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Would you feel confident taking a holiday flight from 1st July?

Ryanair has announced to restore 40% of flights from 1st July

The airline plans to operate two out of five flights, subject to government restrictions being lifted, and airport hygiene standards.

The airline said the measure is subject to government restrictions on flights within the EU being lifted and “effective public health measures” being put in place at airports.

Crew and passengers will be required to wear face masks or face coverings, and pass temperature checks.

The plan would involve nearly 1,000 flights per day being operated and 90% of Ryanair’s pre-Covid-19 route network being restored.

The airline said there will be lower frequencies than normal on its most popular routes as it aims to maximise the number of airports it serves.

Since mid-March it has operated a skeleton daily schedule of 30 flights per day between the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe.

Queuing for toilets will be banned, but “toilet access will be made available to individual passengers upon request”, according to the airline.

Refreshments available to buy on board will be limited to pre-packaged items, and sales will be cashless.

Ryanair said all surfaces in its cabins will be disinfected every night with chemicals which are effective for more than 24 hours.

The carrier will require all passengers flying in July and August to complete a form when they check in, stating how long their visit will be and where they are staying.

This information will be provided to EU governments to “help them to monitor any isolation regulations they require of visitors on intra-EU flights”.

Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary described the Government’s plan to order international travellers arriving in the UK to self-isolate for two weeks as “ineffective” but insisted “it is manageable”.

He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “The reality is, we’re over the peak of the virus.

“What we now need is to take effective measures, and effective measures certainly in air travel will involve masks and temperature checks.

“They’re not going to involve measures that have no public support like lockdown, isolation. They’re utterly unimplementable anyway because you don’t have the police resources to go and check the people.”

He added: “We know from our own customer feedback, there’s a huge pent-up desire of families who want to get away to the beaches of Spain and Portugal, where, by the way, there will be no spread of the virus.”

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised against all but essential international travel since March 17, while domestic holidays are not allowed due to the Government’s lockdown orders issued six days later.

What are your views? Do you already have a Ryanair flight booked for the summer? Would you feel safe to take a holiday flight from 1st July? Are Micheal O’Leary’s plans sensible or just pie in the sky? 

Would you feel confident taking a Ryanair flight from 1st July?

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Joe Slater
3 days ago
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Micheal O’Leary is just a modern day highwayman who has no regard for his staff or traveling public, his motto is "Give me the money."
SueC62
4 days ago
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I doubt there'll be any foreign holidays for Brits this year, due to the UK's appalling handling of the pandemic. We are already on a number of countries' banned lists for when they start allowing flights.

The only flights I intend to take this year are one to get back to the UK to arrange to sort out my life in the UK, and then another one back to Turkey where I intend to spend most of every year. But I won't attempt either until I get a guarantee from Turkey that I'll be allowed back in.
BarbaraH57
5 days ago
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I would not be comfortable flying anywhere at the moment. All for staying put and enjoying our lovely weather and country.
Mome
5 days ago
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I think it is too soon to be in such a confined space
Valleyman
5 days ago
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No way. The air is recirculated through the plane. Many bugs! Maybe flying as an idea has had its day? Business - video conference. Holiday - we live in a fantastic country (and the income for Brits is great) Why does anybody need to fly? Pollution, noise, illness. Forget it.
ChrisJ124
5 days ago
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Definitely not. I won't be flying anywhere this year
Munsterlander
20th May 2020
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I have had a good think about this and I would if everyone was heat tested before they got onboard and everyone wore masks
AlisonP24
20th May 2020
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Definitely not, aeroplanes are a hotbed of germs, no matter how clean they say it is.
MikeR3
16th May 2020
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I will not be flying anywhere in 2020. a good opportunity for people to visit the best country in the world;Britain. we need to promote the staycation and get the economy moving by spending at home.
viking
15th May 2020
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Will anyone be travelling [ even after the problem finishes ] by Ryanair ???
Gillruss
15th May 2020
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The only reason Ryanair is doing this is to generate income. They do not care about the well being of the passengers or the world in general.
Tr1sh
14th May 2020
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I wouldn't. We had planned a trip for the summer but have shelved that and will be staying at home. Hopefully next year 🙂
Yagala
13th May 2020
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As flying is not as safe as it was in the beginning, no I definitely would not fly long haul anywhere in this world today. Too many planes come down from the sky without knowing why and how it happened.
My longest flight I ever had was 48 hours, from Amsterdam/Schiphol airport to Batavie airport with an overnight stay in Karachi so the plane could be checked out for any possible mal functions during the flight.
Nowadays the passengers go out of the plane and the new passengers come in straight away, no checking for anything because there is no time anymore "and time is money!"
Class Act
13th May 2020
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We have flights booked with Ryanair for mid July. We're definitely not flying with them this year and will ask for a refund. Also, as we were due to go to Majorca, there would be no point, as Spain is imposing a 14 day quarantine period. Some holiday that would be!!!
instagran
13th May 2020
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At some point there has to be a way forward, and as long as visiting countries have been given the go ahead for visitors and the airport and aircraft have been cleaned to the highest standards facemasks and temperature testing is a must..
You also have to keep your own safety standards like airline supplementing essential bag off hand sanitizers etc...
JohnM275
13th May 2020
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Not this year I’ve written it off how could you enjoy a holiday with all these regulations in place also if Ryanair was the only airline I wouldn’t go abroad again thank you over and out!
Mari50
13th May 2020
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You got to be kidding!!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't get on a plane any day of the year even if you paid me let alone July 1st.

