|January||Best time to beat the crowds (41% less expensive on average)|
|August||Most popular time to fly (36% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|£171||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
The average direct flight takes 3h 40m, covering a distance of 1487 miles.
There are 11 (direct) flights between London Gatwick Airport and Athens per week, averaging 1 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Wizz Air UK (£18), Multiple Airlines (£32) and easyJet (£46).
easyJet flies 11 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
For London Gatwick Airport to Athens, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Athens back to London Gatwick Airport, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The food and beverage selection as always. The seat was quite pleasant as well."
Cons: "Crew forgot to serve me when doing meal service. I got up and food but found it interesting that 2 flight attendants walked right by me without saying anything. The flight was late departing and arriving."
Pros: "I appreciate having updates about the flight mid flight."
Cons: "Better management of certain unruly passengers causing a scene by taking seats which were not for them because they can’t be bothered to book two seats together during the booking process and try and take a short cut when it comes to getting on the plane."
Pros: "The food was amazing as usual. The crew's service was great!"
Cons: "Top cold inside. 35-40 % of the journey we had turbulences"
Pros: "We were able to bring our normal size backpacks as personal items even though they were certainly larger than the tiny personal item size limit."
Cons: "We had a terrible experience with getting checked in online and adding a checked bag. Numerous issues getting in touch with the company and the call centre staff was rude and unhelpful. The website is glitchy. The fee for bringing checked luggage was very high. We won't use this airline again."
Cons: "3hours late"
Pros: "There was a 2hr delay and communication from the pilot was misleading at often times"
Pros: "Space in plane"
Cons: "Departure on time as had connecting flight"
Pros: "The crew was the best we've experienced in years of travel."
Cons: "Non-reclining seats were less comfortable than most."
Pros: "I liked getting to my destination Prices are acceptable"
Cons: "Flight was an hour late Pilot was rough flinging the plane"
Cons: "Comfort of seats and entertainment"
Pros: "Crew was informative and tried to help as much as possible"
Cons: "Extended almost 2 hours stuck in a place with a defective AC sensors. Now I understand these things happen. Also it’s admirable the powers that be would rather fix than fly with a questionable part. But shouldn’t this be a maintenance issue and not a wait till it’s broke thing. 3 hours lost is 3 hours lost"
Pros: "Nothing about easy jet we made it on time and they said gate was closed so false. Sat at airport for 45min till 6pm prior to flight taking off. Says flight was for 6pm and 5:15 tell us gate is closed great way to rob us from our money."
Pros: "The fact that the flight was cheap and somewhat on time"
Cons: "We had to walk for a very long distance to get to the gate for boarding and has to pay base on different kg"
Cons: "Loud passengers"
Pros: "On time flight Efficient"
Cons: "Computer system broke down Seats do not recline at all"
Pros: "Quick and convenient"
Pros: "All excellent"
Pros: "We left on time(ish). Flight was comfortable. Crew were friendly."
Cons: "Our suitcases left out in the thunderstorm at Valencia. All our clothes were soaked."
Pros: "Ground staff worked hard to make up time due to layr inbound flight. On board it was like first class service having ore ordered food and drink."
Cons: "Air traffic delays. Boarding is cramped held in the air bridge but it was done to make up time."
Pros: "Appreciate that the situation with the Virgin flight meant that safety checks had to be completed before we could take off. Cabin crew were very chatty, but a free drink or packet if peanuts would have been appreciated. Had a similar delay with a BA flight in June and they gave us a soft drink from the bar as a gesture of goodwill."
Cons: "Once airborne, it would have been good if the pilot could have made up lost time and got us to Malta with less of a delay. Bloke next to me was downing beers and either had a stunning hangover or raging cold. His eyes were bright red and his breath was hideous. Made the whole flight a really unpleasant experience."
Cons: "Just not good enough for business travel. Stick to ahipping holiday makers who have a bit more flexibility on schedules!!"
Pros: "Efficient bag drop"
Cons: "Plane delayed, lack of information. No reason given for the delay when on board. Plane microphone much too loud it was distorting"
Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Minimal leg rooml"
Pros: "The man at the self check in was really helpful."
