17 Tweets That Perfectly Describe Ireland’s Love-Hate Relationship With Ryanair
Flash sale, YAY! Three-hour delay, NAY.
Us Irish love a bargain, and when it comes to travelling abroad it’s no different.
A €1 flight to Paris? Yes please.
London for a tenner? Yup, we’ll take that.
Never mind the the tedious booking process (no, I don’t want travel insurance, a hotel booking, a rental car or priority boarding), the fact that you have to pay roughly €3,000 per checked bag, or the likelihood of your flight being delayed by three hours for “indeterminate” reasons. Ryanair still has a hold of our hearts, and it won’t let go.
Behold, 16 tweets that perfectly describe our back-and-forth relationship with the king of budget airlines, Ryanair.
When there’s a flash sale on, no-one can cope with the excitement
Public appeal to Ryanair to have another flight sale, I beg
— Lauren (@Lauren_Bolger_) April 19, 2016
Someone give me a reason to buy a flight in the Ryanair sale please
— Laura (@paperlessbird) February 3, 2016
Ten minutes ago you had no intention of going on holiday, now you’ve booked a four-day mini break to Bratislava.
Ryanair are having another seat sale…. The temptation….. What’s Oslo like in February…..Or Amsterdam…. Oh heck.
— Lianne Reddy (@LanaReddy) February 3, 2016
Gotta love that Ryanair sale, just booked a random trip to the Netherlands
— Niamh (@niamh__oh) February 3, 2016
But once you arrive at the airport, things start to go downhill.
— Maggie (@lady_gargle) March 4, 2016
RyanMan – a man who can fly but with all the delays and charges of a standard RyanAir flight
— Ben Pope (@BenWPope) May 3, 2016
Did someone say delay? Please, no.
— Lauren Doherty (@laurend_23) March 23, 2016
Maybe it’s not their fault…
— Rebeccax (@rebeccafargie) May 7, 2016
Luckily Ryanair alerted you ahead of time via text, right?
Thanks for the text @Ryanair to say my flight has been delayed. Unfortunately I’m sat on a stranded plane and have been for an hour.
— Nyree Hood (@nyreehood) December 7, 2013
Finally! You’re on board. You and 40 cramped bright yellow seats.
Ryanair yellow does not ease a hangover.
— Ben (@BenSwift94) June 23, 2013
What’s worse than being stuck on a #ryanair flight? Nothing. Nothing is worse. When I close my eyes I still see the garish yellow seats.
— Stuart Hogben (@stuarthogben) May 28, 2015
— Dara Munnis (@daramunnis) May 6, 2016
(Although if you’ve flown recently you might have noticed they’ve toned down the yellow, yay!)
— Leeroy J. (@flank_two) April 30, 2016
(Only on the front of the seats, though. Boo.)
— Simon Dempsey (@simondempsey) May 4, 2016
Once the flight lands, there’s always that moment of anticipation when you think you’re getting away without hearing the fanfare.
The best thing about a delayed flight with @Ryanair is that we didn’t get to hear the trumpet fanfare at landing
— G-Unit (@BListAtCapital) May 6, 2016
Oh wait, there it is.
Today’s entry of things I’ll never stop laughing at:
Ryanair’s victory fanfare after landing a flight.
— Panik Mesaritis (@Panik64) February 9, 2016
But let’s face it, we’ll still choose Ryanair any day – as long as it’s cheaper, that is.
Aer Lingus was €1 cheaper than Ryan Air and I love myself
— Zombie Linda (@Chewbekahh) April 25, 2016
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