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Old Nov 3rd 2009, 9:39 am
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Ryanair have their own ways of making up lost time by cutting corners,..literally.
They have been pulled up for diving quickly and as directly as possible onto runways without completing the correct approach circuit.
Their pilots are under great pressure to stick to schedule or make up lost time whenever possible.
However if they are pulled up by the authorities,O'Leary is very quick to point out it is none of his doing of course, and publicly haul the crew over the coals.
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Ryanair have their own ways of making up lost time by cutting corners,..literally.
They have been pulled up for diving quickly and as directly as possible onto runways without completing the correct approach circuit.
Their pilots are under great pressure to stick to schedule or make up lost time whenever possible.
However if they are pulled up by the authorities,O'Leary is very quick to point out it is none of his doing of course, and publicly haul the crew over the coals.
Not a good thing to read having been on a flight which came in 25 minutes ahead of schedule..... that's abysmal, though clearly nothing to do with the sainted O'Leary but I ask you - 25 mins early on a 2h 15 flight??? I still reckon making flights early is partly done by allowing more time on the schedules than they need so it seems fast...
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Old Nov 3rd 2009, 10:02 am
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Not a good thing to read having been on a flight which came in 25 minutes ahead of schedule..... that's abysmal, though clearly nothing to do with the sainted O'Leary but I ask you - 25 mins early on a 2h 15 flight??? I still reckon making flights early is partly done by allowing more time on the schedules than they need so it seems fast...
Its not so simple as all that.
Other factors have to be considered,like allowing for a strong headwind slowing the plane or other aircraft stacked up waiting to land.
On the other hand with a favourable tailwind,previously estimated journey time can be reduced quite a lot.
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly
Its not so simple as all that.
Other factors have to be considered,like allowing for a strong headwind slowing the plane or other aircraft stacked up waiting to land.
On the other hand with a favourable tailwind,previously estimated journey time can be reduced quite a lot.
yep....... possibly for another thread, but what intrigues me is how/why flights from similar places come in & leave by different routes. Going out of AGP Thurs am (easyjet to LGW)we went directly over our house (a rarity). Coming back last night (Ryanair from STN) we came down the coast from at least as far as Nerja.
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Originally Posted by fionamw
Not a good thing to read having been on a flight which came in 25 minutes ahead of schedule..... that's abysmal, though clearly nothing to do with the sainted O'Leary but I ask you - 25 mins early on a 2h 15 flight??? I still reckon making flights early is partly done by allowing more time on the schedules than they need so it seems fast...
I must say that it doesn't get any easier the more that I do it - in fact my last flight was the worst ever. Flying with Ryanair, I first had to pay £40 as I had forgotten to bring my boarding card with me - it was still waiting for me on the bedside table on my return! I then had the problem with a bag they decide was 'oversize' although it was exactly the same bag that I'd used when flying out with them the previous week!.

I was already flustered by the time I joined the slow moving queue at security and then I set the alarms off - it turned out be the underwiring in my bra (maybe we'll soon be asked to remove those!) and the various metal rivets on my jeans. This necessitated the most thorough body search I have ever endured, one step down from 'rubber gloves' I suppose!

I entered the airport lounge and anxiously scrutinised the screens to see which boarding gate I needed - to be confronted with the message 'Boarding Gate Closed'. By now, I was whimpering with stress and anxiety as I fought my way through the hoards of happy browsers in the duty free area - now an obligatory money-making obstacle course in the airport - I could see the plane on the tarmac, engines running, ready for take off.

Thankfully they let me through - well they had to really as it would have further delayed things to rummage through the hundreds of bags to offload mine. I just had to brave the disapproving looks of my fellow passengers as I made my way down the aisle to a seat. The plane still arrived at its destination half an hour ahead of schedule.............
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To be fair lunacrout, you forgetting your pass and having a bag that was larger than their rules and the bra thingy wasnt realy their fault was it!
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To be fair lunacrout, you forgetting your pass and having a bag that was larger than their rules and the bra thingy wasnt realy their fault was it!

No not saying forgetting my pass was - I put that down to 'old timer's' disease , and I'm not saying my underwear issue was their fault either - I was using the examples to point out that you do need to allow more time than you think and yet after all the panic, the flight, to illustrate fionamw's point, arrived ahead of schedule, in this case 30 mins. The captain announced that we would be early shortly after take off so it was something they already knew.

