Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $74,702
84%  
Woo hoo!!! And we're now over 84%!! Less than $13.3k to go!! Go, FReepers, GO!!

Keyword: ryanair

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Ryanair flight kicks off 'disruptive' passenger dressed as Tinker Bell

    08/26/2018 10:06:38 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/26/18 | Alexandra Deabler
    A “disruptive” man dressed up as Peter Pan’s fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, was escorted off of a Ryanair flight Friday morning. The man dressed as Tinker Bell boarded the Poland-bound flight at London’s Stansted Airport with a friend dressed as Bob the Builder. Once the men were on the plane, Ryanair says they became “unruly” and “disruptive," a spokeperson told Fox News. Essex police were called to the scene. An armed officer led the man dressed a Tinker Bell off the plane. One of the officers “adjusted the man’s wings” while leading him off the plane, BBC reported. A...
  • 9 men thrown off Ryanair flight for shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

    09/04/2017 9:26:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 56 replies
    RT ^ | 2 Sep, 2017 15:52 Edited time: 3 Sep, 2017 10:08 | RT
    Nine men have been thrown off a Ryanair flight for allegedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” and claiming to carry bombs, which they later said was a “joke.” The group was removed from the Madrid-bound flight before it took off from Zaventem Airport, Brussels early Saturday. The airport was targeted by suicide bombers in the Brussels attacks on March 22, 2016, in which 32 people were killed and over 300 injured Following the disruptive passengers’ removal, the Boeing 737-800 was briefly evacuated and searched before departing with a two-hour delay around 9:15am local time. Spokesperson for the Belgian federal police, Peter De...
  • Plane-load of Ryanair passengers enters UK with no passport checks after Border Agency blunder

    09/15/2010 12:44:12 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail / dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 7:54 AM on 15th September 2010 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A plane-load of people flew into Britain from Spain without having their documents checked in either country, officials have admitted. Passengers on the Ryanair flight are furious that there was no system in place to check for possible illegal immigrants or terrorists. The plane left Malaga and flew into Bournemouth, where the 180 passengers walked out of the airport without showing their passports. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311887/Almost-45-Ryanair-passengers-enter-UK-passport-checks-Border-Agency-blunder.html#ixzz0za6m3aKB
  • Bin Laden may have arranged family's US exit: FBI docs

    06/20/2007 3:18:30 PM PDT · by RDTF · 22 replies · 997+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge Report ^ | June 20, 2007 | AP
    Osama bin Laden may have chartered a plane that carried his family members and Saudi nationals out of the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks, said FBI documents released Wednesday. The papers, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, were made public by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based group that investigates government corruption. One FBI document referred to a Ryan Air 727 airplane that departed Los Angeles International Airport on September 19, 2001, and was said to have carried Saudi nationals out of the United States. "The plane was chartered either by the Saudi Arabian royal family or Osama...
  • How Brexit Will Affect Americans [tr]

    06/24/2016 8:17:02 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/24/16 | Kiri Blakeley
    Full title: How Brexit Will Affect Americans: Cheaper travel to the UK and Europe, lower mortgage rates - but a very bumpy stock market ride • Americans can expect an extremely bumpy stock market ride • They can also look forward to cheaper travel to Europe and Britain • Experts are concerned that counterterrorism efforts in Europe will [wane] The first noticeable difference the vote made was to plunge the British pound to a 30-year low. Currently, it will only cost $1.34 to get one pound. And the U.S. dollar could continue to strengthen. That's good news for Americans looking...
  • Bible banned from world famous Trinity College crest

    03/29/2014 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 3/29/14
    Trinity College Dublin is to remove the bible from its crest, it has been there since 1592. They will also change the color scheme on the ancient crest to avoid a clash with Ryanair’s corporate image. The world famous college is set to be rebranded as ‘Trinity College, the University of Dublin’ in a strategic plan to be launched next year. The Irish Times reports that it is not only the name that will change at the university, home to the Book of Kells. Religious symbolism has also been removed from the college’s ancient crest at a cost of almost...
  • Ryanair WILL have to pay compensation to customers stranded by volcanic ash cloud, rules court

