On Oct 12th, the BBC aired a documentary called “Why Hate Ryanair?” The documentary heavily criticized the airline, saying they had no respect or dignity for pilots or cabin crew, that â€œpeople feel cheated by Ryanairâ€ and that its chief Michael Oâ€™Leary â€œis a bullyâ€.
Ryanair strongly denies the claims and says they are all lies. To show how friendly RyanAir is, they gave away 100,000 free tickets for every lie that the documentary said (11 of them). After 1.1 million tickets were quickly taken, the airline gave out another 500,000.
The BBC stands by its documentary and I am sure that O’Leary and Ryanair is always happy to get any publicity (I actually think they prefer the negative kind).news.com.au Image: allybeag