Ryanair latest

” A twenty-minute call could cost as much as your ticket” – Simon Calder, travel editor The Independent.

“….calls to and from commercial transport – ships or aircraft – are uncapped, because the capital and running costs tend to be much higher.

Ryanair’s inflight phone service will be operated by OnAir, a joint-venture communications company owned by Airbus and the airlines’ telecom provider, Sita. OnAir will charge the passenger’s mobile network a wholesale rate of between £2 and £3 per minute. (Of that, less than £1 is expected to go to Ryanair.) “

  • Dave

    Other potential in-flight money-spinners:

    Heated massage seat: 25.00

    Extra legroom: 10.00 per inch

    Seat guaranteed to be free from vomit odours: 9.00

    Seat guaranteed to be free from coffee stains: 5.00

    In-flight magazine guaranteed not to have two or more pages stuck together by nasal mucus: 2.00

    Flight with flirty air stewardess: 4.00

    Captain issuing you a personal welcome via announcement: 14.00

    Captain issuing you a personal welcome via announcement with mention of ‘Very important guest’: 18.00

    Stewardess feigning interest in your personal problems: 5.00 per problem moaned about.

    Pick of seat and row position: 8.00

    Internet use: 70.00 per ten minutes

  • Sneakers O’Toole

    Sachet of vodka = your dignity

    Bring back the wee bottles. If I’m getting drunk at 8am on a Monday morning I want to do it with a modicum of class.

  • Comrade Stalin

    I don’t get the outrage. I have survived my whole life without having to make phonecalls on board the plane. I will continue to survive without making phonecalls on the plane. I am not being forced to use the service.

  • gram

    Toilet for No.1 = 50p
    Toilet for No.2 = £1
    Toilet for mile high club usage = £5
    Toilet for mile high club usage with steward/stewardess = £6
    Ice Cube = 10p each
    Arrival ahead of schedule = £1 per minute

  • El Paso

    Another Whineair thread so soon? Anybody would think the idiots complaining about Ryanair’s costs don’t have the wit to dress themselves. Can they identify a single cost they were forced to pay? Unlikely, given the number of alternative airlines about and the clearly presented pricing information on the Ryanair website. So why does this foolish rump complain about something entered into voluntarily?
    Baffling!

  • You again? The need to be personally abusive in an imaginative but brutal way is a great giveaway. I’m impressed at the efficiency of the Ryanair Press Office.

    The pricing information on the Ryanair website isn’t clear, no matter how many times you repeat it.

  • El Paso

    “The pricing information on the Ryanair website isn’t clear, no matter how many times you repeat it.”
    Yes, it is. But not clear enough for you, clearly. Have you considered night classes?

  • Yes, it is. But not clear enough for you, clearly. Have you considered night classes?

    We’ve been through all this on a previous thread. There are a number of misleading phases in the Ryanair booking process and the ‘credit/debit card charge’ is an absolute crock of shit, which can amount to £100 on a single card transaction for an Irish family going on holiday to the conintent.

    But you just keep hurling abuse at me if it makes you feel better.

  • El Paso

    “absolute crock of shit” followed by “keep hurling abuse at me if it makes you feel better”.
    The night classes can’t start early enough, may I recommend ‘Irony For Beginners’?

  • Since when is calling a credit card charge a “crock of shit” abuse? Might I hurt the credit card’s feelings?