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Old 10-22-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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And what happens in that toilet is out of order on the flight? I think there should be at least 2 toilets available.
NO kidding! Let's just hope someone doesn't get the runs while on this flight either
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I heard that kind of "stand-up" seats were being developed for passenger planes.
If folks have to keep their seatbelts fastened during takeoff, landing and turbulence, how can an airline successfully get standing seats approved by the FDA?
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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If folks have to keep their seatbelts fastened during takeoff, landing and turbulence, how can an airline successfully get standing seats approved by the FDA?
First you meant the FAA. Overhead compartments would be removed. Its designed to be a leaning standing area with a place to place your buttocks on to take the stress off of your legs.

Ryanair to sell £5 tickets for standing-room only flights - Telegraph
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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First you meant the FAA. Overhead compartments would be removed. Its designed to be a leaning standing area with a place to place your buttocks on to take the stress off of your legs.

Ryanair to sell £5 tickets for standing-room only flights - Telegraph
LOL! Yeah ... I meant the FAA not the FDA!
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:04 AM
 
Location: California Mountains
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I heard that kind of "stand-up" seats were being developed for passenger planes.
That "news" was first tossed around in 2007 when we still lived in Europe. It was brought back every year or so just for publicity. Nothing was actually being developed.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Just put a catheter for every seat with a dump tube going out the side and hope it rains on the plane before landing. That would free up the one restroom for the more serious business.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Most airlines do on short haul flights in business/first class (mostly similar to a box lunch) and you get all the free alcohol you can drink while you're still on the tarmac.

But hey this is Ryan thus no such class exists. So if they are thinking about removing the rear toilets, they might as well remove the rear doors and the rear galley. That should give them at most 15 additional seats.
I travel on more than RyanAir and I'll disagree with you.
Do you travel via air in Europe?
Even in the US, you might get a drink and nothing else for a short duration flight.

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I used Ryanair only once, and I paid 100$ per person to fly Paris -Barcelona : exactly the same price as on Iberia! and they refused to board us on the flight back because we didn't have our luggage (it had been stolen)
RYANAIR = THUGS
I find this hard to believe.
When I lived near the Frankfurt/Hahn RyanAir airport, we'd fly to Pisa for lunch with no luggage as we were flying back the same day.
You're traveling with a carry-on most of the time.

Why didn't you fly Iberia then?

I don't particularly like RyanAir, but for the prices, I can't complain.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: the dairyland
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No, it's not "a few Euro more". It's often hundreds of Euro more.

Free food? Who gives free food on flights less than 2 hours in duration? Not BA, not Lufthansa, not any airlines in the States, unless you count water, soft drink or coffee (sometimes without peanuts) as nourishments.
Yes, it is just a few more Euros. Last summer I went to London. Flying from Frankfurt to London with Lufthansa was 80 Euros. The Ryanair flight would've been around 60 Euros. Bus ticket from Frankfurt to Frankfurt Hahn around 15 Euros one way. The tube from Heathrow to central London is cheaper than the busses from Stansted to central London. Bottom line: Lufthansa was actually a way better deal.
This winter I want to fly out to Barcelona for a few days. Lufthansa or Air France cost around 190 Euros. Ryanair for the same dates: 120 Euros. Again, both airports in the middle of nowhere, requiring a lot of hassle.
This might be different for someone who lives close to a Ryanair airport and far away from another major airport, but for me, in 75% of all cases it is NOT worth to fly with Ryanair and even if i saved 10 Euros I'd prefer to take one of the traditional airlines since they have at least somewhat of a customer service.

And yes, Lufthansa has free food on 2 hr flights unless that has changed over the last three months, which is when I last took a LH flight. It is nothing great, just a sandwich. But appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Yes, it is just a few more Euros. Last summer I went to London. Flying from Frankfurt to London with Lufthansa was 80 Euros. The Ryanair flight would've been around 60 Euros. Bus ticket from Frankfurt to Frankfurt Hahn around 15 Euros one way. The tube from Heathrow to central London is cheaper than the busses from Stansted to central London. Bottom line: Lufthansa was actually a way better deal.

And yes, Lufthansa has free food on 2 hr flights unless that has changed over the last three months, which is when I last took a LH flight. It is nothing great, just a sandwich. But appreciated.
That was a Lufthansa sale and a late booking for RyanAir.
Since I travel about 40 weekends a year, I am pretty familiar with the flight costs from Germany. Those are not standard costs. I just looked at the Lufthansa website (they're having a special) and one way from Frankfurt to London is 100€.
BTW, the Stanstead round trip bus is less than 20 pounds.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Do you travel via air in Europe?
Yes. My travel is primarily on business and has been mostly on Delta since the company I work for pays for it. Even when I do vacations, I fly Delta to get the company discount. This method of flying is part of my benefit package rather than my level in the company (so basically I'm not a flying suit).

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Even in the US, you might get a drink and nothing else for a short duration flight.
There's a reason they close the curtain to the front rows during the flight.
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