Advantages Cheap, empty seats
Disadvantages Deceiving booking system. Delays
So this year I had to do the obligatory holiday. I personally don't really like holidays too much. Holidays are generally to hot countries with horrible food that they dole out in meagre portions. Rude people, smelly, scruffy animals and a general lack of rain. This year I had to go to France to meet friends that I'd almost rather not see anymore but they insisted on me coming. (How do you tell people you don't like them? I wish there was a simple formal procedure devoid of any reaction on their part) "So," I thought "if I'm going to have to go in for this £%@* I'm bloody well not going to be wasting money on it." So Ryanair came in nicely as it was the only budget airline, I could find, flying to Grenoble from Ireland. They were flying only flying from Dublin which was a but of an inconvenience but it'd have to do.Ryanair played their mind games with me when it came to price. 44.99 euro for the flight out and the flight home was FREE! "My God" says I "This dreadful, prolonged friend isn't costing me a penny to escape from. That's a pro." So passing the initial fees there were then baggage fees. I had one bag to bring so that was an extra 20 euro but it doesn't end there. If you bring luggage you have to check-in in the airport which costs 10 euro. 10 euro! That's £7.92 I'm paying for some unknowingly unattractive, over-make upped, blonde cow (they all look the same, excessive fake tan must be a job requirement) to slap a sticker on my bag and then look at my passport. Then I had to pay an extra 8 euro for paying by credit card. Then and this bit was precious I had to pay 13 euro for insurance I never even asked for. So in total my initial fee of 44.99 euro grew into 145.72 euro. £35.64 to £115.43. Cheap enough but still they do advertise on slightly false pretences as we're given the impression the fees are all we'll be paying.
So come fly day and I arrive at the airport an hour and a half before the flight is meant to take off. The check-n was open which was good as I've had to wait about for them to open in the past and as Grenoble isn't a popular destination there wasn't an overly large queue. The check-in was neither nice nor rude but neutral in every way. Which was good I suppose as I didn't want her coo-cooing to every child in the queue or I'd be waiting forever.The flight was 30 minutes late and they only told us this when we'd formed our queues. No-one went back and sat down though. The people at the front weren't going to go back and sit down as there were oul fellas up there sand bagging themselves in and getting empty bottles out because they'd rather die than loose their place in the queue whilst the people at the back just didn't really know what was going on so they stayed where they were. So I had to stand in the middle, with this weird uni-browed freak beside me who kept trying to slip in front of me. "Excuse me" said I. He looked at me blankly in response. The first frenchy I noted. "Take a look in my bag please" He understood what I was saying as I am fluent in French body language.
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