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I wonder if Ryanair ended up paying more for their logo because it was a HEAVY typeface?
That'd be kinda funny eh?
Took my first Ryanair flight this Christmas, coming back from Italy.
Never again. I fucking hate buses, so quite why they think I'd want to fly in one, I've no idea.
It's a cheap airline, complaining about comfort would be like complaining about your city bus not being as comfy as a taxi.
- tight schedule, always on time - most punctual airline in Europe;
- no unions = no strikes that can turn travel plans of thousands of people upside down;
- they pay pilots well and their planes are tip-top technically;
- the cheapest fares, I often paid more for the airport taxi than I did for the 2000 kilometer flight.
I fly with them 6, sometimes 10 times a year — it's a cattle wagon but still the best airline in Europe for the reasons above.
It's shit, yes we get it
but what other company would have gave me a round trip to Milan/ Brussels for two for 40€,
get in, pray you land safely, get the fuck out
Don't forget the Ryan Air lottery!
I'd love to have Ryanair's questionable but undeniably cheap service. 2 x Jetstar returns, Sydney to Melbourne (1.25 hr flight)
$480 + $35 booking fee + no checked luggage.
The first time the flight attendants step on a real plane for safety class is during actual flight with actual passengers... In case you were wondering why you are burning alive next time the plane crashes and you can't get out in time because of inexperienced flight crew.
RyanAir planes are old and poorly maintained. I would never get in one
So should I hop in one?
They actually embrace the horrible service, they even make ads about them. Its part of the brand.
I fly Ryanair many times a year, never had any serious problems with them.
They fly on a tight schedule, hence are more punctual than any other airline in Europe. Their website, which used to look like designed by godaddy marketing experts, was redone recently to be more user friendly, and it is. The price you see is basically the price you get (you might get extra €2 or 3 for using a credit card or PayPal).
This said, some ticket buying tips:
Insurance: choose "don't insure me" if you have travel insurance, e.g. with your credit card. Chances of losing luggage are almost nil since those are all direct flights. In EU you have plenty of statutory rights anyway if flight gets cancelled, delayed, etc.
Numbered seats: you either pay for a seat you pick, or get one auto-assigned when checking in online. If you check in very late when most people are checked in, you're very likely to get one of the premium seats nobody wanted to pay extra for (more legroom, or close to exit), they also put you in the priority queue for free.
Note: automatically assigned seats could mean you sit in front, your gwife in the very back, but it's not always the case, we recently got 2 next to each other.
Hand luggage: they are much more relaxed about it now. 20x40x55 cm (up to 10 Kilos) and another smaller bag 20x20x35 cm, perfect for a camera bag or a laptop and stuff.
They're "more relaxed" now and rarely check your bag size these days, but they sometimes do and the hefty fee for oversize hand luggage is still in place.
I'm not flying with these guys, heard horror stories.