Cons: "Baggage check in online and at the desk in the airport makes me really stressed. It is not straight forward, it is complicated and unclear. Every time I fly with Easyjet"
Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "Flight delayed. Called to gate urgently then stood there for 30 mins. Then sat on runway for 90 mins waiting a slot."
Pros: "Very friendly and efficient cabin crew"
Cons: "Little leg room - but you get what you pay for and the tickets were really good value"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Boarding was super smooth. Staff was lovely. Nothing to complain about!! I was worried because I had three kids and I had heard horror stories about the airline being super strict about the size of carry-on luggage but everything was fine! They didn’t ask us to check in our bags or to pay any additional Fees. I was so happy! It was easy peasy!"
Cons: "Everything was perfect. There was a dad who kept yelling at his kid in Serbia’s-Croatian but that had nothing to do with the airline."
Pros: "Scheduled to depart at 19.50, left at 01.50 and arrived in Barcelona at 5am."
Pros: "the crew were great. the flight was smooth. the plane was clean"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, because the plane was on a remote stand and there were no busses to take us to the plane. The gate we were at did have an air-bridge, but for some reason the plane was not able to be brought to the air-bridge. i have never heard such a stupid reason for a delay in my life!"
Cons: "I didnt fly bacuse when i book not show me i mist book set In air port dont give my any seat"
Pros: "Won’t ever fly with easy jet"
Cons: "I wasn’t well and not fit to fly at 6 pm bst but easyjet asked for £300 to fly the next available flight just pathetic"
Pros: "Despite an hour's delay on the runway (not easyJet's fault) and some turbulence, we still arrived with time to spare for our onward travel, so the pilot must have made up some lost time."
Cons: "The wait on the runway - French Air Traffic Control strike."
Pros: "Straight forward, no hassle flight. Staff (cabin crew) were pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "Went straight from boarding to gate closed, and when stated gate was closed there was still a queue s mile long. Flight was delayed, but this was presumably due to French air traffic control strike."
Cons: "Don’t be even one minute late for the 40 minute pre-flight deadline or you will not get on the plane. All personnel are trained to say no! They canceled all but one flight that was 12 hours later so we had to go to another airport. They charged us over $120 per ticket to change."
Pros: "Self Baggage Check was great, really worked and streamlined. Excellent System"
Cons: "Boarding from Front and Rear doors was great concept but seats were not allocated to Front or Rear so passengers were trying to pass in the aisle when those in the back boarded from front and those in front boarded from back. We were sent to Front for Row 24 next to last row in place. Simple allocated Front and Rear based on seat assignment."
Pros: "Similar to my last booking, EasyJet was unable to process my checkin. I will be adding this entire booking as part of my fraud claim against Kayak, which will include costs incurred for the two additional bookings I had to make."
Cons: "Nothing to add here"
Cons: "I missed this flight because my Norwegian flight from Oakland to Gatwick was delayed"
Pros: "Easy checking in"
Cons: "Delays of 1.5hrs, slow food service onboard. Uncomfortable seats Typical easy jet"
Pros: "Boarding was ok although a last minute gate change was an inconvenience."
Cons: "Delays due to French air strikes and being held on the plane for an hour while we waited."
Pros: "I am certainly purchasing speedy boarding again. Stress free!"
Cons: "Out of easyJet's control but air strikes in France resulted in an hour and 20 delay on the tarmac. The pilot was nice enough to let passengers view the cockpit which was a good way to help pass the time."
Pros: "The price of the flight"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Pros: "I liked that the captain came it if he cockpit to explain the weather conditions that delayed us two and a half hours"
Cons: "That the crew kept pushing us to sit or to wait, they had ya sitting in that plane for ages and then didn’t let us use the bathroom while the plane wasn’t even moving and then rushed us out when we finally landed so they could start the following flight. I had to wait hours, they can wait two. The staff was also super disorganized and kept having arguments and miscommunication on he aisle. Very unorofessional"
Pros: "Staff was great helped us board the flight and food was excellent!"
Pros: "Short flight"
Pros: "Delay in boarding for no explained reason"
Pros: "Easy flight conditions"
Cons: "Limited space for long legs"
Pros: "Daniel the long stay car park bus driver a real gem. he told us where he would drop us off, to ask anything we did not know ( that is if we knew we did not know) and best of all he told us were to find the pick up point when we returned."
