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Free Flights at Ryanair?! (UK / Poland)


szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
8 Jun 2008 /  #1
Ryanair are advertising free flights ( no taxes etc ) for travel between October and January. Have to be booked before midnight Monday.
dannybhoy - | 32  
8 Jun 2008 /  #2
I booked free flights for August (though the flights I booked are now sold out - I wonder why!) the other night! Total for 3 people including taxes and baggage was £170 return!
HAL9009 2 | 304  
17 Jun 2008 /  #3
Gotta watch out for taxes and Ryanair's charges...
Mister H 11 | 761  
24 Jun 2008 /  #4
In need of relief ? :-)


telefonitika  
24 Jun 2008 /  #5
Total for 3 people including taxes and baggage was £170 return!

it is a con ... though some tickets if carefully selected are Free with just taxes to pay with ryanair ... i get newsletters from a money expert dude thats been on tv here in UK that explains how it works
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
24 Jun 2008 /  #6
In need of relief ? :-)

excellent!!! ha ha ha ha....
OP szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
17 Jul 2008 /  #7
Just been on the Ryanair website looking at flights to France.
I can get a return flight from GLA ( Pik ) to Marseille for "Free".

Taxes cost £88
Baggage fees cost £46
Max allowance 15kg a bag
Insurance etc extra if you want it.
Flights leave in the middle of the night.

Thats still cheap but after reading some horror stories I am going with another airline and paying £50 extra.
Apparently Ryanair are the worst for cancelling their flights and leaving passengers stranded.
Vincent 9 | 819   Moderator
27 Feb 2009 /  #8
Ryanair tightening its belt again?

Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it is considering charging passengers for using the toilet while flying.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7914542.stm
OP szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
27 Feb 2009 /  #9
Charging a pound to spend a penny eh?

safety card
Olasz - | 69  
28 Feb 2009 /  #10
have a look here - Ryanair is thinking of charging for using toilets onboard :)
Mister H 11 | 761  
28 Feb 2009 /  #11
How much is it to use the toilet to join the "mile high club" ? ;-)
time means 5 | 1,310  
28 Feb 2009 /  #12
Charging a pound to spend a penny eh?

lol good one skotja. anyone any ideas on other charges they could come up with?
OP szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
28 Feb 2009 /  #13
How much is it to use the toilet to join the "mile high club" ? ;-)


time means 5 | 1,310  
28 Feb 2009 /  #14
szkotja2007

lol thats very funny, although i didn`t quite understand all of it i got the gist of it (or perhaps jizz-st)

whats the second guy say?
Mister H 11 | 761  
1 Mar 2009 /  #15
What language was that in ?
time means 5 | 1,310  
1 Mar 2009 /  #16
seanus, translation required please :-)
nikttaki 5 | 62  
1 Mar 2009 /  #17
Ryanair are advertising free flights ( no taxes etc ) for travel between October and January.

no taxes, free ticket - yes - but add, £10 for handling fee....

Hmmm, was flying with ryanair yesterday, lol, just after we landed, we heard loud fanfares and then the message saying that "we landed 20 mins earlier! ryanair flies on time! etc " (I cant remember the exact message)

it has to be said - That was strange!!! I have never "seen" such marketing!
time means 5 | 1,310  
1 Mar 2009 /  #18
we landed 20 mins earlier! ryanair flies on time! etc "

yes i have heard it a few times, the guy has a slight american accent as well.

£28 to put a bag in the hold.
cjjc 29 | 408  
1 Mar 2009 /  #19
Don't forget the scratch cards and the bargain spirits. lol.
ssjseifertom 3 | 36  
1 Mar 2009 /  #20
What language was that in ?

'Here, thats me in that mad mile high club'

'you were only in there yourself'

'ai!' (yes)

'you clatty bastard!'

my dads scottish so i can understand that haha.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Mar 2009 /  #21
There charging to use the bathroom...lol

How much for a happy ending??