You look up at that little room at the nose of the plane and see the ant up there and expect to join them. No way. If we were meant to fly we would have been given wings.
Lionel
13th May 2020
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That Mari50, is exactly how I feel. After a near miss at an airport where our wings were all but ripped off and taking off on Alderney on a runway too short for our overloaded little plane with,a gin soaked pilot, I'm not planning to fly again. Ever.
olivep
13th May 2020
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Wouldn't dream of flying anywhere this year BUT I'll be the first one on board with Malaysian in February 2021.....hahaha. The only concern I would have is travel insurance and if the insurance companies intend to cover Coronovirus I am sure either way we will see a rise in airfares and travel insurance.
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Sounds a great idea OliveP you need to have something to look forward too.
Stay safe
Sue
Tricia68
12th May 2020
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14 days in quarantine when you arrive at your destination then back home. That's a holiday???
CarolA88
12th May 2020
2
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I would not fly with Ryan Air as I do not tryst them. I am listed as extremely vulnerable and am shielding . I expect this to continue until the end of October at the least
Charla
12th May 2020
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I wouldn't fly with Ryan Air before the virus, so certainly would not now.
Catton
12th May 2020
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Absolutely Not !!!
Nannypink
12th May 2020
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Would not choose to fly with this airline at all since their shoddy service was highlighted. But following lessening of lockdown we intend to support UK business in the first instance
PaulT94
12th May 2020
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We should have been in Italy right now but it was rightly cancelled. As for flying anytime soon I think not. I can't think of a worse situation than being stuck in a tin can with people that might be infected or carriers. Over and above that, could you get travel insurance that covers the virus now?
I think it will be a long time before I think aeroplane journeys are safe.
Wilf
12th May 2020
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That is the best point I have seen on here-what about insurance as if you do contract it at the airport or on the flight and then get ill the other end and have to have medical expenses will you be able to get travel insurance?
Taffygal59
12th May 2020
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jeffsoo
12th May 2020
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I would never fly RyanAir under any circumstances...
Wilf
12th May 2020
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My worry would be if there are delays and you have to wear a facemask onboard for say 4 hours or you are unable to go to the loo for that long. What happens then? Also if you turn up with family members and one has a temperature and is refused to go on the plane what about the other family members? Of course, they could not go either. And what about cruises? I am sure not many people would want to go on them this summer.
piper66
12th May 2020
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Will not be flying this year, would rather lose the money than our lives and as somone else commented, it is because Ryanair can say WE cancelled and not refund us.
Rosedeb
12th May 2020
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Wouldn't want to be on a plane full stop, don't care what measures they put in place.
It's still recirculated air.
What's the obsession with travelling abroad at any cost??
ElisabethR
12th May 2020
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Oh dear. Think my sister and I have decided No Way for the foreseeable. Holiday in our own country. Plenty of places we haven't been. Weather? We can always down tools to sit in the sun now we are retired and if we pick a place here that has lots of interesting things to see and do should the weather not be good that will be fine. We took a jaunt out of season last autumn with a local coach company. It was inexpensive, food and hotel was great and we went somewhere different every day. Value for money? Excellent, at the end we decided we would do it again. Seems we are to live up to it........... Always assuming these holidays will be running.
Felix1
12th May 2020
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We are due to go in June. Not likely. Apart from the virus, last trip in January was awful. Lady sat next to me was large, she sat in her seat and me. She was unable to get out of her seat unless her husband , after much huffing and puffing, could physically pull her out of her seat. In an emergency I would have been trapped. Two seats in front baby howling all the way. Baby needed nappy changing, who I presumed was its mother changed its nappy on the seat, some of its contents spilled onto the floor and her disgusting lady companion ground it into the carpet with her shoe. Not a good trip. Never going on a plane again. We have lost £4000 but its worth it.
