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Ryan Air Sucks!

Mission Viejo...
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Ryan Air Sucks!

Before you are taken in by Ryan Air's cheap fares, you need to know how they really make their money - by robbing as many of their customers as possible. If you choose to fly with them, be prepared to play their game. This means making sure you have checked in on line and printed your boarding pass, have one bag pre-paid that weighs not one ounce more than 15kg, and one carry on that weighs less than 10kg and fits within the designated dimensions. If you don't fit within the restricted confines of their policy, you will be denied boarding until you pay their unreasonable overage fees. In my wife's case, this worked out to be about 5 times the cost of the original fare. Also plan to get there really early, because they close the gate 1/2 hour before flight time, and will deny you boarding. No other airline treats their customers the way Ryan Air does. They are the worst in the business.

Dublin, Ireland
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81. Re: Ryan Air Sucks!

@elyberesford "In fairness, they never weigh the hand luggage, so CRAM as much in there as you can"

Just to let you know, I was on a Ryanair flight to Madrid in April 2009 and our hand luggage was not only weighed but measured by a Ryanair representative at the boarding gate. The smallest bit over boarding was denied until the bag was check in and the hefty fee paid.

Just letting you all know as I don't want anyone to be caught out!

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82. Re: Ryan Air Sucks!

However, they do not weight you ,or your clothes, so wear cargo trousers and a jacket with loads of pockets and stuff all pockets full, and wear as many layers as possible.

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83. Re: Ryan Air Sucks!

And eat enormous amounts of food in the weeks before your flight. So that you can carry 100 or more kilos of weight absolutely free of charge on Ryanair (at least until they change the rules on the human weight issue).

84. Re: Ryan Air Sucks!

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