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Title: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 06, 2014, 12:44:51 PM
Had a Q about EasyJet and didn't see any threads on it, so besides for starting one for it, I figured there might as well be a thread to discuss all these cheap intra-European airlines. (Yes, there is an old thread on Ryanair with 1 page, don't kill me for it.)

Do prices on EasyJet generally get cheaper as time gets closer to the departure date?

Right now the 2 flights I want, VCE-NCE and NCE-FCO, are $75 and $79. Should I take a chance that the price will go down? (I see the same flights for much cheaper on different days than what I need. Does that mean they have random sale dates and my dates may become cheaper at some point?)
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: emes520 on April 06, 2014, 01:07:43 PM
From my experience flying with Easyjet the closer to the flight you book the ticket the more expensive it gets. And the more in advance you book the ticket the cheaper it is. They also have a price calendar for most locations which show prices many many months in advance.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 06, 2014, 02:34:05 PM
From my experience flying with Easyjet the closer to the flight you book the ticket the more expensive it gets. And the more in advance you book the ticket the cheaper it is. They also have a price calendar for most locations which show prices many many months in advance.
Aha, so maybe I should jump on these prices now then.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on April 06, 2014, 02:42:54 PM
Jetairfly sometimes lowers price 3 days prior to departure
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on April 06, 2014, 02:43:21 PM

From my experience flying with Easyjet the closer to the flight you book the ticket the more expensive it gets. And the more in advance you book the ticket the cheaper it is. They also have a price calendar for most locations which show prices many many months in advance.
+1
IME Easyjet & Ryanair prices just go one way. Upwards
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 06, 2014, 03:49:53 PM
Jetairfly sometimes lowers price 3 days prior to departure

Ah, too bad they don't have these routes for when I need them.
+1
IME Easyjet & Ryanair prices just go one way. Upwards


Thanks, think I'll just go for it now.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: bochur123 on April 06, 2014, 03:56:54 PM
Trick for getting cheaper tickets on easy jet: search a flight starting in UK (i. e. LGW-ORY) the add the flight (or flights) u really want then delete the flight starting from UK. Usually u can save a few bucks like this obviously provided ur not flying starting in UK anyway. The prices will be in GBP.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: avremie on April 06, 2014, 07:06:01 PM
I just booked a flight on wizzair (hope it works out) I waited around a little and prices jumped
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: MeirS on April 06, 2014, 11:33:52 PM
I just booked a flight on wizzair (hope it works out) I waited around a little and prices jumped
Did they jump up or down??
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 06, 2014, 11:40:09 PM
Trick for getting cheaper tickets on easy jet: search a flight starting in UK (i. e. LGW-ORY) the add the flight (or flights) u really want then delete the flight starting from UK. Usually u can save a few bucks like this obviously provided ur not flying starting in UK anyway. The prices will be in GBP.
Tried this just now, and the price was actually $2 higher than when I tried just putting in the flight I wanted.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 07, 2014, 09:29:51 AM
Anyone know how the currency exchange works? Prices show up in Euros and my 2 flights come out together to 200 euros, which according to Google is $275 USD, but when I toggle the currency on EasyJet to USD, it says the total is $285... any ideas?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on April 07, 2014, 09:37:22 AM
Anyone know how the currency exchange works? Prices show up in Euros and my 2 flights come out together to 200 euros, which according to Google is $275 USD, but when I toggle the currency on EasyJet to USD, it says the total is $285... any ideas?
They aren't giving you the best exchange rate?!...
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 07, 2014, 09:40:56 AM
They aren't giving you the best exchange rate?!...
Yeah... lol.

Do you think if I leave it in euros, it will charge my CC in euros and then Chase will give me the best exchange rate?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on April 07, 2014, 09:45:34 AM
Do you think if I leave it in euros, it will charge my CC in euros and then Chase will give me the best exchange rate?
I would say they definitely won't charge you more. If it's a card without forex fees go for it.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 07, 2014, 09:57:01 AM
I would say they definitely won't charge you more. If it's a card without forex fees go for it.
Okay.

