The airline ran late and I almost missed this connecting flight to LGW. The airline didn't act very sympathetic to my situation. I wished that didn't happen as my experience I'm sure would've been much different.
Negativ: "Better reading material"
Positiv: "Not much to say here. It was a short flight, and it went smoothly."
Negativ: "I’ll say the same thing about almost every flight I have, and this is mostly for the airlines. People might fly more and pay a bit more if you give us more room. Being crammed into a tiny seat with a bunch of strangers is never pleasant. Same in this flight. Nothing terrible, just the usual. Also, to the other passengers, sit down until it’s your turn to exit. What is wrong with you that you can’t sit five more minutes? Be polite and let the people in front of you go first, let them have room to grab their bags instead of having your elbows in their face."
Negativ: "The flight was late by half an hour and I had to pay 60€ because my cabin bag was 2kg heavier than allowed."
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)."
Negativ: "Flight attendant didn’t smile @ all, it was like we are on her way."
Positiv: "The crew, plane and procedure was all great."
Negativ: "Part of out luggage was disassembled during transit and part was missing afterwards... part of the luggage was missing."
Negativ: "At least a complimentary glass of water or juice in Economy."
Positiv: "Arrival in time"
Negativ: "Compartment for hand luggage was full, no space"
Positiv: "The airplane was brand new. The crew was very friendly"
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"
Negativ: "Announcement At the airport and the plane needs speak English more clearly. Thanks!"
Negativ: "Baggage was broken and two items inside also broken. Was overcharged for baggage."
Positiv: "All fine"
Negativ: "Flight delayed 2 hours"
Negativ: "Horrible customer support"
Positiv: "Simple no frills airline"
Positiv: "Efficient boarding and disembarking."
Negativ: "Shocked that I need to produce my own printed boarding cards (I don't travel with a printer), or I must produce it on a smartphone. Neither available - I showed my confirmation of check-in on my email and the agent printed my boarding cards. Your idea of asking 32 Euro for a boarding card is &^%(*"
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."
Positiv: "Absolutely nothing"
Positiv: "Tallin airport is beautiful"
Negativ: "Lost luggage and indifferent assistance."
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: "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: "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: "Newer plane."
Negativ: "The plane we were supposed to be on from Riga to Helisinki had mechanical problems so they switched our plane. We had an hour delay do to that. Then when we got to Helsinki our luggage never made it."
Positiv: "Nice new plane, on time."
Negativ: "I pre-paid two checked bags (one each for my husband and myself). At check in we were told I had not done this and we had to go pay at another desk in the airport and come back to the check in line, 40 euros each. I showed the agent my paperwork that showed one bag each--it was not explicit on the paper whether this was the allowance or what I had paid--and she shrugged and said "Bad information. You have to pay now and you can take it up with the airline later." This will be a pain in the neck."
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: "Pleasant crew, efficient boarding, flight was on time"
Negativ: "No in-flight service"
Positiv: "Nice new propeller plane on time"
Negativ: "No free water or coffee. Luggage fee not told about when I booked. No entertainment."
Positiv: "If water was free it would be better. Other than that everything was fine"
Positiv: "Alles war pünktlich, an Board war sogar Scooter und H. H. Baxter und es gab ein Fotoshooting mit der Besatzung :-)"
Negativ: "We were told upon check in that there was a charge to check in. I have never heard of such rubbish in 43 years of air travel. We were told we could check in online but we only had 4 minute in which to do it. We were charged €150 for 5 people. The check in Sgent was sour faced as well. Once aboard the plane (a nice new aircraft) we found the stewardesses sour faced as well. Overall not impressed by air Baltic!"
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: "Charging 30 Euros to check in at the airport is lunacy."
Negativ: "SEVERELY DELAYED"
Negativ: "This is an airline that has perfected the art of nickle-and-diming customers. One example: I asked for a glass of water. The smug flight attendant told me, “We only sell bottled water,” with a look that dared me to complain."
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"
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: "Nice and helpful staff, good food (pre-ordered)"
Negativ: "To little legroom, delay"
Positiv: "It got me from point A to point B."
