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Not to be confused with Ryan Giggs!
Member Name: Mcdaddy
Date: 29/06/01, updated on 29/06/01 (863 review reads)
Advantages: Exceptional service at extremely reasonable prices!
Disadvantages: They don't fly all over the World!
I have just come back from a weekend break away in Germany, and as I am not the richest person in the World I had to shop around in order to get a cheap flight. As you can probably guess my main tool was the Internet, and after trying many different providers of flights with no real joy, one of my colleagues suggested that I try Ryanair. Having heard usually bad feedback about their service I was a little reluctant, but I thought what the hell and gave them a chance.
Once I logged onto their homepage I was pleasantly surprised with the initial layout, and as I proceeded with my booking I have to admit that the whole thing was painless and very easy to navigate. I finally found the tickets that I was after, two returns to Hahn Airport in Frankfurt, and all for the remarkable price of £55.00 return a ticket. These were rapidly snapped up as I whipped out my shiny plastic friend; that will be my credit card people! And ordered my tickets online. As I reached the end of the order I was prompted to print out my travel itinerary, which I promptly did and I had all the details I needed for my foreign adventure. But hold on a minute, what about insurance in case I fall down a well or something, well the good old folks at Ryanair had thought all about that, and at the end of my order I was given the choice of purchasing Travel Insurance. I took their nice offer, and was well and truly covered.
So on the day of my trip I sauntered up to the check-in desk at Stanstead, told the politely smiling woman my reference number, handed in my bag and was ready for action.
The boarding of the plane took a total of 10 minutes, which in my experience is very fast, and upon getting on I noticed how clean the inside of the plane was. For an airline that quite literally turf off one set of passengers in return for another set, these guys certainly kept a tight ship. I took a seat next to the window and waited for take off. Once again we only had to wait for 5 minu
tes, in which time we were all shown the in flight safety show presented by 3 very attractive air stewardess', before we were taxiing off up the runway. The takeoff was very smooth and I was on the way to Germany WHOOPEE!
After 10 minutes or so the cabin crew came round offering drinks, I got two baby cans of coca cola, and my mate got a Vodka (Black Label so it was 40% proof) and an orange juice. The round only came to £4.90, which was a bit of a shock as I was expecting more. Mmmm I can tell you that coke tasted real good knowing that even though I had paid more for it than I would have done in a shop, I still hadn't been bent over and been abused from behind!
The flight itself was scheduled to take an hour, so imagine my delight when it only took 45 minutes! Once getting off the plane by the time I got through passport control by bag was going round on the luggage rack. I was highly impressed to say the least, and with that my weekend break had begun.
When it was time to come back the entire experience was once again mirrored, the service was fast, the plane clean, the cabin crew almost as attractive as when I had flown in, but to be honest I was tired. Take off was nice and smooth; the flight took an amazing 40 MINUTES, so I think the pilot was after that elusive World Record! The only downside to the flight was the landing, he did hit the tarmac a little hard, but with his record time I found it in my huge heart to forgive him this minor error.
After disembarking and making my way to the baggage hall I never expected for a repeat performance, but low and behold there was my oversized rucksack doing its rounds on the conveyor.
My trip to Germany was good, and will no doubt end up as a new opinion when I can find the time, but it is always the flight there and the flight back that sets the mood for a holiday. And I have to say that by flying with Ryanair they certainly improved my trip with a top service, and
a reliable and quick flight. I would recommend them to anyone flying to Hahn Flughafen im Frankfurt (Hahn Airport in Frankfurt).
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