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The Ryanair Fiasco: How Not To Handle A Crisis

Paul Blanchard | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK
Paul Blanchard

You hear a lot in my line of work about how to handle a crisis. In a year like this, you hear about it even more. Uber. Pepsi. United Airlines. The li...

Ryanair And Customer Service - Finally I Understand What Oxymoron Actually Means

Lloyd Embley | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK
Lloyd Embley

People will take heed and vote with their wallets, but more robust compensation rules might have seen Ryanair chose a different path in the first place. Money talks, and they took the cheapest option, so let's look at the compensation rules to make sure next time the cheapest option is not to walk all over their passengers.

Ryanair Pilots Reject 'Sticking Plaster' Bonuses After Airline Asks Them To Work Extra Shifts

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK

Ryanair pilots have rejected a significant cash bonus to work extra shifts after the budget airline was forced to ground thousands of flights over sta...

UK Airlines 'Secretly S**tting Themselves' As EU Carriers Conspire Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK

European airlines have backed a joint briefing document advocating the exclusion of their British rivals from the EU after Brexit. Carriers including ...

Ryanair Could Offer Free Flights Within Five Years

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has predicted his airline could be offering free flights within five years. Speaking at the Airport Operators Associatio...

4 Times Michael O'Leary Used Question Time To Plug Ryanair

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

Thursday night's Question Time tackled the issues of Brexit, the economy and - inevitably - Trump. On the panel was Ryanair CEO, Michael O'Leary, who ...

'Is Alan Sugar Black?' What Google Autocomplete Says About Business Leaders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Business leaders! Want to know what the general public think of you? Thanks to Google, you can. Simply type in your own name followed by the word ...

Doh! Ryanair Jet Rolls Off Runway & Crashes Into Shed Causing £160,000 Of Damage (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

A Ryanair jet has rolled 40 meters off an airport tarmac and crashed into a fire shed in Rome. The tail of the Boeing 737 was crushed by the impac...

Ryanair Suffers Worst Results In Five Years

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

Ryanair said customer service was improving "rapidly" as the budget airline looks to recover from its first drop in annual profits in five years. P...

Ryanair Boss Very Sorry About 'Making Love' To The Queen Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has apologised for a joke he made about "making love to the Queen." The outspoken airline CEO made the gaffe while spe...

O'Leary Mocks Branson's 'Autism'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has mockingly suggested that Sir Richard Branson has "has some kind of autism" because he "can't make eye cont...

Why Does Ryanair's O'Leary Support Scottish Independence?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics

Michael O'Leary, head of the budget airline Ryanair, has thrown his weight behind Scottish independence due to Alex Salmond's promise to cut and event...

Ryanair Wants To Fly To America For HOW Much?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary has promised flights to the United States for under a tenner. The outspoken CEO said the budget airline would offer 1...

Sexism and the Ryanair Cabin Crew Calendar 2014

Tish Weinstock | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tish Weinstock

Ryanair, that of the cheap flights, zero legroom and zero tolerance of fat people, is the world's most hated airline. Popularly seen as the villain of the skies, Ryanair has been pissing people off for the last twenty plus years: with all its hidden levies, taxes and charges, Europe's ''only ultra-low cost carrier'' isn't actually selling low cost flights.

‘F**k You, F**k You, F**k You': Ryanair Steward Screamed At Passenger Who Handed Back 'Overpriced' Snack

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A Ryanair passenger has revealed how a steward repeatedly screamed "fuck you" at him during an incident which began after he rejected an "overpriced" ...

Ryanair Passenger Numbers Soar To Record High

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK

Budget airline Ryanair has announced its best November on record, carrying 5.2 million passengers last month. Ryanair's total was 6% higher than in...

Billboards in the Sky - Why Ryanair Needs to Change the Mood Music

Milorad Ajder | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Milorad Ajder

Ryanair, one of the most successful brands in the last 25 years, has always taken an uncompromising approach when dealing with its customers - follow the rules to the letter and get a cheap fare - any deviation and costs will escalate. No excuses, no quarter given...

Michael O'Leary Promises 'Vow Of Silence'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary has promised to take an extraordinary vow of silence in order to better help Ryanair, the airline he has led for nearly 20 years. ...

How We Love to Put a Good Airline Down

William J. Furney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William J. Furney

But the airline has many more admirers -- over 80 million of them each year -- and for good reason: on short-haul flights of an hour or two, Ryanair has turned the once stuffy experience of flying into little more than a bus trip with wings. Who needs a seat number?

'We Lean Over Far Too Much For Muslims'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary has called for the burka to be banned in Britain, warning that the country is "leaning over far too much" for minority religions like ...

'We Have Always Been Cuddly'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary claimed the controversial low-cost airline has always been "cuddly" as he unveiled the airline has seen profits rise for ...

Surprising Announcement From Ryanair

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

Ryanair has agreed to relax its strict hand luggage rules after an outcry from passengers. From December 1, customers will be allowed to take "smal...

'Mile High Club Anyone?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary, boss of budget airline Ryanair, suggested replacing the cargo hold on his airplanes with beds in a move that would allow for a "mile ...

Ryanair Boss Wants To Know How He Can Stop P*ssing You Off

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

Michael O’Leary, chief executive of budget airline Ryanair, wants passengers' ideas on how he can improve the airline. Ryanair's website now feat...

Is Michael O'Leary The Master Of Pulling Stupid Faces? (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

Michael O'Leary, boss of infamous budget airline Ryanair, has a way with words. Whether it is mocking customers to scoffing at the French, O'Leary...