Idiot of the month… too bad it did not happen on the Brno-London flight… (via www.ryanair.com press release)
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (26th Feb) confirmed that the winner of a €10,000 Ryanair scratch card, on Thursday’s FR1724 flight from Krakow to East Midlands, ate the €10,000 winning ticket after crew confirmed he had won the €10,000 prize.
When the delighted crew congratulated the winner and advised him how to claim his prize he apparently became upset that Ryanair’s cabin crew could not pay him the €10,000 there and then on the flight. When the crew explained to him that these very large €10,000 prizes needed to be verified with, and collected directly from, the scratch card company the prize winner became angry and decided to digest his win – literally!
Since this €10,000 prize will now go unclaimed Ryanair and Brand Force, the scratch card company, have decided to offer the cash to charity and have asked Ryanair passengers to vote on www.ryanair.com (until Fri 5th Mar) for which type of charity Ryanair should donate the €10,000 prize to, from the following list:
1. An Anger Management Charity
2. An Eating Disorder Charity
3. A Gamblers Charity
4. A Disruptive Children’s Charity
5. A Mental Health Charity
Another batch of future Ryanair cabin crew arrived in Brno for their training. There are 30 to 40 of them but from what I have heard they have some smaller and bigger tests, and both kinds sort it out and some of the course participants “fail”. I have seen the Ryanair CRM handbook. Some things are extremely hard to learn, you just have to memorize, but most of them make a lot of sense, if you just think about it and use, well, the common sense approach…
A very interesting training event will take place in Brno in a few days. Around 50 future employees of Ryanair will undergo special training before they are assigned to their new bases from which they will fly every which way in their new workplaces, Boeing 737-800’s.
Sort of unusual, considering that Ryanair operates only one route to Brno (Brno-London/Stansted). It should be interesting because from what I have heard the girls will be given tailored uniforms. A nice front-page photo idea…
The Brno Turany Airport is not very busy. There are only three international routes: to London/Stansted, Moscow and Girona, Spain. Local media like to call the latter “Barcelona” route, since the Girona airport is basically the secondary airport for Barcelona. This route will be terminated as of the end of this month. And so there will be fewer planes to spot. Besides, with the end of the tourist season, the BRQ airport is gonna get very, well, boring…