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11. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

Quoting BedouinLeo

Amazing how if a food chain supplier says that a salt content is (perhaps) 1 gram over the actual content, they can be sued by the EU for millions, but Ryanair can say an airport that is actually in France, is in Switzerland and get away with it.

I still love 'em though, despite the homework. ;)

12. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 6y

Quoting fabyomama

Quoting BedouinLeo

Amazing how if a food chain supplier says that a salt content is (perhaps) 1 gram over the actual content, they can be sued by the EU for millions, but Ryanair can say an airport that is actually in France, is in Switzerland and get away with it.

I still love 'em though, despite the homework. ;)

Me too...very cheap and I would never complain about someone who flies me all round europe for the price of a few beers, even if they do charge me for a bag or whatever else it is that people like to moan about.

13. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 6y

[quote=bwiiian]

Me too...very cheap and I would never complain about someone who flies me all round europe for the price of a few beers, even if they do charge me for a bag or whatever else it is that people like to moan about.

I'm all for them as well. I use Ryanair perhaps once a fortnight/3 weeks or so and they never stray off exactly what they are.. Very cheap and an OK airline all round.
I'm probably one of their most regular customers and quite often sit with other regular people on routes that we've met on before. It's just the airport descriptions that I think are a bit naughty. For me it isn't a problem, because I'm an experienced and frequent flyer, but to a newcomer who thinks they're going somewhere and end up somewhere else, it could create one problem after another.
Manchester to Ireland for me though at £8 each way with no tax or check-in fee, it just can't be matched anywhere by anyone.

14. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 6y

Here's another one: the airport of Aachen, Germany is situated in ... the Netherlands and is actually called Maastricht Aachen Airport...

15. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 6y

Happens all the time. Oxford, UK's airport recently rebranded itself "London Oxford", even though it is 60 miles from London with no public transport links. Gary, Indiana calls there airport Gary/Chicago Airport, despite being 30 miles away in a different state from Chicago. It's all about clever marketing. ;)

16. Posted by rerj37 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

Ryanair's equivalent in Australia, Jetstar operates some Melbourne flights
through AVV, or Avalon: 55km from Melbourne, but a lot nearer to
Geelong and the Surf Coast.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Dec-2009, at 00:07 by rerj37 ]

17. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

Ryanair's 'Australian' destination would probably be Malta.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Dec-2009, at 05:38 by fabyomama ]

18. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 6y

Quoting lil_lil

Quoting Daawgon

The Basel Switzerland airport is actually located in France

Well, in fairness, its full name is EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, so just to call it Basel Switzerland is a bit misleading ;)

A while ago Ryanair had flights to Vienna, which went to Bratislava (Slovakia), at least they are now telling you they fly to Bratislava. Frankfurt and Düsseldorf are also way of. (Hahn and Weeze)

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