I mean landing:)
tonykenny 18 | 131  
2 Mar 2009 /  #22
When I flew Ryanair, I wasn't too pleased with the booking process. I could only book on line, I therefore had to pay an 'online booking fee'. Of course, I could phone to book but that was a premium rate phone number and there was a 10% surchrage as far as i remember.

Now, booking online, you must pay online, so there was also a fee for paying by card... yeah, like cash was an option online...

To take baggage, yes, there was a baggage fee... and if I recall, a 'check in' fee too..

At the airport, one family had one large suitcase with all their joint luggage in, but, it weighed in over the 15kg. The poor girl behind the check in desk had to explain that the 15kg per person had to be separate and could not be combined into a single suitcase! I'm sure the law of physics with regards to weight in the hold and fuel used really takes into account that the weight is in separate bags. Surely 15kg mass is 15kg mass, once inside the aircraft, it's shape doesn't really matter if they are sat next to each other or in the same bag.

Once on board, the cost of inflight refreshments was astounding so I always took my own food and drink. Then of course, there was the 'duty free' a Ryanair prices, and the 'souvinirs'. Then there were the 'lottery tickets'. Why not leave all that crap on the ground and save the weight and let me not feel obliged to take a crap before getting on board to save weight and therefore fuel?!
Mister H 11 | 761  
2 Mar 2009 /  #23
my dads scottish so i can understand that haha.

You mean they were speaking English with a Scottish accent ??!!

Now, booking online, you must pay online, so there was also a fee for paying by card...

I seem to remember Ryanair being featured on the BBC's '"Watchdog" when Ryanair were having a 'free flights' promotion and it seemed that the only card they didn't charge for using was the Visa Electron card - a bank card hardly anyone has (unless you're really unfortunate).

The basic cost of getting a plane load of people from one place to another is going to be very similar, regardless of the airline. If an airline charges next to nothing for the flight, then they have to get the money back somehow.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, you get what you pay for etc.

I would never fliy Ryanair myself, mainly due to the fact that I can't stand the bloke in charge. The only budget airline I would consider fliying is "Fresh" ;-)
tonykenny 18 | 131  
2 Mar 2009 /  #24
Providing the aircraft is safe and it's a short flight, I'll fly with any airline really. You get what you pay for and I just needed to get from A to B, no frills.

:)
time means 5 | 1,310  
2 Mar 2009 /  #25
ssjseifertom

thanks ssj and one more thing what does `clatty` mean?

mister h who/where are `fresh`?
Mister H 11 | 761  
2 Mar 2009 /  #26
You get what you pay for and I just needed to get from A to B, no frills.

Fair enough, but if the airline pile on lots of extra charges then are you really saving ?

mister h who/where are `fresh`?

"Fresh" is the fictional budget airline featured in a programme called "Mile High" which was on Sky 1 some years ago.

It's currently (and almost permanently) being repeated on Sky 3 on Sunday nights.

The crew on "Fresh" are the craziest and randiest bunch of people ever to say "doors to manual" and makes very entertaining viewing.
tonykenny 18 | 131  
2 Mar 2009 /  #27
Fair enough, but if the airline pile on lots of extra charges then are you really saving ?

I compared with other airlines and I was still flying for about 50% of what I could have paid... so no real complaints except that they were not fully transparant with their charges. yeah, fly for a quid... plus hundreds of fees..
Harry  
2 Mar 2009 /  #28
Once on board, the cost of inflight refreshments was astounding so I always took my own food and drink.

Mate of mine flew Ryanair and got a pizza delivered to the airport just before his flight took off.

Providing the aircraft is safe and it's a short flight, I'll fly with any airline really.

And provided you don't mind if either of your flights get cancelled with no notice so you have to fork out cash for hotels etc with no possibility of getting compensation....
OP szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
2 Mar 2009 /  #29
what does `clatty` mean?

Unclean.
tonykenny 18 | 131  
2 Mar 2009 /  #30
And provided you don't mind if either of your flights get cancelled ...

Oh, maybe i should have read the small print but i did take out insurance to cover such events. When the pilot couldn't land to collect us due to high winds, I was more concerned about not getting my holiday to krakow than the money. But that's back when I was in England actually earning a decent living.

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