Michael O’Leary treats Ryanair passengers to free drinks after Grand Nationwide win

In an uncommon present of generosity, it was free drinks all spherical on a Ryanair flight after CEO Michael O’Leary’s horse Tiger Roll received the Grand Nationwide on the weekend

Final Saturday Tiger roll turned the primary runner since Crimson Rum to win two Nationals on the trot. Jubilant O’Leary was within the temper for celebrating on the flight again to Dublin.

Usually passengers need to pay for extras however on this flight they heard this announcement over the intercom:

“As is conventional on evenings once we win the Grand Nationwide,
we’re having a free bar on board this flight.

“I bought some criticism final 12 months by limiting it to at least one drink per particular person
in order that the crew might get to the top of the plane however now you’ll be able to have two drinks per particular person.”

He was insistent that this was a “drink-only flight” and warned “anybody ordering meals could be ‘personally offloaded’, including: “You should purchase your meals in Dublin.”

The 45-minute flight was the 19.25 service out of Liverpool John Lennon. It was delayed till 20.45 however that didn’t dampen his spirits. O’Leary stated: “I might say it was the happiest delayed flight ever.

“We strive to not encourage delays in Ryanair. It was largely stuffed with trainers and jockeys getting back from Aintree. It was terrific.”

He advised the Irish Solar:  “We received about £500,000 so I needed to give one again on a Ryanair flight. It was an amazing ambiance on the aircraft. Everybody was having fun with it.”

Among the many passengers have been successful jockey Davy Russell and Tiger Roll’s coach, Gordon Elliott.

O’Leary advised the passengers: “I need to congratulate Gordon Elliott who’s sitting in row 6C and Davy Russell who’s sitting down at 8D.”


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