LanceFogg
12th May 2020
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Knowing how an airplane's air conditioning works, I would not comtemplate travelling by air until at least October, maybe not even until 2021. I don't want to sit there for hours with a facemask on which become useless the moment you remove it to eat or drink so until the rate of infection has fallen to almost zero i simply will not travel by air.
Maggiefaulkner
12th May 2020
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I have a home in Carcassonne and flights for July were booked months ago - so I will be going
jacacc1210
12th May 2020
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Terrible airline that cares more about profit than passenger safety, I wouldn't fly with them ever again even in normal times let alone the present time with covid19 around. He can sound as well intentional as he wants but we all know Mr O'Leary only cares about himself his airline & the profits that line his pockets.
parsnip54
12th May 2020
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I think realistically it will not be safe to fly until next year, or at least until a vaccine has been successfully produced. I feel Ryanair’s motive is purely financially driven as is a lot of the other businesses pushing to reopen.
The UK has a huge amount to offer so let’s help our own economy first before we throw our pounds sterling into foreign coffers.
BiruteK
12th May 2020
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Yes, I would be confident taking Ryanair flight and would be happy
Sue
12th May 2020
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I don't feel that I want to leave the UK for the foreseeable future.
swaneldo
12th May 2020
6
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Being sealed into a flying tube with recycled air and everyone in close proximity - no thanks!
EmaA
12th May 2020
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hello when there will be a flight from Lithuania. Thank you...
LyndaA2
12th May 2020
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How can anyone say there will be no spread of the virus on the beaches of Spain and Portugal? Ludicrous! Crowds of people from lots of countries all mixing together - perfect place to spread this invisible killer! Going through airports and sitting on planes is not something I would want and quarantine for two weeks when returning to the UK would certainly be a no no.
beatlesone
12th May 2020
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The plane maybe disinfected but what about all the people you are going to come in contact with on the plane and at your holiday destination
Silvermite
12th May 2020
4
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I only flew once with Ryanair and would never do so again. Michael O’Leary has always seemed put profit before passenger comfort. HIs appearance on the media this morning did nothing to reassure me. His assertion that no one is going to adhere to the 14 days when returning home is a most strange way to base a business model on and goes against what we are being asked to do. On a usual turnaround time of 20 minutes per plane I cannot see how cleaning would be effective enough.
LyndaA2
12th May 2020
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Couldn’t agree more
SandraT6
12th May 2020
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Wake up people flying is the most dangerous spreader of all deceases and lets save the planet, stop in our own country, help the local tourist industry and keep carbon emissions down.
PhilipP64
12th May 2020
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Never flown with them but from comments of other people who have probably never will!! I dont holiday in Europe anyway so will stick to major airlines like Emirates and Etihad.
Margaret Hart
12th May 2020
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I don’t know whether I’ll ever feel safe flying again - nearly every time we fly on the way home we always say the same we end up with at least a cold and we blaming air conditioning or pressurised air going round the cabin. It only takes one person with a set of germs to infect a whole plane load of passengers as everybody is breathing the same air. I am nearly 73 and have travelled quite a lot so i will be happy to holiday in England in future although the I will miss the sun.
,I have serious chest and kidney problems so it is not worth risking the risks. We have a beautiful country it’s just that we d
Be risking the weather but that is better than risking life.
LyndaA2
12th May 2020
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We feel the same. Perfect environment for virus to spread
Margaret Hart
13th May 2020
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The people who can’t wait to be on the beaches of Spainand Portugal must have a death wish. I don’t think our chbanges should have started until the beginning of June?‍♂️
KarenC472
12th May 2020
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I will not be flying with any airline until a vaccine is available
Lasenby
12th May 2020
2
