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Ryanair: The Final Word

Posted by Danny Whatmough on 25th February 2009

So, the Ryanair thang I blogged about the other day is really driving traffic to the site and is doing the rounds elsewhere too with the Times and the Telegraph covering it today. [is it surprising that these two articles don’t really seem to ‘get it’?]

I don’t really want to add much to the conversation, merely post a quick update to the situation.

The first thing to note is that Ryanair finally owned up to Travolution saying:

“Ryanair can confirm that a Ryanair staff member did engage in a blog discussion.

“It is Ryanair policy not to waste time and energy corresponding with idiot bloggers and Ryanair can confirm that it won’t be happening again.

“Lunatic bloggers can have the blog sphere all to themselves as our people are far too busy driving down the cost of air travel”.

I don’t think I need to highlight the PR 101 errors here!

Elsewhere there have been some interesting responses, firstly from noted travel-blogger Alex Bainbridge who gives a slightly different response that has provoked a fair amount of debate.

I’ve got nothing against Ryanair. In fact, two nights ago I actually booked a (very) cheap flight with them. The irony is that the site served me an error message on the final page! The booking went through ok, but it did make me chuckle…

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