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1. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 4y

'Ryanair says sorry to Sir Stelios for 'Pinocchio' ads'

I love this bloke. Even while he is 'apologizing' he never misses an opportunity to put the knife in.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10645543

2. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 4y

It's such a solid true fact of life though. Easyjet is forever blowing its own trumpet about its so called 'Good timekeeping', when in fact it's very poor compared to Ryanair.
All I can add to that is I've flown with both airlines many times - and Ryanair sweeps the floor with Easyjet when it comes to taking off and landing on time.

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 4y

I wish they'd do so safely, though. My last flight with Ryanair left the platform 40 minutes late (due to Rome CIA's incompetence); cabin crew rushed through safety procedures while the captain was taxiing like an F1 driver. The guy seated next to me said the captain acted unsafely during approach as well (didn't quite follow his story, but it was a very bumpy ride down). All in all, not an experience I'd like to have again.

4. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 4y

Even when he apologizes, it sounds like he's doing it over a pint.

Fools to take him on imo. If they want to beat him - do better.

5. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 4y

quote=bentivogli
I wish they'd do so safely, though. My last flight with Ryanair left the platform 40 minutes late (due to Rome CIA's incompetence); cabin crew rushed through safety procedures while the captain was taxiing like an F1 driver. The guy seated next to me said the captain acted unsafely during approach as well (didn't quite follow his story, but it was a very bumpy ride down). All in all, not an experience I'd like to have again

Ive been on board when Ryanair have rushed things too - there always seems to be time to slowly sell the £3 cup of tea though.
Mind you - if you think Ryanair is bad, try Tarom. They dont descend from the sky when on approach, they just cut the engines and nosedive.

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Jul-2010, at 11:02 by flyingbob ]

6. Posted by lily89 (Budding Member 50 posts) 4y

it was silly of ryanair putting Stelios face on the advert but dont think they have learnt from it because Ryanair is known and expected to do stuff like this.
and only £50,100 pounts down, not a huge amount

7. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 4y

For £50,000, he not only had the idea reported on national television that Easyjet was "hiding" their punctuality reports, but also used a live interview on a major news program to drive the point home several times over. Like I said, there's no way to beat him except run a better airline. If Michael O'Leary ever went into politics, the opposition would may as well give up and go home. I know I'd vote for him.

edit: I do have a complaint though. I do miss the £1 flights. There was a certain satisfaction that an air ticket cost less than a cup of coffee. Seems I now have to pay a whole £5. I'd better start saving. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Jul-2010, at 13:41 by fabyomama ]

8. Posted by trainrider (Full Member 95 posts) 4y

Ryanair is evil. Did you know they're considering charging passengers to use the toilet. !!!!!!!

9. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 4y

Did you know that most of these ideas come from the passengers themselves? It's true. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Jul-2010, at 05:21 by fabyomama ]

10. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 4y

For anyone who's interested, there's actually a copy of the "Pinocchio" advert and a bit more background to the ongoing Ryan Air and Easy Jet squabbles here