Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, recently launched a 30th birthday promotion sale but are not offering these sale prices on most of their more popular routes, pissing off customers in the process.
Customers complained there were little or no routes available at the sale price and claimed the most popular routes across Europe were not included.
The Irish airline, run by controversial CEO Michael O’Leary, boasted this week it would be giving away one million seats across its routes at just €19.85.
But when customers logged on just after midnight on Tuesday morning, thousands were seemingly left disappointed.
The company was swamped with criticism on Twitter with people complaining that the offer was not available on the most popular routes.
What a bunch of misleading, dishonest wankers Ryanair are.
Ryanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, has lost its appeal against a £6million penalty that was levied against them for violating France’s labour laws.
Ryanair were previously found guilty of hiring and paying local staff from Marseille under Irish contracts to save money on taxes.
Instead of paying up to 45 per cent in social charges – the normal figure in France – Ryanair paid just 10.75 per cent in Irish charges.
In their decision to throw out Ryanair’s case, appeal court judges agreed with a lower court’s ruling that Ryanair was guilty of ‘clear social dumping’ and that the case was ‘an issue of unfair competition against other airlines that respect national legislation.’
The decision was hailed by Jean-Victor Borel, lawyer for France’s Ursaff social security collecting agency, who said: ‘The message of the court is clear. European law is not an instrument designed to defraud the social security’.
What he meant of course was ‘Ryanair are a bunch of thieving c*nts and need to pay up’.
Ryanair’s actual fine was £167,000 but it was also ordered to pay £6.3million in damages and interest to unpaid social security agencies. The airline had profits of nearly £450million in the last financial year.
Ryanair are of course whinging like a bunch of school children about this and will likely appeal.
Ryanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, have been named as the second WORST brand in the entire World. This fabulous news surely cements the commonly held belief that Ryanair are indeed the Worst Airline in existence.
This latest embarrassment, hot on the heels of seeing pictures of two of their aircraft crashing into each other at Dublin airport the other day, sees Ryanair second only to insurance company AXA.
Despite recent efforts to transform its reputation, the shoddy excuse for an airline was one of the worst-performing brands overall in Siegel+Gale’s 2014 simplicity index.
In a survey of over 12,000 customers in eight countries, Ryanair was named the second worst-ranked brand, based on ease of customer use of a company’s products, services, interactions and communications.
What a bunch of lying, thieving bastards Ryanair are.
Ryanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, have had a little accident today at Dublin Airport involving two of their aircraft crashing into each other.
The winglet of one of the Irish airline’s Boeing 737s scraped against the tail of another. Both planes, one heading to Edinburgh and the other to Charleroi, Belgium, were returned to the stand.
No injuries were reported but minor delays to other flights were expected after the incident on Tuesday morning.
A Ryanair spokeswoman said: “Both aircraft were under the instruction of Dublin airport air traffic control at the time. There was no impact on customers on board. Affected customers will board two replacement aircraft which will depart to Brussels Charleroi and Edinburgh later this morning. Ryanair apologises sincerely to customers for any inconvenience.”
The winglet of one plane was broken off in the incident.
Emergency services attended the scene, and government air accident investigators will conduct an inquiry.
Dublin airport has resumed normal service, although Ryanair said passengers could be delayed as a result of the incident.
British Airways, the World’s Favourite Airline, are offering flights across their European Network for just £39 each way.
With departures from nice, centrally located airports and to destinations actually where you think/hope you are flying to as opposed to arriving in a different country, why not give them a go?!
Allocated seating, decent baggage allowances, friendly cabin crew and 100% transparent booking process along with the best customer service you could imagine are just some of the reasons we fly BA every time.
Ryanair, The World’s Most Hated Airline, have launched a series of new TV adverts in a bid to entice back the thousands of passengers that they have pissed off over the years.
What a load of horse shit!
These clowns wouldn’t know customer service if it hit them square in the face. Do not be fooled by their claims.
Perhaps Ryanair should address the very many issues that still exist, rather than spending money on advertising – Which? readers have just recently rated the excuse for an airline as Europe’s worst.
Its checked baggage fees are still among the highest in the world (up to £35 for a 15kg bag, or £45 for a 20kg bag), charges for sports equipment (£50) and correcting spelling mistakes on tickets (£110 unless spotted within 24 hours of booking) are still high, it still drops passengers at airports up to 75 miles away from their final destination, and those using its new website must still opt out of purchasing travel insurance (the “Don’t Insure Me” option must be found on a drop down menu, between “Denmark” and “Finland”), among others things. It also continues to use an exchange rate of £1=€1 when calculating its fees and charges, meaning British passengers pay more than their European counterparts – an issue Telegraph Travel raised back in 2012.
Fuck off Ryanair, we hated you then and we still hate you now.
Ryanair, The World’s Most Hated Airline, have had a few incidents over the last few days, as reported on AV Herald, including 2 flights diverted with engine problems.
On the 12th August, a Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-ESL performing flight FR-6370 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Las Palmas,CI (Spain) with 168 passengers, was enroute at FL370 about 170nm southsouthwest of Faro (Portugal) when the crew reported engine (CFM56) trouble, turned around and diverted to Faro for a safe landing on runway 28 about 45 minutes later.
On 16 August, a Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EGD performing flight FR-7602 from Bremen (Germany) to Vilnius (Lithuania) with 164 passengers, rejected takeoff from Bremen’s runway 09 at low speed after the crew noticed a strong odour in the cockpit. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.
Also on the 16th August, a Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EMI performing flight FR-1228 from Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia,CI (Spain) to Billund (Denmark), was climbing out of Tenerife’s runway 08 when the crew stopped the climb at FL070 reporting engine trouble, descended the aircraft to 4000 feet to burn off fuel and returned to Tenerife for a safe landing on runway 08 about 2 hours after departure.
Ryanair, the World’s Most Hated Airline, have fired the Pilot who appeared on the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary that probed safety culture at the airline.
Captain John Goss was dismissed with immediate effect and Ryanair said they plan to pursue legal action against him after he questioned the airline’s safety.
“We will not allow a Ryanair employee to defame our safety on national television,” the airline said in an e-mailed statement.
Pilots are wary of raising concerns and are encouraged to carry as little fuel as possible, the Channel 4 “Dispatches” program reported, citing a survey conducted by the Ryanair Pilots Group, which claims to represent more than half of the carrier’s pilots. The fuel issue arose when three jets declared emergencies before touching down in Valencia, Spain, after diversions from Madrid last year.
Goss was one of five pilots elected to the pilots’ group interim council in June. During his 26 years at Ryanair he acted as a flight safety officer and his record was “blemish free,” the RPG said in an e-mailed statement.
“The immediate reaction of Ryanair to safety issues brought to their attention is to deny the existence of any problems and to effectively shoot the messenger,” RPG Chairman Evert van Zwol said in the statement. “Safety experts are agreed that a sound safety culture is based on pilots having faith in a non-punitive approach and dealing directly and transparently with all concerns raised.”