Regarding the bag - it's the same one that I've been using for 6 years now with no probem. The last time I'd used it prior to this flight was the week previously when I flew with Ryanair (the same airline) from Granada to Malaga, it certainly didn't grow any bigger in a week

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Old Nov 3rd 2009, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by fionamw
yep....... possibly for another thread, but what intrigues me is how/why flights from similar places come in & leave by different routes. Going out of AGP Thurs am (easyjet to LGW)we went directly over our house (a rarity). Coming back last night (Ryanair from STN) we came down the coast from at least as far as Nerja.
It normally depends on wind direction.
Regarding both take off and landing, aircraft head into the wind whenever possible for more lift at slower speed and use a preset flight path before getting onto the normal course or on approach.
So one day they could take of East and follow a certain flight path for quite a good way,next day it could all change around with the wind.
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Originally Posted by lunacrout
No not saying forgetting my pass was - I put that down to 'old timer's' disease , and I'm not saying my underwear issue was their fault either - I was using the examples to point out that you do need to allow more time than you think and yet after all the panic, the flight, to illustrate fionamw's point, arrived ahead of schedule, in this case 30 mins. The captain announced that we would be early shortly after take off so it was something they already knew.

Regarding the bag - it's the same one that I've been using for 6 years now with no probem. The last time I'd used it prior to this flight was the week previously when I flew with Ryanair (the same airline) from Granada to Malaga, it certainly didn't grow any bigger in a week

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I fly with them a lot and I always see people with oversized bags and it annoys me because we try to keep within the size limits.

But the last time we came back from Birmingham there was a guy on the gate making people put their bags into the "box", and there were quite a few people being caught out, and one woman was almost sitting on her case trying to get it in
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Originally Posted by lunacrout
Regarding the bag - it's the same one that I've been using for 6 years now with no probem. The last time I'd used it prior to this flight was the week previously when I flew with Ryanair (the same airline) from Granada to Malaga, it certainly didn't grow any bigger in a week

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Ah but look at it this way, for the past 6 years you have been getting away with taking a bigger bag than the allowance.
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Originally Posted by Mitzyboy
But the last time we came back from Birmingham there was a guy on the gate making people put their bags into the "box", and there were quite a few people being caught out, and one woman was almost sitting on her case trying to get it in

I saw the same thing last time I flew out of Málaga (EasyJet) - I'd never seen it happen before. A few people had a real struggle and one girl got charged extra to put her bag in the hold. She boarded muttering that it was the same bag she always used and noone objected before.

I'd say be very careful. I'm always amazed at the size of what some people consider hand luggage.
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Wel, the answer's simple, isn't it? If you don't like Ryan, don't use them. I get frankly bored senseless by the numbers of people who whine about Ryan. I always ask them why they use him if they hate it so much, and the answer is always the same. They love the price, but can't quite grasp what that entails.

Ditto forgetting passports, boarding cards, wrong size luggage and so on. It's all there in the rules. If you can't cope with them, that's your problem, not theirs, and if you aim to turn up at the last moment, then accept that the slightest problem may cause you to miss your flight.

A couple of simple suggestions if I may?

make a complete list of all the things you need to take, and check them off again as you leave.

weigh and measure luggage.

READ THE RULES.

Finally, the guy grabbing his hand luggage and moving rapidly away from you might well be me. Travelling with no hold luggage means I can get away quickly and efficiently, and I try not to get trapped behind the smartie crunching masses that amble along in a large clot, blocking the walkways.

Adiosssssss.......
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Old Nov 3rd 2009, 5:45 pm
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In principle, I agree that the rules are there & we've no-one else to blame but ourselves if we either don't like it or fall foul of said regs. However there are always grey areas - one of which occurred to me this weekend when travelling out to UK EasyJet & back by Ryanair. EasyJet easy peasy. Ryanair only chosen cos I'd left it a few hours late & all seats taken on the EZY I wanted. So I can moan if I want, not least at myself for being so lackadaisical.... anyway, the rules say cabin bag to be 50x40x20 (I think, don't quote me, the numbers don't matter for my query) .... I'm not sure I've found anything saying either why, or whether, if your bag's cubic capacity was equivalent to or less than that, but in different format, you couldn't take it. ?? Obviously there'll be an answer, but I'll be intrigued to know where it's to be found.
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