Next Q: Anyone have experience with their carry-on policy? If my bag doesn't exactly fit their dimensions by an inch or two, are they going to charge me to check it?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 07, 2014, 11:53:44 AM
Just read up more on their policies. You can only bring 1 carry-on item including any personal items. That's crazy. You can't bring a bag + a backpack or a purse, etc. It's just 1 item per person. Hmm... this may turn out not to be an option for me anymore...
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 07, 2014, 11:33:45 PM
FYI I can get a slightly different flight VCE-MRS for $83.50 pax on AF. Allows 1 carryon and 1 personal item + a more established airline. Might just be worth it.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: bochur123 on April 08, 2014, 02:51:12 AM
Tried this just now, and the price was actually $2 higher than when I tried just putting in the flight I wanted.
u have to stay in gbp
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on April 08, 2014, 08:21:11 AM
u have to stay in gbp
Which will get it to charge me in GBP and the bank will do the conversion?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: bochur123 on April 09, 2014, 02:53:13 PM
Which will get it to charge me in GBP and the bank will do the conversion?
Yes IME the bank gives zou much better rates than easyjet
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on May 28, 2014, 04:20:05 PM
So, ummm, is Ryanair basically like the European Spirit?

I need to from MAN to BRU on 6/23 and their prices are dirt cheap.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on May 28, 2014, 04:41:30 PM
So, ummm, is Ryanair basically like the European Spirit?

I need to from MAN to BRU on 6/23 and their prices are dirt cheap.
exactly.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on May 28, 2014, 04:55:19 PM
exactly.

Okay, but no worse than Spirit, right?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on May 28, 2014, 05:59:00 PM
Okay, but no worse than Spirit, right?
Can it get any worse?  :o
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 28, 2014, 06:00:12 PM
Can it get any worse?  :o
it deff can
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on May 28, 2014, 06:01:59 PM
Can it get any worse?  :o

To tell you the truth, I never flew Spirit. Perhaps this makes me a terrible son, but my parents like to fly Spirit and they seem to like it.

I started googling around and found out that if you don't pre-print your boarding pass, Ryanair will charge you 70 pounds, not dollars, for them to print it.

Does anyone have real experience with them?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on May 28, 2014, 06:59:09 PM
To tell you the truth, I never flew Spirit. Perhaps this makes me a terrible son, but my parents like to fly Spirit and they seem to like it.

I started googling around and found out that if you don't pre-print your boarding pass, Ryanair will charge you 70 pounds, not dollars, for them to print it.

Does anyone have real experience with them?
70 Pounds? Seriously?  :o That's probably more than they charge for much of the tickets they sell...
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 29, 2014, 09:14:00 AM
To tell you the truth, I never flew Spirit. Perhaps this makes me a terrible son, but my parents like to fly Spirit and they seem to like it.

I started googling around and found out that if you don't pre-print your boarding pass, Ryanair will charge you 70 pounds, not dollars, for them to print it.

Does anyone have real experience with them?
if you want a simple, cheap,  no frills, method of transporting yourself around europe then they are definitely the way to go. Yes, they will nickel and dime you. And no, you will not talk your way out of any fees that they think you owe.
But all you need is a chair to sit in, and you can manage without drinking for a couple hours, and you are not checking luggage, then their prices are hard to complain about
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on May 29, 2014, 09:32:16 AM
You have to assume. They are out to get you. They are looking for ways to nickel and dime you so don't give them an excuse. Yes they are very strict with the carry on dimensions. The size must comply with what is posted on their website (including wheels). I saw 3-5 people check their backs at the gate and pay the higher fee when I flew CIA to LIN. They will definitely charge you an exorbitant amount if you don't print your boarding pass from home as well. Ryanair is worse than spirit. They advertise during your flight when you are trying to sleep or listen to music.
@Yehuda, Air France is worth the extra money without a doubt.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on May 29, 2014, 09:44:47 AM
You have to assume. They are out to get you. They are looking for ways to nickel and dime you so don't give them an excuse. Yes they are very strict with the carry on dimensions. The size must comply with what is posted on their website (including wheels). I saw 3-5 people check their backs at the gate and pay the higher fee when I flew CIA to LIN. They will definitely charge you an exorbitant amount if you don't print your boarding pass from home as well. Ryanair is worse than spirit. They advertise during your flight when you are trying to sleep or listen to music.
@Yehuda, Air France is worth the extra money without a doubt.
Thanks, my plans changed a while ago, but it was bc of these issue that I changed my route and am now going LX to ZRH.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on May 29, 2014, 09:51:33 AM
I never flew with ryanair, but a lot with easyjet and they are very fair and honest
Luggage costs extra, but I rather pay what I need, as have that always included in price.
Drinks and food cost, but it's bechesed
I can only recommend
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 29, 2014, 10:17:17 AM
I never flew with ryanair, but a lot with easyjet and they are very fair and honest
Luggage costs extra, but I rather pay what I need, as have that always included in price.
Drinks and food cost, but it's bechesed
I can only recommend
easyjet is known to be the best of the budget airlines and they are not strict on carry on weight at all, just size
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on May 30, 2014, 02:29:49 AM
Easyjet has no carry on weight restriction at all. As long as the size is right and you can lift it yourself
On a lot of flights (especially tlv) they want passengers to check them in for free, as they don't have so much space. I always take a really heavy handluggage with me and ask if they want to check it in. Worked until now every time