Cons: "I did not like going to the long stay carpark north terminal it adds quite a few additional minutes on my journey, I usually use the LtP in south terminal . Also very few spaces left in zone Z even at 6 am!!! I only had hand luggage and I could not see any escalators so I had to wait for lift which was daft. Then as I had already checked in had to ask where to go next...."
Pros: "Ok flight"
Cons: "Speedy boarding was shambles"
Pros: "It's easyjet so no expectations really"
Pros: "Crew and service was excellent"
Cons: "Boarding was unfortunately a bit of a mess. I was seated in the last row but had to board through the front, with rear boarding opening later."
Pros: "The agent that helped me check in"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, the doors were open and even when Iwas seated it was cold and I could smell fuel. I found it difficult to breath. I am very disappointed with the service"
Pros: "Staff were good. EasyJet kept us informed. There is a high degree of efficiency and you are treated as a paying passenger rather than cattle."
Cons: "Delays seem inevitable with EasyJet on the Belfast route. I can't remember the last time we had one that wasn't delayed by more than half an hour. The scheduled time is longer than any flight has taken, but I think this is actually a realistic approach given the probability of a delay. There is an issue with 2-3 year olds and seat belts - they are not allowed to travel on a parent's lap, but they can wriggle out a lap belt easily and so are unsecured."
Cons: "Crew was so slow in doing anything and kept forgetting water when asling for it. Forgot about 3 times."
Pros: "Great flight and glad we upgraded our seats to XL and crew were brilliant."
Cons: "Gatwick Airport North very congested and very dirty in eating areas."
Cons: "Nothing everything was great :)"
Pros: "Professional and safe"
Cons: "Better boarding (lines too long)"
Pros: "I did not fly"
Cons: "Lower the aircondition temp, it was hot in the plane during flight"
Pros: "The food options were amazing and the wine was very nice!"
Pros: "The crew was very professional and I cannot complain about that."
Cons: "Budapest airport has tricky terminal for the Wizzair planes. You have to go outside the main terminal to get to the Wizz terminals and then you have to go outside again to get to the plane. It was really weird but I understand that as it is a low budget flight provider. The thing that made me really upset was that we all (passengers) left the terminal to get to the plane and we had to wait outside till we could start entering the plane. I really don’t understand why someone made us to wait outside while it’s freezing cold when the doors are not open or plane is not ready. That was unreasonable and ruined my trip."
Pros: "Good flight, easy check-in, direct 4 hour flight"
Cons: "Seat not inclining."
Pros: "Boarding took forever and we were an hour late"
Cons: "Start boarding time 30min before it is set to fly instead of doing when we are supposed to take off"
Cons: "All was fine"
Pros: "Is a case of what didn’t I like. When you fly low budget just expect surprises. The small prints are terrible clauses and you will never know when they will get you. Today I was charged £25 on the spot by WIZZ AIR at the boarding gate, even if I disagreed with the charges, I wasn’t prepared to miss my flight W61301 from Warsaw to Luton. There is a degree of unfairness with these impromptu and extra charges. I came on the same flight with the same bag and there was no hassle. I was a soft target and whilst I had no problem with the flight and the service provided, I will not recommend @wizzair. I felt the extra charge was a con."
Cons: "WIZZ Air need to be sensible. I travelled from London to Warsaw without any problem and they made a problem on my way back.!"
Pros: "It's the cheapest you can get"
Cons: "They split me and my wife on porpuse to force me to buy the option to choose my seating. The leg space is tiny and the chairs won't recline so it's super uncomfortable. Flight times are shitty. Te leave early in the morning so you can barely get some sleep at night. Nor on the plane. They don't any serve food or even water and let you dry up. You can buy overpriced food and beverage onboard. My purchase from the duty free was stolen and they didn't help me handle the problem. Awful experience."
Pros: "Budget friendliness"
Pros: "Extra legroom seats are a godsend (but that's applicable to any airline, not just Wizzair, although they do seem to have a few more of these than other airlines - low cost or not). Also, despite a 35 min. initial delay, we eventually landed only 15 min. later than the scheduled time."
Cons: "The boarding process at Gatwick was disastrous. There were only 2 agents, none of which spoke proper English. Also, one of them was busy checking each individual carry-on bag with unnecessary extra scrutiny, only to provide customers to the second agent, which was taking the payments for extra bags."
