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Ryanair flying domestic in Poland?


bullfrog 6 | 603
20 Aug 2015 #31
IST has massively expanded - to the point now where it's stuffed with people

Yes, it was in 2014 the 4th busiest airport in Europe and will most probably overtake Frankfurt to become the 3rd one in 2015 after Heathrow and CDG. As you point out, it is already saturated but funny thing is that contrary to what happens usually the issue is not one of takeoff/landing capacity but one of size of terminal buildings capacity. Anyway that's why Erdogan wants to build a 3rd (hugely controversial) airport in Istanbul which will, when fully completed, become the largest in the world with an annual capacity of 150 M passengers.
johnny reb 24 | 4,278
20 Aug 2015 #32
Then struggling down the wet plane steps carrying two small children and bags while the staff stand at the top staring at you blankly.

Tell me that this didn't really happen to you personally while flying with Ryanair Rozumiemnic.
I have used them for short distance commutes and found that the hot coffee was the only good thing.
Their staff certainly are not trained for personal customer service.
As far as responding to the airports, I would be off - topic so I will save going off on a bunny trail with my brilliance.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,770
20 Aug 2015 #33
Tell me that this didn't really happen to you personally while flying with Ryanair Rozumiemnic.

yep Stansted to Torino...you couldn't make it up could you?..:)
bullfrog 6 | 603
20 Aug 2015 #34
Then to top it all you find you have been dropped in a disused airbase two hundred klics from your destination..:)

Yes, it is indeed a joke; sometimes the taxi/train ride to get to the centre of the city costs more than the air ticket... I have flown once in my life with Ryanair from Marseille (MP2). The boarding process was so horrible (standing in line for God knows how long) that I promised myself never to use them again (the flight itself was alright).
Roger5 1 | 1,458
20 Aug 2015 #35
If you treat Ryanair like a bus and don't expect special treatment, it is usually fine for short hops. I used it last year Modlin-Bristol and it was great. It cost about 80 GBP return. Yes, if passengers can't follow simple instructions and print their documents, they get hit with a surcharge. It's a stupidity tax. And I don't mind dropping a fiver for a glass of plonk and a few olives. It helps out the exploited crew.
jon357 63 | 15,045
20 Aug 2015 #36
the 3rd one in 2015 after Heathrow and CDG. As you point out, it is already saturated but funny thing is that contrary to what happens usually the issue is not one of takeoff/landing capacity but one of size of terminal buildings capacity

That's exactly what's happened. It's stuffed with people. One downside is that connection times are a problem since the queues for security for transfer passengers can be a nightmare, especially in summer. This mean people miss transfers they've been sold and have to be put on later flights (and their customer services are crap and chaotic) and this just ****** people off and creates more problems later. I can't abide CDG by the way, it's even worse than Heathrow which is bad enough.

Poland is fine at the moment. Ryanair's hub at Modlin is tiny though and never intended as a hub. If Ryanair want to do more with it, they'll have to sort something out for transfers plus there need to be lounges etc. For domestic travel it's OK. I can see Okecie reaching capacity soon, too.

I used it last year Modlin-Bristol and it was great. It cost about 80 GBP return. Yes, if passengers can't follow simple instructions and print their documents, they get hit with a surcharge. It's a stupidity tax

It's OK for short hops especially if you get priority - makes the queuing (bad at Modlin) a bit more bearable. You don't even need to print the documents on Ryanair - you can get the boarding pass sent to your phone. A pain for connections though because of the Modlin thing, and other low cost airlines like Wizz, Jet2 or Air Baltic always seem that bit better.
bullfrog 6 | 603
20 Aug 2015 #37
Buses are much better than Ryanair:i never had to wait in line for 30 mns before boarding a bus, with no seats available!
jon357 63 | 15,045
21 Aug 2015 #38
buses

There are limits, and buses are way past mine, especially when the trains are so good.

For domestic air travel, Ryanair may pick up some of the odder routes (though I'm sceptical they'll be a success given the Modlin thing, and as you say, the Ryanair scrum, plus some of the scuzzy people) EuroLOT is excellent. Cheaper or the same as than the Pendolino, decent quality and flying out of Okecie.
johnny reb 24 | 4,278
1 Sep 2015 #39
Anyway that's why Erdogan wants to build a 3rd (hugely controversial) airport in Istanbul which will, when fully completed, become the largest in the world with an annual capacity of 150 M passengers.

Atlanta's Heartsfield (the biggest and busiest in world presently) is doing over a 100 million and expanding daily.
Does anyone know if the Ryanair in Poland is the same Ryanair carrier that makes short connection in the U.S.A. ?

the Ryanair scrum, plus some of the scuzzy people

Only a pompous bigot would make such a statement.
jon357 63 | 15,045
1 Sep 2015 #40
Ryanair in Poland

Ryanair is an Irish airline.

Only a pompous bigot would make such a statement.

I shall take that as a direct and very welcome invitation to quote back some of your appalling posts. But not in this thread.

And yes, Ryanair boarding in Modlin is a scrum and the flights do not lack scuzzy people - have you ever used it?
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,770
1 Sep 2015 #41
same Ryanair carrier

there is only one Ryanair JOhnny.....:)thank the good Lord.
It is some kind of cowboy Irish outfit, run by some bog trotting used donkey salesman called O'Leary I believe.
Despite exploiting passengers and staff alike, he is still not a happy bunny

Ryanair
jon357 63 | 15,045
1 Sep 2015 #42
It is some kind of cowboy Irish outfit, run by some bog trotting used donkey salesman called O'Leary I believe.

Yep, and their shares have rocketed so they must be raking it in. The routes from/to/in Poland must be helping it and they're also keeping Modlin open single-handed. The staff have to buy their own uniforms and only get paid when the plane's actually in the air!

It always feels like a bit of an ordeal flying on them.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,770
1 Sep 2015 #43
I should think the short hop flights from UK and Ireland to Poland must be very lucrative these days.
Workers must have been sick of taking the bus, although of course many still do.
Smart guy, O Leary.
jon357 63 | 15,045
1 Sep 2015 #44
Poland must be very lucrative these days

Roz, they're jammed full of people and not all of them (especially to northern England) can really be called cheap flights. Crap flights maybe, but not always so cheap due to selling out well in advance.
johnny reb 24 | 4,278
1 Sep 2015 #45
there is only one Ryanair JOhnny.....:)

Well there is one here in the U.S.A. also.
Has to be a different outfit and probably spells it's name a letter different.
It does short connector flights from major hubs to smaller Podunk airports in the less populated areas.
They are definitely not cheap though and rather pricey.
I sat next to a Congressman on one of those flights.
TheOther 6 | 3,818
1 Sep 2015 #46
Well there is one here in the U.S.A. also.

That's JetBlue.


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