Also easyjet started selling second and third bag of 23kg for same price as first, so everyone can now buy 3 bags if they want... much cheaper then other airlines in europe
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 30, 2014, 03:26:33 AM
Easyjet has no carry on weight restriction at all. As long as the size is right and you can lift it yourself
On a lot of flights (especially tlv) they want passengers to check them in for free, as they don't have so much space. I always take a really heavy handluggage with me and ask if they want to check it in. Worked until now every time

Also easyjet started selling second and third bag of 23kg for same price as first, so everyone can now buy 3 bags if they want... much cheaper then other airlines in europe

Out of MXP I think everyone has a limit as the security people don't allow large or heavy bags as carry ons
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on May 30, 2014, 04:26:23 AM
I am flying from MXP on monday, but not easyjet....
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 30, 2014, 04:47:50 AM
I am flying from MXP on monday, but not easyjet....
get cheese n Zaater fuccacia from Carmel
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on May 30, 2014, 07:22:40 AM
I don't go to milky restaurants :-)
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 30, 2014, 10:38:33 AM
get cheese n Zaater fuccacia from Carmel
you can take the man out of israel but you cant take israel out of the man
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on June 02, 2014, 10:39:14 AM
I have a option from VCE -CDG from easy jet or air france the same price on Nov 5 including luggage all the same price should I go for the air france or easy jet is good because the easyjet has a 30 minutes earlier flight that's the upside what's your opinion
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on June 06, 2014, 02:25:15 AM
I have a option from VCE -CDG from easy jet or air france the same price on Nov 5 including luggage all the same price should I go for the air france or easy jet is good because the easyjet has a 30 minutes earlier flight that's the upside what's your opinion
air france
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on June 06, 2014, 10:20:36 AM
If the time of easyjet suits you better and price is the same no reason to go with air france. You loose out on a free drink,that's all
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on June 07, 2014, 09:04:56 PM
If the time of easyjet suits you better and price is the same no reason to go with air france. You loose out on a free drink,that's all

Didn't read all post here.

I would go with easyjet any time, except if luggage is needed, know that you will pay extra, on short hauls.

They allow check in very long before flights.

Ryanair should be avoided unless you really travel with little luggage, and read and follow all the fineprint.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on June 08, 2014, 12:22:43 AM
anyone tried israir from nce-tlv?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on June 08, 2014, 01:43:14 AM
anyone tried israir from nce-tlv?

No, but my understanding is that you shouldn't buy the ticket by them rather on a third party website, otherwise you pay for your luggage.

Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on June 08, 2014, 01:59:16 AM
Wow booked already on their website didn't find any reliable 3rd party website offering the flight, however I understood from their website that 1 checked bag is free.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on June 08, 2014, 02:00:26 AM
I booked Friday flight is Monday no ticket yet ;) just a Email confirming the rate quote and it says rate not final
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SOS on June 12, 2014, 04:28:00 PM
I just booked a Ryanair flight for someone (the closest in price was another $150) what unexpected fees should I expect?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on June 12, 2014, 05:55:29 PM
I will be flying Ryanair next week, iy"H, from MAN to BRU (well not really BRU, actually some weird airport south of Brussels.)

I will report back on the experience.  ;)
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chuchem on June 13, 2014, 05:23:38 AM
I will be flying Ryanair next week, iy"H, from MAN to BRU (well not really BRU, actually some weird airport south of Brussels.)

I will report back on the experience.  ;)
Make sure you keep all the rules. Print out boarding passes......
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SOS on June 13, 2014, 12:32:31 PM
Make sure you keep all the rules. Print out boarding passes......
any other rules to know about?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 13, 2014, 12:38:16 PM
I just booked a Ryanair flight for someone (the closest in price was another $150) what unexpected fees should I expect?
there are no hidden fees, only extremely strict fees.  Look at the website for the exact luggage dimensions and other rules and you will be fine
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: A European on June 17, 2014, 03:33:20 AM
What is the best search engine for low cost tickets?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on June 17, 2014, 08:25:57 AM

