Posts Tagged ‘ Michael O\’Leary ’

Saturday snippets: 2nd of July 2016

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By
Brindley Place, Birmingham

Yes, the rumbles from Brexit continue but Adrian also covers the largest rodeo in the world, Otto the octopus and the non-decision about airport expansion.



(Another) Ryanair rant

Jun 14th, 2016 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Customer service hasn’t soared at Ryanair, says Kaye Holland



Bringing back the good old days

Dec 13th, 2015 | By

Remember when low cost flights started? There were 99p flights to places that you hadn’t heard of and, on Laker, you took your own sandwiches on board.



Ryan-Hair

Oct 24th, 2013 | By

Catching a bus to London’s Victoria station yesterday, I passed a hairdressing salon called Ryan-Hair. All sorts of thoughts went through my mind as I recalled Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary’s first attempts to respond to customer comments on Twitter.



Competitiveness report shows UK world’s worst for flight taxes

Mar 16th, 2013 | By

UK the worst for air taxes



Ryanair refuses to get rid of credit card charges

Jan 2nd, 2012 | By

Last week we told you how airlines et al had been ticked off for the silly surcharges that they imposed on people paying by credit card.



Ryanair to raise its bag fees in 2012

Dec 12th, 2011 | By

Passengers planning to fly with budget airline Ryanair in summer 2012 will need to travel light. Michael O’Leary’s no frills airline has revealed that it will be increasing its online baggage fees by 25 percent



It’s the Willie and Mikey show!

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

I thought I was dreaming a minute ago. On BBC’s Breakfast, Michael O’Leary from Ryanair and Willie Walsh of the holding company that owns British Airways and Iberia were standing side-by-side having a go at the government about APD.



Ryanair gets rid of loos

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By

The low budget airline that everyone loves to loathe is to get rid of a number of loos in each and every one of their aircrafts. Going forward, Ryanair planes will have only one loo on board, in a bid to make room for six extra seats.



What’s hot: October 2011

Oct 1st, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, it’s good news for Glasgow and Gothenburg and gourmands in London, but we’ve lost trust in TripAdvisor…



Ryanair: the most repulsive airline around?

Sep 21st, 2011 | By

Is Ryanair the most repulsive airline around? Not content with charging passengers to check in bags, in addition to asking them to cough up for food and drink plus pay to use onboad toilets, Michael O’Leary’s airline has this week launched its own prepay card.



Trains versus Planes

Apr 25th, 2011 | By

Some days ago I wrote that I couldn’t remember the last time we had such a good weather forecast for an Easter holiday. It has turned out that this has been the warmest Easter since 1949. So many of us have been out and about making the most of it. Car mostly but for longer journeys the train has been answer. The number of people heading out of Paddington on Thursday night to the west country or out of Kings Cross or Euston to the north gave witness to that but was this the best way to go?



Mobile Phones at 26,000 Feet

Feb 21st, 2009 | By

Well I suppose it had to come.After saying it would happen in 2006 and frequently in 2008, Ryanair introduced to passengers the chance to use their mobile phones on some flights yesterday. So if you feel like paying between £2 and £3 a call you can indulge yourself by saying unecessary things like “I’ll be landing in ten minutes” and “Can you put the kettle on in about half an hour” and other earth shattering items like that as you sit hunched up in the
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