Negativ: "Seat was uncomfortable and next to an odorous toilet."
Negativ: "My flight was delayed, and I missed my connecting flight. Next flight was 8 hours later. They did put me on this flight but didn't give any assistance to help me with another connecting flight because it was a different company. Voucher for a cup of coffee didn't cover all the troubles I had to go through."
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: "Who charges for coffee, jeez"
Positiv: "They did provide a 6 euro food voucher once it was clear the flight was going to be over 2 hours late. The flight and land crew did their best to keep everyone calm under bad circumstances."
Negativ: "Flight was just under 3 hours late (long enough to kill most of the day, but just under what is needed to pay compensation). First they said it was problems in Amsterdam, then problems with the plane, then traffic in Amsterdam. It was hard to tell what was true and what was avoiding penalties (it is possible that equipment issues caused them to lose their spot, and get caught in traffic delays). I hate that they charge 2.5 euros for water on the flight. Their carryon rules only allow us to take the smallest of bags (smaller than other airlines) but when I got on the plane, lots of people had medium sized carryons."
Positiv: "I was surprised by the professionalism of air Baltic employees. They dressed well."
It was planned to be a transit in Manchester, so no need of passport. Ryanair changed the terminal of the flight so, i needed a passport in the end, so impossible for me to take the plane. I had to buy another for the same day very espensive. So very stressful experience and really pissed about this kind of behaviour
Flight was delayed 2 hours no information given at boarding gate,
It was exactly as I expect from a budget airline
This company for nobody sending the invoice.This is tottaly wrong
Smooth and on time. All perfect!
There were some individuals not using face masks properly (being almost all the time without them) and the cabin crew did not alert them at all.
Positiv: "Flight empty, crew good."
Negativ: "Pünktlich ankommen"
Negativ: "Food and drinks for free"
Negativ: "check in online hat über 2 tage hinweg nicht funktioniert ... beim check in am ryan air schalter wollte uns der mitarbeiter 55€ gebühr pro person verrechnen ... nach längerer diskussion hat eine nette kollegin eine kostenlose möglichkeit für uns gefunden."
Positiv: "On time no depay. Peacefully flight"
Negativ: "Price of ticket"
Positiv: "Nothing about this flight/airline was good."
Negativ: "A different airline."
Positiv: "Very quick flight"
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."
Positiv: "Super,nette Personal."
Positiv: "Seats don't recline. Flights are always late."
Positiv: "The desire to keep up with the schedule. impressive."
Negativ: "Memmingen Airport does not call "Priority" card holders at the beginning of boarding passengers."
Negativ: "Gate-Ankündigung sehr spät, danach sehr schnell "last call""
Positiv: "Wir sind pünktlich gestartet, das einchecken und boarding ging relativ zügig und die Koffer waren auch schnell da. Von daher gibt es nichts zu bemängeln. Dass man für Essen und Trinken bezahlen muss, weiß man ja vorher, dafür sind die Tickets ja auch günstig."
Negativ: "Die Ansagen sind sehr undeutlich und das Personal wirkt bei manchen Dingen, wie die Sicherheitsvorschriften, etwas gelangweilt. Die Landung war etwas holprig, aber das gibt es nun mal. Man hat am Flughafen lange Wege zu Fuß, also mit dem boarding nicht zu lange warten."
Positiv: "das Personal war nett und der Flug angenehm"
Negativ: "leider wo es ja ein spät Abend Flug war eine Stunde verspätet abgeflogen und dann noch das Licht was sehr grell war , die ganze zeit angelassen"
Positiv: "Flug war pünktlich und angenehm, ausser... Siehe unten..."
Negativ: "Die Stewardess, die unsere Reihe bedient hat, war sichtlich genervt und war sehr abweisend und unfreundlich. Ich denke, sie sollte sich einen anderen Job suchen."
Negativ: "Der Mitflug wurde uns auf Grund von Unwissenheit der Check In Dame über Einreisebestimmungen untersagt. Diverse Telefonate zu Momondo sowie Ryanair konnten uns in der Kürze Vorort nicht weiterhelfen!"
