Confused by all the Ryanair Reviews?
So, you’ve booked or looking at booking a flight with Ryanair and you’re unsure what to expect? Like a lot of low-cost airlines, there is going to be a 50/50 split in reviews, and this comes down to what kind of traveller you are.
As you’re probably aware, there are a few bad Ryanair reviews, but if you can look past the comments about the uncomfortable seats or hidden added cost, it is a reputable airline. It’s said to be Europe’s number one airline with over 2000 flights a year. Now, that’s a lot!
The thing with budget airlines is that flights are cheap, this cannot be denied, but if you don’t follow the rules, you will end up paying more than a general ticket.
About the flight
Check-in with Ryanair is pretty smooth sailing, just don’t forget to online check-in and do not lose your boarding pass. If you forget to check-in before arriving at the airport, then you will encounter a 55 euro/pounds fee, and if you need a reprint of the ticket at the airport, it will cost you 20 euro/pounds. Although if you have a Flexi plus ticket, it’s free to check-in at the airport.
All tickets include a small carry on bag such as a laptop bag, handbag, or backpack that will fit under the seat, but if you have a small carry-on suitcase, you will need to purchase a priority ticket, which includes 10kg. If travelling with more than 10kg luggage, checked baggage might be a better option then cabin baggage. We found at least 75% of the flight was a priority. There will be someone checking bag sizes and weighing them at the gate. If your baggage is over, you will be charged a fee at the gate.
These will make your flight more comfortable
The aircraft appears modern, clean, and looked well maintained. The seats are known for being a little uncomfortable, and the legroom was a little tight, but most flights across Europe are quite short, so for me, it was not an issue at all. The lavatories were clean, and they provided food and drinks to purchase throughout the flight.
If you are purchasing the correct luggage required and complete an online check-in, you should have no problems with additional fee than Ryanair is an affordable airline.