As you may know, today I have embarked on my virgin trip to Marrakech, along with @penshawgrump & @grayed. Our vehicle of choice is Ryanair. Booking was simple, and to be fair cheap, providing you travel in everything you intend to wear for the entire trip. The biggest worry was the baggage allowance. Not wanting to spend and extra £30 each way to check in a bag, I have opted to travel as lightly as possible. Not all that easy when you’re planning a half decent photography holiday. SLR, extra lenses, tripod, all on top of your clothes and of course the iPad.
A certain degree of time was spent focused on nothing other than finding a bad that could accommodate my needs that would also fit into the tiny dimension aloud by the airline.
Suitable bad purchased, you’re still left a kittle nervous by the numerous e-mails warning of the low tolerance policy toward excess package and the appropriate charges should you go over this.
I now find myself on board hanging avoided the ‘extras’ trap but only then do you realise how low the standard service is.
Aside from the high price of a bottle of water, there is no netting on the back of the seats to contain any drinks you might have brought on board. I was half expecting to be offered to hire a mini cargo net for the duration for the flight for a nominal fee of £10. That got us think as to what other items we take for grant these airlines could start to charge extra for. We’ve already seen the comedy sketch about the extra cost of a life vest on Com Fly with Me, so what else could there be?
£5 for a mini umbrella to stop the dripping above your head. money well spent in a four hour flight!
£15 to replace the written yellow colour of the head rest in front of you with a colour of your own which clips on. A greet way to personalise your journey, a little similar to those SMART cars that are dressed as cows.
£3.50 to stop the advert that is on loop advertising a mobile SIM card for Europe when we are travelling to bloody North Africa.
Feel free to add any more of your own