Pros: "Prices on in flight purchases"
Cons: "Boarding was ridiculous, check in lady had no idea what an infant is and how their own app works. Suggested us to use the e-gate with an infant and angrily put us at the back of the cue. The infant wanted to breastfeed..."
Cons: "The seats are cramped and you have to pay for snacks and water"
Pros: "I think some of the issues were passenger related, and passengers not listening to the crew. So it wasn't so much I liked it but some of the crew's attitudes were warranted based on the passengers."
Cons: "We were loaded onto the bus to take us to the plane and then stood on the bus for 45 minutes! Then were delayed even longer. With zero explanation the entire time. Additionally having to pay for even water is a bit much, especially when I came prepared, but drank more because it was hot on the bus."
Cons: "Staff could of been friendlier. They would not give me a cup of water and said i had to buy a bottle."
Pros: "Flight left on time and arrived 15 mins ahead of schedule, staff was polite"
Cons: "Application instruction on baggage hande king and que to boarding."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 40 min"
Pros: "Good airport . Punctual flight ."
Cons: "Never announced for non-priority boarding, so many people were late to flight, causing delays. Much less than minimum leg room required for any normal human. Sat bolt upright with front seat digging into knees for 3 hours. Far from the cheapest ticket, but totally no frills, no food, no entertainment, limited baggage. Wizz Air mobile app barely works when required (for boarding passes, etc) Not enough room in overheads for all the carry on they allowed, had to sit with bag and jacket on my lap for flight, as no room under seat either."
Cons: "I had priority and my partner who did not was on plane first! My suitcase was miles away from me (what caused delays on getting out) because next to my seat was not empty slots! After the bus took us to plane crew did not allowed us to use rare entrance (I was seat 37!)! That was chaos!"
Pros: "Flight arrived"
Cons: "Flight left vaguely late, air stewardess disappeared into the cockpit for 50 minutes. Hmm, I wonder what she was doing in the cockpit. Whatever she was doing she wasn’t helping the cart so I only got my food 20 mins before landing approach. Air pressure was weird too, nice American lady next to me had problems with her ears more than usual."
Pros: "The flight arrived ten minutes early at our destination."
Cons: "Extremely small and uncomfortable seats even for a small person."
Pros: "I called flight network and was put on hold for about five minutes, simply to get an answer to the question of the baggage allowance - I didn’t see it anywhere when booking the wiz air ticket. They told me that I was slowed one checked baggage and one cabin baggage that would be charged about €40 if it was over 30 kilos (which it was not). At the airport wizz air said that I had chosen online booking (which I had not) and therefore I had to pay a €30 fee. Also they said I had no checked baggage allowance and was charged an additional €150 !!!!"
Cons: "That I wa given false information that cost me a huge amount of money, And that the booking page does not make it easy to add baggage information."
Pros: "Everything went to plan and we were very happy"
Pros: "Service, smiling and attention to details."
Cons: "No kosher food."
Cons: "Did not fly. They wanted $100 to check my bag. I flew another airline."
Pros: "On time, cabin crew, ease of boarding and amount of bags I could take with Priority Boarding"
Cons: "My seat hadn't been cleaned prooerly before I got there and if I hadn't done it myself, I would have someone else's chocolate all over the seat of my trousers. Also, the bathroom floors were really gross, to the point I had to roll uo the legs of my trousers so they didn't get wet when I needed to use the toilet."
Pros: "The air hosts and hostesses were very polite and courteous."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour which meant we missed a connecting bus journey. The space in the seat is very limited and cramped, I was very uncomfortable in the chair with my knees pushed into the back of the seat in front. I am 6ft 1in which is tall but not that tall. Anyone taller might not be able to get into the seat at all. There was a problem with the website so we couldn't check in online and we had tried to change our flight a few days earlier but the website again didn't work, we tried to call a call centre whose number was on there, didn't work."
Pros: "The Check in was nice and polite"
Cons: "1. There was a delay in the flight. 2. The landing was horrible 3. The boarding was delayed. 4. The plane was not comfortable ."
Cons: "1. The check in was delayed and very chaotic. 2. The landing was horrible 3. The plane was not comfortable ."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The check in was not opened on time The bordibg was not possible on time"
Pros: "Easy to book. Comfortable flight."