What is the best search engine for low cost tickets?
for which country?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: A European on June 17, 2014, 08:31:27 AM
Germany - London
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: A European on June 17, 2014, 09:14:55 AM
Trick for getting cheaper tickets on easy jet: search a flight starting in UK (i. e. LGW-ORY) the add the flight (or flights) u really want then delete the flight starting from UK. Usually u can save a few bucks like this obviously provided ur not flying starting in UK anyway. The prices will be in GBP.
This trick not only didn't help,

it came out more expensive.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on June 17, 2014, 12:48:08 PM
What is the best search engine for low cost tickets?
Wegolo is pretty good
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: A European on June 17, 2014, 02:43:39 PM
Someone just gave me a good website:

swoodoo
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on June 18, 2014, 12:37:10 PM
No, but my understanding is that you shouldn't buy the ticket by them rather on a third party website, otherwise you pay for your luggage.
Turns out checked bag was free
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Alexsei on June 18, 2014, 12:38:35 PM
Someone just gave me a good website:

swoodoo
Powered by kayak, what's the difference?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on June 23, 2014, 09:03:19 PM
As promised, here is my report.

I flew these guys this morning from Manchester to Brussels.

My general impressions were that a) I did not see them "busting" people for having luggage that was a few inches oversized. I opted to pay a slightly lesser (but still quite steep) charge in advance to check my bags because they were oversized... but then I saw people getting on the plane with bags the same size as mine; b) waiting to check the bags was an extra half hour in line; c) the overhead bin size is rather large, at least on the plane I flew.

Bottom line: next time I would definitely just try to bring my bags on board and risk having to pay the higher fee.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SOS on June 23, 2014, 09:14:00 PM
So it's not as scary as ppl make it out to be?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on June 23, 2014, 09:14:47 PM
So it's not as scary as ppl make it out to be?

Not at all.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SOS on June 23, 2014, 09:15:10 PM
Good to know
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: MeirS on June 24, 2014, 01:02:44 AM
As promised, here is my report.

I flew these guys this morning from Manchester to Brussels.

My general impressions were that a) I did not see them "busting" people for having luggage that was a few inches oversized. I opted to pay a slightly lesser (but still quite steep) charge in advance to check my bags because they were oversized... but then I saw people getting on the plane with bags the same size as mine; b) waiting to check the bags was an extra half hour in line; c) the overhead bin size is rather large, at least on the plane I flew.

Bottom line: next time I would definitely just try to bring my bags on board and risk having to pay the higher fee.
which airline? RyanAir or EasyJet?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 24, 2014, 03:35:41 AM
which airline? RyanAir or EasyJet?
based on previous posts, I believe it was Ryanair
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on June 24, 2014, 11:57:21 AM
based on previous posts, I believe it was Ryanair

yep!  :)
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on June 27, 2014, 01:54:02 PM
Any reports of XL Airways?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on June 28, 2014, 11:44:45 PM
Any reports of pegasus airlines?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on July 01, 2014, 04:42:39 AM
Any reports of pegasus airlines?
It's a low-cost, but quite okay.
Flew them with kids.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on July 01, 2014, 02:25:10 PM
Any reports of pegasus airlines?

Check the mushroom lounge.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on August 19, 2014, 04:48:49 PM
kol isha
t=280

Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 20, 2014, 10:07:22 AM
What is the best search engine for low cost tickets?

IMHO skyscanner is best.

Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 20, 2014, 10:08:19 AM
Any reports of XL Airways?

Strict overweight/oversize enforcement, with high fees. Bad customer service.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on August 20, 2014, 11:11:02 AM
IMHO skyscanner is best.
I find momondo is better nowadays 98% of the time
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on August 20, 2014, 03:24:43 PM
Momondo u got to watch what suppliers they give u can be screwed big time sometimes
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on August 20, 2014, 04:17:48 PM
Momondo u got to watch what suppliers they give u can be screwed big time sometimes
Agreed but I feel the same way with skyscanner
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on August 20, 2014, 04:26:39 PM
True
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: tov hashem on September 11, 2014, 02:59:41 PM
So if i fly from LONDON-TLV With easyjet will i have 1 free checked bag?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on September 11, 2014, 03:12:55 PM
So if i fly from LONDON-TLV With easyjet will i have 1 free checked bag?
nothing is free, only a hand bag. You must pay to check in.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on September 28, 2014, 07:54:17 PM
nothing is free, only a hand bag. You must pay to check in.
You can check in months in advance with them.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 03, 2014, 03:25:45 PM
As promised, here is my report.

I flew these guys this morning from Manchester to Brussels.

My general impressions were that a) I did not see them "busting" people for having luggage that was a few inches oversized. I opted to pay a slightly lesser (but still quite steep) charge in advance to check my bags because they were oversized... but then I saw people getting on the plane with bags the same size as mine; b) waiting to check the bags was an extra half hour in line; c) the overhead bin size is rather large, at least on the plane I flew.

