I followed the recent media spat between a Ryanair official and a customer with much amusement. Well, actually it’s not the spat itself that caused the amusement – since I wasn’t present for the altercation I can’t very well pass judgement, whether in jest or otherwise. I can, however, pass judgement on readers’ comments while thanking said readers for keeping me entertained for the best part of thirty minutes.
The majority of comments, you understand, were totally unrelated to the case at hand and focused instead on that supremely important of questions: what the hell is our government thinking, making cheap flights available to us all and subjecting us to the shifty business practices of Ryanair, aka the devil incarnate? The consensus on the comments board was strong: charging us €50 for a flight and then rubbing salt in the wound by adding more fees for extra luggage, priority passes and coffee? Daylight robbery.
This post has really been a long-time coming. Guess what, all you whiners out there. If you hate the thought of getting away from the island at one-third (or less) of the price of normal-cost airlines, then you are more than welcome to flupper off, spend away and shut the hell up. Me, I’m a stingy so’n’so who would rather spend the extra cash on, say an extra theatre show or three. Read more here.