Positiv: "The crew was friendly. Baggage arrive safely. But the repeated commercial interruptions trying to sell things made me wonder if it was commission based - a nap was not possible from the announcements but you could buy things duty free. I am glad it was a short flight. A new plane."
Negativ: "There are no queues. A free for all to load and unload the plane. If you are looking for Swiss order, look elsewhere. Nothing is free, not water (1.5 euro) or any other beverages or anything else. We paid double what the flight should cost to not even be offered water. The seats were lightly padded to maximize seats. There was a small amount of leg room but some. No power outlets, wifi or media. The worst aspect is I bought a flight on Baltic Air from Tallinn to Riga and had the price from Riga to Paris on the next tab on kayak. I bought the ticket from Tallin to Riga then flipped to buy Riga to Paris only to learn it was a bait price. The price was actually $200 more. Baltic would not refund the first flight (within minutes) so we were stuck to either walk away from our 2 tickets to Riga or pay the bait and switch rate. We begrudgingly paid 400 (200 each) euro MORE than the initial price shown so we could fly out of Riga back to Paris (to be back in Paris by Jan 7). A non alcoholic beverage, a small snack, and power access would be helpful. Ground crew helping with order would be helpful. I was shoved and run over trying to get onto and off the plane. It is the wild west of flying except the plane is new...oh, and it is 30 euro if you do not check in online ahead. But you will still need to stand in line to check a bag (where they can issue you a boarding pass)."
Positiv: "The crew, plane and airport was great!"
Negativ: "Part of our luggage was disassembled and not delivered to the final destination."
Positiv: "Arrival in time"
Negativ: "Compartment for hand luggage was full, no space"
Negativ: "Flying with the same company from Vilnius, only on Riga they decided to weight the cabin bags. I understand the police, the limit weight, but they should apply it from the first flight, not just half way"
Positiv: "Very nice plane and we left on time and the flight was very smooth."
Positiv: "everything was good enough"
Negativ: "I would like a meal and drinks on the board"
Positiv: "flight crew was amazing."
Negativ: "Boarding was poorly handled by airport staff"
Positiv: "They just wanted more money. Charged us one small carry-on bag over 60 Euro! Ridiculous. Horrible airline, will never fly with airBaltic."
Negativ: "They should have told us that one person can only bring one bag. we just flew with Ryanair and Easyjet, which allow one carryne and one bag. Again, will never fly with such horrible airBaltic, never!!!"
Positiv: "Small compliment from Air France was lovely and unexpected"
Negativ: "Horrible customer support"
Negativ: "Ich würde gern den Sitz bekommen, den ich gebucht und deshalb extra bezahlt habe. Am Gate hat die Mitarbeiterin mir dann jedoch ohne Rücksicht auf meine Vorabbuchung einen sehr lauten Sitz neben dem Propeller zugewiesen. Das hat mich dann schon geärgert."
Negativ: "Short flight and unmemorable (that's a good thing)"
Positiv: "Instructions for connected flights at airpotr were clear"
Negativ: "Connection time 10 minutes instead of planned 30"
Negativ: "would not check my bag to final destination"
Positiv: "My checked in bag did not arrive to HEL... Nedless to say I did check the bag tag was properly labeled RIX to HEL... oh well ... bad score for Baltic Air ... truly hope to see my bag in CGK when I arrived. Qatar airways pls come to the rescue."
Positiv: "Short, convenient, direct, value for money."
Negativ: "Not comfortable, small plane."
Positiv: "the flight started at time. the attendant were fine. but i consider this flight not as a cheap flight. therefore, it should be possible, so early in the morning to offer a coffee at least."
Negativ: "the experience on board should be improved, particularly when the flight is not different from regular airlines in terms of cost"
Positiv: "most of the crew were polite and helpful"
Negativ: "super small plane... had to climb a very narrow staircase into the plane... overhead bins couldn't accommodate much of anything... we weren't warned this in advance. one rude steward (Miks) July 21 Flt. BT444, 18:30-19:50... he just stood there watching me struggle up the outside staircase into the plane with my suitcase... scolded me for bringing suitcase on board, argued with me, etc. (I've traveled the world and this suitcase is always brought on board)... he was not service-oriented or helpful. thankfully, other staff did help... but he left a bad taste in my mouth for this airline."
Positiv: "Newer plane for this stretch."
