Review of Ryanair flight London Cologne in Economy

Airline Ryanair
Flight FR2814
Class Economy
Seat 3A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:45
Take-off 08 Aug 16, 07:20
Arrival at 08 Aug 16, 10:05
FR   #11 out of 13 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 281 reviews
HeathrowAviation
Published on 26th August 2016
Welcome to my second flight report, this time on Ryanair.

My first time on Ryanair in two years, I always wanted to go to Cologne so this was the perfect opportunity when I found day trip flights for around £30 return. On Sunday the 7th of August
we set off to Stansted as we were going to stay in the Premier Inn Hotel for only £50.

The hotel was horrible, I found a Tuna Nicoise in the bin, the toilet had poo stains on it, the sink wouldn't go down - we were then moved rooms, the bed was so uncomfortable and the pillows were terrible. I finally got to sleep at around 3 am - bearing in mind I needed to be up at 6 am for a 7.40 flight. I was very tired throughout the trip all thanks to Premier Inn. I sent off a complaint the day after the trip but no one has since responded.

But after all of that drama, we took the shuttle bus to Stansted Airport. As we had put on fast track security and priority boarding, everything went very smoothly and we were through within no time we were in the departure lounge.

We went for a hot Giraffe breakfast which was very nice and it set us in good stead for the day - it woke me up as well :P

The gate appeared and showed us that we needed to take the transit - the view was great!
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We got to the gate just in time - the priority boarding was just starting so we quickly got in line, went down the stairs and then were on the tarmac.
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My seat was 3F, a bit too far from the engine for me but hey-ho.
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We pushed from stand on schedule and made a very short taxi over to RWY 22 and quickly lifted off, the views were amazing so here are a few pictures.



The OB service started, I purchased a water.

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Ryanair have changed their hideous Yellow board and replaced it with this:

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We made a smooth landing in to Cologne and got the on time jingle played out to us.

We docked on stand and got off via the front stairs.

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Verdict

Ryanair

3.3/10
Cabin3.0
Cabin crew3.5
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Buy-on-board menu3.5

London - STN

6.1/10
Efficiency6.5
Access6.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness4.5

Cologne - CGN

9.6/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

You get what you pay for on Ryanair, Stansted was good - the new departure lounge is nice and Cologne is very efficient.

Information on the route London (STN) Cologne (CGN)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 1 airlines on the route London (STN) → Cologne (CGN).


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The airline with the best average rating is Ryanair with 5.9/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 38 minutes.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 364602 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5458 Comments

    Nice pics, especially the 1st pic with the Ryanair tails lined up. There may be a little bit less yellow in the cabin, but the yellow on the seatback still hurts my eyes, lol. 30GBP roundtrip is a great price, although having to pay for a hotel may offset that a bit. And yuck...sorry about the bad hotel experience. BTW, what is a hot giraffe? Haha.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 364611 by
      HeathrowAviation AUTHOR 14 Comments

      Thanks, glad you liked the first pic - my favourite to be honest. Yeah, the Ryanair cabin is not for me. Too much yellow! All in all the trip price for the flight and hotel was £79 which worked out well. Yeah, that Premier Inn was terrible! Giraffe is a restaurant that you have at airports and I had a cooked breakfast :)

  • Comment 365298 by
    Rl 777 809 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    I'm sorry to hear about the hotel experience :(.

    That first picture is amazing! You got a fantastic shot of your ride as well.

    Beautiful aerial shots!

    A nice quickie with Ryanair.

    Have a good one, see you!

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