Ruinair

Ruinair Kilduff travels on a cheap Irish airline led by a self proclaimed obnoxious little bollocks that flies from A to somewhere remotely near B weighs baggage as if it was gold charges passengers to ch

  • Title: Ruinair
  • Author: Paul Kilduff
  • ISBN: 9780717144341
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kilduff travels on a cheap Irish airline led by a self proclaimed obnoxious little bollocks , that flies from A to somewhere remotely near B, weighs baggage as if it was gold, charges passengers to check in or to use a wheelchair, sells them hangover cures and scratch cards, lands its aircraft at the wrong airport and doesn t even care if Kilduff shows up And his adviceKilduff travels on a cheap Irish airline led by a self proclaimed obnoxious little bollocks , that flies from A to somewhere remotely near B, weighs baggage as if it was gold, charges passengers to check in or to use a wheelchair, sells them hangover cures and scratch cards, lands its aircraft at the wrong airport and doesn t even care if Kilduff shows up And his advice to fellow travellers in what is perhaps the ultimate airport holiday read Don t get mad, get even get a one cent airline ticket Praise for Ruinair Humorous, witty and evocativeevery bit as good as McCarthy s bar Evening Echo Our view of thebooks that have been published to date is one of total indifference A Ruinair Spokesman I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you on many low cost, on time flights and that you will continue with your wonderful writing, which helps keep us entertained and spreads the gospel of our lowest fares across Europe Ruinair Customer Service Department

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    1. God this was a painful read.I read the book in its entirety out of courtesy to the BookRing owner.I'm nice like that!I also persevered because I enjoyed the interesting facts about the places he visited - although there weren't many. I didn't care for a whinging Irishman who sets out to do something he doesn't want to do so he can write a book. Really! If he didn't want to experience it, why put us all through the misery so he can make money out of his book of whinging! I'm from Europe. I've flo [...]

    2. A perfect travel read. Somewhat exotic locations (all those Ryanair destinations not exactly close to the city they are not in) around Europe, airline travel, and funny observations about the locations, the history of the locations, the people, their habits, and everything around Ryanair. Aryanair. RuinairKilduff had a day of delays once when returning with Ryanair from Spain to Ireland, and as usual that airline didn't offer any apologies or appeasements. So he decided to take his revenge, and [...]

    3. This was a somewhat entertaining read. Part travelogue, part case study (of an ultra low cost airline), part humor, it's a fairly light read. I skimmed over some of the details about the cities/countries I wasn't much interested in, as well as some of the tedious tidbits about Ryanair itself, but there were some fun bits. As a 17-year airline employee for a major US air carrier, it was interesting to me to read about how Ryanair runs its operation, and how different (not necessarily good) they a [...]

    4. At times very silly but a banging good read. Highly recommended if you are flying on one of the no frills, bargain bucket airlines if only to display prominently for passing air crew or even the big wigs themselves. However its not recommended if you're a Ryanair snob, one of those who'll never fly on them because of "what I heard". It's honest, brutal about the airline, its management, its staff AND its passengers, you know the ones I mean, the ones who disparage the low cost carrier whilst hap [...]

    5. In some ways this reminded me of the 365 good deeds in a year book I read - this author sets out to visit every European country using low fare airlines, with an apparent preference (?) for Ruinair, and slogs us through them all. Parts of it were not so much eye opening as confirming of what one might expect. Although it hasn't convinced me never to fly low fare again, I do think I'll steer clear of Ryanair. He certainly portrays the head of that airline as someone who doesn't need my money or s [...]

    6. Very funny travel book based on a Ryanair botherer travelling around the lesser known parts of Europe. This book is filled with historical and cultural facts about Eastern European cities and important information on out of the way airports and how best to put up with and survive on budget airlines. After finishing this book I am keen to visit Slovenia and not so keen to visit Bucharest. Also Ryanair don't come across too badly in this book, still the worst airline on the planet, but I think the [...]

    7. hmmm - I have given this book 3 stars as the parts about ryanair and all the terrible airports were pure genius and very entertaining - the part about the ruiner agm was priceless -outside of this - it was pretty awful the travel reports were fairly weak and over all I felt the book didn't know whether it was a book about ruinair or a travel book of lesser spotted european places. I can't really recommend it but some parts are great if like me you have been unfortunate to travel on some of these [...]

    8. Re-reading this book (and its follow-up, Ruinairski) after this particular cheap and rubbish excuse of an airline has decided to p*ss off several people around the world recently by cancelling flights and refusing to re-book passengers onto rival airlines due to 'company policy'. I did actually find it humourous the first time round. Oh and I've actually flown with Bryanair/Ruinair before. Twice (once going out of the UK, the other coming back). Never again!

    9. Very wittily written, with some great plays-on-words. It was interesting to compare different value airlines - and see how some were cheap but not nasty (unlike Ryanair !)My copy has a red circle "sticker" on the cover saying "Price £0.01" with smaller writing underneath saying "Plus taxes and charges of £7.98.Total price £7.99" :-)

    10. A good read, especially if you hate Ryanair! Goes some way to show how they make their money, and why your cheap flight always costs £50 more than you initially think it willThe author does lose his way a little with a travel guide to bizarre destinations, which I'll admit to skipping part ofbut the low cost airline related areas were informative and funny.

    11. A different type of travel book. I think that Ryanair got the sharp end of the deal from Paul Kilduff on this one

    12. A nice case study on Ryanair and european low cost airlines in general, this travel log takes us through Europe in a funny and mostly entertaining way.

    13. Made me realise precisely why I dislike a certain airline with a vengeance, but ironically, almost made me want to go and book a flight. (only almost!)

    14. I thought this would be good which initially it was but then it became a drag as it covers over and over again the same complaints about RyanAir

    15. One of those books that is is too clever for its on good. Some amusing and some interesting parts but the author doesn't like Ryanair and this was an excuse to get stuck into it.

    16. If you have ever flown with the budget airline you will get it and if you haven't it will give you a humorous insight into how Ryanair works.

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