Ryanair is globally known as the low-cost airline. Several years ago, they did everything they could to nickel-and-dime their customers, from charging astronomical change fees for even the tiniest booking mistakes, to even considering charging for restroom usage. Everyone knew to be careful when Ryanair was involved.
Well, more recently it seems like Ryanair’s longtime CEO Michael O’Leary has made a slight change in his plans as to the direction the airline is headed. They’ve introduced a second free cabin bag and one free “duty free” bag, making the potential cabin baggage allowance equal to that offered by many full service carriers. They’ve also started allowing seat selection for a fee, and allocate everyone else a seat at check-in. Perhaps the biggest change is that Ryanair now offer a “business class product” called Business Plus.
Having not flown the airline in years, I took my first flight with them in December 2015 after finding a €9.50 roundtrip from Gothenburg to London. That’s right, €9.50 for four hours of flying! To my surprise, the flight was fine. Clearly it wasn’t Emirates first class, but it wasn’t all that different from some other full service carriers I’ve flown, apart from the lack of complimentary food and beverages.
I know what you’re thinking: OMAAT is for luxury travel, not Ryanair. The truth is that a cheap Ryanair ticket can come in handy if you need to position somewhere for a cheap fare, so it shouldn’t be dismissed.
This brings me to the campaign that Ryanair is currently running. By creating a free MyRyanair account, which won’t take more than a few minutes, you’ll get €10 or £10 off your next Ryanair booking.
Let’s take a look at some potential savings:
As you can see, you need to act fast and create an account by September 9th. Again, this shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes. Even if you’re not sure you’ll book a Ryanair flight, signing up for this discount is a no brainer. It can be applied to any booking before September 21st. With my €9.50 flight last year in mind, it shouldn’t be too hard to find flights for pennies with this voucher.