Cons: "Would be good if there was complementary tea/coffee or water. People might then buy a snack to go with it."
Cons: "Lost luggage. 3 days since and still no luggage.And they don't have a customer service phone number that I can call. Very dissapointed. I guess that's what you should expect from a low cost flight company. I will never book a flight with them again."
Cons: "Not even a roll for a 5 hour flight! They ran out and then wanted to charge £3.50 for a coffee when they ran out of food to even buy! Staff were not friendly at all."
Pros: "The crew was really nice"
Cons: "They are not organized. This company doesn’t have a transparent policy. Because I didn’t checked in on time I had to pay 35 euros. I was there 2 1/2 hours early and I almost missed the flight. I’m extremely upset"
Pros: "Late over two hours due to late arrival of the plane and even so they board us for nothing cauosng us to wait withot bathroom sitta etc."
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "The staff took ages boarding us because they were obsessed with trying to scalp people for exceeding baggage limits. Nothing free aboard, no entertainment, the seats were uncomfortable too."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Both flights were Delaid. It was unorganized in every point, felt like chaos. Ryanair sells same services for cheaper price, so I thought it was overpriced."
Pros: "Cheap flights, priority boarding."
Cons: "No meal included, no entertainment provided"
Pros: "I asked for a cup of water for my child and they gave me a bottled water. Then they charged me 2.50 euros. Their credit card processing machine was not working properly, which was frustrating: the flight attendant got frustrated and had to come back again until she can process my payment."
Cons: "I didn't check in, in advance as when logging on to the airline I needed a code. I didn't have the code as I was searching emails for the booking agent and airline when it was (as I later discovered) sent by another name. This resulted in £30 to check in going out and 40 euros back. Desk staff were unhelpful bordering on rude (the cabin staff were fine in that respect. I wasn't the only one at least 20 people queuing on the return with the same issue. Additionally on the delay out they advised food could be brought at the rear of the plane then inflight ran out so some people ate twice while by the time I got to my hotel they had stopped serving food and I had not eaten in the airport sorting out the boarding passes."
Pros: "Flight was delayed. I missed my train home to Ipswich. Long journey home ver late at night"
Pros: "Pilot flew well Cup Noodles available to buy"
Cons: "1h+ delayed No information from the staff or crew (only one apology from the pilot) Left waiting in multiple places including outside the aircraft No updates whatsoever on estimated departure and arrival"
Pros: "Staff were generally sweet & approachable."
Cons: "Cannot understand management of border control security before boarding. This is done in the corridor on route to gate. Long long queues, then continued to queue before boarding in the waiting/holding room. No toilets once you enter the corridor to go to gate. Unsatisfactory management. Water from air conditioner dripping on me on board from take off. Not an immediate suggestion to move, but agreement to do so on my suggestion and then gentle insistence. Thankfully there was a seat for me! It seemed to be a problem staff were aware of which is concerning that Wizz did not block that seat."
Pros: "Quick to board, smooth take off and landing"
Cons: "On night flights woken up to serve drinks and given flying details from the pilot. Great in the day but would rather be left and not disturbed at night!"
Pros: "The staff - friendly, polite,, helpful and a nice uniform! No silly uncomfortable and unsuitable as in some airlines. Reasonably clean. Good price for a glass of wine and pac of dry fruit."
Cons: "Unable to understand tanoi messages - mumbling & too fast. Could not make out most of what staff said including why there was an hour's delay and safety procedures. If i were to bring an oversized and too heavy handluggage on board no doubt I wouldn't get away with it ! However the number of large and heavy bags passengers brought on board last night was ridiculous . It was a real struggle for people to find lockers for.their bags. Some people had quite a few. Delays take off and creates unnecessary chaos. Couldn't understand why I had to pay to check in online, obviously missed that when bookrd. Although I recall reading that it will cost if you check in the airport- so most likely my error. No facility or button to print boarding pass once checked in. No contact us button - I would like to change seat I booked for return but cannot see how to do this on line."
Pros: "The staff and flight were top knotch . Could not fault them ."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike ."
Pros: "The crew was helpful and friendly, priority boarding was super speedy and the food was served promptly (to my neighbouring passenger not me)."
