In 1985, Ryanair was established as a small company in Ireland. Lately, it has transformed into the largest low-cost airline in Europe. Ryanair's largest hub is at London Stansted Airport, with its second-largest base at Dublin Airport. The airline operates daily flights to 178 destinations in Europe, providing services to 50 million people a year.
Since 1991, the low-cost airline has switched its traditional model of services to the “low fares, no frills” model. Its main idea is booking at the lowest prices, without additional privileges for passengers. In fact, the company operates the majority of its flights to regional airports; passengers are required to get from the terminal to the gangway on foot, which significantly reduces the cost of flights. As a low-cost company, Ryanair is the safest airline in the world, which can be proved by the fact that it has not faced a single emergency situation throughout its history.
The airline's fleet consists of 420 aircraft (it is updated annually). The average age of the liners is 8 years. You can buy a Ryanair ticket on Planetofhotels.com.
Ryanair travel classes
Nowadays, Ryanair offers an economy-only product. Since the airline is a low-cost carrier, priority services are not provided on board. The main task of the company is to deliver the passenger to the destination.
Baggage and carry-on baggage
On Ryanair flights, the baggage allowance depends on the selected fare option.
- Value fare — one small bag with dimensions that do not exceed 40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm;
- Regular fare — one small bag and a large piece of carry-on baggage (weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm);
- Plus fare — one small bag with sizes of 40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm;
- Flexi Plus fare — free 10kg cabin bag and a small bag to carry on board.
- Value fare — hand luggage only, no baggage is allowed;
- Regular fare — hand luggage only, no baggage is allowed;
- Plus fare — one bag weighing up to 20kg;
- Flexi Plus fare — one bag weighing up to 20kg.
Today, people can check-in online 48 hours ahead of their flight. There is no registration fee. After registering through the company's website or using the application, you must print out your boarding pass or save it on your smartphone in order to demonstrate it at the airport.
Menus on board
All snacks and meals are chargeable on board. Meals can only be pre-ordered on flights departing from Dublin in the morning. During the flight, passengers can purchase meals from the proposed menu for an additional fee.
Ryanair flying with children
Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to use Ryanair services without an adult. The child must be included in the booking of an adult.
Ryanair loyalty program
Ryanair does not have a customer loyalty program. In turn, passengers can book a Flexi Plus ticket, which offers the opportunity to benefit from expedited check-in, as well as priority check-in and boarding.