Archive: March 22nd, 2004

Airline madness

I’ve been comparing air fares recently in anticipation of a possible trip to Ireland.

One of the cheaper options would be to fly with Ryan Air. However, on reflection, I think I’d rather have my eyeballs gouged out by rabid monkeys than to give those scum any of my money.

This is from their terms and conditions page:

"For safety reasons Ryanair will carry a maximum of up to four disabled/reduced mobility passengers on any individual flight. Requests for assistance must be made through Ryanair Direct on the same day as your original booking. If the assistance is not booked on the same day then carriage will be refused."

Safety reasons? Safety of the profit margins maybe.

Mind you, I probably won’t be flying with Aer Lingus either. As Pete pointed out, those dinosaurs don’t allow iPods or laptops with CD-Rom and DVD-Rom drives to be used on their flights:

"The rules regarding electronic devices such as iPods and airline safety appear to be unclear in the Irish aviation industry. The main guidelines were written in 1993 - before digital music players nor DVD technology had been invented - by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and have not been changed since"