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Old 03-23-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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i was wondering if anyone has ever taken a ryan air flight? my friend (prettyinpink) and i are traveling from london to dublin by ryan air and was wondering what it was like and how safe it was.

I was also wondering if it was ok to sleep in the airport?

ps. i have been on a plain once but was too young to remeber.

thanks for you help

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I havn't been on one of their flights yet, but have the same trip as you scheduled and purchased. NO one on here has ever had any negative comments about them, so I hope it all goes well.
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention....if you are on a budget, play around w/the days...I planned on leaving Londonm on a certain day, and found if I flew out a day later I could get a flight for about $35 less, so do your homework if you have the flexibility.
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yah i have already bought my tickets. so hopefully everything goes well

we are going from london to dublin and dublin to paris.

and when are you going to europe.

we leave april 18 until june 17
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wow, wish i had as much time as you...may24-june14
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where abouts are you going?
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RyanAir is interesting. Generally, you'll check in and have to go sit in a lounge somewhere to wait for your gate to be announced. Then it's a mad rush to the gate, lol, where they'll take your ticket / look at your passport, etc. Then it's another mad rush-- LITERALLY-- as you walk (or in some cases people run, I have seen this!) across the tarmac and climb up the stairs into the plane. Seats are not assigned, which is the reason for the haste.

Are you departing from Stansted Airport? Usually the case with RyanAir is that the airports are secondary joints way the hell and gone from town. Luckily there are a few options for getting to Stanstead easily from central London. You can use Stansted Express Train, which is expensive and departs from Liverpool Station, or you can take a coach which is MUCH cheaper at National Express. You might even get lucky and score one of the 1 pound internet specials.

If you're departing from Luton the same rules apply, except I don't think they have an express train yet.
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where abouts are you going?
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I am flying out og Gatwick South
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too bad we will have just missed you in barcelona. we will be there from june 1 to june 5 and then we go to madrid
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are plans have changed a lot so i will let you know if we will be there when you are
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I;m traveling similar dates May 17th - June 13th. Have you guys booked all your plane and Train rides yet? And Rooms?
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im going with gemini23 and we've booked one hostel, our first one and we've booked our flights to dublin from london and from dublin to paris... we only plan on booking a hostel in amsterdam because another one of our friends is meeting us there... we havent even thought about booking trains or anything... where are you going? maybe we could meet up for a drink or something... lemme know
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that would be cool.
I'm in Italy from May 22-31. Rome for 5 days and then to Naples for 2 days, day trip to Pompeii and Capri and then 2 days in venice.

Then To France. 5 days in Paris, and trips to Versailles, Normandy and not sure where else.
I'm in England for 9 days as well.

Trying to book my train rides in italy on trenitalia but i guess i'm still a couple of days early. Trying to ensure i have my travel down so I don't have to come up with more $$ whilst i'm over there!!

I have reserved my hostels for my 5 days in Rome and France but no where else as yet.
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hey were going to be in rome at the same time. Well i think! i dont have my calendar in front of me but im most possitive we are.

We dont know where we are staying yet but we should get together for a drink.

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