that money on a nice hotel, apartment or restaurant… “You don’t want to p—- it all away at the airport or on the airline,” O’Leary said.
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Old 8th Nov 2012, 12:05
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Another publicity stunt??
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