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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 21st Jun 17, 5:17 PM
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    Ryanair sits hen party in FIFTEEN separate rows as outrage over seating policy grows
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    Ryanair sits hen party in FIFTEEN separate rows as outrage over seating policy grows 21st Jun 17 at 5:17 PM
    A hen party has hit out at Ryanair's controversial 'random seat allocation' policy after the budget airline assigned each of the 15 passengers in the group a middle seat - and seated them in 15 separate rows.
    ’ 'Ryanair sits hen party in FIFTEEN separate rows as outrage over seating policy grows' '

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    • agarnett
    • By agarnett 11th Jul 17, 1:13 PM
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    Well rain stopped play again with hedgecutting and I am not going to contribute further to this thread because there is strong evidence someone is complaining about offence taken about every tiny thing and causing the forum team extra work. Perhaps someone is trying to get me banned more permanently.

    So that's it on this thread I'm afraid. MSE readers loss, not mine.
    • masseyattack
    • By masseyattack 19th Jul 17, 11:24 AM
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    Not sure how they can deny they've not changed policy
    I'm flying with Ryanair in a few days and found that despite checking in the moment that free check-in opened (I literally had an alarm on my phone for this) I'm sat away from my partner. Most annoyingly there are free seats next to both of us. Disgusting tactic by Ryanair to force people to pay to sit together. Fair enough they can't guarantee that a party of 10+ might not sit together but for two people to be separated completely stinks.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th Jul 17, 11:26 AM
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    I'm flying with Ryanair in a few days and found that despite checking in the moment that free check-in opened (I literally had an alarm on my phone for this) I'm sat away from my partner. Most annoyingly there are free seats next to both of us. Disgusting tactic by Ryanair to force people to pay to sit together. Fair enough they can't guarantee that a party of 10+ might not sit together but for two people to be separated completely stinks.
    Originally posted by masseyattack
    How much would it cost to pay for 2 seats together?
    • Basildon
    • By Basildon 19th Jul 17, 11:47 AM
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    Crafty
    There may also be another reason for the centre seats in row.
    I tried to book a return flight but only paying for seats on the way back but taking pot luck on the way out but couldn't.
    I had the choice of paying both ways or not paying both ways so made 2 separate bookings to get around this
    • SaveTheEuro
    • By SaveTheEuro 19th Jul 17, 2:57 PM
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    And finally, Ryanair admits what what we all knew, it has changed the seating algorithms.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/ryanair-oleary-seating-complaints-3503581-Jul2017/
    • budgetflyer
    • By budgetflyer 20th Jul 17, 6:16 AM
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    reasonable and logical explanation IMO
    Have we changed our policy? No! But the algorithms that allocate are changing on a daily basis and will continue to change because they are driven by demand. We now have more than 50% of our customers paying for reserve seats.
    They overwhelmingly select the window and the aisle seat which means, yes, if you want a random seat it’s far more likely to be in the centre.
    • antenna
    • By antenna 20th Jul 17, 6:21 AM
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    antenna
    I would like to know the percentage of single passengers as opposed to 2 people flying together.
    Political?....I dont do Political....well,not much!
    • buffycam
    • By buffycam 20th Jul 17, 10:18 AM
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    Best seats for free!
    I'm flying to Berlin with my partner tomorrow and we decided not to pay for specific seats. Ryanair's "random" allocation has just given me a front row seat and put him in the emergency exit rows.... fifteen rows apart and in the middle seat, obviously. This is despite there being a few pairs of seats and loads of window and aisle seats free. Funny thing is, if we'd wanted to actually book these premium, extra leg room seats, we would have had to pay a total of £30
    • antenna
    • By antenna 20th Jul 17, 10:27 AM
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    You are in the perfect position to offer to swap a seat to get what you want.
    Political?....I dont do Political....well,not much!
    • buffycam
    • By buffycam 20th Jul 17, 10:32 AM
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    Interestingly, although I chose not to pay for a specific seat allocation on the way out to Berlin this weekend (and got extra leg room seats for free, interestingly the only unallocated middle seats left - see my other post), I do still have the option to pay on the way back.......
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 20th Jul 17, 7:42 PM
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    I would like to know the percentage of single passengers as opposed to 2 people flying together.
    Originally posted by antenna
    Very large, the flights are often nearly full of Eastern and Southern European workers on a trip between homestead and UK work location.
    • Jonmenzies
    • By Jonmenzies 23rd Jul 17, 12:17 AM
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    I just wish people would stop saying pay up or shut up. I don't get this.
    • antenna
    • By antenna 23rd Jul 17, 6:17 AM
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    Very large, the flights are often nearly full of Eastern and Southern European workers on a trip between homestead and UK work location.
    Originally posted by buglawton
    Flying to Malaga and Alicante........?
    Political?....I dont do Political....well,not much!
    • Buzby
    • By Buzby 23rd Jul 17, 8:07 AM
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    I always wait until the plane doors close, and then we suit ourselves.....
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 23rd Jul 17, 9:18 PM
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    I just wish people would stop saying pay up or shut up. I don't get this.
    Originally posted by Jonmenzies
    Perhaps because you left out an option - pay up, shut up OR fly another airline.
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 23rd Jul 17, 9:22 PM
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    reasonable and logical explanation IMO
    Originally posted by budgetflyer
    Except it's not true, the policy HAS changed. They used to seat families together if possible and the website even stated this, now they don't (and the website no longer states it).
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