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Ryanair is a, high quality yet low-cost, (until "government" taxes, airport fees and charges and crew wages, navigation supplements, aircraft maintenance costs. management bonuses and shareholders annual dividend fees are added) airline from Oireland, which operates throughout Europe. It is named after its founder, Michael O'Krapp, who set up the airline after the family's main business (Piracy) was no longer profitable.
Where at all possible, Ryanair does not use major airports; instead they use remote minor airports, often a long way from the intended destination to save money e.g. the Madrid destination is actually located in Shannon. Failing that, they simply land wherever there is space. For instance, Ryanair recently started to serve Paris "Chesterfield", England, by using the town's bus station as a departure lounge, with the adjacent Markham Road being used as a runway. Ryanair claims to have invested heavily in such 'airports' by adding safety features such as loudspeakers playing Irish folk music to warn of approaching aircraft. Ryanair's slogan is "We will always land you safely, in the middle of the ocean"
Contrary to recent media reports Ryanair does NOT intend to start charging customers for using the toilet during flights. This decision was reached after it was discovered that the practice of taking a mid-flight dump marginally reduces the load which the plane has to carry and therefore saves fuel plus the plans for the outside "economy" toilets were unworkable.
The company have yet to confirm or deny reports that it intends to start charging extra for carrying fat people.
Nothing, besides the above mentioned, is free on a Ryanair flight.
Ryanair is infamous for its lax attitude towards the safety of its passengers. The Irish Aviation Authority recently made several complaints about Ryanair's safety record:
- Instead of seat belts, passengers are provided with a piece of Sellotape. However, not only is the Sellotape provided only 5cm long, but most pieces of Sellotape have lost their stickiness due to overuse. If passengers want more Sellotape, Ryanair will charge them six euros for another ten centimeters.
- Only one emergency exit is provided for an entire plane: this is located on the roof, with no access from the cabin; therefore, in the event of an accident, it is impossible to exit the plane, and everyone inside is doomed.
- Although the cabin is designed to be pressurized, owing to poor maintenance, the doors don't always close properly, therefore as soon as a plane takes off, it can experience rapid depressurization. Only 1 in 13,455 people survive Ryanair flights.
- The moist sandwiches include a preservative, which, if at a high altitude can start fires, or even explode.
- Passengers now must stand for a 12 hours flight, and pay to crap.
- Overweight people are charged, because they can tip the plane while they're standing.
- When other airlines are involved in a fatal crash, Ryanair will gladly take the corpses off their hands and turn them into in-flight meals.
- Ryanair was responsible for 9/11, according to former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.
edit Flight operations
Ryanair is the first airline ever to operate a plane without any engines or fuel. This is achieved by making all the passengers alight the aircraft and push the aircraft down the runway (if available). Passengers lean sideways in order to turn the aircraft.
Many of Ryanair's critics complain that Ryanair doesn't serve meals on its Dublin-somewhere 50 miles from London service. The fact that the Dublin Bus 41 route has a longer journey time and doesn't serve meals either is entirely besides the point since most intending passengers have already starved to death (aka "Cargo") while waiting for the bus to show up.
Ryanair is currently owned by Michael O'Leary, also known as "our lord and saviour" to Ireland's more right wing journalists - most of whom wouldn't be seen dead (aka "Cargo") on a Ryanair flight.
edit Competition with easyJet
EasyJet (formerly Stingyjet, aka ChavJet), who is also a low-budget airline, competes closely with Ryanair. Hello Kitty who is the former owner of easyJet has repeatedly attacked Ryanair, with her viscous paws. In fact, until Stellios took over easyJet, Hello Kitty destroyed 47 Boeing 737s, killed 83 passengers and 32 Ryanair staff. Due to this unacceptable behaviour, easyJet performs much better than Ryanair and has a monopoly to a greater extent than Microsoft.