Monthly Archives: December 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-12-25

  • RT @steellegs: On plane still. Take off now in 50mins! Ryanair are cheap but completely shite. #
  • RT @DiogoSnows: hates the way #Ryanair works! Everything has a second meaning and they get money from not informing people properly! #
  • 11 days to go until Ryanair start charging for Electron card payments. Avoid the new fees, sign up here quick #
  • RT @AirObserver: Snow grounds Ryanair flight as thirsty passengers forced to ‘lick ice to drink’ – Telegraph: #
  • RT @Carrie_Latitude: For the 4th year in a row,Ryanair is travellers least favourite airline by an amazing 41% #
  • Ryanair crash, all passengers safe. Cabin crew selling bus tickets back to terminal. #
  • RT @ryanairmobile:Ryanair suspends Italian domestic flights from 23rd January over row with Italian Aviation Authority. #

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Ryanair plane crashes off runway in Prestwick

A Ryanair aircraft has gone off the end of a runway at Prestwick Airport in the west of Scotland.

Emergency services are on the way to the scene. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue have confirmed they have sent three appliances to the incident.

It is understood the aircraft had been coming in to land when it overshot the runway. An eyewitness said it had come to rest partially on the grass.

Police said there were not believed to be any injuries.


Ryanair win the TripAdviser Worst Airline award for 4th year running

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have been voted exactly that in the annual TripAdviser travel awards.

TripAdvisor UK announced the results of its annual travel trends survey of more than 700 Britons, revealing that travellers are unable to predict the final cost of their flight, with nearly one-third paying unexpected additional costs at check-in.

Travellers have become more surprised by the final price of their air ticket in the past three months. As a result of ‘add-ons,’ 73 percent have been surprised by the final cost of flight, up five percent from a survey conducted in September.*

Additionally, 32 percent, up 18 percent from three months ago, have checked in at an airport and paid additional costs they were not expecting.

The favourite airline for British travellers is Virgin Atlantic. For the fourth year in a row, Ryanair is travellers’ least favourite airline by an overwhelming 41 percent, up from 30 percent last year.

It’s the 4th year in a row that Ryanair have “won” this prestigious accolade and demonstrates clearly that they are universally hated.


Ryanair pull out of 200 plane deal with Boeing

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, has confirmed that it has ended negotiations with Boeing over the purchase of 200 new aircraft.

It added it would not be looking to buy aircraft from another supplier.

Ryanair said that it would now bring forward plans to “significantly reduce growth and capital expenditures” between 2012 and 2015.

The airline said it would still take delivery of 112 Boeing aircraft between 2010 and 2012, as previously agreed.

“We regret that our prolonged negotiations with Boeing have failed to reach a mutually acceptable conclusion,” said Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.

He said the two partners had agreed pricing on the 200 aircraft, but that Boeing was unwilling to include some other terms and conditions that his company enjoyed in existing contracts.

“We have no plans to reopen discussions with Boeing or any other aircraft manufacturers… perhaps in the future there may be other opportunities for Ryanair and Boeing to work together,” Mr O’Leary added.

The airline said it would generate surplus cash between 2012 and 2015 because it would no longer be buying the aircraft, and that this would be distributed to shareholders.

In order to keep costs down, all Ryanair’s aircraft are made by Boeing.


Ryanair to cancel all flights between Bristol & Pau in 2010

Ryanair, the world’s most hated airline, are apparently pulling all flights between Bristol & Pau in 2010 according to a passenger who recently spoke to the no-thrills carrier through their rip-off charges customer call center.

Mr Evans, who had already booked himself a flight to Pau from Bristol next year, had returned to the Ryanair website to book a further ticket for his daughter and found that all flights during that entire month were full.

“Unless there’s some big nun pilgrimage to Lourdes, it was pretty unlikely the flights were all sold out, so I checked my on line booking (as it says) and all was fine. I checked my inbox and spam box (as it says) for a cancellation email and found nothing. I finally dug deep and called the rip off customer service line” commented Mr Evans.

“After a while I got through to an operator who informed me that ‘all flights to Bristol in 2010 are cancelled’. Well thanks a bunch for letting me know!” he added.

An IHR spokesman said “We call on Ryanair to let all passengers know that their flights from Bristol next year will not be taking place and to refund all monies due immediately.”

Mr Evans is now booked on an Easyjet flight from Gatwick to Biarritz and certainly wont be using Ryanair again.

Shame on you Mr O’Leary.


Ryanair CEO O’Leary in mind game bullyboy tactics with Boeing

Ryanair’s evil CEO Mr Michael O’Leary is again employing bullyboy tactics in an effort to scare Boeing into accepting lesser terms and conditions in the sale of 200 new aircraft to the Irish airline.

Negotiations have been ongoing for over a year now and O’Leary claims that Ryanair have “effectively reached agreement on the price for 200 aircraft, but Boeing now wants to renegotiate delivery terms that would be worse than we currently have”.

Ryanair’s board will meet Dec. 17. Mr. O’Leary said that if no deal had been reached by then, the deal would be off.

If the airline and Boeing can’t strike a deal, Mr. O’Leary has said that Ryanair will throttle back its expansion plans. It will defer deliveries from Boeing of several 737s ordered in recent years, cancel options to buy 10 737s, and distribute cash to shareholders. Beyond 2012, the company would largely stop growing for the foreseeable future, Mr. O’Leary has said.

A Boeing spokesman said the company wouldn’t comment on customer negotiations that were ongoing.

Well done Boeing, shame on you Ryanair. Grow up wont you.


Ryanair routemap shortlisted for most ugly and useless infographic

Ryanair, the World’s crappiest airline with the crappiest website, was recently shortlisted in a competition to award the ugliest and most useless infographic.

The Ryanair routemap is a real opportunity for Ryanair to do something special. It is, however, a real let down and in all honesty a complete pile of crap.

Nominator Irena Hreljac commented “A click to the routes leads to this screen shot. I think no visualisation when you expect one makes a very useless visualisation (note the “Install Microsoft Silverlight” button). As for ugly, well, look at the context :)”.

Keep up the good work Ryanair. You useless bunch of idiots.