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    Ryanair seems to have run into a lot of difficulties in the last few weeks and the incidents appear to have been underreported in the Irish press.
    The latest of a series of incidents involving forced landings has been reported tonight from Barcelona. It appears a flight from Bristol to Reus in Catalonia was forced to land at Barcelona's Prat airport after engine trouble was reported.
    Report from Vilaweb. The flight was supposed to land at Reus at 19.10 pm but instead was diverted to BCN Prat landing at 19.45
    On Friday evening a Ryanair flight from Dusseldorf to Plama made an emergency landing in which two cabin crew and a passenger were slightly injured
    Back at the end of July three Ryanair flights diverted from Madrid had to make forced landings at Valencia airport because of issues with low fuel.
    http://www.vilaweb.cat/noticia/40406...mes-motor.html
    http://www.elconfidencial.com/espana...alma%2D105395/
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    The Spanish authorities are not to happy about these emergency landings:
    However, Spanish authorities say they are investig-ating several forced landings, including two at the weekend.

    A senior transport official, Rafael Catala, said the Spanish authorities have requested an immediate meeting with the European transport commissioner, Siim Kallas, and with the Irish aviation authorities, to discuss Ryanair.

    Helen Kearns said Mr Kallas expected the authorities in both countries would carry out their own investigations into the incidents.

    "If they wish us to become involved and facilitate their investigation, we are very happy to do so."
    http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...ny-207887.html

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    Ryan Air has suddenly cancelled it flights to Kos and Corfu, blaming the local authorities for "not promoting the flights and the airline". Blame is especially apportioned to the Mayor of Kos. Strangely enough neither Mayor actually has the legal authority to promote airlines, leave alone one airline over another.
    the decision has cost the region some 15 million GBP in the last month or 2. As if things weren't bad enough...

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    Siemens have banned their employees from flying with Ryanair.
    But they are German and engineer type people.
    What the feck would they know?

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    It would appear that Ryanair is cutting corners in terms of savings as they are so focused on the reduction of their cost down to bare bones. They are well known in terms of strategy in cost leadership. I suspect that safety is compromised somewhere down that line that we don't know. However i wouldn't go with that airline.

    25% of their profits came from auxiliary services and also fuel management/hedging as well.

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    Both the Flemish newspaper "De Standard" as well as the French speaking TV station RTBF reported on Saturday 29/09 on Ryanair, who are being investigated by the Belgian authorities on various alleged irregularities.
    In the report De Standard mentioned a letter from the Irish aviation authorities on the matter of the 3 "incidents" in Spain. In the letter it is, according to both sources, stated that Ryanair lied about those incidents, and that the 3 flights were given priority landing after the pilots broadcast a "MayDay" signal.
    Both quoted the "Belga" press agency as their source.
    They also mention that on Thursday 23/08/2012 another Ryanair flight, this time from Valencia to Charleroi was delayed by 2.5 hours due to a visible fuel leak

    http://www.standaard.be/artikel/deta...7&word=Ryanair

    http://www.standaard.be/artikel/deta...0&word=Ryanair

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    Siemens have banned their employees from flying with Ryanair.
    But they are German and engineer type people.
    What the feck would they know?
    But then, it is Siemens. A little brown envelope always goes a long way with these guys... And the ban also coincides with Lufthansa announcing the launch of their own brand new low cost airline. As far as I know, Siemens has quite a stake in Lufthansa.

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    Italy isn't happy about Ryanair employees in Bergamo paying their taxes in Dublin rather than locally.
    The investigation, reported by Italy's Corriere della Sera, concerns Ryanair's hiring of 220 staff at its Bergamo hub near Milan while putting them on the books in Dublin, where tax rates are far lower.

    Estimating the loss to the Italian state at €12m in taxes, the magistrate Maria Mocciaro gave the airline 90 days to settle its account, an offer Ryanair turned down, the newspaper reported.

    Although the airline's Bergamo staff are required to live near the airport, Ryanair claims they work on board Ryanair aircraft and their taxes should be paid in Ireland, the home of the carrier.

    A Ryanair spokesman declined to comment on the report, stating the airline would "continue to observe EU tax laws".
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...tion-tax-italy

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    Ryanair may be starting Russian flights...

    http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/rya...46294-Oct2012/
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffybiscuits View Post
    Ryanair may be starting Russian flights...

    http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/rya...46294-Oct2012/
    That's their new 'Berlin North' route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    That's their new 'Berlin North' route.
    You beat me too it! I was just formulating the joke in my head !....
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    Another shining example of customer service from Ryanair. A passenger is forcibly turfed off a flight in Valencia because she carries a packaged scroll on board as hand luggage
    http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakin...tt-572613.html

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    http://thedailyedge.thejournal.ie/ry...82113-Nov2012/

    WELL NOW! MICHAEL O’Leary must be trying to send out some secret romantic messages via the medium of the Ryanair website.

    Christina McSorley (@ChristinaMcS) says that this happened “earlier this morn as I was booking flights home for Christmas. Couldn’t believe my eyes”.
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    Tonight the Dutch TV station KRO broadcasts their program "Reporter". In it, 4 Ryanair pilots lift the lid on the fuel policies within the company, and other tales from the aviation jungle...

    During the interview, one of the pilots states that this interview is an SOS to get the authorities to urgently look into the situation before it results in a crash. Nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephilant View Post
    Tonight the Dutch TV station KRO broadcasts their program "Reporter". In it, 4 Ryanair pilots lift the lid on the fuel policies within the company, and other tales from the aviation jungle...

    During the interview, one of the pilots states that this interview is an SOS to get the authorities to urgently look into the situation before it results in a crash. Nice...
    On a flight to london recently our flight had to land at Stanstead instead of Gatwick. There was little info given but from what I could gather from talking to staff it was because there was an issue about circling overhead at Gatwick. We couldnt get off because of passenger manifestos and a whole of raft of other reasons...
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