Bottom line: next time I would definitely just try to bring my bags on board and risk having to pay the higher fee.
When you flew did you have a suitcase carry on and a backpack or just one item? Their website seems to indicate that you can bring a small bag. My question is how small. Does it need to fit under the seat in front? Are they strict with that?

RYANAIR REGULATIONS ON SPECIFIC SUBJECTS
CABIN BAGGAGE
One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 cms may be carried per passenge (http://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions/regulations-cabinbaggage/)
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 03, 2014, 04:27:05 PM
Flew Sunday easyjet from LGW - FCO plane looked decent can't recline a bit the seats leg room was terrible offered only for a hefty price drinks
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 03, 2014, 04:30:48 PM
Flew Sunday easyjet from LGW - FCO plane looked decent can't recline a bit the seats leg room was terrible offered only for a hefty price drinks
What about bags? 1 carry on + 1 personal item like a backpack allowed?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 03, 2014, 04:33:14 PM
What about bags? 1 carry on + 1 personal item like a backpack allowed?
I bought for 2 bags in advance didn't bother them size and I was flying with my brother in law they offered him to check in for free a small luggage that by us we take on the plane because plane was full also have in mind that if u are dressed warm in a easy jet u will sweat untill push back because they limit the AC seems like
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 03, 2014, 04:44:32 PM
I bought for 2 bags in advance didn't bother them size and I was flying with my brother in law they offered him to check in for free a small luggage that by us we take on the plane because plane was full also have in mind that if u are dressed warm in a easy jet u will sweat untill push back because they limit the AC seems like
But you bough two bags to be placed in the hold, not in the cabin, correct?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 03, 2014, 04:45:11 PM
Correct
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 03, 2014, 04:46:03 PM
Correct
Seems Ryanair offers more than easyjet does in this case.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 03, 2014, 04:47:15 PM
But Ryanair u don't get your seat and there service is even worse what I heard from people
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 03, 2014, 04:48:35 PM
But Ryanair u don't get your seat and there service is even worse what I heard from people
I thought easyjet also does not offer seats in advance?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 03, 2014, 04:50:24 PM
In easyjet u can check in from 30 days in advance and get your seats keep in mind with easy jet u can't print your boarding pass in the airport or u print at home or u download the app and check in through there
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 03, 2014, 05:04:48 PM
In easyjet u can check in from 30 days in advance and get your seats keep in mind with easy jet u can't print your boarding pass in the airport or u print at home or u download the app and check in through there
Ryanair also doesn't let you print your boarding pass for free at the airport.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 03, 2014, 05:05:32 PM
So in that category they are the same
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 04, 2014, 11:49:46 AM
Does Flybe count as a discount airline? Seems that way...
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chff on November 04, 2014, 12:33:28 PM
But Ryanair u don't get your seat and there service is even worse what I heard from people
http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/11/04/now-kinder-and-gentler-ryanairs-profit-soars/18453915/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/11/04/now-kinder-and-gentler-ryanairs-profit-soars/18453915/)
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Mordy788 on November 04, 2014, 12:37:19 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/11/04/now-kinder-and-gentler-ryanairs-profit-soars/18453915/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/11/04/now-kinder-and-gentler-ryanairs-profit-soars/18453915/)

Maybe Spirit can adopt this model.  :)
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 04, 2014, 12:49:02 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/11/04/now-kinder-and-gentler-ryanairs-profit-soars/18453915/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/11/04/now-kinder-and-gentler-ryanairs-profit-soars/18453915/)
This article just confirms what the website says about two bags. The question in how big can the second bag be. Does a mid size backpack count?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on November 23, 2014, 05:01:18 PM
If a bag is too big for EasyJet's requirements will they allow it on with a fee or not allow it on?

Need to know for a flight tomorrow.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 23, 2014, 05:02:27 PM
If a bag is too big for EasyJet's requirements will they allow it on with a fee or not allow it on?

