Check in at Barcelona is chaotic. Poor directional sign for check in patrons to locate appropriate lines to form. We presumed from our booking that priory boarding meant priority check in ….. clearly not the case. As a result we were in the wrong line for 45 minutes before a curt checkin clerk sent us to another line with over 400 people waiting. We barely made our flight. No other airline does this and it is clearly unsatisfactory service. Check in is disorganized hundreds of passengers forced into last call lines to make their flights. Announcements were in Spanish only so an non Spanish speaking customer is clearly disadvantaged and likely to miss their flight. This will be the last time we fly veuling and will never book with you again. PS if a customer books priority boarding this should include check in after all one pays a premium for priority that should include check in as is the case with all major reputable carriers.
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Three hour delay. Seats are so uncomfortable"
Pros: "The flight arrived ahead of schedule."
Pros: "Efficient. On time."
Cons: "Water, courtesy of the airline. More space, of course."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and happy."
Cons: "Seats are not the most comfortable."
Pros: "Fast and efficient"
Cons: "It was flawless, no improvements needed"
Cons: "Very good flight and crew."
Cons: "Check in was not available and had to fly standby despite having reservation."
Cons: "they don't provide even water for the passengers"
Cons: "I missed the flight and was not allowed to board even though there was time"
Pros: "Poor service, staring from punctuality. 3 and a half delay without any explanation until all passengers pressured the staff and we were told that it was due to aircraft malfunction. The staff were very unfriendly when asked about information regarding the cause of the delay."
Cons: "Change management and train staff. The Barcelona airport was in very poor state, without air conditioning and restrooms in very poor state."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, then we loaded onto an airport bus where we stood, sweating, for about 10 minutes before the bus left. Once we got on board it took forever for people to be seated, and some people were having their seats switched and others couldn’t find anywhere to put their luggage."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable"
Cons: "My passport was stolen and the airline couldn’t help me at all as far as reimbursement or travel voucher. It was just a tough situation."
Pros: "The smallest and narrowest legroom I've ever had in all of my past flights"
Cons: "The price is good, but need to have some decent legroom. Someone sitting in front of me was reclining and her seat was right at my nose."
Cons: "Leg room. Better maintenance of plane. Timekeeping."
Cons: "Se podría mejorar el tiempo de desembarque"
Pros: "Flight delayed, staff provided no info and was generally nasty."
Pros: "Great cost, left and arrived about on time, super nice staff"
Cons: "Nobody explained boarding and it was weird. We went through a gate, but there was not a plane. After standing confused for about 20 mins, a bus arrived and drove us to the plane. Despite this wait, we left about on time and arrived on time."
Pros: "There was an issue with my seat at boarding so they put me in the special seats instead."
Cons: "Plane buzzed quite a lot on the way up."
Pros: "It was easy. Very cheap. On time."
Cons: "Seats are not great. But you get what you pay for."
Cons: "Worst experience I've ever had. I've been traveling for years but never experienced an airlines this unprofessional. I have received 4 emails which all said my flight had a 3 hour delay but did not notify me it will be on time until 20 minutes before departure from Barcelona. Of course, I Went to the information desk to see if they can still board me on the flight but they said no although it still didn't leave. They charged me 115 Euros a ticket but ONLY accepted cash. I was not flying alone and it didn't carry hundreds of euros with me. I had to wait hours just for the exchange to open. The crew at the information thought this was hilarious by the way, particularly the supervisor who had an extremely cheap red hair dye who refused to give me her name then put a scarf over her name tag to hide it. After I thanked the man who was helping me, she naturally yelled from across the information desk "HE SHOULDNT DO THIS!!!!" ... I said thank you? NEVER FLY THIS AIRLINES! I hope they get their act together before this airlines goes out of business!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing. My flight was cancelled and I want to be reimbursed"
Cons: "How can I be reimbursed. The way we were treated is a shame"
Pros: "The plane was clean and comfortable"
Cons: "My flight was approximately five hours delayed and I received no communications from the airline other than changing updates to departure time ranging from two hours to twenty minutes to five hours of delay. Airport staff offered no condolences or compensation."
Pros: "On flight home, second lost bag of trip and second time of an extremely long wait, truly long long wait to report lost bag in Barcelona. So far, I have only one message for updates online about my lost bag. It always says "searching." I don't think they are though."
Cons: "Lost luggage. If they would let me speak with someone live, I could give them an idea where they lost it. Looking online, I see many comments that the airline has not. located nor compensate for lost bags."
Pros: "Well organized boarding."
Pros: "La compagnie a tenté de prévenir régulièrement du retard, par sms et mail."
Cons: "Retard de plusieurs heures, un voucher de 6€ censé permettre de « dîner » à l’aéroport... rien à boire ni manger une fois dans l’avion, et pas de compensation une fois arrivé à Paris CDG où nous en avons eu pour 45€ de Uber pour rentrer puisqu’il n’y avait plus de RER..."
