Michael O’Leary and the Arctic explorer
Deaglán de Bréadún
Get an earful of this. It comes from the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning (text version here.) The Ryanair boss is defending his airline’s conduct during last night’s emergency on a flight from Bristol to Spain which was diverted to the French city of Limoges. The passenger interviewed about the experience happens to be a polar explorer.
His description is quite terrifying, especially coming after the Spanair and other disasters. At the same time, it has to be said that O’Leary responds very calmly and rationally. After listening a second time, I felt reassured. Others may not be. As a frequent flyer I would like the airlines to be a lot more proactive than they are at present in telling us about safety procedures and I don’t mean showing us how to fasten a safety-belt. It’s a life and death issue. Deaglán