Review of Ryanair flight Rome London in Economy

Airline Ryanair
Flight FR2673
Class Economy
Seat 12F
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:45
Take-off 24 Jul 16, 10:20
Arrival at 24 Jul 16, 12:05
FR   #21 out of 21 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 257 reviews
Carlotherocks
Published on 6th November 2016
Hello everyone
One week after attending the Farnborough Airshow I left for London to spend two weeks of vacation
The aim was also to improve my English and visit places I haven't visited in my previous journeys in this magnificent city
About 10 days before the departure I booked the flight with Ryanair, the college, the residence and the Terravision bus to and from Stansted
It was the 2nd time for me flying to this airport and the 4th time with Ryanair

That's the itinerary:
24th July Rome CIA - London STN (you are here)
7th August London STN - Rome CIA (here)

I APOLOGIZE FOR THE QUALITY OF PHOTOS TAKEN FROM THE PLANE BUT THE WINDOW WAS VERY DIRTY

I checked in the morning with Ryanair App
During the reservation I selected seat 12F not imagining the surprise waiting for me, but I will talk about it later

My parents brought me to Rome CIampino "G. B. Pastine" Airport about 1 hour and half prior to departure
Fortunately CIA is a small airport and it doesn't need long waitings
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Quite calm check-in hall
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Departure board with my flight shown to be on-time
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I made my way to the security checkpoint
This area has been enlarged and improved as other parts of the airport
AeroportidiRoma, the society which owns FCO and CIA is working hard to bring these airports at the same level of big European hubs
The security checkpoint was rapid and in a couple of minutes I was airside
The departure lounge was quite crowded to the large amount of flights departing in the morning
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My flight would depart from boardin area B, which hosts flights to non-Schenghen countries
Having the ePassport I was able to use the eGate and in half-a-minute I was from the other side
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My gate
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Boarding was called on-time
Thanks to the priority boarding I was checked among the first and I was able to carry my baggage on
Our bird for today's flight
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After giving the purser the flight report form I made my way to my seat
And that's the surprise I was talking before….
SEAT 12F IS MISSING WINDOW :/
The worst thing for an avgeek like me
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The view from the half window I had :/
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We started pushback and taxi to the RWY on time
The good thing of CIA is the short distance from the Terminal to the unique RWY


As no other planes were waiting, 5 minutes after leaving the terminal we started the T/O
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Finally in the air…
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Rome from the air
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On the left is visible EUR neighborhood, built during Fascism to celebrate the Expo in 1942, never held for the IIWW
Its buildings are the best example of Italian Racionalism
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Runway 16L/34R of Rome FCO Airport
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Italian Tirrean Coast
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Elba Island
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Alps
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French mainland
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The Channel and the White Cliffs of Dover
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And one week after I'm again in Anglia
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We started our descent on time


Welcome to London….again ahahah
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No need to say who's the boss
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FedEx 777
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easyJet and ThomasCook A330s
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Other FR planes heading to the gate


During desembark I asked for the flight report and the Captain invited me to the cockpit
I talked a little bit with Captaina dn F/O before leaving and thanking for the report
I always appreciate when the cabin crew is so nice with avgeeks
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Welcome sign inside the terminal…finally in London to have fun!!!
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I totally agree with the first two but aboiut the third I still have some doubts ahaha
But I'm Italian so for me our food will be always the best
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To get to the Terminal we had to take an underground APM
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Some FR planes from the APM
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After passing the border and claiming the baggages I went to take the Terravision bus to Central London
The Terminal was quite busy
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The Terminal from outside
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The Motorway to London
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THE END
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Verdict

Ryanair

5.5/10
Cabin5.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Rome - CIA

7.4/10
Efficiency7.5
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

London - STN

7.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

A good note for the improvements in Ciampino Airport
The flight went good as usual with Ryanair
Stansted is also an efficent airport

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