    02/01/2013 9:20:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:28 EST, 1 February 2013 | Steve Nolan and Sean Poulter
    Ryanair has been told it must look after passengers when flights are grounded by natural catastrophes, strikes and technical faults. The European Court of Justice ruling yesterday means the airline must cover the cost of meals, hotels and transport. The case dates back to the disruption caused by the eruption of a volcano in Iceland in 2010. Passengers were stranded across Europe. Ryanair alone canceled 9,400 flights due to the ash cloud. The ruling is a blow to Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, who at first refused to abide by EU laws which state airlines should support stranded passengers until they...
  • Passengers watch Ryanair crew mend jet window with TAPE

    10/24/2011 11:20:32 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 91 replies
    TheSun.co.uk ^ | Oct 24, 2011 | GARY O’SHEA and EMMA LITTLE
    A RYANAIR plane with 200 passengers on board had to turn back after tape used to patch up a pilot's window came loose. Passengers watched in horror as ground crew put the tape around the edge of the windscreen shortly before take-off from Stansted, Essex, to Riga, Latvia.
  • Ryanair Charges for Sandwich Used to Treat Passenger for Cardiac Arrest

    08/04/2011 5:03:23 PM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8-4-11
    Who needs CPR when you can have a soda? Although European flight attendants are mandated to know first aid, one family says that when a relative went into cardiac arrest during a flight, the baffled flight crew didn’t deliver life-saving CPR, but instead delivered a sandwich and soda…and charged for it. "We want Ryainair to apologize," Billie Appleton said, according to the Aftonbladet newspaper. Appleton says her stepfather, Per-Erik Jonsson, 63, went into cardiac arrest during a flight from England to his home in Sweden. When he lost consciousness, his wife alerted the staff but they were unprepared to render...
  • Ryanair could buy planes from China or Russia

    02/01/2011 3:49:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 01 Feb 2011 | Alistair Osborne
    Ryanair could buy planes from China or Russia Low-cost airline Ryanair raised the prospect of buying new aircraft from China or Russia as it fell to a €10.3m (£8.8m) net loss in its third-quarter, hit by air traffic control strikes in Europe and the pre-Christmas snow. By Alistair Osborne 6:30AM GMT 01 Feb 2011 Michael Cawley, deputy chief executive, said that having failed to agree a deal for 200 new planes from either Boeing or Airbus, the carrier's growth would slow dramatically over the next two years. Ryanair expects passenger volumes to rise 11pc to 73.5m in the year to...
  • Let stewardesses land the plane in a crisis, says Ryanair boss: Airline wants to ditch co-pilots

    09/03/2010 10:31:40 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 57 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Last updated at 10:26 PM on 3rd September 2010 | Sean Poulter
    Ryanair's ever-controversial boss has called for the second pilot to be dumped from the flight deck of aircraft to save money. Michael O'Leary suggested air stewardesses could be trained to take over and land the plane in the event of a crisis. The idea is the latest in a long line of cash-saving wheezes from the budget airline boss who once suggested, apparently seriously, that aircraft could fly with standing-only areas for passengers.
  • Ryanair seeks female crew to strip down for calendar - SEE GALLERY

    08/02/2010 2:44:31 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 67 replies · 29+ views
    Irish Central ^ | July 29th 2010 | JAMES O'BRIEN
    Irish airline Ryanair is on a Europe-wide search for sexy female cabin crew to strip down for its 2011 calendar. Despite complaints from women’s groups across Europe, the airline is determined to line up female cabin crew members to pose semi-naked for the calendar. A Ryanair spokesperson said that despite women’s groups criticism of the calendar idea, a recent poll indicated female staff as the popular choice. "Overwhelmingly people still want female cabin crews,” he said. "We wanted sexy passengers to be in it but they said no they wanted cabin crew 50,000 passengers voted and said they wanted it...
  • Iceland Volcano Update: Europe Flight Delays Continue (Ash Found In Jet Engines)

    05/10/2010 10:19:31 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 515+ views
    Travel Agent Central ^ | 5-10-2010 | Meagan Drillinger
    Iceland Volcano Update: Europe Flight Delays Continue May 10, 2010 By: Meagan Drillinger TravelAgentCentral Sources are reporting continuing flight delays in Europe as a result of the Eyjafjallajokul volcano eruption in Iceland. According to Examiner.com, two Ryanair jets (Europe's low-cost airline) were found with ash in its engines. Four Ryanair flights were canceled on Sunday, May 9, leaving more passengers in the all-too familiar stranded predicament. British Airways and EasyJet are reporting minimal delays as of this morning, May 10. Eurocontrol told Examiner.com that an expected 28,500 flights were go forward today, around 2 percent below normal levels. As of...
  • Ryanair says passengers prefer to stand

