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Tomlin
07-07-2009, 08:36 AM
Wow, this is crazy.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,530234,00.html?test=latestnews

Matt Olieman
07-07-2009, 08:43 AM
LMAO.... slashing cost 20%. They mean increase profits 20%, if not more, if they increase passenger load by 50%. LOL. I can't imagine NTSB and FAA will approve that.

Has anybody sat in a observer seat in a Level D sim, while moving.... WOW, what a ride... :) :) :) LOL. I wouldn't want to do that on long flights or even short flights.

Just my most humble opinion..... LOL

Matt O.

Geremy Britton
07-07-2009, 08:54 AM
I thought Ryanairs game was to carry small amounts of passengers on small small fleet aircraft such as the 737 and do this often rather than lots and less often. I mean the increased passenger volume means more people on the plane and each passenger has to being their own luggage adding more weight. For one, is this exceeding the aircrafts max weight, and number two with increasing fuel prices will it actually work.

I think it won't make much difference and make passengers much more restless, uncomfortable, and annoyed. I mean what happens when it comes to the inflight meal? .. sat on a 'bar stool' LOL

That man is barmy. ROFL. Reminds me of Japenese trains, packing people in to bursting.

riche543
07-07-2009, 09:09 AM
Hey its bad enough standing on a bus , especially if the bus driver has the shits... hard on the brakes 6ft forward , mad!!

mauriceb
07-07-2009, 10:29 AM
I can't imagine a bar stool with a seatbelt taking less room than the seats in 'economy' class :rolleyes:.

Maurice

Tomlin
07-07-2009, 10:46 AM
I can't imagine a bar stool with a seatbelt taking less room than the seats in 'economy' class :rolleyes:.

Maurice

Ha! That's so true. Same thing I thought.

phil744
07-07-2009, 11:30 AM
;)And in the news today ryanair introduces there new business class cabin on all there new fleet........

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/madmini1/DSCF3830.jpg

Thinking out aloud here but in theory you cant stand as many people abreast as you can when seated because of the contour of the fuselage, so will they charge more for headroom as well as legroom, the mind ponders....

Geremy Britton
07-07-2009, 11:35 AM
LOL Phil, that picture actually conveys the fact the passengers have plenty of room. I think O'leary is applying this idea to his fleet :p ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0A9-oUoMug

Deary Leary i say. Sounds like 'Have i got news for you' will be a laugh when they get sound of this story.

CessnaGuy
07-08-2009, 07:01 AM
How can you take anything seriously that O'Leary says!

First it was coin operated turnstyles on entry of the aircraft,

Next it was Fat Tax,

Then it was coin operated loo's,

Then it is standing seats (with free travel for flights under 1.5 hours so said),

And how many of them have been successful......so far....NONE!

I read a book by Siobhan Creaton about the story of Ryanair from day one, and believe me O'Leary is a joker and always will be, so I take nothing seriously that he says!

tomenglish2000
07-08-2009, 07:43 AM
I believe that a lot of these Ryan Air stories are given to the papers to generate public interest in the airline.

I also have it on good authority that Ryan Air have questionable maintenance practices that constantly get the attention of the EASA and CAA (while not breaking the law), as such the company I work for refuses to tender contracts with them (even after we were invited to!).

One story told to me by my manager is that Ryan Air were breaking into offices at an airport, setting up the desks and phones and operating there for months. When the airport found out that they were not paying for office space they were turfed out, only to setup in another area of the terminal. All this was simply to avoid paying the airport rent for the facilities they were using. Eventually the Airport stopped servicing their flights over unpaid rents and fees. I will not disclose the name of the Airport here, after all the situation has since been resolved, lets just say it was one of the major airports in the UK.

Tom.

tasmanet
07-08-2009, 10:04 AM
Airbus does have a Patent on a standing "Seat"

I have read the Patent and Images last year

Basically you are strapped to a board with a full harness

Maybe someone with a bit more time could find the patent
for a laugh :rolleyes:

CessnaGuy
07-08-2009, 10:09 AM
But when you're Mr O'Leary and receive 10% of all Ryanair profits (as agreed by the late Tony Ryan) then you do things like this!

The thing is... Ryanair is a very fun game for Mr O'Leary, he simply would of left the company if things were boring, he loves a challenge, he loves to do things differently, he loves to make money, he loves the fact that he can get away with so much. When was the last time he paid landing fee's for Stansted...? Never! He loves the publicity, he loves what he can get away with, he loves twisting things.....

You must admit Ryanair is very entertaining.....I have never known an airline to be more entertaining than Ryanair......

Ryanair are in the news all the time for its outrageous intentions....but the thing is....people actually like hearing about them......

End of the day....I think O'Leary is superb...Why?....Because he enables me to see friends and relatives far abroad for absolute peanuts...and damn cheaper than what all the other major and 'so called budget' carriers were asking for.......

CessnaGuy
07-08-2009, 10:35 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen the seating sign has now been turned off by the pilot:

http://www.vibrationdata.com/Resources/kc135.JPG

Geremy Britton
07-08-2009, 12:09 PM
LOL you're right onto it Alex.

However Tom mentioned a good fact that o'leary comes up with all these wacky ideas and so far he has achieved exactly what he intended. He wants publicity and people to disucuss them and about their airline above all others in this manner, just like we are doing now.

It is something to think about when we weigh up all the ideas put forward by O'leary (All the ones Alex mentioned and more) and then think how many have passed testing and are implemented.

Food for thought i would say... A sneaky publicity campaign?
It certainly gets the Ryanair brand out there doesn't it LOL

CessnaGuy
07-08-2009, 01:39 PM
Your probably right Gez....but his publicity stunts do get people talking!

For the right reasons......? Probably not!
For entertaining reasons..? Definitely

Good on him!