FURTHER GUIDES SUCH AS ‘HOW TO RESPECT HOTEL RULES’ REQUIRED
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (10th Feb) delivered an online tutorial in packing light and called on Belgian universities to add it to their curriculum following the unacceptable and unsafe behaviour of over 100 Belgian students last Saturday in Lanzarote. Ryanair released the YouTube guide to packing, to allow these students avoid embarrassing themselves, and Belgium, further with their refusals to comply with the airline policies and instructions, as they agreed to do at the time of booking.
The YouTube tutorial demonstrates how passengers can pack enough clothes for a two week holiday into one 10 kg carry-on bag. Ryanair called on Belgian universities to introduce tutorials on ‘safety when abroad’, ‘the importance of following safety instructions’ (without spitting at or threatening people) and ‘how to respect hotel rules’ following media reports that these students damaged hotel accommodation while on the Island (see links below).
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:
“Ryanair is today calling on Belgian universities to ensure no further embarrassing international episodes when their students travel abroad by providing them with an online tutorial in how to pack light. This tutorial will allow these students to comply with the airline policies they accept when booking a flight.
While this tutorial will avoid any unpleasant situations for students, airlines and fellow passengers, these universities should also address the media reports that their students damaged hotel accommodation and were a general menace to other holiday makers, by developing further tutorials such as ‘how to respect hotel rules’.
Thankfully the unacceptable actions by this small group of students are not indicative of the behaviour of the many millions of university students from Belgium and elsewhere that travel with Ryanair every year.”
Example of media reports detailing hotel damage and student's behaviour: