Yesterday Michael O’Leary, the calm, contemplative and collected boss of Ryanair – the blue and yellow airline, admitted he was concerned for customers comfort.
“‘What happens, particularly in the coverage of the Yemeni issues of recent days, is that we have another huge lurch by the securicrats into making travel even more uncomfortable and an even more tedious ordeal for the travelling public”
The irony of this was not lost on me. The airline that stresses out customers with garish colours, flying to airports many miles from the cities they suggest they’re in, a tinny fanfare when landing ontime, charges for everything they can put charges on is always a stressful experience. As far as possible I now blatantly refuse to fly with them. And yet, Mr O’Learly thinks our comfort should be put before safety. Never known for his commitment to clear truthful statements (like his airline) he was wrong when he said “These [bombs] haven’t been on passenger airplanes,” [they have], and “there has been no terrorist attack on a European passenger aircraft for many years” [again, there has – 2006, suicide bombings of aircraft, Moscow].
Yes the security checks are an inconvenience (perhaps more-so because of the understaffing and lack of space in airports like Gatwick and Heathrow) but I’d rather have someone in charge of my safety that isn’t intent of cost-cutting to the bare minimum.
Who are you trying to kid Michael O’Leary? You couldn’t care less about passengers flying experience! And anyway, there’s a reason flying is safe, relatively speaking, and that’s primarily because those security checks exist.
For more reasons to hate Ryanair, click here.