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Ryanair Tips - guide discussion

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MSE_SallyMSE_Sally Former MSE
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Hi folks,

We've written a new Ryanair tips guide and would love your feedback.

How did you find the info? Was it useful? Do you have any other tips you'd add?

Thank you for your help!

MSE Sally
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  • Kernow666Kernow666 Forumite
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    how about mentioning E-Dreams


    some people will google Ryanair and 1st match is e-dreams then they book through them at a higher cost
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  • leylandsunaddictleylandsunaddict Forumite
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    Kernow666 wrote: »
    how about mentioning E-Dreams


    some people will google Ryanair and 1st match is e-dreams then they book through them at a higher cost

    Not since the ASA ruling last week. No more eNightmares on top of the ads. They've had to change their 'copycat' websites as well.
  • No, I don't find the guide useful, but then I don't think you need to play "tricks" to get good fares on Ryanair (or any other airline). I have a very simple approach to booking - read what you're agreeing to.

    All the Ryanair stories do get pretty boring though, MSE do seem a bit fixated on them! ;)
  • leylandsunaddictleylandsunaddict Forumite
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    tomtontom wrote: »
    No, I don't find the guide useful, but then I don't think you need to play "tricks" to get good fares on Ryanair (or any other airline). I have a very simple approach to booking - read what you're agreeing to.

    All the Ryanair stories do get pretty boring though, MSE do seem a bit fixated on them! ;)

    I agree, and some of the info in the article isn't even correct. MSEs obsession with branding paying for seat selection as a 'family tax' is wearing more than a bit thin now. You'd think they'd know better (but then again........... :eek:)
  • melanzanamelanzana Forumite
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    Just obey the rules and you will be fine. Trying to outwit airlines usually ends in tears and ££££s.

    When going away for a few days, less is more. You will ALWAYS bring more than you need, so keep it simple, and mix and match. Believe me, NO ONE will notice or even care if you wear the same thing twice or three times. Do you notice this in someone else?

    A less than 100ml spray bottle of Febreze (decanted) is your VBF for freshening up items of clothing. They rarely get dirty, just a bit....

    Buy your toiletries airside, or on site. All you need is your fave foundation and moisturiser and of course your toothbrush.

    I bring one pair of walking shoes/trainers (wear them on the flight) and a pair of flats for nightime. That's it. If I need flip flops I can buy em for a few quid when there.

    I am packing for a trip on RYR at the moment. All I can say is the extra bag is the business. It really is.

    Happy hols everyone.
  • ManAtHomeManAtHome Forumite
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    Same as all the other airlines really...

    They do seem to be geting more customer friendly recently and I'm quite happy to rank them alongside Easyjet, Monarch, and Jet2 instead of relegating them to the "will only travel with them if they're half the price".

    My last booking (Spain to UK) was on the android tablet - no 'nexting' through pages of hotels, car hire, luggage etc, and no 2-point text about whether you want to be charged in euros or dodgy conversion rate, great improvement.

    Would still go Easyjet if I was taking 2 weeks supply of baked beans in the hand luggage...
  • Kernow666Kernow666 Forumite
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    totally agree with if you do as they say you will be fine


    that jacket though is ridiculous wouldn't want to be sitting next to that kind of passenger would you
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  • Kernow666 wrote: »
    totally agree with if you do as they say you will be fine


    that jacket though is ridiculous wouldn't want to be sitting next to that kind of passenger would you

    They're not going to smell too fresh after lugging that around for a few hours! ;)
  • Former_MSE_AndreaFormer_MSE_Andrea Former MSE
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    tomtontom wrote: »
    They're not going to smell too fresh after lugging that around for a few hours! ;)

    Perhaps we need some deodorant deals to go with it :)
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  • chrismbtchrismbt Forumite
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    Sometimes the baggage size/check is on entry to the departure lounge, sometimes its at the gate desk where they check your boarding pass.

    I usually travel with hand luggage only. If it's to somewhere where I need an overcoat I'll usually put my overcoat on for the check, maybe with a book or tablet and other things I need on the plane in a pocket, and then before getting on the plane, take it off, stuff it in my expanding suitcase/bag. There isn't usually much space to do so on the plane so I've done it in the jetway or stairway before now.

    Remember you are allowed to carry one duty-free/airport shopping bag, by law, along with any luggage allowance.
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