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OH MY F*****G GOD!!!!!!!!

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Cheeks Chief Captain

Ryanair's CEO yesterday gave three press conferences in Germany. Asked about his plans for a trans-atlantic LCC, he gave the following answer:

"In der Economy-Klasse kommen sie für zehn Euro über den Atlantik." In der Business-Klasse kündigt er einen ganz besonderen Service an. „Da wird es dann noch „Betten und Blowjobs“ extra für die Fluggäste geben. Sogar die Pressesprecherin zu seiner Linken verschluckt sich beinahe, wollte sie doch gerade am Wasserglas nippen. Diese Flüge würden inklusive Sex zwischen 4000 und 5000 Euro kosten, sagt O'Leary. Während es den Anwesenden im Raum Mallorca kurz die Sprache verschlägt, denkt O'Leary sogar laut über eine geeignete Übersetzung für den englischen Begriff nach, der gemeinhin für Oralsex steht. "Das gibt es doch nicht, habt ihr in Deutschland kein Wort für Blowjob", sagt O'Leary mit breitem Grinsen.

Rough translation:

"In economy you will get across the pond for 10 EUR". For business class, he announced a very special frill: "In business, there will be "beds and b***jobs" for passengers." The press officer to his left almost choked as she was just sipping on a glass of water. These flights incl. sex would cost between 4.000 and 5.000 EUR. While those present a the press conference listen with bated breath, O'Leary thinks about a suitable translation for the English term that describes oral sex. "Unbelievable, don't you guys have a German word for b***job?", he asks with a big grin."

Those who do not believe - my understanding is that on this website there will be a video of the press conference later today.

O'Leary at his best - or worst, depending on the view. Wonder how many people reading the papers will believe this rubbish.

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Luke (warlord40) Captain

A little too much sugar in his coffee this morning?

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Cheeks Chief Captain

warlord40 wrote:

A little too much sugar in his coffee this morning?

Possibly, I find this hilarious Laughing

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Jake (JarJarBinks) Chief Captain

looks like im in the wrong country.... Rolling Eyes

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Chris Morris (morris91) Chief Captain

Cheeks, Here we go..

Watch this video i found on Youtube

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Westernstyle Captain

So Much Censored !

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Drew B (belgeode) Chief Captain

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Honey, I have a business meeting in Ireland... back in a few days!!!

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Cheeks Chief Captain

belgeode wrote:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Honey, I have a business meeting in Ireland... back in a few days!!!

Bring me along in your suitcase please! Cheers!

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Luke (warlord40) Captain

Hey... my missis is a hostess on those flights.... Confused
just jokes but after watching this

I dont think you'll catch me anywhere near ryanair

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Vanya First Officer

warlord40 wrote:

I dont think you'll catch me anywhere near ryanair

I decided to stay away from them as soon as I'd heard about them.

The first thing I EVER heard about RyanAir was that cabin crew forced a 12 year-old boy with a broken leg to stand up for an entire several-hour flight.

This is the CRITICISMS section of the RyanAir Wikipedia page:

wikipedia wrote:

Ryanair has been criticised for some of its practices. Ryanair was voted the "least favourite airline" in a 2006 poll by TripAdvisor (with easyJet second). One reason cited relative to other airlines was unfriendly and complacent staff. Critics have attacked its hidden "taxes" and fees, and limited customer services, and charged that it practises deceptive advertising. In November 2006, it was revealed as the subject of more complaints than any other airline in the EU. Sixty per cent of all complaints to Ireland's Commission for Aviation Regulation were about Ryanair, amounting to four complaints per million passengers per year. Despite their unpopularity, Ryanair continue to grow their passenger numbers year on year and carried 49 million passengers in 2007.

Advertising

Controversial advertising

Ryanair's advertising is deliberately controversial in order to generate additional free publicity for the airline. This has occasionally led to a number of complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and occasionally court action being taken against the airline.

One of their advertisements used a picture of the Manneken Pis, a famous Belgian statue of a urinating urchin, with the words: "Pissed off with Sabena's high fares? Low fares have arrived in Belgium." Sabena sued and the court ruled that the advertisements were misleading and offensive. Ryanair was ordered to discontinue the advertisements immediately or face fines. Ryanair was also obliged to publish an apology and publish the court decision on their website. Ryanair used the apologies for further advertising, primarily further price comparisons.

Another of their advertisements featured a model dressed as a schoolgirl accompanied by the words "Hottest back to school fares". Ryanair ran the advertisement in two Scottish and one UK-wide newspaper. After receiving 13 complaints, the advertisment was widely reported by national newspapers generating more free publicity for the airline. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) instructed them to withdraw the advert in the United Kingdom, saying that it "appeared to link teenage girls with sexually provocative behaviour and was irresponsible and likely to cause serious or widespread offence". Ryanair said that they would "not be withdrawing this ad" and would "not provide the ASA with any of the undertakings they seek", on the basis that they found it absurd that "a picture of a fully clothed model is now claimed to cause 'serious or widespread offence', when many of the UK's leading daily newspapers regularly run pictures of topless or partially dressed females without causing any serious or widespread offence".

