Anyone doing European travel, watch out for RyanAir

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   Posted 6/9/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
- removing 2 of the 3 toilets on board
- charging to use the restroom
- charging if air sick bags are used
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   Posted 6/9/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow I wonder how they are going to get around the disablity access issues?
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   Posted 6/9/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
...not to mention, sanitation issues...if someone didn't want to pay extra for the sick bags or to change a child (young children have difficulty keeping it all in...not to mention some of us adults)Also, during trips, it is common to have or catch a Noro/Calici virus, which is EXTREMLY contagious (1-10 virion infection ratio). The amount of time lost due to employee sickness would negate any savings...hmmm maybe Karma can catch up to him (or catch him)...

One gentleman(this term is loosely applied) here had a bag of his waste(at least I hope it was his), and spread it all around the Light rail....had to close the line for at least a couple of hours...What would they(any airline) do if this kinda thing happened?

And the dude wants people to load their own luggage...(sarcastic)Hullo, McFly...did the dude even think about safety? JMO, but with thinking like this, yup, he DESERVES to lose business...and the airlines wonder why people aren't flying...hmmm...with customer service like this(watch the South Park episode with Mr. Garrison and his IT) , I'd rather take any other form of transport...even a balloon.
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   Posted 6/9/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
If they are cutting all these corners kinda makes you wonder what they are paying their pilots and co-pilots, doesn't it???
I've been keeping up on all the latest news regarding the Air France plane that went down in the Atlantic w/228 aboard. A pilot was interviewed about flying for the commercial airlines today, the pay cuts and benefits the pilots have taken, they are often required to fly for 16 hours and then w/just a 4-5 hour break for sleep fly another 10-12 hours. Many actually moonlight at a second job or are quitting or retiring to go into more lucrative careers.
The majority of commercial airline pilots were experienced military pilots but that source has been drying up, most are at or near retirement age and then there is a gap, the younger ones are being burned up in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.
And they want the public to continue flying??? If my destination is w/in a 24 hour drive I'll drive, thank you!!!
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   Posted 6/10/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi - Ryanair is an Irish company with an infamous CEO(or MD?) Michael O'Leary who is famous for his publicity stunts. I flew with them on Monday and those changes are not in place. They've been in the media for a while. There's a strong chance it's just for publicity and the changes won't actually come in. the most radical change they've implemented is charging extra for stowed luggage...
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