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Ryan Air in Basel

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Just to let you know that Ryan Air are opening 4 new routes from Basel in October

Barcelone (Girona)
Dublin (lovely)
Valencia
and Stockholm

I checked out a planned trip to Dublin in January and it would be 40 chf return. That makes a big change from being ripped off on Swiss
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Oh no! That means I'm gonna be tempted to fly Ryanair again.
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Re: Ryan Air in Basel

Do you know which airport in Stockholm they're using? Will have to check it out and see, I've been meaning to get back up there for far too long.

I've found that easyJet to London is more of a ripoff than Swiss, particularly when you factor in the cost of getting to London from Stansted/Luton vs. City airport. But that's beside the point...
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Do you know which airport in Stockholm they're using? Will have to check it out and see, I've been meaning to get back up there for far too long.
If Barcelona (Girona) is anything to go by it'll probably be somewhere in Denmark

PS also showing Alicante as a destination

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Skavsta Airport NYO "Stockholm"

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Do you know which airport in Stockholm they're using?
There you go Evilshell. Its a bit out of Stockholm.

http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/dests.php?loc=NYO

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Re: Ryan Air in Basel

At least Dublin is physically close to the city of Dublin... pity about the fact it still takes about 4 hours to get to the city center from the airport!!!

At least it makes going home a little cheaper!!!
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Do you know which airport in Stockholm they're using?

There you go Evilshell. Its a bit out of Stockholm.

http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/dests.php?loc=NYO
Gosh - only 100 km away
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Re: Ryan Air in Basel

I'm such a hypocrit. I've always said how much i hate Ryanair but having just paid 400 chf to fly home to ireland in September with Swiss i've completely folded and will welcome ryan air with open arms

actually thats probably until the first time the won't let me on the plane as i'm 30 seconds late.
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Re: Ryan Air in Basel

Ripped off by Swiss? I would rather pay a little bit more and fly with Swiss (because they are lovely) and never wait in line and not have a 15 kg weight limit etc etc than ever fly with RyanAir again.

And also, it costs USD 35 to get from the close/actual airport into Stockholm, I can't even imagine what it costs to come in from wherever RyanAir flys into. Makes your cheap ticket not so cheap.

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Hi Folks

Just to let you know that Ryan Air are opening 4 new routes from Basel in October

Barcelone (Girona)
Dublin (lovely)
Valencia
and Stockholm

I checked out a planned trip to Dublin in January and it would be 40 chf return. That makes a big change from being ripped off on Swiss
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Old 16.08.2007, 11:10
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If Barcelona (Girona) is anything to go by it'll probably be somewhere in Denmark
bit like Glasgow-Prestwick then .... Prestwick being about 1.5 hours on a bus from centre of Glasgow / 45 mins by train......
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At least Dublin is physically close to the city of Dublin... pity about the fact it still takes about 4 hours to get to the city center from the airport!!!

At least it makes going home a little cheaper!!!

Yeah i'm thinking that to travel that 100 km from to Stockholm city centre from the airport would be quicker than trying to get from Dublin city centre to Dublin airport.
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I'm such a hypocrit. I've always said how much i hate Ryanair but having just paid 400 chf to fly home to ireland in September with Swiss i've completely folded and will welcome ryan air with open arms

actually thats probably until the first time the won't let me on the plane as i'm 30 seconds late.
an Irishman - late? Never!

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A Baggage Fee is charged for the carriage of each item of Checked Baggage per item of baggage/per one way flight. The Baggage Fee may be prepaid at a discounted rate when making your reservation
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The Online Check-in/Priority Boarding service can be purchased by *qualifying passengers* for £2/€3 per passenger/per one way flight either at the airport or through a Ryanair call centre. These fees are non refundable.

*The following passengers cannot use Online Check-In:
  • Passengers travelling with checked baggage or on the same reservation as a passenger travelling with checked baggage.
  • Children aged between 14-18 years travelling alone
  • Passengers travelling with infants
  • Passengers travelling with mobility equipment (including children's buggies)
  • Passengers with reduced mobility, blind/visual impaired passengers including those travelling with a sighted companion
  • Blind/visual impaired passenger travelling with a guide dog
  • Passengers who require special assistance at the airport
  • Passengers travelling from Italy to the UK
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Looks like I'll have to try it once just for the hurt and pain it'll be bound to cause!
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Ripped off by Swiss? I would rather pay a little bit more and fly with Swiss (because they are lovely) and never wait in line and not have a 15 kg weight limit etc etc than ever fly with RyanAir again.

And also, it costs USD 35 to get from the close/actual airport into Stockholm, I can't even imagine what it costs to come in from wherever RyanAir flys into. Makes your cheap ticket not so cheap.
If i was travelling any longer than 2 hours chemgoddess i would never go Ryan Air but i'm tired of having to pay on average 300chf every time i go home. Sure its easier with Swiss but those prices with ryan air are excellent. I do agree with you thought that Swiss are excellent.
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If Barcelona (Girona) is anything to go by it'll probably be somewhere in Denmark
Quite true!!

I took a look at their website (good god, what an example of horrific web design), and sure enough, flying to Stockholm is really Skavsta, 100 KM south of Stockholm. I was hoping it was Västerås (also about 100km from Stockholm), as that's where I would be going
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Looks like I'll have to try it once just for the hurt and pain it'll be bound to cause!
We are never late.......we just make fashionable entrances
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Re: Ryan Air in Basel

The thing with Ryanair / Easyjet .... is that you know they don't care about you.....see any comment by Michael O'Leary to know this is true.
So we are stuck with the dilemma of the 40chf vs 400chf fare.
You pay your small amount of cash and keep your fingers crossed, they don't cancel at the last moment and leave you at a airport 100km from nowhere in the middle of the night
.... I still always seem to be in the give them one more chance camp at the moment and always seem to regret it
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Re: Ryan Air in Basel

Just an aside, I know it's not CHF 40 but Swiss at the moment (not sure for what dates) has tickets from Zurich-->Dublin for CHF 258.
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Re: Ryan Air in Basel

I understand the price of getting home, believe me. I can never get home for less than CHF 1300 and in less than 15 hours.

(I'm actually moderately obsessed with Swiss, I should be their spokesmodel)

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If i was travelling any longer than 2 hours chemgoddess i would never go Ryan Air but i'm tired of having to pay on average 300chf every time i go home. Sure its easier with Swiss but those prices with ryan air are excellent. I do agree with you thought that Swiss are excellent.
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The thing with Ryanair / Easyjet .... is that you know they don't care about you.....see any comment by Michael O'Leary to know this is true.
So we are stuck with the dilemma of the 40chf vs 400chf fare.
You pay your small amount of cash and keep your fingers crossed, they don't cancel at the last moment and leave you at a airport 100km from nowhere in the middle of the night
.... I still always seem to be in the give them one more chance camp at the moment and always seem to regret it
In my experience Easy Jet are better that Ryanair. I find most of Ryanair staff just so bloody rude.
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