Positiv: "Short flight"
Negativ: "They charged me 35 dollars to check in and the reason I did not check in was because their other flight was running late and was not sure I will make to that flight. It took forever to get bags in Riga. In the empty flight the way they were seating people was crazy. I'm lifetime gold with American Airlines so I do fair share flying and can tell you it's not a good Airline."
Positiv: "Good service, good connection in Riga! Perfectly on time!"
Positiv: "Quick boarding, pleasant crew"
Negativ: "Small propeller plane with very limited room, no in-flight service,"
Positiv: "They waited for transit passengers Were helpful"
Positiv: "Nice new propeller plane on time"
Negativ: "No free water or coffee. Luggage fee not told about when I booked. No entertainment."
Positiv: "Nice crew"
Negativ: "Please give out water for free"
Positiv: "Did not have food, so not able to rate that. Comfortable for sure! Plane ain't that big and one side had only 2 seats next to each other."
Positiv: "We went to Tallin by taxi 5 hour Air Baltic gave for voucher We are group of 8 frends"
Positiv: "Alles war pünktlich, an Board war sogar Scooter und H. H. Baxter und es gab ein Fotoshooting mit der Besatzung :-)"
Positiv: "Ich war sehr überraschd, wie neu die Flugzeige sind und wie viel Platz es gibt."
Negativ: "Leider muss man für Snacks/Essen und sogar Trinken einen erheblichen Batzen Geld investieren."
Positiv: "Der Flug startete pünktlich und wir sind sogar 10 Minuten früher gelandet. Dieses Phänomen habe ich bei allen AirBaltic Flügen festgestellt."
Negativ: "Durch die Größe des Flugzeugs hat mein Handgepäck leider nicht in die Klappen oberhalb der Sotze gepasst. Dies war wohl allerdings auch meine Schuld, da ich sehr großes Gepäck dabei hatte."
Negativ: "They overbooked the flight and without any apologies on their behalf or without even informing me, they stop me and my fiance at the gate and just told is that we can not go to the flight I book and prepay 4 month at advance! The only solution that they can offer me was to travel from Riga to Moscow and than to Tel Aviv. It become 12 hours traveling across 4 countries ( we arrived form Stockholm) instead of 5 hours flight as it was supposed to! I'm not recommending to travel with that company it can not be trusted!"
Positiv: "Everything was in time. Baggage I handked in the Riga airport and received it in Larnaca, no problems"
Negativ: "bag measure frames in Riga airport used for aB are smaller than in most airports, as a results we were asked to check some bags in at the last moment. we have had connecting flight through Riga with two hand bags. lets call them big and small. judge by yourself: flight, aircraft, small, big ->Riga CS3, on board, on board Riga-> DHC 8-400, on board, check in ->Riga DHC 8-400, on board, on board Riga-> CS3, check in, check in as you see, the same bags on the same aircraft were allowed or disallowed by the same company based on weather one flies to Riga or from it. i believe there is absolutely no purpose for doing last second interruptions of such kind"
Negativ: "An extra fee is charged if you don't check-in online."
Positiv: "We arrived safely. Bilingual staff."
Negativ: "The seats are worn and creek with every movement. There is very limited leg room even for someone who is short. When the person in front of you leans back it is impossible to reach your hand baggage or do anything but lay back in your seat. The landing was safe but not at all comfortable."
Positiv: "The helpful ground person at check-in."
Negativ: "This airline company looks a like person who is begging for money. First time in my life I paid for the luggage. 40 Euros!!! what for? Apparently Air Baltic has no clue about how to run a service business. Somebody has to teach them this naked reality: IN SERVICE BUSINESS YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR MAJOR MARKETING ASSETS! They don't even serve a glass of water, apparently they could not manage to integrate it in the ticket price. But they dare to get thirsty and unhappy customers on the plane. Anyways: This airline company is charging extra for luggage. And I could not see this anywhere when I was buying ticket online. If I knew I'd never buy the ticket from Airbaltic. "Not writing it clearly and visible at the time of ticket purchase" is certainly tricking and misleading us. This is a crime!"
Positiv: "Nice and helpful staff, good food (pre-ordered)"
Negativ: "To little legroom, delay"
Positiv: "Boarding went well and crew was nice."
Negativ: "The air conditioning was not working properly on the 3 hour flight which made it a bit sweaty and unfortable. The purchase of a cold beer was a must."
Positiv: "Everything was very smooth and the crew was very attentive."
