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Melinda Stevens' adventure

Post by atoutprix on Sat 27 Apr 2013 - 13:40

http://www.kettlemag.com/article/what-melinda-stevens-taught-us-about-traveling

The latest bout between Ryanair and the passenger has reached a crescendo after Melinda Stevens, editor of travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller, used her column to slam the budget airline into a knockout. The luxury publication’s audience is probably lapping it up and many more are nodding their heads with empathy. But, while few of us would dare play with fire and jump to Ryanair’s defence, perhaps this time Ryanair aren’t the “bastards” Stevens claims them to be.

http://www.cntraveller.com/magazine/editors-letter/may-2013

Yet, what is most scathing is the language used in the article against Ryanair employees. Observations which at first may appear mildly amusing, “she looks at me, a bare-boiled-egg of a girl” and “man-child-spot-boy,” soon become simply rude: “the infant-idiot-spoon-husk-baked-bean-child” and “the cabbage-patch-rotten-micro-peanut-squit." The article becomes more than just an attack on Ryanair and transgresses into the unleashing of a long-festering anger (two years to be precise) on individuals.

In a country of free speech, Stevens’ is as entitled as everyone to have a good old rant, but blaming Ryanair for something that does not appear to be their fault is entirely out of touch. Countless accusations are thrown at Ryanair, including unhelpful staff and fees which sting passengers from every which way. But people continue to book with them knowing the reputation, conditions and level of service. I would say with budget airlines you get what you pay for, but Stevens’ paid £2000 for the family’s tickets, making this incident even more astonishing. Maybe if you’ve got £2000 knocking around for a holiday, it would be better spent with a better airline?

With budget airlines, if you play by the rules, then no one gets hurt. Everyone knows that, surely?

http://www.grumpytraveller.com/2013/04/04/conde-nast-traveller-ryanair/
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Post by kevino on Mon 9 Jun 2014 - 19:27

Play by the rules? I played all the rules, but Ryanair obviously want to scam people by not allowing them to print the boarding pass in order to get the 70 euros fees...
All screenshots proof are here http://ryanair.site-forums.com/t3966-scam-ryan-air-for-printing-boarding-pass
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