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Ryanair & Google To Change How We Buy Plane Tickets … Not Really

Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ireland’s Ryanair, an airline known more for its lack of a positive passenger experience and nickel and diming its passengers than anything else, claims his airline is on the cusp of “completely transform how consumers search for, select and buy airline tickets.”   In an interview published in The Irish Independent…

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“JetBlue Stole My Cameras” … yea, probably not

The photography and airline interwebs are abuzz with a scathing blog post by photographer Jess T. Dugan claiming that on the 18th of December 2012, flying between Chicago O’Hare and Boston Logan, on JetBlue flight 922, the airline stole her camera gear.   There are lessons to be learned here for photographers from Ms. Dugan’s unfortunate…

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Starting Today Allegiant Air Charges For Carry On Bags

In April 2010 Spirit Airlines announced the unthinkable … the airline would begin charging passengers for carry on bags, shocking the travel industry that any airline would charge for carry on bags before Ireland’s Ryanair.  Now, two years later Ryanair is still not charging passengers for carry on bags, however Las Vegas based low cost…

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Ryanair Ups Its Checked Bag Fees One More Time

Ryanair, Ireland’s low cost airline, is known for extremely low base fares and additional fees for everything else … including fees for boarding passes, and for not using an airline branded pre-paid Visa card.   Passengers flying with Ryanair generally are forced to check a bag, especially if traveling with kids or on vacation, due…

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Low Cost Carriers Are A Pain – The Musical

Airline passengers complain about airline prices and service no matter where they are from and no matter the airline they fly … but in England and Ireland low cost carriers often take the extremes of traveling with a low cost airline to new heights (or lows depending on how you look at it).   Well…

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Ryanair Considers Introducing In-Flight Pay-Per-Porn

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary has announced his latest ancillary revenue concept, now making him a cross between P.T. Barnum and Larry Flint.   As Irish low cost carrier Ryanair pushes forward in its continual quest increase ancillary revenue O’Leary has announced something unexpected even for him … well maybe not … Ryanair is considering introducing…

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This Month Three Years Ago The World Lost Four Airlines

It was a rough year for airlines in 2008, fuel prices were climbing at impossible rates, passenger numbers were dropping, the introduction of ancillary fees were being introduced and airlines of all sizes were feeling the impact around the world. As April 2008 began the writing was on the wall for some airlines that managed…

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Ryanair To Launch Kid Free Flights…no its not April 1st

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair can be seen in many different ways, innovative, controversial, evil, profitable, brilliant, dastardly … but if nothing else the airline has forged its own path and certainly made a name for itself doing things other airlines only dream about or don’t dare do. Today Ryanair has announced it that this…

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Court Rules Against Ryanair Charging For Boarding Passes

Ryanair, known for charging passengers for every conceivable aspect or airline travel, has lost one court battle over a controversial ancillary fee levied against its passengers … charging passengers for boarding passes. Back in May 2009 I wrote about Ryanair’s fee for passengers to check in here – Ryanair’s New Fee To ‘Check In’ &…

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