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Ryanair website booking system crashes on New Year’s day

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, suffered a massive embarrasment on New Year’s day when their online booking system failed to allow would be passengers to book flights in 2011.

The problem apparently came to light at midnight on New Year’s day when the system only showed dates in 2010 as possible selections from the drop down boxes.

Ryanair took an impressive 14 hours to fix the issue, no doubt having to wait for the blind 6 year old child who originally built the site to wake up the following morning to help out.

Ryanair must have lost out on thousands of  bookings costing them a fortune in the process. What a useless bunch of idiots!

We spoke to a traveller, Mr D. Gurton, who was looking to book flights from Stansted to a field somewhere in the middle of nowhere in order to take an expensive taxi onwards to Barcelona. He commented: “I logged on to book some flights to some place called Girona. I laughed my head off when I saw that Ryanair had cocked up in such a royal fashion by not allowing me to select dates from this year – 2011. I have booked my flights with BA instead who are actually cheaper and fly right to Barcelona, saving me a fortune in onward travel charges, allowing me to carry a checked in bag, travel at decent times, not charge me for using a credit card, not selling me all sorts of shit on the flight that I dont want and generally being nicer to me along the way.

Ryanair have cocked up before with their website. We reported back in September 2010 that the system had crashed completely: http://www.ihateryanair.org/ryanair-in-massive-crash-of-website-booking-system/

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