Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ryanair jet forced down by loose gaffer tape

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, had to abort a flight with 200 passengers onboard after tape used to patch up a pilot’s window came loose.

The 200 cattle, sorry, passengers watched in horror as ground crew stuck the tape around the edge of the windscreen of the Ryanair jet just before it departed from London Stansted on it’s way to to Riga in Latvia.

The Irish Aviation Authority have said the tape was being used as an extra precaution to secure a new window seal.

But the pilot aborted the flight after 20 minutes when the tape started to become loose and made disturbing noises.

“What’s all the fuss about a bit of loose gaffer tape? The blue-tac holding the engines on and the sellotape attaching the wings to the main fuselage all worked fine” said the inflatable co-pilot.

A spokesman for Ryanair said, “We do not comment on routine technical issues. All Ryanair flights operate in accordance with approved safety standards.”

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Ryanair voted worst airline in the World

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have been voted the WORST airline in the entire World in a poll of UK travellers by comparison site, Gocompare.com.

BA has been voted the best airline. Charter airlines Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways and Monarch also made the top ten best list and the highest ranked foreign airlines were Emirates and Singapore Airlines, with American Airlines in joint 10th place with Qantas.

British Airways topped the list of favourite airlines with 19.1% of the votes, followed by Virgin Atlantic in second place.

3,000 Brits were asked to vote for their best and worst airlines based on cost, service and overall comfort of their journey.

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