About this flight
The carrier: Ryanair
The big daddy of them all, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair maintains the most awe-inspiring route map and tends to add new destinations (and cancel unprofitable routes) at blistering, breakneck speed. Founded in 1985, Ryanair was Europe's original low fares airline and is still Europe's largest low fares carrier. At current count, Ryanair operates well over 1000 routes, from Inverness to Brindisi; Tampere to Tenerife.
It's easy to have lots of opinions about Ryanair; we certainly do. It's a big monster of an airline. We've been pleased as punch on Ryanair, psyched to take advantage of insanely cheap fares, and we've also been annoyed beyond belief with the airline, distressed by enormous surcharges on too-heavy luggage and staff who appear to be completely clueless.
With Ryanair more than with the other airlines we describe here, it pays to be informed about potential penalties and pitfalls.
Massive number of destinations. Really cheap fares.
Numerous extra charges when booking. Customer care isn't a priority. Food prices on board very steep.
* Carry-on: One piece of luggage not to exceed 10 kg.
* Checked: Up to 3 bags with a combined weight of 15 kg. If booked on-line using Ryanair, the first bag is €15 and the second and third bags are €20 each. Over 15 kg, €15 per kg at the airport. Please note that Ryanair increases the price by €5 in July and August.
* Please visit Ryanair’s website for more information on its baggage policy.
Since Ryanair is free for all when it comes to landing seats, it can sometimes be worth it to pay the €5 for priority boarding. In advance, book priority boarding status online, if you hold an EU passport.
Check-in and Ticketing
If you check in at the airport, you will also incur a €5 fee. The fee is €10 at the airport. Note that American passengers can only check in at the airport. Online check-in is available from 15 days to 4 hours before departure. The boarding pass can be printed until 40 minutes before departure. If you lose your pass then you will have to pay a fee to have a new one reissued. Bag drop closes 40 minutes before departure, so if you check-in online you must make sure to have your bags in on time.
Book online whenever possible because fees are significantly reduced. Also familiarize yourself with Ryanair's table of fees.more...
Departure: Genoa, Italy - Cristoforo Colombo (GOA)
Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport serves the city of Genoa, which is Italy's largest commercial port. Location: Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport is located 6 kilometers west of Bologna. Transport: - Rail: The railway station is connected by Volabus service from the airport. For more information on train schedules consult the Official Site. - Bus: The Volabus service from the airport connects with the Stazione Brignole in Genoa. The buses run every hour, every day of the week and will connect you from Stazione Principe F.S. (one of the main transport interchanges of Genoa) to Cristoforo Colombo Airport in approximately 20 minutes. - Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport. Service: There is a tourist information desk, a bank, ATM's, and a post office at the airport. Travelers can also keep occupied with the various shops, boutiques, and duty free as well as the restaurants and bar the airport has to offer.more...
Arrival: Alghero, Italy - Alghero (AHO)
Fertilia Airport or "Aeroporto Di Alghero," serves Alghero, one of the most frequently visited centers on the Italian island Sardinia. The airport is also the principal airport for nord Sardinia.
Location: Fertilia Airport is located 10 kilometers from the city center of Alghero, in the province of Sassari in northern Sardinia, Italy.
Transport: - Bus: There are buses available to and from Alghero and Piazza della Mercede. - Taxi: Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Hall.
Service: There is an airport information booth and a tourist help desk located in the airport. There is also a bank, currency exchange bureau and ATM machines available for the convenience of travelers. There is bar, cafe, and restaurant where travelers can relax and enjoy a meal or a drink. Travelers can browse through numerous outlets that sell locally produced gifts, handicrafts and alcohol. Other stores include a pharmacy and duty-free shops.more...