Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thumbs down for Ryanair

Poor old Ryanair, named and shamed today by consumer review site TripAdvisor as the “world’s least favourite airline” in its annual travel trends survey.

The survey of 4,000 travellers also saw US giant United Airlines singled out, while EasyJet was voted the second worst airline by British travellers after Ryanair.

Bad news all round for the Brits, with Heathrow Airport handed the unfortunate accolade of worst airport. Singapore's Changi came top.

Thankfully, British Airways has restored some pride, being chosen by travellers as the world’s favourite airline [feel an idea for a TV ad coming on].

More titbits form the survey here.

For those looking for the “hot” new places to go in 2007, here is TripAdvisor’s Top Ten:

* Pamukkale, Turkey
* Parga, Greece
* Ayr, Scotland
* Campeche, Mexico
* Marrakech, Morocco
* Naxos, Greece
* Puno, Peru
* Soller, Spain
* Salvador, Brazil
* Fes, Morocco

Kevin May, editor, Travolution


Darren Cronian said...

I've just finished reading "Where am I now, and Whose winning?" By Andrew Baker, a sports writer, and he didn't recommend Salvador in Brazil, not unless you want mugging, spat at, and very poor quality hotels! Interesting list non the less. Why are Ryanair so unpopular nowadays? I feel a blog entry coming on :-)

Anonymous said...

strange that ryanair would be voted world's worst airline. surely some mistake......

Darren Cronian said...

I don't know if there's sarcasm in 'Anonymous' comments, but I know they have had tons of bad press, and I also know that they have added on these little extras to hike up the "cheap fare" but even so, what they have done in the form of low cost travel has changed the travel industry for the good in my opinion.

Okay, there's environmental issues with low cost carriers, but that's a global issue not just a Ryanair issue.

Why they get so much flack from the press is a little bewildering.

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