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Which Airline Gives You the Best Service for Your Money?

Which Airline Gives You the Best Service for Your Money?
Jennifer Billock

A recent study by Skyscanner shows that passengers really do care about those annoying extra fees like baggage charges and fees for seat selection, and it reflects in whether they select a specific airline or go with another, less inconvenient one.

Flight aggregator Skyscanner recently released a study ranking short-haul airlines based on which one gives passengers the best service for their money. First place? easyJet. They were followed, in order, by eurowings, KLM, Swiss, Vueling Airlines, and Lufthansa.

Ryanair, even though it has the lowest fares, didn’t make it onto the list. And that’s mainly because of all the extra fees the airline charges – including medically necessary oxygen, checking in at the airport, and calling the call center. Charges for cabin bags and food solidified Ryanair’s place off the list.

“When booking flights travelers can often be confused by what is deemed to be a bargain and what isn’t,” John Ritchie, Senior Growth Manager at Skyscanner, told the Mirror. “It’s very easy for a traveler to book a great flight deal only to realize that the extra costs for baggage and seat reservations have taken them over budget. Whether a flight deal is of value to a traveller is determined by the needs of that traveller and what they deem to be important.”

Predictably, Ryanair was not too thrilled with the results, saying in a statement that “this survey, which is partly based on a Twitter poll of just 295 people, is irrelevant given 138 million people will choose to fly Ryanair this year.”

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  1. EU-US

    May 2, 2018 at 9:37 am

    And that’s why they have the reputation they do. As long as they are happy with themselves and their profits, customer feedback is “irrelevant”.

    No one “chooses” Ryanair. They choose the lowest price their favorite travel site throws up for their flight search, and that’s how they get stuck on something as bad as a Ryanair flight.

  2. IBobi

    IBobi

    May 2, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    ^

  3. KLBGO

    May 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Ryanair serves one part of the market, and is necessary in its own way. Comparing Ryanair to KLM, is like comparing Lada to Volvo. They simply are not in competition with each other, but both serves a purpose.

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