The Flying RyanAir Horror Show

Although I personally love RyanAir for allowing me to fly anywhere in Europe practically for free, I’ve known enough people who’ve worked behind the scenes to know it’s a pretty horrific company to work for — or even fly with — if you know what they know. Cheapness, apparently, doesn’t come cheap… it comes with a huge cost in customer service and, more importantly, competence and safety.

With that in mind, marvel at this BBC expose of RyanAir. It’s 45 minutes long, so you might leave it running in the background and listen to it. But what I’ve seen of it so far makes me want to spend a few extra euros on a ticket next time I fly the friendly Irish skies. These guys are going to have a horrible disaster one of these days.

I haven’t watched more than half yet, but one thing that’s interesting: crew have to pay for their training, which they happily do, because it’s literally the only way they feel they can get a job in air travel. For Irish pilots, it’s even worse.

Disturbing Ryanair safety/training video expos

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  1. fizzer fits says:

    I spent a lot of time with friends that worked Ryan Air; from management to customer service.

    That company treats its employees like cow dung – I saw people who had worked there for years with perfect performance reviews and records axed with a vindictive force that should be reserved for criminals. Their crime was nothing more than being a vicitm of downsizing a particular department or an overzealous boss.

    They do throw nice Xmas parties, though; they gave away a car at the one I went to, though to qualify for the drawing you had to have a perfect attendence record for 5 years or something (and I mean perfect, it didn’t matter if you missed a day of work if your immediately family died, you’d be disqualified).

    Anyway, I harbor no love for Ryan Air due to the way they poop on their own. I avoid them whenever possible, but will still use them occasionally as they can be ten times cheaper than the competition.

  2. matto says:

    “Irish pilots”

  3. Anonymous says:

    6th Feb. Flight Dublin to Stansted. Queued for an hour, boarded 30 minutes late, took off 4 hours later, refused to sell food & drink or to allow anyone off the plane to buy supplies. 55 minute flight lasted 75 minutes during which a third of passengers not served. Is this allowed?