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New Planes, Tighter seats for CX but roomier ones for Virgin Australia cabins

New Planes, Tighter seats for CX but roomier ones for Virgin Australia cabins

Ben SandilandsApr 1, 201710 Comments

Virgin Australia goes against the tide with more room in economy, for a small price

British Airways 'improves' short haul flights with even tighter seating

British Airways 'improves' short haul flights with even tighter seating

Ben SandilandsMar 12, 201713 Comments

Is British Airways telling us that it's going to be nothing more than a bigger low cost carrier?

Report from the front line on BA's war (?) on big people

Report from the front line on BA's war (?) on big people

Ben SandilandsMay 27, 20156 Comments

Being seated in the second row it was impossible in the confined space to rise enough to successfully turn one's head to survey the horrors that were happening without possibly doin

The Battle for Heathrow, and much more, is on yet again

The Battle for Heathrow, and much more, is on yet again

Ben SandilandsJan 26, 20151 Comment

The likelihood that Irish carrier Aer Lingus will accept a takeover bid from IAG,  the company that owns British Airways and Spanish flag carrier Iberia is the stuff of battles lef

India's largest airline places massive new order for A320 NEOs

India's largest airline places massive new order for A320 NEOs

Ben SandilandsOct 15, 20147 Comments

Having previously ordered  280 Airbus A320s  (100 A320 CEOs and 180 A320 NEOs) India's largest domestic carrier IndiGo has just signed an MoU for a further 250 A320 NEOs.

Boeing, Ryanair bring wet-your-pants cheap flights closer

Boeing, Ryanair bring wet-your-pants cheap flights closer

Ben SandilandsSep 9, 20144 Comments

Now draws closer the hour(s) of our incontinency as well as discontent. Even piddling little flights lasting only 40 minutes between take off and touch down can take more than an

Sales fall so Ryanair will try a charm offensive

Sales fall so Ryanair will try a charm offensive

Ben SandilandsSep 21, 20131 Comment

In an somewhat stunning about face, the CEO of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary has said he will stop the airline doing things that 'p*ss' passengers off. His exact word, with

Has Norwegian's long haul LCC upstaged Ryanair?

Has Norwegian's long haul LCC upstaged Ryanair?

Ben SandilandsAug 10, 2013

There is word that the fast growing low

Ryanair expunges 'free blow jobs' from its history

Ryanair expunges 'free blow jobs' from its history

Ben SandilandsMar 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 SandilandsMar 20, 20134 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 SandilandsJan 20, 2013

In what could get Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary 'retired'  Eire's the  Sunday Independent has

Air France low fare blitz under world wide study

Air France low fare blitz under world wide study

Ben SandilandsJan 8, 20132 Comments

Air France could be running up the white flag when it comes to full service domestic flights, something Qantas and Virgin are trying to resist in Australia

Ryanair apologies and damages payouts begin

Ben SandilandsJan 7, 20133 Comments

What should have been a thoughtful discussion about fuel policy spun out of control when it came to Ryanair in Europe, forcing the Sunday Times to pay up.

Ryanair calls in lawyers after claims of unsafe fuel policies

Ryanair calls in lawyers after claims of unsafe fuel policies

Ben SandilandsJan 4, 20132 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

Low fare high fee carrier Ryanair ends its legal pursuit of Aviation Herald

Ben SandilandsDec 11, 20121 Comment

Ryanair's attempts to curb coverage and commentary by

Ryanair spat with Aviation Herald continues

Ryanair spat with Aviation Herald continues

Ben SandilandsDec 8, 20123 Comments

Ryanair gets outflanked by air safety blog the Aviation Herald, over its reporting of a serious incident involving one of its flights, and adverse comments made by readers.

Ryanair makes legal threats against Aviation Herald

Ben SandilandsDec 7, 20123 Comments

Correspondence between Ryanair and The Aviation Herald has been published, concerning the former's threats to litigate against the air safety web site over its 'analysis' of a German safety agency report into an incident involving one of its jets, and reader comments.

Ryanair CEO O'Leary may have gone insane

Ryanair CEO O'Leary may have gone insane

Ben SandilandsNov 9, 201217 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