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ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

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ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

On a recent flight from Tenerife to Edinburgh after 3 trys to get the stewards to turn up the heating on board I gave up. Not only were some passengers sitting with jackets on but a number like myself without na lot of hair were wearing hats. I wonder if this is another dodge of Mr oleary to save money

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11. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

I agree with with #6, temperature perception is a personal thing.

That's why at any UK airport arrivals in the middle of the winter, you will find men and women in t shirt, shorts and flip flops with a hat, I assume to keep them warm.

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12. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

I see my theory about Ryanair 'clientele' is right.....

Edited: 21 March 2014, 15:39
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13. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

Well I've not flown Ryanair but have flown on a lot of planes I thought were chilly. But instead of whinging about it I simply put on my pashmina and read, knit or play solitaire and don't spend my time sitting there thinking it's some kind of money saving conspiracy on the part of the airline.

And who's to say the hats weren't some kind of fashion statement rather than a way of "keeping warm"? I was astounded recently to see a young guy wearing a knitted beanie in 40C+ heat! (I'm in Australia.)

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14. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

I would always rather have it a bit cool rather than too warm. I can always add more layers, but I find that the flight attendants frown on passengers disrobing.

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15. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

>>>I love conspiracy theories. It's Friday,,,bring em on, the crazier the better please. Don't be ashamed,,,just put it out there.<<<

Michael O'Leary has realised that Ryanair is going down the toilet, and has invested a large amount of his personal fortune in hat and coat manufacturers. In order to protect his investment, he has instructed that all Ryanair flights have no heating, so to encourage passengers to wear more hats and coats to stay warm. he is also going to open specialist hat and coat shops in all Ryanair served terminals, and put up special notices about how cold the flight is going to be at security. His next step will be to move into the scarf and glove market...

On the othe rhand, of course, it could simply be that the cabin on the OP's flight simply wasn't as boiling hot as I normally find airline cabins.

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16. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

That's an excellent theory,,,they can sell said hats and coats on board,,,but charge excessive fees for people to bring their own, thus maximising the pocket emptying potential on their captive audience....

Once people have purchased, they can then turn the heating way up, and then sell water at extortionate pricing,,..:-p

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17. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

I think you've nailed it Roj!

(Hope MoL isn't on Tripadvisor....don't want him getting any more daft revenue stream ideas).

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18. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

I always feel chilly on flights, I wear a jacket or jumper, and have a pair of bedsocks with me to put on during the summer when I am usually wearing flip flops. I take them off after landing, back in my bag, no problem.

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19. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

Some find it too hot, some find it too cold. It isn't a conspiracy, it isn't a vendetta, it isn't the ghost of Lord Lucan picking on you. Its life. Live with it.

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20. Re: ryanair policy of not keeping their customers comfortable

Another thing for OP (and others) is that these forums are really not complaint forums, even if the complaint is travel related. If you want to complain, then do it to the company involved. Chuck.