“Dear Ryanair,”: The Funniest Complaint Letter Ever Written To An Airline

If you’ve read this travel blog for any length of time, you may notice that we try to do things “our way.” That’s simply because this blog is really an extension of us.  Joe will write about points and miles because he’s into that and I will often write about “human interest” travel stuff because that’s what I like (and yeah, the weirder the better). And both of us will call a spade a spade and if we don’t like something, we’ll say it. Such is the case with Ryanair.
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United Scam, Mistake Fare, Wyndham Rewards Changes, Disney Imagineers Design Airport Restaurant, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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The Reasons We Didn’t Fly on Ryanair and Probably Never Will

We like to poke fun at Ryanair on here every once in a while. After all, looking at how Ryanair operates gives us a welcome break away from being upset about how United, Delta and American are constantly one upping each other with customer unfriendly policies.

I’ve shared the time when the CEO called the customers a bunch of whiners because they didn’t pay for seat assignments. Sharon found what might be the funniest customer complaint letter ever written by a passenger after their experience with Ryanair agents at the airport when they were running late for a flight.

The airline was previously in the news over their decision to cut over 2,000 flights from the schedule over a six week time period. The airline said the cancellations were to increase on-time performance of the airline but it was quickly figured out the cancellations were because they didn’t properly schedule for pilots’ vacations. Even the company CEO has said this situation was handled poorly, while at the same time saying that it was the correct decision to make.

Cancelled Flights board

There was one time when we could have taken a Ryanair flight. Here’s why we considered it (for a split second) and why we still didn’t fly with them.

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Did You Hear About The Guy Who Got Around The Airline’s Baggage Charge? Here’s How He Did It

I think that Ryanair has got to be one of the worst airlines on earth. It’s not just the fact that the nickel and dime you (well, in this case, 5 pence and 10 pence you) for everything, but to add insult to injury, they just seem to thumb their nose at everyone and everything as they try to figure out ways to charge their passengers more.

Taking a play from the book of U.S. Basic Economy Class, Ryanair recently instituted a new rule where passengers were no longer allowed to have any carry on bags in the overhead luggage compartment for free; they now have to pay a minimum of £8 (about $10.25 at the time of this writing) for any bag that won’t fit under the seat in front or that weighs more than 10kg (roughly 22 pounds).

RyanAir

Lee Cimino, from Staffordshire, didn’t like the new charge, so he decided to beat them at their own game.

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I Asked Airlines How I Could Ensure I Would Sit With My Kids. Here’s What They Said

After writing about the family who was split up in middle seats throughout the plane on our United flight to Chicago, I wasn’t expecting the response we got from our readers. We received a number of comments from readers with differing viewpoints. One one hand, we received two comments that I’m sure United would be just thrilled to read:

  • I won’t be flying with United. My kids won’t handle being separated from me.
  • Yup. Not flying United.

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