One of the greatest travel innovations of recent memory was that luverly Freddie Laker and Skytrain who, as with anyone ahead of their time, failed miserably in his mission - unlike me!
As often, I am very grateful to Christina (who is somewhat obsessed with aircraft and keeps cornering me in the International HQ breathing ' Fly Me To The Moon' - baby!) for starting me off down this latest of my non sequitors.
I would be amazed if any of our readers have not tried (or been tried!) by the abundance of cheap flight merchants out there including EasyJet, BMI, Flybe, Jet2 et al. I will immediately say that on a number of occasions I have used these for both business and leisure and, apart from the abominable airports that they use - step up the security dept. of Luton yet again - found them in the main to be good vfm. Personally, wherever possible as they do 'reasonable flights', I use BA who, despite all, give me what I want 99% of the time although not always going to the destinations I need.
They too are saddled with 'security', but the whole thing seems more civilised and usually in comfortable seats with nice aircrews and well maintained and cleaned aircraft. Even Pete, who does not enjoy flying, prefers 'death by BA' if possible!
However, a true and avowed mission of mine is to at all costs avoid/disparage/hate/diss/spit upon those who are in any way linked to the one which appears to be a head and shoulders above any of those mentioned above and are the largest, most arrogant, unpleasant bunch headed up by a complete arsehole who should be plugged - Engine Room's Bunny could help here.
I speak (rinse your mouth out) of course of...
... the beloved Mr. Michael O'Leary and f***ing Ryanair.
Frankly, my views on Hermann O'Leary and his scum company are not for this 'family channel' before the 9 pm watershed. His embodiment of the Luftair carpet bombing of the world has resonance with 'blitz' - and often surpasses it!
I am not alone - for once! I have just discovered this - Ryanair - and wish them, I think with all at diablog, the greatest of success, whoever they are! Just watch this film which I accredit to their site (with lots of others) and which I hope will not detract from your visit to them -
Why do we put up with it! Can we not join the students and hijack their demos? Herded like cattle, pay extra for queue A, a bit more for B and even more for even thinking of flying with them.
Seats which destroy the child bearing functions of any lady, restrict male blood flow so much that the Viagra dispenser in the toilets is always sold out and 'crew' - or should I use 'screw' - who can't/won't speak English, or any recognisable approximation thereof. Luggage is not something that can be recognised or included in air travel, food at Savoy prices that they pick up in bulk from the Lidl garbage bins, a publicity machine that advised Bliar and a CEO who was a corporal with Pol Pot, from whom he learnt his trade and customer relations. I think your skull is kept on file in a 'depository' just in case your family dare try to find where you ended up. End up - just as an example, at their version of 'Florence airport'. It is actually in Forli - quite a nice little town near the sea and a mere 2 hours drive from Florence (which is not by the sea) and on B roads! I dread to think of where you may be deposited/offloaded/dumped if you were to go to Bratislava - I thought Borneo was a no go for now!
In previous posts I indicate my love of the Irish - but this lot must be part of the FreeIRA - Free Inter uterine problems of Ryan's Airline. I refuse to believe that any of them are in anyway related to any living soul of that great nation.
May they rot in the catacombs,
Happily yours diablog,