Need to know for a flight tomorrow.
Why not just check it?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on November 23, 2014, 05:12:05 PM
Why not just check it?
I'm talking about checking.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on November 23, 2014, 05:14:08 PM
I'm talking about checking.
sure they would, but paying for luggage at the airport is double the price.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on November 23, 2014, 07:53:03 PM
If u are lucky and it's a full flight they will check it for free rather then carrying it on board
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: shimino1 on December 05, 2014, 05:12:22 AM
I'm flying ex TLV on wizzair.
The check in desks are in terminal 1 but I'm flying just with a backpack and I allready printed out my bording pass.
Can I just go directly to terminal 3? Does anyone have expiriance with this?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 05, 2014, 06:44:53 AM
I'm flying ex TLV on wizzair.
The check in desks are in terminal 1 but I'm flying just with a backpack and I allready printed out my bording pass.
Can I just go directly to terminal 3? Does anyone have expiriance with this?
Im pretty sure thats what i did. I def did not go to diff terminals
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 01, 2015, 09:02:15 AM
an oldie but classic, hilarious
Kol isha!
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on February 01, 2015, 11:49:58 AM
an oldie but classic, hilarious
Kol isha!

Funny, but slightly dirty language, too.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 01, 2015, 12:07:53 PM
Funny, but slightly dirty language, too.
You must not have heard what they said
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on February 01, 2015, 02:05:58 PM
You must not have heard what they said
I believe that's the Irish pronunciation 😉
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 18, 2015, 05:37:51 AM
is Easyjet strict about charging for hand luggage size if i am doing online check-in? when would they size it and charge me? has anyone seen someone get charged other then by check-in? flying TLV-MXP RT if it makes a difference
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on February 20, 2015, 01:08:36 AM
is Easyjet strict about charging for hand luggage size if i am doing online check-in? when would they size it and charge me? has anyone seen someone get charged other then by check-in? flying TLV-MXP RT if it makes a difference
If plane is full they will offer free check in for it size does matter though if they don't offer to check it In
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 20, 2015, 03:23:00 AM
If plane is full they will offer free check in for it size does matter though if they don't offer to check it In
Thanks but I don't think it answered any of my questions.  Either way I already ended up flying flying it yesterday
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 20, 2015, 08:20:27 AM
40 euro off vueling roundtrip flights for two
http://www.vueling.com/en/paypal-promotion?utm_source=Paypal_USA&utm_medium=cpm&utm_campaign=Push_Optima_USA_Paypal&EXT=EXT4726
HT:MT
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on July 02, 2015, 03:50:27 PM
Is there any aggregator site for all the European budget airlines?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 02, 2015, 04:02:37 PM
Is there any aggregator site for all the European budget airlines?
All? No. But most are on standard OTA's
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on July 02, 2015, 04:08:04 PM
What does OTA stand for? (I checked the acronyms thread).
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on July 02, 2015, 04:46:02 PM
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling (HQ in Barcelona) is now running  their new promotion in 2015. They are giving away 1.000.000 discounted seats, air tickets are available from just €29.99 one way. This is the price for one-way flight including all taxes and fees. Purchase has to be done between 30th or June and 7th of July 2015.

http://www.vueling.com/en?utm_medium=cpv&utm_source=CJ&AFI=7390926&ef_id=VZWXEAAABI25DRT0:20150702204529:d
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 02, 2015, 04:51:44 PM
What does OTA stand for? (I checked the acronyms thread).
Online travel agency
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 02, 2015, 04:52:13 PM
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling (HQ in Barcelona) is now running  their new promotion in 2015. They are giving away 1.000.000 discounted seats, air tickets are available from just €29.99 one way. This is the price for one-way flight including all taxes and fees. Purchase has to be done between 30th or June and 7th of July 2015.

http://www.vueling.com/en?utm_medium=cpv&utm_source=CJ&AFI=7390926&ef_id=VZWXEAAABI25DRT0:20150702204529:d
When I checked this over yesterday i didn't see any really good deals
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on July 02, 2015, 04:53:12 PM
Spanish low-cost airline Vueling (HQ in Barcelona) is now running  their new promotion in 2015. They are giving away 1.000.000 discounted seats, air tickets are available from just €29.99 one way. This is the price for one-way flight including all taxes and fees. Purchase has to be done between 30th or June and 7th of July 2015.

http://www.vueling.com/en?utm_medium=cpv&utm_source=CJ&AFI=7390926&ef_id=VZWXEAAABI25DRT0:20150702204529:d
Cool! If only this had been available for my upcoming flight on VY this Sunday. I paid €100 OW pp from AGP-ORY, but it was an Optima fare, which included one 23kg checked in bag, free seats, and avios earning. Plus because I purchased it from Iberia I avoided the cc processing fee.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on July 02, 2015, 06:30:31 PM
Will  Ita show all flights? (Even if it's cheaper booking through carriers website).

Any good site that will at least show me which airlines fly that route?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on July 02, 2015, 07:16:10 PM
Will  Ita show all flights? (Even if it's cheaper booking through carriers website).

