Review of Ryanair flight Frankfurt London in Economy

Airline Ryanair
Flight FR1546
Class Economy
Seat 26E
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:35
Take-off 26 Mar 22, 18:10
Arrival at 26 Mar 22, 18:45
FR   #9 out of 9 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 312 reviews
kal77uk
By 576
Published on 3rd April 2022

The flight taken was the last for Ryanair out of Frankfurt International, the route being dropped over the fees demanded by authorities. When the route started in late 2017, I was a bit sceptical if a LC carrier could mix it with the “major carriers” in a city like Frankfurt. I hate the term I told you so but at the back of my mind you did not need a financial analyst to know this was coming.

I took a few flights before on this route and they were disasters ranging from delayed departures or having to take a crowded bus to the off-site departure zone. As flight time approached I was beginning to think it would not be a nice flight, the airport was deserted compared to pre-COVID days, Burger King was closed, security took five minutes and I walked from Duty Free to D gates area without seeing a single person in the seating areas.
After going through the usual Ryanair boarding process of being asked to leave the gate seating to queue up and come back after passport check, with the splattering of confused passengers not knowing which line Speedy Boarding is, it felt just like a routine Ryanair flight with one getting what you pay for. Finally, the event started to click. Other passengers started asking what was going on. Bocelli’s Time to Say Goodbye playing, the ground handling staff lined up at the gate, some in tears. Now it dawned that this decision to stop operating from this airport has a human effect.

The flight staffed by a Spanish crew was uneventful as a Ryanair flight can get. Avoid the trolley and scratch cards. At one point the speaker to the intercom handset crackled out during the safety briefing but did return. The aircraft still had debris from the previous flight. My seat was a rickety one. I was asleep for half the flight. An hour after leaving Frankfurt International for the last time, I got off the aircraft to be met by the wind.
I doubt whether I would fly Ryanair to Hahn if I wanted to be in Frankfurt. Thanks for the service.


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Verdict

Ryanair

3.3/10
Cabin4.0
Cabin crew5.5
Entertainment/wifi0.0
Buy-on-board menu3.5

Frankfurt - FRA

5.0/10
Efficiency5.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

London - STN

4.8/10
Efficiency5.0
Access4.5
Services5.0
Cleanliness4.5

Conclusion

The flight taken was the last for Ryanair out of Frankfurt International, the route being dropped over the fees demanded by authorities. When the route started in late 2017, I was a bit sceptical if a LC carrier could mix it with the “major carriers” in a city like Frankfurt. I hate the term I told you so but at the back of my mind you did not need a financial analyst to know this was coming.

I took a few flights before on this route and they were disasters ranging from delayed departures or having to take a crowded bus to the off-site departure zone. As flight time approached I was beginning to think it would not be a nice flight, the airport was deserted compared to pre-COVID days, Burger King was closed, security took five minutes and I walked from Duty Free to D gates area without seeing a single person in the seating areas.
After going through the usual Ryanair boarding process of being asked to leave the gate seating to queue up and come back after passport check, with the splattering of confused passengers not knowing which line Speedy Boarding is, it felt just like a routine Ryanair flight with one getting what you pay for. Finally, the event started to click. Other passengers started asking what was going on. Bocelli’s Time to Say Goodbye playing, the ground handling staff lined up at the gate, some in tears. Now it dawned that this decision to stop operating from this airport has a human effect.

The flight staffed by a Spanish crew was uneventful as a Ryanair flight can get. Avoid the trolley and scratch cards. At one point the speaker to the intercom handset crackled out during the safety briefing but did return. The aircraft still had debris from the previous flight. My seat was a rickety one. I was asleep for half the flight. An hour after leaving Frankfurt International for the last time, I got off the aircraft to be met by the wind.
I doubt whether I would fly Ryanair to Hahn if I wanted to be in Frankfurt. Thanks for the service.

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    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5759 Comments

    Hi there, this report is missing photos of the actual flight itself. Please add photos of the flight, as it is a requirement for a Flight-Report. Thanks very much!

  • Comment 599816 by
    Pilpintu SILVER 803 Comments

    Hello! And welcome! You scared me! When I read "goodbye Ryanair" I thought my chance to ever have the doubtul privilege of flying Ryanair had been lost forever!! Haha. Thankfully it was only this route. How come you were there at the right moment? Do you work at the airport?

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