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Ryanair expunges ‘free blow jobs’ from its history

Ryanair expunges ‘free blow jobs’ from its history

Ben Sandilands March 26, 2013

There was no sign of Michael O'Leary or reference to his free blow jobs across the Atlantic promise when his airline Ryanair finally abandoned its long haul ambitions

Ryanair’s O’Leary does it again: 787 issues ‘regulatory crap’

Ryanair’s O’Leary does it again: 787 issues ‘regulatory crap’

Ben Sandilands March 20, 2013 4 Comments

Is Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary really Jeremy Clarkson, host of Top Gear? There are similarities.

Ryanair CEO ‘village idiot’ letters published in Irish press

Ryanair CEO ‘village idiot’ letters published in Irish press

Ben Sandilands January 20, 2013

In what could get Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary ‘retired’  Eire’s the  Sunday Independent has published correspondence in which he likened the republic’s Aviation Commissioner, Cathal Guiomard, to a “village idiot.” 

Ryanair calls in lawyers after claims of unsafe fuel policies

Ryanair calls in lawyers after claims of unsafe fuel policies

Ben Sandilands January 4, 2013 2 Comments

Ryanair may be run by a mad man, but it isn't unsafe, and it is suing the *rse off a UK media giant for saying it is

Ryanair CEO O’Leary may have gone insane

Ryanair CEO O’Leary may have gone insane

Ben Sandilands November 9, 2012 17 Comments

The possibility that Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has gone bonkers is supported by his latest outburst against the wearing of seat belts in jets

Norwegian places huge order for Boeings then does the same with Airbus a day later

Norwegian places huge order for Boeings then does the same with Airbus a day later

Ben Sandilands January 26, 2012 12 Comments

To the casual distant observer the notion that Norwegian will have 200 brand new single aisle jets in service within 10 years suggests that the entire population of the Viking nation will be in the stratosphere at the same time, but it’s not really like that at all. Norwegian is the brand name of Norwegian […]

Antichrist update: O’Leary on China’s new jet and the forthcoming show down among Emirates and imitators

Ben Sandilands December 1, 2011 9 Comments

Most observers would agree that Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary uses crude words and acts the clown, but his airline is enormously successful and relevant, and this makes his opinions seriously newsworthy. When he was in China earlier this week, looking at the COMAC c919, which is intended to be a new-technology replacement for current Boeing […]

Ryanair sends unruly students a pack-off video

Ryanair sends unruly students a pack-off video

Ben Sandilands February 11, 2011 10 Comments

Following the incident in which 100 unruly Belgian students were thrown off a Ryanair flight in the Canary Islands on February 7 after rioting over excess baggage fees Ryanair has sent them a YouTube tutorial on how to pack a  carry on bag with enough clothes for a two week holiday. Ryanair allows one carry […]

Jetstar has an ‘O’Leary moment’ in China

Ben Sandilands January 18, 2011 9 Comments

Jetstar this morning claimed to be announcing low fare flights between Singapore and Hangzhou (Shanghai) from March 22, which is as misleading as Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary, claiming infamously that its flights to Frankfurt (Hahn) were going to the real German metropolis and not to a strip 150 kilometres away in a peculiarly benighted part […]

787 short cuts don’t add up for Jetstar

787 short cuts don’t add up for Jetstar

Ben Sandilands July 23, 2010 6 Comments

Boeing is saying strange things about the 787 from a passenger safety point of view as it evades a critically important test that might impede its rush to achieve certification by the end of the year. This part of an article which has appeared in Flight International also quotes Boeing as saying the 787-8 has […]

How to make Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary look like a sissy

Ben Sandilands April 14, 2010 2 Comments

With reports coming in that Boeing has told Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary it won’t remove toilets from its 737s just so he can charge a ‘pee fee’ for using one remaining toilet an Angry Flyer has found this two year old story from an unidentified US newspaper sending up a fictitious American Airlines plan to […]

Ryanair goes for another piss take, or not?

Ryanair goes for another piss take, or not?

Ben Sandilands April 11, 2010 5 Comments

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is trying to frighten the piss out of his customers again, giving new life to the perennial riddle as to whether or not he actually hates them. The latest story, dated April 6 in the UK media, appears to be based on an article in the edition of its in flight […]

Air NZ does an O’Leary, gets free advertising

Ben Sandilands January 20, 2010 2 Comments

It says something about the difference between legacy and low cost airline managements when Air NZ has to spend big bucks to deliberately cause controversy and Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary always gets it for free. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zG7LejcRm4[/youtube] The ‘cougar’ ad that caused so much sham offence in New Zealand has now been pulled in response to public […]

The truth about standing room flights, or is Michael O’Leary losing his marbles?

Ben Sandilands July 7, 2009 6 Comments

Air travel anti-Christ and CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary overlooks two realities in his pursuit of standing room flights. 1. Filling a 737 with passengers standing upright and strapped to a ‘bar stool’ would exceed the certified emergency evacuation load limit by as many as 90 passengers, and require re-certification and possibly an extra set […]

Anti-Christ update; Ryanair launches home printed boarding pass fee plus a hefty fine

Ben Sandilands May 14, 2009 3 Comments

Ryanair has found new ways to shake down its customers with a £5 fee for printing their own tickets at home, and which is unavoidable, as it is also shutting down all of its check-in desks. In addition it will fine passengers £40 at the airport if they turn up without it, by charging that […]

Michael O’Leary p*sses on the media from a great height again

Ben Sandilands February 28, 2009 2 Comments

It says much about how daft the British media and the UK in general has become in these times when Michael O’Leary, the rude, crude and hugely successful chief executive of Ryanair, p*sses on them again from a great height. On Friday O’Leary made a supposedly off hand comment on the BBC about how in […]