Stung by a ten-hour delay and a 300 Euro fare to Spain on his native low fares airline, Dubliner Paul Kilduff plots revenge to fly to every country in Europe for the same total outlay, suffering every low-fares airline indignity: 10kg of carry-on baggage, 6.00am departures, Six Nations-style boarding scrums, bus excursions, terminal anxiety and cabin crew who deliver famed customer service.
Kilduff travels on a cheap Irish airline led by a self-proclaimed obnoxious little bollocks , that flies from A to somewhere remotely near B, weighs baggage as if it was gold, charges passengers to check-in or to use a wheelchair, sells them hangover cures and scratch cards, lands its aircraft at the wrong airport and doesn t even care if Kilduff shows up.
And his advice to fellow travellers in what is perhaps the ultimate airport holiday read? Don t get mad, get even get a one cent airline ticket!
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Paul Kilduff is the author of four previously published financial thrillers. He is also the author of The Little Book of Mick and Ruinairski.Review:
Kilduff has a neat sense of irony when balancing his own and other people's discomfort,with the motivation that brings us all back to Ryanair:it's cheap.He can be a droll and perceptive writer.His dispatches from the hot-spots of Liechtenstein or San Marino are witty and engaging.A quirky study of a modern phenomenon,Ruinair is the ultimate airport book.You may even see it sold on Ryanair flights,if Michael O'Leary can find some way to make a buck from it-Sunday Business Post. This is a travelogue in the best sense of the word-it captures the tone and the landscape of the changed Europe where we can now fly for a tenner,so that a reader in 100 years' time could quickly visualise the importance of what has happened.Kilduff's strength is the variety of destinations he visits and his contextualisation of the Ryanair experience.Kilduff's style is eminently suitable for an airline that is constantly mocking itself and taking the urine out of the airline industry it has enlivened-Irish Independent Ruinair is an entertaining travel book based around the destinations you can visit on this much-used but maligned airline.This is a razor sharp travel guide.VERY funny,sure,but be warned,if the book fails to please,there is no refund-Sunday Tribune
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Book Description Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110717144348
Book Description Gill & Macmillan Ltd, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0717144348