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Have discussed with friend I go on holiday with and we decided no holidays abroad until there is a vaccine available.
Zoe K
12th May 2020
4
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Will not be flying until a vaccine has been found and given.
Retiredyorkie
12th May 2020
4
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Regular flyer - but never used Ryanair flights and definitely would not use them at this moment in time.
LizzieB63
12th May 2020
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They say they will disinfect with chemicals that will last for 24 hours, I'm not confident that this would be enough protection. Do you really want to go on holiday with all those people on the plane, confined space, wearing a mask prior to departure, during flight and on landing and getting through security? Not worth the risk. Stay Safe everyone
Wilf
12th May 2020
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What I cannot understand is what if you want a drink or food and have to remove your mask even if temporary. Plus what about going to the loo if the plane is full. He is saying you need to tell the crew? Seems like a very difficult situation.
LyndaA2
12th May 2020
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Yes! You still have to walk past other passengers to get to and from the loo - 2 metres away?! I don’t think so!
Wilf
12th May 2020
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I think he is saying people will not be 2 metres away Lynda but will all be wearing facemasks so it will be ok? What though if I want to go to the loo and then again 30 minutes later. At my advanced age that happens and then I am told I cannot go for another 90 minutes. There will be problems!!!!
AnnetteC5
12th May 2020
3
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No I wouldn't feel safe or comfortable. A holiday should be pleasurable. ☹
Bald123
12th May 2020
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Every summer we do go to Spain but I am not sure I would risk getting this disease just for a couple of weeks in the sun.
TraceyAnnabel64
12th May 2020
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No way.. too soon! And as per it had to be Ryanair but I think they will be a tad disappointed as people won’t go anywhere where there are volumes of people all around and even with SD it’s going to be bedlam at an airport! Also the flights will be overly higher priced than normal so I personally think leave it until we are on the green rector scale of safety and given the all clear for everyone
MrsPat
12th May 2020
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What I wonder is are they flying knowing that many people may not travel and so they will not have to refund their flight money as the passengers opted not to fly? It would also be cheaper for Ryanair to fly as they would not have to carry so many passengers.
Marley444
12th May 2020
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Whilst I understand that the airline business is on its knees, I can't see how it would be in any way sensible for anyone to consider taking a holiday abroad in the near future, and certainly not this summer. Social distancing is virtually impossible in an airport and on an aircraft it is totally impossible! I saw the interview on TV this morning and I think Mr O'Leary has lost the plot! I wonder if it is cunning ploy to get out of refunding money to passengers who have already booked flights for the summer .. if he says the flights are operating and then puts the onus on the passenger to cancel, maybe they won't be liable to give them a refund???
iestynlad
12th May 2020
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Money money money must be funny to be a greedy *****
SteveG
12th May 2020
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How can you feel safe when you are all breathing the same (recycled) air when you are in a plane
MrsPat
12th May 2020
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Mr O'leary did say the filters on the planes are better than operating theatres.
iestynlad
12th May 2020
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Bad enough anyway when you've flown who hasn't returned from a flight with a lurgy of some description
LyndaA2
12th May 2020
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So how come we ALAYS get a sore throat or a cold when we have been on a plane, pre- pandemic?!
viking
12th May 2020
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The filtering of the aircon in planes changed after smoking in passenger planes was abolished. Airlines were very quick to realise that if they could take out the secondary " smoking " filter system it would save a really appreciable amount of fuel that was required to drive the secondary filters. Hence now the system just heats or cools the cabin by recirculating the cabin air. Just look at the number of readers who have also complained of sore throats etc.etc.
Ryan air is notorious for its ruthless business acumen, so who will check that their aircraft have been disinfected each night ??
viking
13th May 2020
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See my previous rant about this.

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