Positiv: "Great airline with good airplanes and friendly staff. I was able to board the plane using my iPhone (e-ticket) from Copenhagen to Riga to Moscow."
Positiv: "Brand new aircraft Wider seats as normal Good selection of food"
Negativ: "We got disembarked from the aircraft for technical reasons, then they towed the same aircraft to the next gate and off we were. Delay almost two hours."
Positiv: "Quick bag drop and security line at Riga airport. Quick boarding with all the larger suitcases forcibly checked in at no charge. On time departure. Seats are comfortable enough for a short flight."
Negativ: "(This is more of a comment on Kayak's review page than on the flight.) Haven't tried the food and there was no entertainment."
Negativ: "surprised i had to pay for coffee"
Positiv: "I was surprised by the professionalism of air Baltic employees. They dressed well."
Negativ: "Check in staff at Riga airport were rude. Check in Maine issued the same boarding pass twice, so one of us had no boarding pass. Security line was insanely long--30+ minutes! On board you pay for everything, even a glass of water. Tiny seats and the person behind me kept pushing on the back of my seat. Very uncomfortable! Will never fly airbaltic again."
Positiv: "It's very inexpensive, especially if you fly with only with a carry-on luggage. On-board service has always been excellent."
Negativ: "The check-in process is horrible, regardless of the airport you are flying from. It's just the trademark of Air Baltic. I learned my lesson and pay extra to use the priority check in line, as well as boarding. Otherwise you end up staying in a VERY long line. This time I was bumped from the seat that I picked when booking my flight, which was still assigned to me when I checked in online. No explanation or heads-up, I was just handed a paper boarding pass when I checked my bag, and only after I was past security line I realized that I was bumped from row 4 to row 10. I was able to get a seat in row 4 again at the gate, but not the same seat. Also, there was no priority boarding, even though I paid for it. Given this experience I will only fly this airline if I can get away with a carry on, thus avoiding the check in desk altogether."
Negativ: "For people who have Airbaltic as a connecting flight this might be very inconvenient. We paid 40 Eur/person each way for our luggage . That brings the price that you pay so much higher than you expect at first. Also if you don't print boarding pass ahead of time which we didn't (plus still needed to drop off checked luggage and check our passports) they want to charge you 30 Eur a person to print that drinking piece of paper. If you don't want to pay that get out of the line with all of you luggage, go to kiosk and print it, then come back to the line. But that's companies rules , employees just have to follow it. Another problem was their attitude. The guy who got our luggage was so weird. Showing off and talking to us like a boss. After giving us boarding passes he said we can go to the screen and look up the gate ourselves. I never write long reviews but man! they got me mad that day. Never say never - but I don't want to fly with this airline again"
Flight delay, to be on time!
Flight delayed 1.5 hrs, yet nothing was mentioned about it on Ryanair app where all the flight info should have been, boarding wasn’t even announced in the airport, had to miss the bus and spend the night in the airport because of this delay, yet got no apologies from Ryanair
Cheap price ticket and understandable that they charge extra for everything including choosing seats but for 99.5% of all other airlines that default to assigning you a free seat if you don’t pay… they always seat you with you together if you’re a pair. Ryanair literally played musical chairs with everyone. Everyone was spending time moving around and asking if people were willing to switch so they could sit next to their friend. Wow way to make a point that you must pay or else.
Negativ: "Nachdem ich über Swoodoo gebucht habe, hat mich Ryanair nicht online einchecken lassen und ich musste 2 Stunden Früher am Flughafen sein1 es gab auch keine Information darüber und die Seite gibt auch keine Information! Das ist eine Frechheit und gibt es sonst bei keine anderen Airline! Ryanair versucht mit allem extra Geld zu machen. Wäre ich später am FLughafen gewesen hätten sie mich 55 Euro zahlen lassen."
Positiv: "Rate. Didn’t like the charge of 55 pounds when I couldn’t check in on my phone. But the person at the desk was pleasant."
Positiv: "Die Crew war nett . Und der Pilot war bemüht die Verspötung wieder wett zu machen. Rückflug war alles planmäßig ."
Negativ: "Leider kann man die Sitze nicht verstellen."
Negativ: "The flight was 2 hours late, boarding incredibly unorganized, and instructions from the flight crew were not understandable"
Negativ: "Very bad service. Everything is bad"
Positiv: "Staff is really fine."
Negativ: "There was no food and drinks at the flight. Not even the water. Also I dont understand the point of priorirty biarding as 90% of passengers were on that row."
