November 2nd, 2010
The CEO of Ryanair, the Worlds most hated airline, has been gobbing off again this week about airport security following the recent and failed plot by al-Qaeda to blow up cargo aircraft.
MoL claims that there will be “another huge lurch by the securicrats into making travel even more uncomfortable and an even more tedious ordeal for the travelling public“.
What a mighty fine hypocrite he is.
Ryanair have for the past decade done their utmost to ensure that travelling by air is the most uncomfortable experience more money than you think you are going to pay buys you.
Ryanair’s website is loathed by millions. Firstly, it looks like it was designed by a drunken militant in a dark cave. Secondly, it attempts to extract cash out of you by sneaking extra charges such as travel insurance onto your booking that, unless you are wise to the scam, will end up being purchased by unsuspecting travellers.
The entire booking process has to be one of the most tedious ordeals anyone can possibly go through. Ryanair’s route map has even won awards for being completely useless!
Arriving in a field in the middle of nowhere and then being presented with the only option of having a 2 hour bus ride to get to where you thought you were flying to can be pretty ‘tedious’. It also adds on considerable cost to the price of the airfare that is already much higher than advertised. How MoL thinks this is making travel more comfortable we just do not know.
New security measures
The new security measures being discussed by Home Secretary Theresa May and moaned about by Ryanair are related to freight, not passenger routes. However, judging by the shockingly bad service that you get on a Ryanair flight perhaps this is why MoL is concerned?
October 19th, 2010
Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have featured heavily in the Norwegian press over the last few days regarding employee conditions that one anonymous cabin crew member refers to as “slave contracts”.
Moss-Avis, a Norwegian news website, spoke with the unnamed Ryanair employee this week about the issues that staff face. He said that if Ryanair found out who he was that he would be fired.
The problems he highlighted include low wages of about 1300 Euros per month. This is so low that the Norwegian immigration authorities did not believe it was possible for someone to live on such a meagre amount.
It has also been reported that cabin crew at Ryanair will be paid only for the hours they are in the air. Any delay or cancellation results in no pay. And then, once you’re in the air, the pressure is reportedly very high for the crew to sell as much as they can with some staff on commissions.
Read the full story on Moss-Avis at: http://www.moss-avis.no/nyheter/ikke-la-ryanair-fa-fred-1.5728125
We’ve provided a translated link too, for those that don’t speaky Norgy: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.moss-avis.no%2Fnyheter%2Fikke-la-ryanair-fa-fred-1.5728125
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October 18th, 2010
Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, are rumored to be scrapping their fleet of Boeing 737-800s in return for a cut price deal on fighter jets being sold off as part of the government’s defence cuts.
The harrier jump jets, once converted for public use, will have a much smaller payload but can take-off vertically thus negating the need for traditional runways.
Ryanair would then be expected to make huge savings on traditional landing fees by ending all relationships with current airports and then simply land and take-off from small fields outside of town. Not that this would be much of a change from the current set-up mind you.
Ejector seat usage will of course incur a £5.00 charge plus credit card fees.
Plans are expected to become more detailed over the next few weeks but we have managed to get hold of an exclusive photo of a mock up of how the aircraft might look once in service.
October 15th, 2010
Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have thrown a childish hissy-fit and decided to close their Marseille base because of a threat of legal action over staff working practices.
The French government want Ryanair’s 200 locally based staff to pay income tax and social security in France as opposed to Ireland. Fair enough you’d have thought eh?
Not for Mr O’Dreary it would seem. In a statement he whinged that he was “disappointed at the the decision by the French authorities to initiate proceedings”.
This pathetic response comes as no surprise. Ryanair have a history of throwing toys from their pram, walking away from bases and routes when the terms do not suit them.
However, more recently we have seen that the exit of Lyingair has given proper airlines the opportunity to come and fill the smelly void, offering decent routes to airports near where you were hoping to go and decent customer service with it.
Au revoir Ryanair.
October 1st, 2010
Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have been beaten in the race to become the first airline to offer standing space on flights.
The news must come as a huge embarrassment to the crappy Irish carrier.
Tatarstan Airlines, a well known Russian airline, operated a flight from Antalya in Turkey to Ekaterinburg in Russia and carried 6 passengers who had standing room only.
The flight was initially declared overbooked but the airline decided this was a fantastic opportunity to get one over on the wankers at Lyingair.
142 passengers were given seats on the flight while 6 passengers have written themselves into history as being the people who have shattered the dreams of the Ryanair PR machine.
Dmitry Yebdyev commented “We hate Ryanair just as much as everyone else in the World and think this is a great way of saying ‘up yours’ to Mr O’Leary”.