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Stop making stupid mistakes, Ryanair not so bad after all

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Ryanair Boeing 737-800 At Manchester International Airport (wikipedia)

I like to further my discussion with friend regards to his FB post about ‘Ryanair being the worst airline experience’ quoted from unmentioned site.

My take on this, labelling game is lame but something that I can kind of agree with, considering it’s not just a myth.

Worst airline experience? before continue that, one need to understand the very simple facts of buying rules: You’ll get what you pay for. Hence, don’t expect too much and you won’t be disappointed. If you can’t comprehend this simple facts properly, either you are not so adventurous type or simply stupid.

Any budget airlines understandably come with low expectations and full of risks. If you can’t handle even  the slightest of risks, why bother to fly with them in the first place? and prior to that, what matters to you most to taking flight?

Personally, things matters to me is which airline is cheaper on the route I need and Ryanair offer that. They has more destinations than others. Talking about own experience, despite losses for almost 600 EU (altogether, and mostly due to my own stupid mistakes ) to date, I still will stick to them, unless there’s a better choice.

My advice, stop making stupid mistakes,stop complaining. Ryanair not so bad after all. Otherwise get a train or ride a bicycle.


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January 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

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  1. Thanks for liking my blog :) I like this article- fits with one I wrote earlier in the week about ryanair… you get what you pay for, but its worth adding it all up as it could end up being a false economy if you have to pay lots to get from the airport to your final destination


    February 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  2. Ryanair provide outstanding value for money, their aircraft are brand new the crews are courteous and efficient – if you are so stupid that you don’t get the geography of where you are going then you get what you deserve.

    Thank you Ryanair for getting me from London to Cork and back for GBP48.


    February 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

  3. First of all thanks for visiting my Blog…

    I fly to Klagenfurt from Stansted quite a lot, as people are saying if you want, food, luggage allowance,free drinks etc. Fly with an expensive airline… I fly when “they” want me to and often get a one way ticket for under 50 Euros, I have also flown for 12 Euros, also if I can’t fly for some reason, what have I lost, not very much, so if I can’t fly I don’t care, the planes are new and get me there, so “hey” why would I want to pay 400 Euros ???

    UK Expat Blog

    February 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

  4. I completely agree~!!!!! I was actually about to write a post about ryan air as well! I’ve had amazing luck with them…and their 5 Euro flights with no taxes is just too good to not try it out. I do understand how one bad experience can ruin your perceptions of an airline…..I’m blessed I’ve only great experiences with both Ryan Air and Easy Jet to date! There’s always a risk…but you weigh your risks and don’t go back on your decision.


    February 1, 2012 at 5:23 am

  5. I flew sometimes with this company… all I can say is… it was cheap and I got to my destinations!

    Good food: go to a good restaurant…

    Good seats: go to a spa, a good cinema…

    When it comes to flying cheap, it’s been working greatly!

    Adriano Axel

    January 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

  6. I think one of the biggest mistakes people make when booking RyanAir is not knowing where their destination airport actually is. Beauvais is NOT in Paris. Treviso in NOT in Venice. Bear that –and related expenses and time involved– in mind and be sure to plan accordingly AHEAD of time. Particularly when your flight is scheduled to depart at 6 am or to arrive at midnight. Other than that, read ALL of the fine print.


    January 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    • and this is how I once spent a lovely extra day (and an extra US$150 rebooking my flight) in Venice. No, Treviso is SO not in Venice. Yes, it is indeed reachable by city bus. But NO, that bus will never get you there in time to catch your RyanAir…


      January 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

  7. I know it’s been awhile, but I loved Ryan Air when I lived in Europe. Cheap flights – never expect much. Full price airlines have the same problems. I think Continental is the worst airline.


    January 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm

  8. How did you lose 600 Euros?

  9. I do agree. In the case of budget airlines, it’s getting what you paid for. So people just need to stop whining.


    January 23, 2012 at 6:17 am

    • Hi Earl, thanks for dropping by, yup exactly, or else just stay at home.


      January 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

  10. I’ve flown Ryan once from Guantanamo Bay back to Florida. Delayed nine hours!!!! Apparently the incoming flight got halfway to Cuba and then had to turn around. They kept lying to us about the delayed time, at first saying it was only going to be delayed for four hours. But the crew was really nice. They even bought everyone dinner at the little airport diner. I just wish they would have been upfront about the time because then I could’ve spent my last day with my husband on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean instead of in a small, old airport.

    What's for Dinner Ma?

    January 22, 2012 at 2:56 am

    • Hi Amber, thanks for sharing your stories. I feel you. And dinner? what a treat, at least they did some things right. haha


      January 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

  11. by far, i consider air india the worst! and the ticket is not so cheap, few bucks cheaper than emirates airlines (dubai-delhi route)… i feel sorry for the Indians who save money in order to fly home and got worst kind of service..


    January 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    • thanks Orchid for sharing your bitter experience. Well at least you saving our efforts and money. will keep that in mind


      January 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

  12. Thanks for the wise post…Tomorrow I’ll fly Ryanair!

    roberto alborghetti

    January 15, 2012 at 11:10 am

    • Most welcome, and thanks to drop by bro, where to and from where? anyway have a safe journey


      January 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

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