Positiv: "Gute und schnelle Abwicklung. Pünktlichkeit"
Negativ: "Wenig Beinfreiheit Keinerlei Unterhaltung (zeitschriften) Keine Ablagemöglichkeiten in der Rückenlehne des Vordersitzes."
Positiv: "Good experience standard seating on Ryanair you know what you will get, no surprises."
Negativ: "On this particular flight there was little English spoken."
Positiv: "The flight crew"
Negativ: "Checking in had insufficient staff to deal with the new baggage policy. This is purely another money making scheme and not anything to do with the customer experience. Not only are there additional costs to baggage but also because of queues was insufficient time in duty free had to purchase food on the flight, no doubt part of Ryanair profit makeing scheme. Flight was still delay 30mins"
Positiv: "The cabin crew were the best I've had on a Ryanair flight."
Negativ: "Boarding 40 minutes delayed"
Positiv: "Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis war ok, nettes Personal."
Negativ: "Das nachträgliche Dazubuchen von Gepäckstücken klappte erst nach mehreren Anläufen, intransparente Abwicklung."
Positiv: "Friendly stuff, good price."
Negativ: "Delay at the airport, also didn't take off anytime soon. We were sitting for over half and hour in the plane. Seats are very cramped too. People over 1.80m / 6 foot have to book an extra seat with more space, otherwise you won't have an convenient flight."
Negativ: "Plätze waren gut,man hatte viel Beinfreiheit."
Negativ: "Richtig schlecht, 1h Verspätung. Dazu kommt das die Boarding Crew mehr Party gemacht hat als aufmerksam zu sein."
Positiv: "By the time you were up it was on its wayndowm 40 mins"
Positiv: "Crew was perfect! Very nice."
Negativ: "Staff at Riga Airport was very unfriendly"
Positiv: "Sehr freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal. Pünktliche Ankunft."
Positiv: "Friendly staff on plane, helpful in preflight check in."
Negativ: "25 minute wait in hot stairwell."
Positiv: "Netter Kapitän, der uns zumindest im Nachhinein den Grund für die Verspätung erklärt hat"
Negativ: "Information am Flughafen mangelhaft. Keinerlei aktive Information, Flughafen Personal konnte keine Auskunft geben. Besatzung sprach nur italienisch."
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: "Wir haben die Verspätung anfangs zur Hälfte während des Fluges wieder aufgeholt."
Negativ: "Der Flug hatte Verspätung. Es gab lange Wartezeiten, bis wir das Flugzeug überhaupt besteigen konnten. Auf dem Flug selbst, gab - trotz sehr heißer Sommertemperaturen - nicht einmal ein Becher Wasser umsonst. Es ist alles sehr eng. Das jetzt sogar während des Fluges Rubbellose verkauft werden, ist sehr grenzwertig."
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: "The guy at the boarding did not know the procedures for a non EU passport and kept me waiting for so long because he had not sure if my visa was real. He did not even check my passport if I had a visa. I paid for priority and ended as a lat person in the queue. Then a woman came and checked my passport and saw the visa and could not see any problem with it. I want to know why did a pay for priority services if the person at the boarding does not even know anything. Is the company going to reimburse the company for the time waiting and bring the last one?"
Positiv: "2 Stunden Verspätung davon 1 im Flieger sitzend bei 36 Grad auf dem Rollfeld. Schmutzige Flieger, Personal ohne jegliche Englischkenntnisse."
Negativ: "The passport check at Marseille is so poorly managed that they made nearly every passenger late and an elderly woman was humiliated as she had to climb under barriers. The response from the Ryanair representative? “You’re flying low-cost. What do you expect?”"
Negativ: "Im Bus auf dem Rollfeld musste lange gewartet werden. Keine Bevorzugung trotz Priority und Kleinkind, Flug mal wieder das Departure-Window verpasst, Extra-Runden über Frankfurt mussten gedreht werden, etc. pp."
Positiv: "Families first, priority boarding everYthing fine"
Negativ: "Knapp 3h Verspätung inkl. Warten auf dem Rollfeld."
Positiv: "60 Minuten Verspätung wurde bis auf 25 Minuten wieder eingeholt. Personal sehr freundlich"