Ryanair is everyone’s most hated budget airline. Bad stories about Ryanair are an easy way to get angry. The Times lists 20 reasons not to fly Ryanair. I had a chance to form my own opinion during my weekend trip to Denmark.
Check in was smooth; Both flights arrived on time; The cabin was clean; I had decent enough legroom; And the plane didn't suffer any loss of structural components. Rumours about a £1 charge to use the toilet were not true. Although there are plans to have passengers bring their own jet fuel.
Punctuality makes for good holidays but boring blog posts. Publishing bad news is preferable to good. But is it not better to celebrate the good rather than pull things down?
Complaints about Denmark
Amusingly, the Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen had been moved to Shanghai for the World Exhibition. However, I was convinced to go against the propaganda that it was worth seeing. I did not miss it.
In the end, the biggest disappointment was the terrible exchange rate, enough to turn Wagamamas from a cheap meal to a premium experience. Yes, I did travel hundreds of miles to a foreign culture to eat the same food. At least I refrained from my default choice of Chicken Katsu Curry. However, every other aspect was the same: the wooden benches, the menu, the chopsticks. The head waitress even sounded British. I might as well have been in London, except I was surrounded by a few Danes rather than hundreds of Canary Wharf yuppies.
Ryanair, and Wagamamas, are actually quite good.