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Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

I do try to think more positively on this. If you: Use online checkin Do not check baggage Look for deals where they waive checkin charges AND taxes Pay with the correct card (although this is now difficult) And now pee before you fly :) Ryanair can be as cheap as chips, if not cheaper. My wife and I flew to Bezier from Dusseldorf Weeze earlier this year for 12.98 euros for the 2 of us. It's not as if they don't tell you all this on their website. They have saved me a fortune over the years. God bless 'em. Paul.



Posted By: Tangutica

I've had to pay for a plastic bag when the sandwich bag I used was just ONE INCH longer than the recommended size (even tho' I only had 3 small items in it.) I did mutter something about 'couldn't you just cut a bit off?' That fell on deaf ears and I was directed to the stall selling them for about 75p. My daughter recently flew from UK to Dublin with Ryanair on a 'bargain' flight. She said the baggage charge was higher than the flight cost and that, if you didn't use the online checkin, they were charging 50 at the airport for you to checkin. I think 'budget' airlines now employ 'thinktanks' that sit around in posh offices all day dreaming up ways to make their flights appear to be the cheapest, whilst actually managing to charge more in the end via all this addon nonsense.

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Well am sure that when this story first hit the headlines you thought
someone was taking the p**s - well they are not - instead they are
charging for it :shock:
Or as the Daily Mail puts it: "Spending a penny on a flight will soon cost as much as a pound."
Ryanair implement wee fee
12 April 2010
Catherine Deshayes
One of Europe's biggest discount airlines, Ryanair, will charge passengers to use on-board toilets...
The Irish airline is planning to make its toilets coin-operated, forcing passengers to fork out 1 ($1.65) or 1 ($1.45) every time they want to spend a penny in the sky.
The extra charges, which come on top of separate fees for check-in baggage and snacks, will coincide with the reduction of some toilet facilities on Ryanair planes.
"By charging for the toilets we are hoping to change passenger behaviour so that they use the bathroom before or after the flight," Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said.
"That will enable us to remove two out of three of the toilets and make way for at least six extra seats."
The news came as the carrier came under fire for raising fees for check-in baggage by 33 per cent to 20 a bag.
Rochelle Turner, head of research for British consumer magazine Which? Holiday, said Ryanair was penalising families going on holiday.
"Flying with Ryanair is not always as cheap as it first appears and we would advise passengers to factor in these extra costs when choosing who to fly with this summer," she said.
Source: AAP

Posted By: Steve - SJD

And whilst talking about Ryanair - the Director Of Bad Communications ( :lol: :roll: )
blamed women for the new baggage fees which are rippling through the industry.
On Wednesday, a Ryanair spokesman told The New York Times that women
had forced the airline to start charging new fees for baggage.
"It's women bringing four pairs of shoes, hair dryers, that sort of thing," said
Stephen McNamara, director of communications for Ryanair.
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: Charnwood Fox

In praise of Ryanair, we flew from East Mids to Dinard and Nantes to East Mids at Easter and it was as good as any 'premium rate' flight I've ever been on.

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • Charnwood Fox wrote:
    In praise of Ryanair, we flew from East Mids to Dinard and Nantes to East Mids at Easter and it was as good as any 'premium rate' flight I've ever been on.

Hope you'll have some change handy next time :shock: :lol:
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: Charnwood Fox

At around 1 hour each way, I'll manage to keep my legs crossed. :wink:

Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

Crikey! If they ever fly to Cyprus there will be a few damp seats. :shock: Paul. We have just been chatting about this. It adds a new dimension to the free seating element of the flight. Instead of rushing on board for an aisle or a window you give each seat a pat and a sniff to ensure you get a dry one. I like Ryanair but this really is a joke.





Posted By: Lindy

Steve - SJD wrote:
On Wednesday, a Ryanair spokesman told The New York Times that women
had forced the airline to start charging new fees for baggage.
"It's women bringing four pairs of shoes, hair dryers, that sort of thing," said
Stephen McNamara, director of communications for Ryanair.
Only four !! I just hope they never bring in a 'shoe tax'! :roll:

Posted By: terri

I heard rumours about this before but surely it is aginst human rights to not give people free use of a toilet when there is no alternative? There's got to be some human rights groups getting in on this one. And especially for people with medical conditions where they have to go frequently. Anyway they'd soon have to change their mind when the men stand up and pee in an empty bottle in the middle of the aisle rather than pay. And women.....have you heard of a sheepee??? google it, could save you 1 on a ryanair flight!