Negativ: "Gate-Ankündigung sehr spät, danach sehr schnell "last call""
Positiv: "Summa summarum alles okay. Das man für jede Kleinigkeit extra zählt sollte bekannt sein von daher alles gut. War nicht meine letzte Tour mit Ryanair :)"
Negativ: "Ein wenig Kritik gibt's dennoch.. wozu priority buchen wenn 80% der Passagiere es auch tun? Völlig unnötig und rausgeschmissenes Geld ;) spart auch die Kohle. Fast lane ist in Weeze übrigens auch so sinnvoll wie ein zweites **Loch ;) auch ohne den Zusatz wäre ich sofort durch das Boarding gekommen. Fazit: ohne priority und fast lane kann man viel Geld sparen und kommt genauso schnell durch die Kontrollen :)"
Positiv: "Gute und schnelle Abwicklung. Pünktlichkeit"
Negativ: "Wenig Beinfreiheit Keinerlei Unterhaltung (zeitschriften) Keine Ablagemöglichkeiten in der Rückenlehne des Vordersitzes."
Positiv: "Flight took off on time"
Negativ: "Seats are very uncomfortable"
Positiv: "I got an email from Kayak letting me know that my flight was delayed from Shannon to Stansted I received the email at approx 23:00 the night before the 07:00 morning flight The email told me the flight was 3&1/2 hrs late Ryanair let me know at 0750 on the day 10 mins before take off A joke So thank god for kayak what an app Brilliant keep up the good work 3rd Jan 2019 flight FR102"
Negativ: "Ryanair would have let me stand around for 3 1/2 hours Then told of the flight problem Thanks Kayak"
Negativ: "Flight was delayed"
Positiv: "Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis war ok, nettes Personal."
Negativ: "Das nachträgliche Dazubuchen von Gepäckstücken klappte erst nach mehreren Anläufen, intransparente Abwicklung."
Positiv: "Being on time and the comfort in the exit row was excellent"
Negativ: "Penning of passengers before and after flight. Continuous sales pitches from crew. Aisle always busy."
Negativ: "Plätze waren gut,man hatte viel Beinfreiheit."
Negativ: "Awful experience with Latvian staff during boarding. Luggage passed weight and size inspection from Milan to Riga. It has also passed inspection in Riga, but was checked again during boarding. Staff did not want to work with us and penalized my kid by charging him 53 Euro luggage fee. Disappointed that some staff members have suaded us to never fly Ryanair again"
Positiv: "Flug war pünktlich"
Negativ: "Etwas wenig Platz, aber sonst nichts zu beanstanden"
Negativ: "Nie wieder Ryan air größter Dreck."
Positiv: "Wie soll ich etwas bewerten, das nicht gab? (Bordunterhaltung, Verpflegung)"
Positiv: "Crew was perfect! Very nice."
Negativ: "Staff at Riga Airport was very unfriendly"
Positiv: "Just the Flight crew...They were ok..."
Negativ: "They kept saying my suitcase didnot fit the overhead compartment. I saw so many people with the same size bag...that didnot pay. I flew from Rome to Greece, back to Rome and, Lisbon Back And forth. I will think twice next time...When I fly to Europe next year..Flying Ryanair."
Positiv: "Wir kamen mit nur wenig Verspätung am Zielort an."
Negativ: "Das Boarding war absolut dilettantisch. Die Fluggäste mit "Priority" wurden von links nach rechts "geschoben". Und mussten in der Schlange stehen, bis das Boarding begann. Das Gate wurde mehrfach geändert. Es gab lange Wartezeiten. Auf dem Flug selbst, gab - trotz sehr heißer Sommertemperaturen - nicht einmal ein Becher Wasser umsonst. Es ist alles sehr eng. Die Durchsagen des Flugpersonals sind kaum zu verstehen, weil die einzelnen Wörter sehr schnell gesprochen und nuschelig ausgesprochen wurden. Das jetzt sogar während des Fluges Rubbellose verkauft werden, geht gar nicht. Irgendwo sollte es Grenzen geben."
Positiv: "Preis ok"
Negativ: "Flugzeit war nicht sauber, Boarding 45 min verspätet, danach weitere Verzögerungen bei Maschinenstart und langes Warten auf Flugfreigabe, weitere Verzögerungen nach der Landung,"
Negativ: "Die willkürliche Verteilung der Sitze einer Familie von 4 Personen beim Check in, obwohl in mehreren Reihen Plätze nebeneinander frei waren. Diese konnten nur gegen Aufpreis erworben werden."
