Drinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5269 times:
It has just dawned on me that if you travel Ryanair with a child you get to board first, and because it's "Free Seating" yoy get to choose any seat you like as you're first on! Result! (With the exception of emergency exists). Did this last week BOH-DUB with my four year old (first time with Ryanair as normally go Flybe ex SOU) and it was ace!
This also applies to travelling with a disabled or old person!
So always travel with one of the above!
Sorry Flybe, you keep your "£9 per person per sector" to select seats!!
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4621 times:
Quoting 777Purser (Reply 5): The "best seats" are on the emergency exit rows...because of the legroom..right? Neither children or disabled people can seat on the emergency exit rows...
Add sprightly pensioners to the list of people not allowed in the exit row! Just yesterday my sister and I took our 73 year old mother to Venice for the day to celebrate her 73rd birthday. We flew easyJet from LGW.
Being 6'2", I always try and get an exit row for the extra legroom it affords, and I managed to bag the same exit row (row 10) on both flights yesterday. On the LGW-VCE flight the F/A's didn't have any problem at all with the three of us occupying that row, but on the return flight the F/A stationed at the exit rows absolutely refused to let my mother and sister join me in row 10 (and my sister's only 51!!!). Even with my mother protesting that I would do all the lifting of the 80lb exit door should the need arise, she still ordered them to sit elsewhere.
Personally I wasn't that bothered as I ended up with the whole row to myself, but my Mum was not a happy bunny, especially as she's probably fitter than I am anyway!! But don't get me started on how offended my 51 year old sister was!
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
AMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4486 times:
Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter): It has just dawned on me that if you travel Ryanair with a child you get to board first, and because it's "Free Seating" yoy get to choose any seat you like as you're first on!
So, there actually is a benefit (probably the only one) to have a kid in one's party...I'm amazed! I usually try to stay as far away from them as possible...
Dagolden1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4446 times:
I don't mind when people pre-board (traveling with kids, disabled, etc.) but I personally think that if you pre-board then you should have to sit in the back of the plane if it's open seating. On WN you always get a gazillion people pre-boarding and they all sit up front, which doesn't bode well at the end of the flight when you have to wait on all the slow pokes to get off. Most of the time the pre-boards often defeat the purpose of the A group also, very annoying. I'm sure this probably happens on other open seating airlines also.