    07/22/2009 1:26:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 857+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – Most passengers would be willing to stand during flights if the fare was free, according to a poll released Wednesday by Irish no-frills airline Ryanair. More than 80,000 passengers, 66 percent of those polled by Ryanair, said they would be happy to stand during one-hour flights. Thirty-four percent said they wanted a seat. "With 120,000 passengers voting and 80,000 saying they would stand on board, Ryanair will continue to explore the concept of 'fare free standing' flights with Boeing and the relevant aviation authorities in the US and EU," Ryanair's head of communications Stephen McNamara said. Under...
  • Ryanair to make passengers stand

    07/06/2009 1:42:11 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 628+ views
    telegraph ^ | 06 Jul 2009 | Ben Leach
    The low-cost airline would charge passengers less on "bar stools" with seat belts around their waists. Michael O'Leary, the chief executive, has already held talks with US plane manufacturer Boeing about designing an aircraft with standing room. He is now seeking approval from the Irish Aviation Authority before ordering a new fleet of carriers, according to The Sun. A Ryanair spokesman told the newspaper: "If they approve it, we'll be doing it." Mr O'Leary is reported to have got the idea from the Chinese airline Spring, which has put forward similar plans. It estimates space could be made for up...
  • Airline May Introduce Standing Room Only Section

    07/06/2009 1:29:00 PM PDT · by Scythian · 44 replies · 1,813+ views
    Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary wants passengers to stand on the budget airline’s flights, in a bid to pack in more people and boost profits. Passengers would pay less to huddle next to what have been described as “bar stools”, with seatbelts around their waists. O’Leary got the idea from Chinese airline Spring, which put forward similar plans — estimating they could pack in up to 50 per cent more passengers and slash costs by 20 per cent.
  • Ryanair Ponders Imposing "Toilet Fee" (and barf bag fee)

    06/08/2009 5:36:59 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 925+ views
    mystateline.com ^ | 06/05/09 | mystateline.com
    In an era where airlines are charging for just about every service, one carrier may start dinging customers for using the bathroom. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary says the European no frills airline will start charging customers about one-dollar-65-cents to use the toilets on its flights. The "Guardian" says O'Leary did not announce a firm start date for the change, but expects the toilet charge to be in place on Ryanair planes within two years. O'Leary told reporters he's asking Boeing to investigate the possibility of putting credit-card readers on toilet locks in their new jets. And, the charges may not...
  • Ryanair may charge for toilets

    02/28/2009 4:17:40 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 36 replies · 694+ views
    Bangkokpost.com ^ | 28/02/2009 at 01:37 PM | Staff
    Irish budget airline Ryanairs' pay-to-pee proposal has potential passengers crossing their legs and shaking their heads in disbelief. Chief executive Michael O'Leary told the BBC the Dublin-based carrier was looking at maybe installing a "coin slot on the toilet door" on board its aircraft. ''People might actually have to spend a pound (about 52 baht) to spend a penny in future," he replied while being asked about the carrier's recent plan to do away with passenger check-in counters. A BBC anchor wondered what the airline would do if a passenger boarded a flight without cash and then needed to use...
  • Airline may charge passengers to use toilet

    02/27/2009 3:25:01 AM PST · by Loyalist · 21 replies · 945+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | February 27, 2009 | Reuters
    LONDON — Irish carrier Ryanair, Europe's largest budget airline, might start charging passengers for using the toilet while flying, chief executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday. “One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people might actually have to spend a pound ($1.43 U.S.) to spend a penny in future,” he told BBC television.
  • Raunchy Ryanair calender wings its way to Swedish feminists

    11/14/2008 10:20:19 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 30 replies · 6,005+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 11/14/2008 | Jennifer Heape
    Low-cost airline Ryanair has responded to 'anti-fun' opponents of its advertising by sending its raunchy 2009 cabin crew calendar to select Swedish politicians. Top of their mailing list is feminist Liberal Party politician Birgitta Ohlsson, who last month urged consumers to boycott the budget carrier over its “old-fashioned” response to complaints about an advert featuring a young woman in a skimpy school uniform. "We're expecting her usual 'anti-fun' response,' Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara told The Local. Entitled 'The Girls of Ryanair', the airline's new 2009 calendar features liberally oiled and scantily clad female cabin crew. "I can't see what the...