Positiv: "Abfertigung und Flug reibungslos"
Negativ: "Buchungsprozess Ryanair immer mit Tücken und die Kosten werden erst nach und nach deutlich angezeigt. Nicht sehr transparent."
Negativ: "Bag policy is not clear. We had two guitars so we paid for two bags then i found out there is musical instruments charge which is 50 euro per instrument. It’s a discrimination against musicians. Huge sporting goods fee is cheaper than that. Also there is no phone number to call. I asked about refund at ryan air check in desk and nobody knows what we should do. Ryanair makes it so easy for customers to pay add on fees but they won’t refund you when you pay by mistake. Total non sense."
Positiv: "Günstiger Flug"
Negativ: "Flug war leider 20 min zu spät"
Negativ: "verspäteter abflug, wartezeit in der maschine ohne klimaanlage unklare zeitangaben, widersprüchlich und unzuverlässig. unfreundliches personal (scheinbar selbst genervt) nach der landung kein ausstieg ohne grund. erneutes warten"
Negativ: "der Flug startete mit einer Verspätung von 65Min."
Positiv: "Der Flug hatte 40 min Verspätung, was nicht weiter schlimm war, das Personal war freundlich."
Negativ: "Die Sitzplätze sind, halt dem Preis entsprechend sehr sehr ungemütlich. Ich hatte danach Rückenweh."
Positiv: "Enjoyed the lasagna that I ordered, surprisingly good!"
Negativ: "Under the circumstances, the staff coped well with certain difficult passengers. Noisy passengers are my pet hate especially when the safety drill is being read out."
Positiv: "Efficient service that was on time. There was no food or entertainment but that was expected. I like how everyone cheers when we land!!"
Positiv: "Bodenpersonal beim CHECK IN schnell mit allen wichtigen Infos auch wegen Priority Bording. Flug war pünktlich. Flugpersonal auch freundlich da kann man nicht meckern, aber was schon störend war die Verkaufsdurchgänge so günstig ist der Flug nun auch nicht das mann das so hartnäckig dur hziehen muss. Auch die Sitzqualität fand ich nur durchschnittlich und das bei einem 2,5 Std Flug in jedem Reisebus kann man besser Sitzen"
Negativ: "Sitze ungewöhnlich, Starke Verkaufsveranstaltung (Kaffeefahrt Charakter)"
Positiv: "Pünktlich gestartet, schnelles Boarding,sanfter Flug."
Positiv: "Das Flugzeug war nicht dauber. Especially klemmten noch benutzte Papiertücher zwischen den Sitzen und es war sehr staubig"
Positiv: "Der Fug ist pünktlich gestartet.Nette Stewardessen."
Negativ: "Sitze super ungemütlich."
Positiv: "Das Boarding ging fix. Der Flug ist pünktlich gestartet"
Negativ: "Es gibt nichts negatives zu berichten."
Negativ: "Needed to catch connecting flight after Milan to Liverpool flight .. which was Liverpool to Belfast.. already delayed couple days due to weather.. long story short - they put tags on bags to put in hold which meant I wouldn’t catch connecting to Belfast as I’ve have to wait at carousel (Dublin not operating due to snow) , explained my story that I needed to catch this flight in order to have any chance of making uncles funeral but she completely ignored it, and said that’s not my problem!! Couldn’t believe my ears.. Disgusting behavior"
Negativ: "Ich musste bei der Sicherheitskontrolle 25 Minuten warten, sodas ich 7 Minuten zu spät am Gate war (23 Minuten vor Abflug) und meinen Flug nicht mehr antreten konnte. Obwohl ich viel fliege, ist mir das zuvor noch nie passiert."
Positiv: "Ryanair still not putting their customers first. Poor experience checking in online. Had to use online chat which needed several attempts to get an answer, be careful calling Ryanair as they charge 13p per minute"
Negativ: "Slowly boarding, gate is cold, no seats, plane was in late 1,5 hour."
Negativ: "They could have had some kind of entertainment but the price was cheap."
Positiv: "the flight and the flight crew were quite good and professional."
Negativ: "The way we were gathered up like sheep at the departure lounge. There was one person who acted like a mini hitler, scolding people if they dared to cross the line. An unpleasant experience."