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    What do you think - is it worth paying more money and avoiding having to deal with low budget airlines??

    In relation to my question I have stumbled upon a very FUNNY VIDEO on youtube, take a look and see what you think...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPyl2tOaKxM

    I'd recommend watching the whole thing (I especially love the sad verse at the end!) - absolutely hilarious! :rofl3:
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    That video was brilliant!

    I can't actually give an opinion as I don't know whether the flights I've had in the past were counted as cheap or otherwise given I haven't flown since I was eight. I was, however, on a budget coach line just last week to Lithuania and the various ways they screwed EVERYTHING up is still grinding on my nerves. It does put a downer on the holiday. So I guess they may be occasionally worth it, but if that experience is typical it's definitely not for me.
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    dealing with budget airlines isn't thaaat bad, can be a bit annoying at times. generally they're fine for shorthaul flights. anything over a couple of hours and i'd definitely go with a proper airline
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    Yeah, there always seems to be at least one screw up on budget airlines whenever you fly with them (don't even get me started on Ryanair!)
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    I've been lucky, but yeah as someone else said, keep it strictly for the short haul.
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    Book in advance with just hand luggage (you can fit two weeks worth of clothes in their dimensions) with a good book to read, and definitely. France for 55 quid return, any day, even if I have to spend a few hours on a ****e flight.
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    (Original post by I<3LAMP)
    I've been lucky, but yeah as someone else said, keep it strictly for the short haul.
    Yeah, probably the best idea, thanks !!
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    Started this thread 50 mins ago now and only had 8 views.

    So I have decided to make a new one called 'Funny Video' as an experiment to see how many more views I get because of the thread title (I will ask the same question!)

    Should be interesting!!

    (then I'll do some revision...I keep telling myself!)
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    That video was amazing!

    Cheap flights aren't that bad though. If you're only going a short distance then who cares how crap the plane is.
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    The most frustrating thing is the airports they use. For instance, Ryanair's Frankfurt destination is an airport requiring a 2 hour bus journey to get into the city. Then if you compare, say, a Londoner flying from Heathrow and Stanstead airports - one is at the end of a tube line, the other is out in Essex requiring a hefty SE ticket (about £20 single!!!!)

    Oh, and I HATE Ryanair's website. Such a headache.
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    (Original post by hammer 24)
    Started this thread 50 mins ago now and only had 8 views.

    So I have decided to make a new one called 'Funny Video' as an experiment to see how many more views I get because of the thread title (I will ask the same question!)

    Should be interesting!!

    (then I'll do some revision...I keep telling myself!)
    Just checked the new thread I made (about an hour ago now) and the result is very interesting. But not what I was expecting............experiment failed

    Pretty embarassing not 1 comment, won't be trying that again. Ah well, that's what experiments are for - unexpected results!


    (Original post by Fusion)
    The most frustrating thing is the airports they use. For instance, Ryanair's Frankfurt destination is an airport requiring a 2 hour bus journey to get into the city. Then if you compare, say, a Londoner flying from Heathrow and Stanstead airports - one is at the end of a tube line, the other is out in Essex requiring a hefty SE ticket (about £20 single!!!!)

    Oh, and I HATE Ryanair's website. Such a headache.
    Yeah, I agree with you in regards to Ryanair - they couldn't make it worse if they tried!!
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    tbh I've often found "budget" airlines to be far more expensive when u add in baggage fees, boarding pass fees and all their other fees and then the fact it doesnt include a meal
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    For a couple of hours, I find there's little difference, and as long as you're sensible with luggage and such it's so much cheaper.

    If I had a flight that was longer than four hours though I'd go with a "proper" airline.
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    Hell yes! If they did Ryanair Atlantic for £100 I would SO be there, I don't even care about the crappy plastic seats or "chopsticks" playing through the speakers. I don't pay extra for temporary comfort. <3
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    I flew Stansted-KL on Air Asia (Asia's equivalent of Ryan Air, 9 hour odd flight and it was wicked. About £400-500 cheaper than a normal airline.
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    (Original post by starfired)
    I flew Stansted-KL on Air Asia (Asia's equivalent of Ryan Air, 9 hour odd flight and it was wicked. About £400-500 cheaper than a normal airline.
    Really! I thought Air Asia was only for flights departing and arriving around Asia!
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    I would never fly on a budget airline. This is partly to do with my unfounded snobbery about the rest of the clientèle, and partly due to the fact that I'm convinced that every plane I go on is going to crash and there's more chance of that happening on a budget airline because the planes tend to be older and the pilots are overworked.
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    No!

    I flew Ryanair once... It would like getting onto a bus with a load of bloody peasents running for food!
    They lost all simple manners and decourm of a normal human!

    & tbh - once you've paid for all the extra things, it isn't that much more cheaper really.
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    I'd say they were worth it, I'd rather have the extra money to spend on actual fun stuff when I was there rather than a comfier seat or a less retina-burning website. As long as my luggage doesn't get lost I really don't mind at all who I fly with.
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    Never been with Ryanair so can't comment on that but been Easyjet before and had no issues, not much different from BA economy or Virgin economy really.
 
 
 
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