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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

Former Member ·
Are you saying that the primary goal is not to sell a mere flight ticket but to sell the whole tamale ? $$$
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

GarryRF ·
The intention is to increase the profitability of Ryanair. For the first half of 2013-14, it announced revenue up 5% to €3.25bn and profit after tax rising 1% to €602m.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

GarryRF ·
Ryanair are now selling complete vacation deals - so they've had to move on.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

DrFumblefinger ·
Ryanair just loves to get its name in the news, no matter what the context.
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Re: Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

Former Member ·
The thought of a kinder, friendlier Michael O’Leary makes me all warm and fuzzy. Not. I smell a rat.
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Re: Boarding Etiquitte and Carry-on Bags

DrFumblefinger ·
I usually try to get a seat in a zone where I'm guaranteed bin space. I usually have a laptop bag for my computer and travel documents, which goes under the seat in front of me. The rest of the items, including spare eyeglasses, camera, medications and clothes go into my carry-on. I can't take the small risk of these items getting lost so I need that carryon with me. It's rare that gate-checked bags get lost but they can. Generally for trips of a week or less, I can get by with just a...
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Boeing in SC: First 787-9 delivered, union election set

PHeymont ·
Two milestones for Boeing's plant in North Charleston, SC. This week the plant, which has been building the original 787-8, delivered its first stretch 787-9 version, and the International Association of Machinists, the union representing most Boeing...
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Spotted on the Road, Acton MA: 1946 Ford Deluxe 8 Coupe

PHeymont ·
  Outside a restaurant in Acton, MA, we spotted this shiny Ford coupe. It actually may not really be a 1946, but if not, it's a '47 or '48. Subject to correction by someone who knows more, here's the theory. Ford introduced basically this model...
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New startup aims to be "Airbnb for yachts

PHeymont ·
Airbnb has made a name for offering vacation rentals that range from a couch to a condo to a house or caravan, including the occasional boat. Beds on Board, a new startup, aims to do more or less the same, except they're focusing on yachts.  ...
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United testing revamped boarding areas...and scents.

PHeymont ·
Gotcha on that last one. Yes, United's plan to re-invent boarding areas includes a signature scent that you'll get a whiff of as you approach the plane!   On a more down-to-earth basis, the new areas being built at several Chicago O'Hare gates,...
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Mandatory Seat Belts for Children traveling by Plane?

DrFumblefinger ·
  Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) wants airlines to implement specially designed seat belts for infants and small children, to be mandatory for all commercial air travel.  The idea is to prevent them from becoming "projectiles"...
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Boarding Etiquitte and Carry-on Bags

Jonathan L ·
A recent article from the newsletter Smarter Travel got me thinking about the different issues with boarding planes. I have noticed the myriad different ways that airlines try to control boarding. As they have worked to enforce "zones" or "groups"...
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Has the Revolution Started? Ryanair allows 2nd bag and reduces fee

PHeymont ·
Ryanair, noted for low-cost tickets and strict rules and fees has now relented a bit. Passengers can now carry a second small bag free, and fee for getting your boarding pass reprinted has dropped from $95 to $20...MORE
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Airlines better on service, but complaints rise

PHeymont ·
Virgin America takes top spot in the latest annual quality ratings. For all airlines, 3 categories showed improvement, but complaints rose anyway.
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Airbus's new idea: People pods

PHeymont ·
There have been all sorts of ideas for how to get people on an off planes quickly, with algorithms for what rows or groups should go first, but Airbus is thinking outside the box...or maybe thinking of the box.   The European planemaker has filed...
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New app checks you in while you sleep

PHeymont ·
Lufthansa sponsors a new website that will quickly check you in to your flight, grab your good seats and send your boarding pass...automatically.
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Aug. 6, 2018: Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Caraquet, NB

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows Caraquet Bay where people are enjoying the summer Paddle Boarding
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

PortMoresby ·
There are all sorts of ways I find this concept unpleasant, but this in particular, "... everything in the cabin could be ready and waiting for the pilots when they arrive ... passengers could be pre-seated in cabin pods before the plane actually arrives" is particularly (potentially) unacceptable. It reminds me of the hours spent on the tarmac by passengers in recent years when there were delays. How is this different? While waiting in an airport has its downsides, the upsides of waiting...
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

DrFumblefinger ·
For a company that builds great planes, Airbus manages to patent the worst ideas. Am I the only one who sees the following in that drawing?: Pod = sardine can Sardines = people!
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

GarryRF ·
It is the nature of business that any idea is patented before it becomes talked about. Sardines in a can is has always been the philosophy of airlines. Just like supermarkets - stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap !
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Re: Airbus's new idea: People pods

PHeymont ·
Let's not forget that Airbus already has an A380 option with 11-across seating and over 800 passengers...the only change this patent makes is that it supplies a can-opener!
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