RyanAir vs Easy Jet
The comparison between Ryanair and easyJet identified some interesting difference between them in their service and the way they do business. Both, Ryanair and easyJet, are low cost airlines that are extremely popular among flyers hopping around Europe. While easyJet is a UK based airline operating both domestic and international flights across Europe, North Africa and West Asia, Ryanair is an Irish airline having headquarters in Dublin. Ryanair is Europe’s largest low cost airline and is the largest in the world, in terms of international passengers. While at the outset, there seems to be nothing to choose between the two as both are efficient and low cost airlines, there are basic differences between Ryanair and easyJet that depend upon different features of the two airlines. Here is a comparison between the Ryanair and easyJet.
More about Ryanair
Ryanair is an Irish airline having headquarters in Dublin. Ryanair is an airline that has been maximizing profits by reducing its expenses. As a result, you will understand that it is not an airline that has making the passengers happy as its first priority. Usually, Ryanair is much more cramped. Also, as a result of being a low cost carrier the airports it targets are not inside city limits, usually. So, you have to take a bus or a train from the airport to reach the city centre. However, even with that fare, the total travel cost is cheap. Before, Ryanair charged a huge fee for forgetting or not bringing the boarding pass. However, now Ryanair has gone digital and introduced an app to store your boarding pass in your smartphone. However, if you do not have a print copy and your battery runs out, you will be charged a €15 fee. Also, 10 percent of the airports Ryanair flies into do not accept mobile check-in.
More about easyJet
easyJet is a UK based airline operating both domestic and international flights across Europe, North Africa and West Asia. Since easyJet planes are larger than those used by Ryanair, there is more legroom in easyJet. You will find that the flights are not so much cramped as Ryanair. From the two, Ryanair and easyJet, easyJet is a bit more expensive as it offers better services than Ryanair. Also, easyJet charges you what is shown on the website. What you see, will be what you pay; nothing additional. There is no extra fee attached to the flight fee.
What is the difference between Ryanair and easyJet?
• While Ryanair is always looking for more passengers, easyJet looks for better per seat revenue.
• EasyJet cabins have more legroom than Ryanair.
• While easyJet focuses on main airports such as Paris CDG, Ryanair pulls planes out of mirror airports like Manchester and opens routes elsewhere.
• Ryanair primarily targets only leisure travelers while easyJet targets both leisure and business travelers.
• Now Ryanair has gone digital and introduced an app to store you boarding pass in your smartphone. However, if you do not have a print copy and your battery runs out you will be charged a €15 fee. Also, 10 percent of the airports Ryanair flies into do not accept mobile check-in. easyJet does not have such problems.
• easyJet is a bit costlier than Ryanair.
• With EasyJet, there is no extra fee attached to the flight fee.
• Ryanair expects a 20% yield decline while easyJet also fears a decline, but not that much.
• According to Skytrak rating (December 2014), EasyJet is rated 3 stars while Ryanair is rated 2 stars.
Remember the golden rule; nothing is free, especially when you are flying with budget airlines. They will try you to charge for other things to cover up low fares. You must be careful while booking to get all the details, and read carefully the offer or else you will end up paying far more than proclaimed.
Check out the airport from where you have to catch the flight. Often this cost more to reach it in terms of money and time.
Baggage is seen as an opportunity to make revenues by both the airlines, so make sure you carry as little as possible.
Be prepared to be charged more for something or the other, both are infamous for this strategy.
Seats on both Ryanair and easyJet do not recline, and occupancy is more than 90%, so do not expect for an empty seat near you.
Seats are not assigned and so it is a free for all in the plane. You are advised to sit near the door in the bus to get off first and then get the preferred seat in the plane.