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Ryanair named 'worst short-haul airline'

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 09:16
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Ryanair are a perfectly good airline when things go according to plan.
I tend to disagree, they are not perfectly good they are perfectly cheap. No frills, no luxury, no extras but a basic means of transportation at a very low rate. Perfectly adequate, but far from good.
Moderate issues (delays due to weather) were handled much more professionally by FR compared to some other much more expensive airlines I experienced.
And if things go wrong, even companys like LH can sometimes simply leave you to your own devices. Even if you are a gold member with a business ticket they may not offer you what they are obliged to by law (food, drinks, hotel...) !
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 14:35
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Originally Posted by Dunnyman View Post
To expand the thread a little, not sure if this is common in Europe but here's the latest Loco development in these parts.
Jetstar is the loco arm of Qantas. They now have a scheme where they weigh all cabin baggage at the gate. It's a beautiful 2 person routine. Person 1 goes with mobile scales along the boarding line and weighs cabin baggage. Anything over 7kgs the passenger is told - "go see the gate agent over there, you'll need to check that bag in" Then the passenger wanders nonchalantly to the gate agent who writes out a baggage tag and then says, that will be 60 dollars please - about 30 quid. Here's where the fun starts as dismay creeps in across the passenger's face. "But I checked a bag in already" - "Too bad - you should have put all of your excess stuff in there" Last person I saw this week said it was nothing short of daylight robbery to which the gate agent suggested he should find another airline to fly with.
I get why this is done and in many ways support it. I've been dismayed at the growing number of passengers who bring on board a 20 kgs wheelie bag, plus a computer case, plus a massive handbag overflowing with all kinds of stuff. But the way it's been done with this airline leaves a bit to be desired. Yes the website says limit your cabin bag to 7kgs, if you buy checked in baggage at the airport it will cost you big time - but for a long time it was never enforced or policed. It's the change which has caught people on the hop and I wonder how many people will vote with their feet. If not already, how long before the legacy carriers emulate this revenue earning scheme ??
Ryanair tried the same, it p*ssed off SLFs but more importantly (for FR) the boarding took longer. It didn't last long, they scrapped the idea when they became new caring, sharing Ryanair.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:52
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Originally Posted by Webby737 View Post
Ryanair tried the same, it p*ssed off SLFs but more importantly (for FR) the boarding took longer. It didn't last long, they scrapped the idea when they became new caring, sharing Ryanair.
Didn't take any longer to board as gate crew had already gone through the SLF well before the incoming plane had landed. The moving from 1 to 2 bags gave people the idea they could take on loads of additional stuff and they duly did so.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 22:33
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Originally Posted by Dunnyman View Post
To expand the thread a little, not sure if this is common in Europe but here's the latest Loco development in these parts.
As a resident of continental Europe I'm amazed a) they didn't get to you earlier b) that there are apparently now places where you can board LoCo airlines without this happening. Admittedly my most recent FR flight dates back a couple of years now, but I flew EasyJet last June and if I recall correctly, they were weighing as well as size checking carry-on luggage.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 09:48
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@Eutychus - you recall incorrectly. There is no weight limit for cabin baggage on easyJet.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 18:18
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Originally Posted by Imagegear View Post
I would be very interested in seeing a survey of numbers of crew found sleeping in airport carparks by Airline, frequency and Roster.

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Someone is possibly 10 years out of date on the exaggerated rumour front
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 18:27
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Originally Posted by Mikehotel152 View Post


Someone is possibly 10 years out of date on the exaggerated rumour front
From the evil grin he used in his post ( ) - I think someone's having a bit of a laugh and not seriously suggesting that.
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