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Old 11th Jul 2018, 21:00
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Hello, I am a reader for years, but now I have a question to ask:
Ryanair flight from Dublin to Stuttgart. We sit in the plane for nearly 3 hours. After 20:00 local it was clear to me that we will not reach Stuttgart, due to their hard stance on the 23:00 curfew (noise problems).
But at 20:37 we start rolling, captain says we fly to Stuttgart, but OF COURSE we fly to Frankfurt/Hahn. We arrive in buses at STR at 04:00 the next day.
WHY??
What is the bean counters spreadsheet saying? Too many passengers unaware of their rights (250 EUR you can get due to EU regulations)? Hotel in Dublin too expensive?
I really don't get it :-/
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 07:43
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Probably an attempt to avoid Eu compensation and protect the next days operation.
Recently a friend left from Poland to Glasgow on a FR flight however they departed 2 hours 40 late and by the time they got to Scotland GLA was shut so off to Prestwick. Glasgow had been notam'd (notice to all airmen - mandatory pre flight reading) for weeks it would be shut by a certain time however FR claimed out with control etc etc unexpected closure and told passengers up until landing in PIK they were off to GLA.
You must remember these companies like Ryanair do not care about your convenience. Operations want the aircraft back to base by morning to protect the next days schedule so if someone paying a Ä30 fare needs to take a bus they won't hesitate.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 14:45
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Originally Posted by JoThePlentyPax View Post
Hello, I am a reader for years, but now I have a question to ask:
Ryanair flight from Dublin to Stuttgart. We sit in the plane for nearly 3 hours. After 20:00 local it was clear to me that we will not reach Stuttgart, due to their hard stance on the 23:00 curfew (noise problems).
But at 20:37 we start rolling, captain says we fly to Stuttgart, but OF COURSE we fly to Frankfurt/Hahn. We arrive in buses at STR at 04:00 the next day.
WHY??
What is the bean counters spreadsheet saying? Too many passengers unaware of their rights (250 EUR you can get due to EU regulations)? Hotel in Dublin too expensive?
I really don't get it :-/
Well, you're a lot closer to Stuttgart in Frankfurt than in Dublin, so there's that.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 19:19
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Also why bother reading and printing the weather and notams out if their decision is going to be the same regardless? Not to mention carrying minimum fuel too regardless. Begs the question.



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Old 23rd Jul 2018, 21:35
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Paulm1949 - There were several different considerations on this flight. The first was the flight aspect and from what I know about RYR pilots this would have been properly done with no short cuts. Iíll bet they knew hours in advance that GLA would be shut which leaves us with the second. RYRís Flight Ops. Dept would also have been aware that GLA would not have been possible so they departed for GLA knowing full well they were off to PIK. And then thereís the last one, But someone somewhere decided that the passengers should be lied to. It makes no difference how much or little you pay for a ticket, you should be told the truth. Itís not as if RYR canít afford the compensation as they are one of the wealthiest airlines in the world.

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