That's a bit like saying: "Can you have a good experience on a bus ride?" Only flew with them twice, expected nothing and was not disappointed. When you consider the length of their longest flight, must be just over 2.5hrs, really nothing to want for. Bring your own entertainment, and if you don't want to buy water onboard, buy some in the air terminal. It's pretty simple, but I guess if one is used to elite status and having a dedicated F or J Checkin, the scramble for the check-in desk 2 hrs before the flight could be a bit daunting. I understand you can now check in online, so I guess if one only has hand luggage, you could go directly to the gate without lining up at the check-in desk.
Unfortunately, on one of my 2 flights (STN
), I was sitting at the window, and the woman next to me who was travelling with her partner or husband (who was on the aisle), was stinking drunk. So for 2.5 hours I had to pretend to be asleep so I did not have to put up with her constant ridiculous and annoying behaviour. For some reason, I heard her say to her partner that she found me attractive, and I could feel her body against mine for nearly the whole trip. As I am a gay man, you can imagine that was not a turn-on. Believe me, even if I was straight, it would still not have been a turn-on. They were both speaking Finnish, so I pretended not to understand even though I speak it fairly fluently. That was the only thing that really saved me. That was a most unpleasant experience, but I cannot blame Ryanair for that one, as they were cut off the booze shortly into the flight as soon as the crew realized their state of inebriation. On the flight out, however, I sat beside a delightful young English girl who was on her way to Tampere to meet her boyfriend, and she would stay and teach English and learn Finnish. We had a lot in common, and it made the trip very pleasant indeed. It's the luck of the draw, really. I had a 9.5 hour flight on Air Canada once Transatlatic, which was pretty bad, so it just depends on the scenario at the time of travel in a lot of cases, and how one copes with making the best of a flight.