Misleading advertising

Ryanair was ordered by the ASA to stop claiming that its flights from London to Brussels are faster than the rail connection Eurostar on the grounds that the claim was misleading due to required travel times to the airports mentioned. Ryanair stood by its claims, noting that their flight is shorter than the train trip and that travel time is also required to reach Eurostar's train stations.

In April 2008, Ryanair faced a probe by the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after a string of complaints about its adverts. It was found to have breached advertising rules seven times in two years. ASA's director general Christopher Graham commented that formal referrals to the OFT were rare, the last occurring in 2005. He added that the ASA "would prefer to work with advertisers within the self-regulatory system rather than call in a statutory body, but Ryanair's approach has left us with no option." Ryanair countered with the claim that the ASA had "demonstrated a repeated lack of independence, impartiality and fairness".

Customer service

Ryanair has been criticised for many aspects of its customer service. The Economist newspaper wrote that Ryanair's "cavalier treatment of passengers" had given Ryanair "a deserved reputation for nastiness" and that the airline "has become a byword for appalling customer service ... and jeering rudeness towards anyone or anything that gets in its way". In 1997, Jane O'Keefe claimed Ryanair reneged on a free travel prize. The matter was referred to Managing Director Michael O'Leary, who was described as aggressive and hostile.

The airline has come under heavy criticism in the past for its poor treatment of disabled passengers. In 2002, it refused to provide wheelchairs for disabled passengers at Stansted Airport, greatly angering disabled rights groups. The airline argued that this provision was the responsibility of the airport authority, stating that wheelchairs were provided by 80 of the 84 Ryanair destination airports at that time. A court ruling in 2004 judged that the responsibility should be shared by the airline and the airport owners; Ryanair responded by adding a surcharge of £0.50 to all its flight costs.

Ryanair does not offer customers the possibility of contacting them by email or webform, only through a premium rate phone line, by fax or by post. An Early day motion in the British Parliament put forward in 2006 criticized Ryanair for this reason and called on the company to provide customers with a means to contact the company by e-mail. Some people claim that Ryanair is therefore flouting UK E-commerce Regulations, which state that the email address of the service provider must be given.

Dispatches programme

On 13 February 2006, Channel 4 broadcast a documentary as part of its Dispatches series, "Ryanair caught napping". Two undercover reporters obtained jobs as cabin crew based at Ryanair's operations at London Stansted Airport and secretly recorded the training programme, and cabin crew procedures. The documentary criticised Ryanair's training policies, security procedures, aircraft hygiene, and highlighted poor staff morale. It filmed Ryanair cabin crew sleeping on the job; using aftershave to cover the smell of vomit in the aisle rather than cleaning it up; ignoring warning alerts on the emergency slide; encouraging staff to falsify references for airport security passes; and asking staff not to recheck passengers' passports before they board flights. Staff in training were falsely told that any Boeing 737-200 (now no longer in service with Ryanair) impact would result in the death of the passenger sitting in seat 1A, and that they should not pass this information on to the passenger.

Ryanair denied the allegations and published its correspondence with Dispatches on its website. It claims to have forwarded all twenty allegations to both the UK and Republic of Ireland aviation authorities, both of whom agreed that there was no substance to them. It also alleged that the programme was misleading and that promotional materials, in particular a photograph of a stewardess sleeping, had been faked by Dispatches. Following the documentary, Ryanair launched new services and a free flights offer.

Hidden charges

Ryanair has been described by the consumer magazine Holiday Which? as being the "worst offender" for adding extra charges to tickets[46]. These hidden charges include airport taxes, a fee to use airport check-in facilities, a charge for each piece of luggage checked in, and additional debit and credit card surcharges of €5 charged per passenger, per one-way flight, rather than a single per transaction fee. Ryanair was set a deadline of 31 January 2008 by the British Office of Fair Trading to include these charges in headline prices, but failed to meet it[47], even after an upgrade of its web site on 25 February 2008. Since introducing a system upgrade Ryanair have reported a slow reservation system that has led to all fares reverting to being shown excluding taxes and charges since 25 June 2008.

Environmental concerns

Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's CEO, claimed that a recession would put an end to the "environmental bullshit among the chattering classes that has allowed Gordon Brown to double air passenger duty. We need a recession if we are going to see off some of this environmental nonsense."

Ryanair's general stance on environmental matters has led a UK government minister to label the airline the "irresponsible face of capitalism" in early 2007.

And this is the airline ferrying more people around the EU than any other? What is WRONG with people!?

Wikipedia also notes that RyanAir was was this month voted 'Least Favorite Airline' in a BBC poll.

Question: Why is RyanAir still active?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Vanya wrote:

Question: Why is RyanAir still active?

Answer: Because most of us are blissfully unaware of the fact that some people haven't discovered virtual aviation yet.

We are so lucky Big Grin

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

They offer cheap seats and get you to where you want to go...that's enough for most people.

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