Posts Tagged ‘ Ryanair ’

Saturday snippets: 31st October 2015

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

Adrian looks forward to the World Travel Market next week,, hears of a cure for post-holiday blues and wondres why more of us don’t know about WWI.

Claims are up to 6 years

Aug 21st, 2015 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

UPDATE: 21st August: Ryanair has announced that it will appeal this judgement thus adding even more delay before a final outcome.

Saturday snippets: 8th August 2015

Aug 8th, 2015 | By
panoramic view of Ljubjlana

Slovenia is the latest country to announce that more Brits are visiting than ever before. For the first six months of this year, visiting Brits are up by almost a quarter. Now we are their fourth biggest market after Italy, Germany and Austria. So why are we going there? Numbers would have been inflated by the Slovenia vs England UEFA Qualifying football match in Ljubljana but having new flight connections between Southend and Maribor has helped make it easier for those in East Anglia to get there.
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Saturday snippets: 25 July 2015

Jul 25th, 2015 | By

Spain has lodged in our pages this week and Adrian adds to it here with two snippets along with news of bamboo scaffolding and the number of stag party goers who end up in gaol.

Ryanair and customer service

May 26th, 2015 | By

You may well have heard that Ryanair has announced bumper profits of €867 million. What is the reason for this large increase? Customer care, the airline will tell you, is the reason

Saturday snippets: 23rd of May 2015

May 23rd, 2015 | By

Sheep racing on Sark, Henry VIII and the annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games are a few of the evnts that captured Adrian’s eye this week.

Saturday snippets: 28th March 2015

Mar 28th, 2015 | By

Starfish, golf and Indonesian visas are some of the items to catch Adrian’s attention this week.

Confused Ryanair

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By

No sooner had Ryanair announced that it was planning transatlantic flights than it issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange that it wasn’t contemplating any such thing.

Saturday snippets: 21st March 2015

Mar 21st, 2015 | By

Adrian finds nothing in the budget for travellers but as more of us visited the US last year, wonders whether Wyoming will see more Brits in their anniversary year.

Is it due to improved customer service?

Jan 7th, 2015 | By

The success of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” customer programme is partly due to why they carried more passengers.

Saturday snippets: 3rd January 2015

Jan 3rd, 2015 | By

Adrian is pleased to announce that Just about Travel has given its readers £180 million in 2014. Here is his introduction to Ryanomics!

Paying APD for under 12’s

Dec 8th, 2014 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Ryanair has announced that it will not charge APD to under 12’s from the 27th March.

A long weekend in Limoges

Oct 10th, 2014 | By

Kaye Holland heads to Limoges – a part of France that has largely been forgotten

Fly business class on Ryanair

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Yes, the airline has announced that it will offer business class to passengers. Called Ryanair Business Plus you can start booking it now

Saturday snippets: 24th of May 2014

May 24th, 2014 | By

Today  Thorpe Park in Surrey unveils to the public its new Angry Birds themed 4D land experience. It starts in the high tech movie theatre surrounding and you become part of the action as rumbling chairs catapult you through a fast-paced adventure as the Angry Birds attempt to get their precious eggs back from the dastardly King Pig. Timed air gusts, water jets, leg ticklers, flashing lights, bubbles and smoke blasts will be sure to get pulses racing from start to finish! It doesn’t finish
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Saturday snippets: 12th of April 2014

Apr 12th, 2014 | By

Lots of airline and ircraft news this week, even a House of Coomons debate on devolving APD to Wales with no success, so Adrian winds up the pre-Easter Snippets with some events over the break.

Saturday snippets: 22 February 2014

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

In a busy week, here are twelve stories you might have missed. And if your going to Orlando let us know about the new passport checking system.

Keep airlines happy. Give them a donation

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

A report today from the Irish orgainsation, Airtaxback, claims that passengers haven’t claimed back over £3.4 million of their own money back from airlines.

Saturday snippets – 9th November 2013

Nov 9th, 2013 | By

As the World Travel Market ends for another year, most of the news this week has been away from the show

Customer service from Ryanair

Oct 25th, 2013 | By

This morning a press release from Ryanair contained a classic phrase. In announcing changes to some of its charges and way of operating, it claimed that it had “unveiled a programme of enhancements to its industry leading customer service…”


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.

Ryanair’s concern for passengers

Sep 26th, 2013 | By

I’m still recoveing from Michael O’Leary’s – the boss of Ryanair -comments last week. Having lain down in a darkened room for a day or two, I feel ready to respond.

I just want an airline ticket

Sep 9th, 2013 | By

Have you ever got to the point where an irritant deters you from ever doing something? Ryanair has succeeded in that with me.

Tiring of Ryanair?

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

The announcement that profits fell might suggest that passengers were using Ryanair less. But numbers grew slightly, not as much as hoped but they still grew. So it looks as though the public will still tolerate this airline despite the complaints that we hear about it.

Remove APD to stimulate economic growth

Mar 7th, 2013 | By

The battery of invective directed at the government over the high rate in taxes that air passengers pay has continued today with a statement from leading British airlines. Our tax is the 139th highest in the world.

Are we loyal to our travel companies?

Jan 20th, 2013 | By

A better question could be whether we should be loyal to travel companies. After all, in the immortal words of Monty Python, what have they ever done for us?

Ryanair is in it again

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By

On the same day that Stonewall announced its Bigot of the Year award, we have Ryanair trying hard to win an award for “landing right in it up to our necks” award.

What’s hot: August 2012

Jul 31st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, those wanting to escape the Olympics should seek out Spain – just forget flying there with Ryanair