Posted By: adyandkaren

she wee ?
http://www.shewee.com/

Posted By: baileyboy

Bums on seats not on toilets would be a good headline. I would make sure I was first on the plane with my pound at the ready at get into the first toilet. Private cabin whole flight for a 1? Good deal. I would also have a stall at the airport selling empty bottles and shewee packs. No doubt somebody will come up with ideas how to beat this scam. If prices were a bit cheaper we would not have to lug heavy suitcases back and i don't blame the women shoes but having to bring things like decent taps etc.

Posted By: LynSab

  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    And whilst talking about Ryanair - the Director Of Bad Communications ( :lol: :roll: )
    blamed women for the new baggage fees which are rippling through the industry.
    On Wednesday, a Ryanair spokesman told The New York Times that women
    had forced the airline to start charging new fees for baggage.
    "It's women bringing four pairs of shoes, hair dryers, that sort of thing," said
    Stephen McNamara, director of communications for Ryanair.
    Cheers
    Steve

For that comment alone by Ryanair, I, as a well travelled woman will avoid them like the plague :roll: I find that quite a biased statement, especially as a Mum of four I have always had other peoples 'bits' in my suitcase. I flew with them once to Ciapanno airport in Rome, first and last time now, I would pay more to avoid them.
What a load of dozy chauvinistic twonks.
And one more thing :x Do they know that as you get a little 'older' you have to 'go' more? What about women who are pregnant, as men do they have any idea how a baby pressing down on your bladder works? Sharp intake of breath........
A campaign by women to NOT fly with Ryanair would be a point in the right direction.


Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

Can you imagine the Ryanair cabin staff rushing to close the loo door so the next person cannot get in free. Maybe for the oldies (like me) that need to go often they could bring out a frequent pee card, 50 quid for a whole year's peeing. Definitely not transferable but you could earn frequent pee miles to be used for free drinks maybe. Could be a status symbol - Ive got a Platinum Pee card. Maybe the plastic bags handed out at security are about to become a lot more popular. I expect the airports to start charging for the loos next. Paul.

Posted By: Andrew Brooks

  • Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
    Can you imagine the Ryanair cabin staff rushing to close the loo door so the next person cannot get in free.
    Maybe for the oldies (like me) that need to go often they could bring out a frequent pee card, 50 quid for a whole year's peeing. Definitely not transferable but you could earn frequent pee miles to be used for free drinks maybe. Could be a status symbol - Ive got a Platinum Pee card.
    Maybe the plastic bags handed out at security are about to become a lot more popular.
    I expect the airports to start charging for the loos next.
    Paul.

:lol:



Posted By: MCM Carrington

Paul, you are a hoot! :D mind you, it pays to have a sense of humour when flying, otherwise it would drive you nuts!

Posted By: Richard.G

  • Santorini Paul 1 wrote:

    Maybe the plastic bags handed out at security are about to become a lot more popular.
    Paul.

I think you'll find they charge for those too :lol:

Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

Not at Amsterdam or T5 and you get the handy ziploc. Not sure if it is waterproof though. Paul.

Posted By: terri

Stansted is the best for free bags, you can take as many as you like, gatwick you get handed one for free if you ask but at luton its 1 for 3 bags. I usually just tear a couple off the roll of freezer bags or sandwich bags and tie a know in the top. have never had any probs with that. LOVE the idea of a platinum pee card.........

Posted By: marion

Talking of bags... we were on a bmiBaby flight on Good Friday... the plane was full and the last few passengers had to have their cabin trolley-bags offloaded to go in the hold as there wasn't enough room in the overhead storage. So they had to get them off the baggage carousel. So much for a quick getaway on landing. Marion

Posted By: mouse

I don't think they have realised that people will buy less drinks on board to save going to the Loo.

Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

Aah! If you have your platinum Pee card you can pee as much as you like and get your pee points towards free drinks. Simples. Sorry Tuesday night is quiz night which means a stonking great pizza and too many pils. :) Paul. Live long and prosper.



Posted By: AskCy

FREE bags?... we had to pay 1 for ours... they were inside a plastic ball like you got sweets and toys in from a vending machine when you were a child you know where you can see all the things inside at the top and you put a coin in, twist the big knob and a ball drops down behind the flap at the bottom ah just been and googled, they are "gumball machines"... well those but they had plastic bags inside the balls... http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1918574/2/istockphoto_1918574-gumball-machine-on-the-street.jpg

Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

T5 actually had a polite young gentleman handing them out as you approached security. Paul.

Posted By: journo

Gatwick, that nightmare of airports, has several stands stacked with free ziplock bags and a notice to the effect of 'one per passenger'.


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