quote:Originally posted by davidcatherall:
I would agree with the comments above about Ryan air. We have just returned from Krakow in Poland. Flight was originally advertised at Â£2.49 pp each way. With the taxes and add ons we paid Â£20.00 pp each way - so beware.
One other rather nasty little trick Ryan air have is that they know that you cannot go into the airport check in carrying water (stupid new security regs) so they take any water (or Vodka! - off you) then when you get into the final departure lounge you find that bottles of water are twice the cost as the same bottle outside the ariport - wait for it!! On the plane good 'ole Ryan air then charge you almost double that price!
What's that I hear you say? "Captive market?" Dead right.
Oh My GOD!!! - you poor things - Krakow to London for Â£22.48 EACH!!! - jesus, that's daylight robbery.
I mean how did you manage to afford the three quid coffees at the airport or the twenty quid train fare back into London.
Those money grabbing b***ds at Ryanair should be shot.
Twenty three pounds for a three hour flight - what is the World coming to ???
Gimme a full frills Â£199 flight with British Airways anyday - I never drink on a plane, but it's nice to know everybody else is drinking for free, I don't like airline food, but it's nice to know that it's free, I bring my own music, but it's nice to know that the in-flight entertainment is free. I also love the way BA allow me to chip-in with the cost of fueling the flight.
Aw! shoot they don't have a sarcasm smiley.
You see - Ryanair don't have any hidden charges - it costs Â£2.99 for your seat - the taxes and duties vary by route, so they show you how much of your fare is being taken by the governments - people like BA don't, they wrap it up in a moist towlette and hide it behind a fake smile.
I've never had any problems flying with ryanair or any low coat airline, I take about 15 trips a year that way.
The age old adage still applies "you gets what you pays for".
Most of the time, all I want is a seat on a packed plane that will take me somewhere interesting as environmentally efficiently as possible.
If I need to be in Frankfurt by 8am then I'll go with Lufthansa and pay extra so I can freshen-up when I arrive in the city centre.
Think of low cost airlines like a bus company and flag carriers like a limo service and you won't go too far wrong.
FYI Ryanair don't run the airports - you get screwed for water all over the place - it's not as if they look at your boarding card and double the prices. Here's a tip - drink something before check-in - problem solved !!!