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Cheap Flights

Post by Kitkat on Sat 27 Oct 2018, 19:24

No matter how many times I hear this song (otherwise known as The Feckity Feck Song) or watch this video it never fails to have me in stitches. Anyone who has ever flown to or from Ireland with Ryan Air via Stansted Airport will know what I mean because although it's funned up to make you laugh, there is not a word of a lie in what the song is all about. It's all factual. But ... as they say (yes - even those who've been through it) ... you've gotta laugh ...





I've just come across this little treasure along the same lines (pun intended!), with a fabulous voice to go with it! - which someone has put to video from their mobile phone:

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Post by lar-lar on Tue 30 Oct 2018, 11:41

I always fly Ryanair ...can't imagine flying with anyone else now.
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Post by Kitkat on Wed 31 Oct 2018, 14:43

I far prefer to go by boat. You can keep all your luggage with you, relax/sleep comfortably if you wish, walk around as you please, go outside for a breath of fresh air have a meal, a drink at the bar - watch a film! Even go to the casino onboard if the inkling takes you. People are more likely to talk to other passengers on the ferry and you will always find a bit of a session going on somewhere around the boat (someone nips out a guitar or accordian or whatever and soon a crowd have joined in in the craic.)
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Ryanair passengers brace for new bag rules

Post by Kitkat on Thu 01 Nov 2018, 16:48

Brace, brace. The latest changes to Ryanair's baggage policies take effect today, meaning passengers who want to take anything more than a small bag on board must pay for the privilege.

Only those paying £6/€6 for priority boarding will be able to take a small suitcase of up to 10kg in the cabin.

That option is cheaper than the £8/€8 charge to check in a 10kg bag.

Ryanair says the changes - the second this year - are intended to reduce flight delays.

The problem faced by the Irish carrier - along with many other airlines - is the lack of overhead locker space on the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320 aircraft used for short-haul routes.

Gerald Khoo, an analyst at Liberum, says Ryanair planes have room for about 90 "wheelie" suitcases, considerably fewer than the 189 passengers it can hold.

As the airline's flights are on average 95% full, there clearly isn't enough space for everyone's luggage.

"They are effectively rationing scarce capacity and saying if you want that space in the cabin, then you have to pay for it," Mr Khoo says.

Since January, Ryanair passengers have been allowed to take one small bag on board and one wheelie bag free of charge.

However, that often required up to 120 larger bags to be tagged at the gate and put in the hold, delaying departures (every minute counts, given the airline's 25-minute turnaround target).

Larger checked-in luggage will still cost £25 per bag.

The small bag that non-priority passengers can take on board is now 40% larger than previously allowed at 40x20x25cm. It must fit under the seat in front of you - not ideal if you value your leg room.

Easyjet is slightly more generous, as all passengers can take a bigger bag - up to 56x45x25cm - in the cabin, with the caveat that some may have to be checked in the hold free of charge.

Depending on when you book your flight, paying the higher price may be the only option. That's because priority boarding is limited to 95 customers per flight - about half the number of seats.

Sophie Griffiths, editor of Travel Trade Gazette, fears some passengers may only learn of the new rules when they get to the gate.

"I'm not sure everyone will be aware of the changes - it could result in massive confusion," she says. "It's just one more thing for passengers to get their heads around."

Travellers who do try to board with a wheelie case but have not paid will have to hand over £25/€25 to have it put in the hold.

Ms Griffiths said one winner from the move could be British Airways, whose standard fares include a checked-in bag.

This is the second time Ryanair has changed its baggage rules this year. The revision may not be the last, says Mr Khoo.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46034369
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Re: Cheap Flights

Post by lar-lar on Thu 01 Nov 2018, 23:20

I never have to take more than a small bag luckily. I would enjoy the ferry but the airport is much closer. The problem I do have with Ryanair is for the return flight ticket I have to pay because the checking in date opens when I'm already in Ireland. That would be okay if my father had a printer but they know(many) people don't want to be faffing about with all that. Greed.

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