Any good site that will at least show me which airlines fly that route?
google flights shows them
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on July 02, 2015, 09:28:19 PM
google flights shows them
Are you insinuating ITA not? Or you only know about Google flights?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on July 02, 2015, 10:28:49 PM
Are you insinuating ITA not? Or you only know about Google flights?
I just know that google flights showed them when I searched.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 03, 2015, 03:24:09 AM
Will  Ita show all flights?

No
google flights shows them
More then ita but still not all
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 03, 2015, 11:07:48 AM
Does jet air allow free checked bags, or is there a charge for each one ?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on July 13, 2015, 02:33:03 PM
NoMore then ita but still not all
Do you know who they don't show? Any sites have all? or those that are not shown by GF?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 13, 2015, 02:35:07 PM
Do you know who they don't show? Any sites have all? or those that are not shown by GF?
No site has everyone. What's your route? There are some that have all on specific routes. Try monomdo
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on July 13, 2015, 04:48:41 PM
Working with a few option. Either Dublin-KEF,  Oslo-KEF,  DUS-KEF, Bergen-Kef, Alesund-Kef, and the reverse.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Cohaaan1 on July 19, 2015, 05:14:12 AM
Is there any way to get free hold luggage on a flight from milan to tlv on easy jet if the charge 29 euro for each suitcase
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on February 11, 2016, 12:24:04 PM
Wizz Air offering 20% off all flights today only
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on March 07, 2016, 02:56:33 PM
How much does ryan air charge for 1extra cabin baggage?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on March 07, 2016, 03:08:21 PM
How much does ryan air charge for 1extra cabin baggage?
Here  (https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/fees)is there rate chart, though hand bags are not on the chart. Their site says:

Quote
You can carry one cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus 1 small bag up to 35 x 20 x 20 onboard the aircraft.

Due to cabin space limitations only 90 large cabin bags (55 x 40 x 20 cms) can be carried in the cabin, any bags remaining will be carried free of charge in the aircraft hold.

Passengers who have purchased Priority Boarding will not be asked to place their cabin bag in the aircraft hold, unless necessary due to operational reasons.

There is no cabin bag allowance for an infant (aged 8 days to 23 months) travelling on an adult’s lap; however a baby bag up to 5kg may be carried by the accompanying adult in addition to their own cabin bag allowance.

Oversized cabin baggage will be refused at the boarding gate, or where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft for a fee of £50/€50 (fee subject to VAT on domestic flights at applicable government rates). If you are unsure whether your bag is the correct size, check it at the Bag Drop desk before going through security.

See our cabin baggage Terms and Conditions here
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on March 07, 2016, 03:15:34 PM
Here  (https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/fees)is there rate chart, though hand bags are not on the chart. Their site says:
Thanks!
Can you please post Link to that?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on March 07, 2016, 03:15:55 PM
Thanks!
Can you please post Link to that?
https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Baggage#0-1
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 30, 2016, 05:54:13 AM
New longhaul budget airline coming later this year.
http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/europe-will-soon-have-a-new-low-cost-carrier.html
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on March 30, 2016, 09:02:45 AM
New longhaul budget airline coming later this year.
http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/europe-will-soon-have-a-new-low-cost-carrier.html
I'm surprised so many people like being cramped on longhaul flights. With WOW and Norwegian they seem to be okay with it, but it'd be too much for me.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on March 30, 2016, 09:11:29 AM
I'm surprised so many people like being cramped on longhaul flights. With WOW and Norwegian they seem to be okay with it, but it'd be too much for me.
They don't like being cramped, they like saving money and if being slightly more uncomfortable then a reg airline seat for a couple hours saves a couple hundred dollars then its worth it for many people.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on March 30, 2016, 09:17:39 AM
They don't like being cramped, they like saving money and if being slightly more uncomfortable then a reg airline seat for a couple hours saves a couple hundred dollars then its worth it for many people.
I hear that, I guess it comes down to how much cheaper they are.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on May 24, 2017, 02:40:28 AM
1) I have just stumbled upon the fact that Ryanair sells UX flights to MAD ex-BOS,JFK, and MIA on their website.
2) Ryanair now has many routes servicing KBP and LWO, including STN, MAN, and BUD. That is awesome!

Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chff on May 24, 2017, 09:03:12 AM
1) I have just stumbled upon the fact that Ryanair sells UX flights to MAD ex-BOS,JFK, and MIA on their website.
2) Ryanair now has many routes servicing KBP and LWO, including STN, MAN, and BUD. That is awesome!
The UX partnership was just announced IIRC
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: yelped on May 24, 2017, 09:40:27 AM
The UX partnership was just announced IIRC
How useful is that? It helps to be able to book connecting flights in Europe on one ticket?
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: chff on May 24, 2017, 09:42:21 AM
How useful is that? It helps to be able to book connecting flights in Europe on one ticket?
Ryanair is starting to sell connecting tickets, and rumors that they will partner with DY
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: yelped on May 24, 2017, 09:47:28 AM
Ryanair is starting to sell connecting tickets, and rumors that they will partner with DY
Right. I remember reading that they wanted to form an alliance of the low cost carriers in Europe so that they could better compete with the legacy carriers on long haul flights.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/Wizz/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on February 22, 2019, 02:21:53 PM
Ryanair And Wizz Air Hit With Fines Over 'Non-Transparent' Baggage Policies

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ryanair-wizz-air-hand-baggage-policy-cabin-fine-italy-airline-flight-a8791491.html
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: myi on February 26, 2019, 12:09:14 AM
From all three airlines easyJet, flybe or air France which one should I take for an hour and a half light from Paris to Manchester?
  the killer on this is they charge for luggage the whole flight cost fifty bucks for luggage it's $40
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on February 26, 2019, 12:15:24 AM
From all three airlines easyJet, flybe or air France which one should I take for an hour and a half light from Paris to Manchester?
  the killer on this is they charge for luggage the whole flight cost fifty bucks for luggage it's $40
Take AF. It's a mainstream airline so it's more secure in terms of delays, cancellations, miles earning, etc.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on February 26, 2019, 12:21:16 AM
Take AF. It's a mainstream airline so it's more secure in terms of delays, cancellations, miles earning, etc.
+1 as the ticket prices are same on all 3.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: myi on February 26, 2019, 01:12:54 AM
+1 as the ticket prices are same on all 3.
Take AF. It's a mainstream airline so it's more secure in terms of delays, cancellations, miles earning, etc.
Then I guess it's AF. Thanks.
Now I just have to make sure it's not flybe and it's actually AF that's flying, not a partner airline.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Elikip on March 03, 2019, 10:27:28 PM
Can anyone comment on Easy Jet check-in process and how strict they are with baggage? Planning to fly them for the first time (Never flew a lost cost carrier before, not Spirit or Frontier in the States either)
Their carry-on policy is one bag 56x45 the standard rolling carry on. Wondering if they are sticklers or tend to give a hard time with published allowance in an attempt to collect $$?
Route is VIE to LGW, if the specifics count.
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on March 03, 2019, 10:42:38 PM
Can anyone comment on Easy Jet check-in process and how strict they are with baggage? Planning to fly them for the first time (Never flew a lost cost carrier before, not Spirit or Frontier in the States either)
Their carry-on policy is one bag 56x45 the standard rolling carry on. Wondering if they are sticklers or tend to give a hard time with published allowance in an attempt to collect $$?
Route is VIE to LGW, if the specifics count.
Thanks in advance
I've heard they're strict, but I've also heard that about Ryanair and didn't find that to be the case.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: yuds70 on March 04, 2019, 12:49:29 AM
Can anyone comment on Easy Jet check-in process and how strict they are with baggage? Planning to fly them for the first time (Never flew a lost cost carrier before, not Spirit or Frontier in the States either)
Their carry-on policy is one bag 56x45 the standard rolling carry on. Wondering if they are sticklers or tend to give a hard time with published allowance in an attempt to collect $$?
Route is VIE to LGW, if the specifics count.
Thanks in advance
YMMV.

We traveled as a group of Bochurim (= maximising free carry-on luggage allowances) a few times on easyJet and others a couple years back. We never had an issue with them or actually any low cost airline about carry-ons. Only had an issue with Wizzair in Vilnius Airport, and even then we got out of it somehow.

Can't vouch for any airline these days, as they may be more strict now.
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: Elikip on March 04, 2019, 01:03:37 AM
YMMV.

We traveled as a group of Bochurim (= maximising free carry-on luggage allowances) a few times on easyJet and others a couple years back. We never had an issue with them or actually any low cost airline about carry-ons. Only had an issue with Wizzair in Vilnius Airport, and even then we got out of it somehow.

Can't vouch for any airline these days, as they may be more strict now.

Thanks much. Yup I've heard evil on Wizz Air...
Title: Re: EasyJet/Ryanair/JetAirFly - Cheap European Airlines Master Thread
Post by: yochai on July 22, 2019, 03:47:24 PM
In the past, when you booked bags for one way of a round trip on easyjet, it showed up on their system as bags for both ways. Anyone know if that still works?