Blog DOB: 08 Sep, 2012
Name: ngchampdi ngchampdi
Now I don't give praise lightly, but I do feel where deserved it should be mentioned.
I recently had th epleasure of a Ryanair flight to and from Fuerteventura (Canary Islands to the uninitiated), I was not relashing a 4-4.15hr flight with RA but in fairness the crew were excellent Both going and returning. There was plenty of food and drink available if you wanted to pay the usual exhorborant prices. I have been on other 2 hr RA flights where the food trolley is empty by the time it gets to you at the back of the plane.
Anyway we (my wife and I) were travelling with our daughter who is 24 and a dreadful traveller and our 18 month old granson, we got into Fuerte well rested and fit to commence a 7 day break in 25-27degC of sunshine and we got in ahead of schedule approx. 10 mins. I had only 1 issue with the RA crew and that is the usual when they do not have a full flight they limit the seats you can sit in so we were not allowed into the first 6 rows and the last 4 rows. But during the course of the flight they didn't mind people moving up to the fron row for a short break because it was cooler up there as it was very warm mid ships.
Coming back the flight was more full and we were told not to sit in the first 4 rows. There was a lot of under 2's on the flight which means they don't have a seat which was the case with us, but luckily the row across from us only had 2 passangers and yours truly moved in there after take off and the grandson had a seat to him self for the duration of the flight except for landing where he moved back to his mothers lap. The crew did not have any problems with this. And glory be we landed nearly 20 minutes ahead of schedule and guess what ???. DAA or AR wasn't ready for us!!!!!!.
Ha Ha, I hear you say, but we were kept on board for nearly 30 minutes while DAA or AR organised 2 buses to collect us and bring us in. I kid you not. RA were ready and expecting both doors front and rear to be used, but by the time DAA or AR had the stairway at the rear connected there was only 4 people to come down it.
Anyway to sum up, Fair Dues RA and thanks for 2 excellent flights.
There was a guy on the flight who looked remarkably like Michael O'L, but I dont think it was him I only seen him from a distance and there was no official car to collect him at the plane.
Oh one other thing, as we were travelling with an 18month old we had a buggy with us and for the FIRST time ever in Dublin Airport was the buggy made available to us at the plane, nomally you have to wait for this inside the luggage hall, and if you are unluck enough to come in on gate 67 its a long f**king walk with a baby/wobbler/toddler especially when you consider the amount of stuff you need to carry with a baby.
God, I am really pi*sed off with Dublin airport facilities.
This morning I had the good fortune to collect a colleague from a flight from Franfurt so I arrived at the airport with about 30minutes to spare. The intention being 'have a coffee and a sandwich'. More like have a brew of insipid Latte and a semi frozen semi soggy concockion of rubber textured smoked ham, wilted lettuce, some slices of tomato that a Parma Ham carver would have been proud of they were so thin and what was suppose to be butter on the bread.
Well for starters, I do understand that food must be kept in a refridgerator so yes it should be cold, but this sandwich was so cold there was no give in the bread, it had the consistency of soggy cardboard (probably attempted to butter the bread straight from the freezer ?) and tased as tasteless also, not that I'm given to eat cardboard (soggy or otherwise) on a regular basis that I should be able to make a comparisson, but I do know these things. I opened one side of the sandwich No Butter or even spread or mayo on board. Then I looked at the wilted lettuce the rubber ham and the practically non existant tomato. I hesitantly took a bite - well I was hungry !!!!.
As my body tried to digest the offering , I tried another bite to see if it got any better NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. So there was Ɔ4.95 into the bin. I learned a long time ago no point complaining to the girls working in the coffee shop in DA, they tell you the sandwichs are bought in ready prepared and packed and then their english isn't quiet good enough to carry on a heated argument and you get more frustrated and the old blood pressure rises. So back to the counter I goes, I'll have a scone and some butter and jam. Hhhmmmmmmmmmmmm. The scone could be bounced off the wall it was that hard. Whats the f**king point, your better off starving.
Ok I said the coffee was insipid latte, I probably should stick to the black coffee like Blacksheep is doing, but hell a nice hot latte is nice every now and again.
So here we go again, DAA, please get the resturants to do something about the quality of their produce.