easy jet or ryan air?

Mar 21st, 2007, 01:04 PM
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easy jet or ryan air?

From Milan to London, which airline would be best, most dependable, do they both fly from Bergamo or do either fly from Malpensa, adn does it matter anyway, it Bergamo that much further out? Thanks for any and all advise and tips.
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Mar 21st, 2007, 01:58 PM
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Bergamo is at more or less the same distance from Milan than Malpensa Airport , only a different direction.
I think Easy Jet is better for that trip, because they fly from Gatwick in London to Linate Airport in Milan which is very near from the city centre. They also fly to Malpensa.
Ryanair flies from Stansted to Bergamo.
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Mar 21st, 2007, 02:02 PM
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For those budget flights, my first question has now become the schedule. I've had my fill of those 6 am flights that mean you have to get up in the middle of the night to get to the obscure airport and check in a couple hours before the flight. I look for more reasonable times if available.
Otherwise, I agree with kenderina's airport assessment.
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Mar 21st, 2007, 02:51 PM
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I flew Easyjet last year and it wasn't bad, sort of like soutwest airlines, in Europe. Price was very cheap AMS to Geneva. Flight was uneventful, which is what you want on this type of flight.

Beware, they are very strict on weight limits.

NeoPatrick is correct, check those schedules. You can easily book from the U.S.

Also check the Bergamo airport departures (go to the airport's web site) to see what flies from there to london. Linate is a good choice if you are in or near Milan.
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Mar 21st, 2007, 03:02 PM
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NeoPatrick, my friend in Edinburgh is also fed up with 6 AM flights but then hers are from BA and BMI, suitable to arrive in time for business in London.. I mean, not only budget airlines have that scary schedules..
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Mar 21st, 2007, 03:05 PM
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<<< Beware, they are very strict on weight limits. >>>

Easyjet don't have weight limits on hand luggage, only size limits
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Mar 21st, 2007, 07:11 PM
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Thanks so much, great help-I am now going to check Easyjet from Linate to Gatwick, I'll also confirm on the size regs. on luggage - again, grazie mille
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Mar 22nd, 2007, 02:07 AM
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Hi Leslie - With Ryanair don't forget to factor in their baggage charge.

Otherwise I think they're similar. I use either, depending on fare.

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Mar 22nd, 2007, 03:56 AM
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Ryanair also charge a fee if you use a CC to do the booking - and it's per person per flight, ie 2 people on a return trip = 4 CC payments.

They are also very good at adding "optional" extras to the final bill and finding the means to remove these "options" may not be obvious
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