Ryanair is without doubt one of the lowest cost airlines on the market. It operates 400 aircrafts, serving over 35 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. When comparing prices with other airlines, there is almost no competition: Ryanair comes out on top every single time.

 

However, there are numerous hidden costs that, by the time you come to purchase your ticket, have added up significantly. There’s a fee for web check-in, passenger fee, admin and even carry-on luggage, meaning you might not have necessarily grabbed the bargain you had expected at the start.

 

After selecting the departure time of your journey, you are asked to choose a Standard Fare, Plus, or Flexi Plus, with corresponding benefits and changes in price. ‘Plus’ includes a 20kg bag and 2 cabin bags, while ‘Flexi Plus’ offers the same, as well as free airport check-in and flexible tickets. For me, Plus tickets tend to strike a good balance between a low fare and convenience, while Flexi Plus bookings seem like more of a luxury.

 

Once your booking has been added to the basket, you are offered even more additions to your reservation, such as travel insurance, security fast track and airport parking. Even when you click ‘check out’ to finalise your booking, there is a pop-up tempting you pay more to select your seat. I thought all these pop-ups and add-ons were very distracting, adding more stress than was necessary to the whole process.

 

Nevertheless, the option to also book a rental car with no-fee cancellation, on top of the opportunity for free car hire if you can find a cheaper alternative, were both good features. The website also contains lots of information you can read before your flight, while their ‘Destination of the Week’ is great if you are planning a trip, but don’t know where to go.

Pros
  • Very cheap flights
  • No fee cancellation policy on car hire
  • ‘Destination of the Week’ feature gives good ideas of where to travel
Cons
  • Lots of additional costs
  • Pop-ups are very distracting

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TravelSites.com is the go to place online to find information on the best websites, smartphone apps, books, YouTube channels and documentaries for travelers. Written with my years of experience trotting the globe, TravelSites.com gives budding young backpackers the chance to discover the top resources available for getting the most out of their trip, be it renting a car, learning the local dialect, finding a photographer or even just knowing what the weather will be like for the week. I have researched the internet to bring you a list of the top items in each category, while every single one has been meticulously reviewed, highlighting unique features, comparison to similar products, and all the pros and cons.

 

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Well, I found that although there is naturally lots of information online concerning travel-related products and services, they seem to be scattered about, leaving the user to laboriously search for each individual item. If you wanted, for example, to discover an inspiring travel documentary while booking accommodation and flights to Rome, you would have to have at least three different tabs open at once. TravelSites.com puts all the information you need in one place, meaning you will not have to search far and wide to simply find out the best website for reserving a room in a hotel. With more than 40 different categories, travelers can stay on the same website to gather all the information they need, not only saving them time but also saving them money, by reading through the reviews to find the cheapest option.

 

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