61% of people questioned don’t believe that the angry scratchcard winner who apparently ate his ticket when flying with Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, actually exists.
Whether or not this person is real we couldn’t care less. What we think is interesting is just how many people effectively regard Ryanair as being dishonest.
Just 9% of those who voted said that they thought the passenger was real and we are 100% sure that those votes were from individuals not connected with Ryanair in any way.
The remaining 30% of people said that they thought this passenger could possibly be real, but they’d need some proper evidence to prove he existed in order for them to feel confident in the story. That’s a lot of people who are unsure whether or not to trust Ryanair.
So was this story just another Ryanair PR exercise? Possibly. Was it successful? Probably. Do we still hate them? Of course!