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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Down with that sort of thing - Ryanair trumpet call comes to an end

Budget airline responds to Twitter campaign to make their landings a silent affair

Published 22/05/2014 | 08:44

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Ryanair passengers will no longer be subjected to the irritating bugle call announcing that they have landed on time.

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As part of a series of customer-orientated measures, the budget airline plans to scrap the well-known but not well loved brass melody.

The decision to call a halt to the on-time tune was a result of overwhelming negative feedback from customer surveys.

Responding to two thirds of respondents who voted to silence the trumpet, the airline confirmed the move via Twitter.

"We asked whether we should change our on-time music. Thanks for all your votes. And you chose... #downwiththetrumpets"

Last year, Ryanair promised that a number customer service initiatives would be rolled out across its flights, including the availability of low noise, low lights services and a larger luggage allowance.

They have also recently revealed their intention to remove aspects of the airline's marketing strategy that offends some of its passengers.

Ryanair's infamous pin-up calendar is one of those controversial items and may be the next change at the forward-moving company.

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