Cons: "The seats were dirty and the plane could've done with a clean, plus I ended up with stiff knees because of how squished I was."
Pros: "Very helpful as I required assistance"
Cons: "Ryan Air is a rip off run by the mafia. don't fly with them under any circumstance. They pretend that they are budget airline, but in reality they devised many ways to rip you off, and you end paying more than other airlines and you get treated as cattle."
Cons: "Was late for 1.5h"
Pros: "Trip went well easy check in Know problems"
Cons: "The stay was too short would like to have had more time in Copenhagen"
Pros: "The crew at the airport were clued up and took action when they knew the flight was going to be delayed. They ensured everyone was checked in for the flight and boardring passes checked before gathering everyone in the correct groups so we could board quickly. Pilot got us there ahead of schedule!"
Cons: "The staff are snappy with the passengers - she tried to take my coffee away from me - this was my 4th flight in 36 hours so I needed to finish it so took it back quickly !!"
Cons: "Was late! 30 minutes!"
Pros: "Service and comfort means ryanair"
Pros: "It was Ryanair, didn't expect much and they delivered on that expectation."
Cons: "The delay was longer than the flight itself"
Cons: "Daylight robbery. I got charged 55pound for not checking in online 2 hrs before. I felt disgusted by this ridiculous amount as I had no idea. Really frustrated with your search engine and Ryan air for not making this very clear"
Pros: "Priority members get to jump queues when boarding."
Cons: "Long queues for boarding for non-priority members"
Pros: "Classic low budget airline : No food or entertainment (hence the 1 star) but everthing else was good."
Pros: "Speedy check in at chaotic Crete airport Paying extra for priority boarding and taking carry on bags inside the cabin was worth it"
Cons: "Pay 68 euros for 5 kg excess luggage"
Cons: "Poor service and delays!"
Pros: "It was very simple and expedited"
Cons: "It would be amazing to get 30 minutes without trying to sell something and constant use of the microphone for useless promotions. I don't really get on flights so I can buy a watch, a perfume or a scratch card, no need to spend 5 minutes trying to sell it."
Pros: "There wasn't anything I enjoyed about this particular flight"
Cons: "It was too hot, 2 hours on tarmac before we finally took off. Saw passengers luggage sitting in the pouring rain with no cover over them. Water was 4 euro!"
Pros: "Cabin staff was polite, the flight was short."
Cons: "The check in process is absurd. I did not have a chance to check in on my phone beforehand, so I waited in line to check in at the desk. At my turn, the woman behind the desk was annoyed with me for not checking in and told me I had to go speak with another office (though she did not clarify why) and then come back to her. The airport was small, so lines for check in, security, this other office, and those seeking food were all merged into one large group. This second office didn’t open for another 40 minutes so I was thankful I’d arrived early. Standing in line, those around me all figured out why we were there: this was the line to pay extra fees. Apparently if one doesn’t check in beforehand, there is a fee. Ok, I had a few euros left. Nope, it was €68.20 to check in at the airport desk. I took my receipt and went back to the first line, she printed me a boarding pass and I was able to get through security. The fee to check in at airport was more than the cost of my ticket."
Cons: "They made is walk around barriers carrying our bags slowly shuffling forward to get into the seated area in front of the gate. It took 15 mins . They could set up the ticket check inside the seated area so we could relax."
Pros: "Crew was nice and apologetic"
Cons: "We waited over 1 hour to board. The airport was small and packed with sweaty people and delays. Seats were tiny and uncomfortable."
Pros: "They were professional and efficient"
Cons: "It was required to check in prior to arrival to airport to avoid a fee. I did not have internet access still I arrived. I had to pay 55 euro for a simple check in. Not fair to folks who do not use data for internet nor WiFi. A email could be sent 72 hours but that does not mean people check all emails or they even have access to the web. It’s not a fair or smart business move, I will not book with them again."
Cons: "We were scammed ouf of 800 CAD"
Pros: "On time. Short flight"
Cons: "Very little legroom and seats do not recline"
Pros: "Price; travel light, and take own food and it’s fine."
Cons: "Wait for the drinks/food service, and we would be on the way into land before they reach the middle of the plane on London -Dublin flight"
Pros: "Literally nothing. Awful experience and to make matters worse we weren't even served peanuts."
