Ryanair’s cheap flights are not worth your sanity

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/comme...lights-are-not-worth-your-sanity-7831087.html

    My tweet of the week arrived courtesy of literary agent Jonny Geller. “Ryanair surely wins the prize for greenest airline,” he posted the night before last. “You will never want to fly again.”

    His message alighted on the screen of my iPad at the precise nadir of my own Ryanair hell, puncturing the misery momentarily. I was attempting to re-book flights to Italy for maybe the tenth time in under a week — flights that were due to take off less than 36 hours later and which only that day I’d discovered had ceased to exist in Ryanair’s nightmarishly opaque system, despite a confirmation email and reference number.

    Given how many times the Irish airline’s website crashed, froze and failed to complete the payment process during the first 48 hours of my gruelling booking marathon, I can only assume half of London is similarly seething with impotent rage.

    Geller may have been tweeting in the aftermath of an actual flight but his sentiment is still spot on if you can’t get off the ground. Were someone to invent a device with the precise aim of tormenting busy individuals to within a whisker of their sanity, it would be the Ryanair flight booking system. Nothing about it is simple, quick or even cheap.


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    Ah, yes, many reasons I AVOID them! :)
     
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    I keep my sanity and fly others instead! I'm proud to have never flown with Ryanair and I will keep it that way!:)
     
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    Well said.
     
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    Sometimes in our quest to save some money we lose sight of the fact that money is NOT everything on this earth. Keeping one's sanity and enjoying a simple act as transporting oneself from one place to another, should never turn into a nightmare of an experience. That's why I really believe in the adage: 'you get what you pay for' So, look around before you buy and spend a little more, but avoid the disappointment and the surging rage that usually comes from the frustration generated by situations such as these.
    Thanks for the posting sobore! ;-)
     
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    Whenever I think of booking a Ryanair flight, I just quickly watch this YouTube video from Aida:
     
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    My pair of experiences were sufficient to make my decision to avoid Ryanair! I would only take them if there were no other alternatives and even so, I would pay more to fly another airline or drive!
     
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    Every once in a while I do it- however I always wonder "why didn't I learn"??? Chareloi isn't too bad from TSF and it gets me into a very convenient area of Belgium- however, still, it is SO miserable.
     
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Hilarious!
     
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    Bingo!
     
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    Not to sound like an elitist snob, but anyone who flies on this airline deserves whatever they get. :rolleyes:
     
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    booking aside, they do the job.. if you can live out of a backpack, there's nothing better (read cheaper) than Ryanair/Easyjet
     

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