Showing posts with label Ryan Air. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ryan Air. Show all posts

Friday, 23 November 2018

Ryan Air | Edinburgh - London


When you think London, you think London City. Budget airlines fly to Stansted, Luton and Gatwick. You forget that you spend more time getting from the airport to London, than the flight. As I’ve not flew to London in a few years, after finding a cheap flight to Dublin I was curious what the price would be to London now. I found a flight for £22 return with Ryan Air, the following day after Dublin. The flight was with Ryan Air, Edinburgh to Stansted. I booked, as a random day trip so I wasn’t paying extra to pick my seat. Again I got allocated a middle seat, both ways. 

The flight was at 06:50, so I got to Edinburgh Airport for 5am. Edinburgh Airport carpark and the Airport itself, was a lot busier than the day before. I ended up getting a breakfast roll at Bar Burrito and wandering around the shops. 

The flight took off and landed on time. On the flight home, I bought things in London and had bags, that was too big to fit in the tester bag box. I had planned if it didn’t fit, to open the Lego box up and break the box up. One of the airport staff shouted over when I was trying to fit it saying “if you bought it at the airport it’s fine”. I said “I didn’t”. He replied “it’s fine you’ll still get on”. I was worried it wasn’t going to fit under the seat, since it didn’t fit in the tester box. The flight was an hour delayed. The over head department, is for priority only and was still open when I got on the plane. The other flights, the over head was closed by the time I got on the plane, so anyone could have easily used the over head. I got on and my bags fitted under the seat (they were bigger, than Ryan Air personal item size). I sat down and the pilot made an accouncement saying “we are short staff tonight”. It made me laugh. It was like they don’t care what they say. 

I’ve seen a lot of bad reviews on Ryan Air, but for £22 flight you can’t complain. I think as long as your items fit under the seat, they don’t care. Though it could be the fact, they were short staff haha. 

The photo below is the bags I had, on the flight coming home (bigger than Ryan Air personal bag size) and fitted under the seat. 

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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Ryan Air | Edinburgh - Dublin



I flew with Ryan Air for the first time to Dublin. If you’ve never heard of Ryan Air, it’s a Europe budget airline. I have heard a lot of things in the media with Ryan Air, so I’ve decided to share my review of flying with them. I saw an advert pop up online for from £12, 1 way to Dublin. I had never been there Dublin in my life. Ryan Air fly Edinburgh - Dublin. I clicked the advert and saw there was a few flights a day and a lot of them were £12. I thought I could go to Dublin for the day, as it showed up just over an hour flight. I booked and got my confirmation email. The confirmation email said booked seats can check-in up to 60 days before travel, but if you don’t pre book seats you can check in 4 days - 2 hours before traveling. I looked at choosing a seat which states from £4, but ever seat I clicked around the plane showed up £5 extra each way. I was traveling myself, so there was no need want to pick a seat. The only downside I had to wait till 4 days before traveling, so I could check-in online. There’s a £55 airport check-in charge, I assume is to encourage everyone checks in online.

I bought a back pack online for my day trip. I picked a standard size one and didn’t think much of it, until a friend said does it fit within Ryan Air size ? I said it’s a standard back pack ? Only when I checked the Ryan Air website, my back pack was too big. I started packing looking at other bags I have. I wanted a bag big enough to buy souvenirs, if I wanted to buy anything. Then a friend said to me they won’t have time to stand measuring everyone’s bags, as long as it fits under the seat. I knew it would fit under the seat, as I’ve had a bag and shopping from Duty Free and it fitted under the seat.

A few days before my flight, I checked in online. There was so many seats available on the flight and like the media said i was allocated a middle seat. It didn’t bother me, I was going because it was a cheap flight. I also wasn’t going to spend £5 extra each way, to get a window or aisle seat. After I checked in, I got my flight ticket. I always screen shot the ticket and print it. Airline apps are handy, but I like to have back-up options.

The day I was traveling, I headed to Edinburgh Airport. As I was already checked in online, I headed straight to airport security and scanned my mobile ticket. It was really easy to use. I just used the screenshot, than clicking the app and finding my ticket.

It was a 08:15 flight and they started calling priority people first at 07:50. They started of calling sections, then it was everyone. I showed my phone with my flight ticket and passport and one of the staff scanned the ticket on my phone. Then everyone headed outside, standing in a queue. I have heard people referring to budget airlines like getting on a bus. I can see why, when you’re standing outside near the runway haha. I read online non priority people, hand luggage suitcases have to be checked in. I was surprised seeing luggage handler staff taking suitcases from people, standing beside the plane. I imagined you’d check in the hand luggage suitcase, at the check-in.


I got to my seat about 08:05, so I knew it wasn’t going to take of in time. I fitted my back pack under the sit and saw others, with bigger bags than me coming on the plane. There was still people coming on the plane at 08:10. The pilot the made an announcement saying “we’ll be leaving soon, depending on how quick the passengers take to sit down”. I laughed to myself,  I’ve never heard a pilot say that. We left around 10 mins late, but it still arrived in Dublin on time.

The plane coming back, was at 20:25. There was a gate change, but it did leave on time.

I booked Dublin, as it was only £24 (standard ticket) return. I saw it as a fun day trip. I done a lot in Dublin and I saw a city, I have never been to before. I don’t know a better way to describe Ryan Air, than getting on a bus. You don’t get the service like, BA or United Airlines, but if you’re willing to stand outside waiting on a bus, Ryan Air is no different. If you want to upgrade to priority, choose a seat and bring a suitcase, I think you could be just as cheap flying with an airline that’s about quality, than budget. Ryan Air a cheap way to see another city. I had no faults with Ryan Air and I’d fly with them again.
Danielle
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