Cons: "Didn't like how they charged me a fee that was more than the price of my ticket because I didn't check in before arriving at the airport. At no point was I warned about this penalty. They told me they sent my phone a text message but I never received anything. I use kayak to book all of my flights and it sucks that you guys work with a company who basically tricks people who book with them by providing cheap tickets and then charging bogus fees. I'm disappointed."
Pros: "The stewardesses were very nice."
Cons: "There was only one person manning the check in line, with dozens of people waiting. Our line didn’t move for almost 30 minutes, and we barely made it to our flight before departure."
Cons: "Didn’t like the solicitations to buy lottery tickets, gifts etc"
Cons: "We arrived 2 hours before the flight. No gate info available for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes it said gate info would be in 20 more minutes. After that 20 minutes they said another 20 minutes. There was no info on the flight and you have no place to wait until they decide to tell you where your gate it. When the gate info finally came up it said to report to the gate immediately and then we were supposed to board. Basically you are forced to stand for 3 hours not knowing anything about the flight."
Cons: "Crew at the door was rude. They stopped us and tried to charge us 50€ for one of our luggage because of the size, when other passengers with the same size of luggage were passing just fine. Terrible service. The aircraft had no leg room and was hot inside. We will never book a flight with this airline again."
Cons: "Ryanair should not be in business. Their website wouldn’t work, I called about needing to check in and was assured we were checked in and bags had been paid for. Get to airport and Was charged over $500€ to get half our family checked in, print boarding passes and check luggage. It was ridiculous and we almost missed our flight. Absolutely terrible service!"
Pros: "New plane was comfortable."
Cons: "Very late service. Crew forgot about our row during the drinks service. Usual chaos from Ryanair's aggressive seating policy although people managed to swap themselves around to sit together. This wasted more time of course."
Cons: "Cheap, you get what you pay for"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and they were not communicating with the passengers. They had us standing for an hour without letting us know they flight was delayed and you can’t find information online. Also it seems their goal was to charge everyone for luggage and the overhead compartments were pretty empty."
Cons: "They charge €65 to issue you a boarding pass if you don’t check-in online, which is impossible if you don’t have a data plan when traveling and when the confirmation they send you is a different language (Greek when flying out of santorini). About 40 people on our flight of ~170 had to pay €65 extra! Customer service is also horrible as they really don’t care to help you at all!"
Cons: "The heat in the cabin was way too high"
Cons: "I arrived from another international flight and ran like crazy for my connection and arrived before the flight departed. When I arrived at the gate the agent would not let me on the flight and offered no assistance to rebook. Not what I wanted to hear after 12 hours flying and a 30 minute run through Frankfurt airport"
Cons: "I got charged 69 euros for not checking in online!!!!! More than the ticket price!!!!!!! This is robbery! Worse airlines ever, thieves! Do not ever travel with this company"
Pros: "We made the flight which was a miracle. Ryan air staff were outstanding in helping"
Pros: "Prompt take off and landed on schedule"
Cons: "Slow baggage recovery due to automation and a small carousel"
Pros: "Upright seats give more legroom"
Cons: "Queue, queue, queue Hugely confused luggage allowances - unclear even on boarding pass - urgently need overhaul and clarification"
Pros: "Cheap fares"
Cons: "Front boarding stairs out of use - conjestion at rear boarding Extras for check-in return journey"
Cons: "No pockets"
Pros: "all airline staff caring and helpful"
Pros: "The boarding system"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "Polite cabin staff."
Cons: "Delays, no information given until After entering the gate area, and even then not until after we should have been boarded. Not enough information and not clear when eventually given. Tray table and back of the seat in front were both dirty, dried on spillage from a previous flight."
Pros: "very friendly cabin crew..... went above and beyond when i needed some assistance highly recommend and will definitely be flying Ryan air again"
Cons: "A little late setting off"
Pros: "Staff are nice and friendly plane and toilets very clean."
Cons: "Too pricey for hold luggage so everyone is taking hand luggage and not enough room on flight. My legs were really sore I felt uncomfortable and squeezed in."
Pros: "The make cabin crew had such a strong accent and spoke so fast that no one on the plane could barely understand a word he said during any of the announcements. He made no effort to slow it down and speak clearer"
Cons: "As above"