Pros: "Check in was easy."
Cons: "Aircraft was old and run down. The BCN terminal did not have enough seating and not knowing the gate until an hour before the flight kind of sucks."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very helpful, especially because we were traveling with a sick child. They let us disembark first when we landed in London to seek medical attention."
Cons: "We only flew with this carrier because British Airways partners with them. Wouldn't have flown them otherwise."
Cons: "The aircraft was run down, checking in was ultra-slow, and they didn't even put our airplane on a jetway. They bussed us out onto the tarmac instead. They didn't even offer water or coffee on a 2-hour flight included in the ticket - it cost extra."
Cons: "Airport advertised the flight was leaving at 12:10, but our pass said 12:00. We took the advice of the AIRPORT and missed our flight. In addition to missing our flight we had to exit the airport to re-enter and BUY NEW TICKETS for another flight. Would never recommend Vueling or Barcelona Airport to anyone."
Cons: "Took no responsibility for missed flight to NYC after flight from Barcelona was delayed. It took 3 hours in Gatwick airport to get rebooked on a flight the next day. Did not agree to pay for accommodation or food or transport for the 24 hour interval between flights. Terrible."
Pros: "Easy enough boarding... our flight coming into BCN was delayed due to weather, so we were cutting it very close for the connection. Vueling crew took care of our late check in etc."
Cons: "DId not have the food. No wifi or entertainment"
Pros: "The airline decided to change the plane so everyone could not fit. As a result, we have been changed to a new flight but a different airport. This is an incredibly poor airline and this type of service should not be allowed nor acceptable."
Cons: "Flight was 2 hours late. Incredibly messy boarding procedure. Then they kept everyone in the plane for more than one hour with no air conditioning. Crew had to open the aircraft doors to let some air into the cabin."
Pros: "Clean plane and bathrooms. Smooth flight. Communicative captain."
Cons: "At times crew seemed so aloof that I felt I was bothering them just by being there. Flight was delayed (just like the Vueling flight that made me miss my connection the day before which is why I was on this flight to begin with)."
Pros: "It was not clear on Website that we would be charged extra for luggage."
Pros: "I really liked the idea of boarding from the back of the plane which made boarding so much more efficient!"
Cons: "The window seat had no shade and it leaked all over my new jacket . Very disappointed ."
Cons: "The most rude people I have seen in all my life. I hope the Conpany could fire all of them."
Pros: "AIR EUROPE IS A GOOD AVIATION COMPANY, I DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO COMPLAIN"
Pros: "The attendants were friendly and helpful. Definitely would fly with them again!"
Pros: "Efficient, accurate, the luggage arrived intact, the planes are clean and comfortable, the staff was nice and helpful."
Cons: "Nothing is served on the plane (without payment). It could be nice if they would serve water to the passengers, as other low-cost companies do."
Pros: "Loved everything, from the service to the seats to the snacks. Amazing!!"
Pros: "Everything but the delay"
Cons: "The big delay"
Pros: "ALL BUT THE MILD DELAY"
Cons: "THE MILD DELAY."
Cons: "I didn't like anything about the song"
Cons: "allow a carry on bag to be same as international standard in size and weight. Do you expect international tourists to buy carry on bags that fits your specifications for size and weight? Why do not except same size as other international carriers?"
Pros: "Cheap! And fast"
Cons: "No everything was perfect"
Pros: "Crew was okay ."
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable, dirty , and smelly"
Pros: "Terrible crew impolite and rude"
Cons: "The delay is to be changed"
Cons: "Problems with the boarding pass. Personnel rude and totally not helpful."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "25 minutes delay due to runaway problems"
Pros: "On time no problem"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "That I finally got to Marrakesh."
Cons: "Price was outrageous. check-in a nightmare. their site said technical problem, Ryanair staff person said she would explain to check-in woman who promptly said no! Download the check-in and return after 50 minutes in line! Or pay 55 Euro for us to do it! No helpful; Awful service; Ticket sales people after queing for another 30 minutes-same no help-just put new client all this from 4:45 am in the airport. Finally with 10 minutes to spare before being blocked off the flight; check-in deemed to check me and suitcase it requesting 20 Euro. I refused...other passengers got mad so she let me pass. Small crowded plane/no leg room/ constant hostess annoucing buy duty free, food. No landing cards provided! Nothing-you pay, do it all and you are lucky to arrive--NOT WORTH THE HASSLE AND STRESS."
Cons: "Horrible boarding. Horrible seats. Garbage sandwiches for a fee. Zero entertainment. Not even a seat pocket. Toilet was disgusting, no wipers. Hyper stressed. Glad it's over, baby! Never ever, again."
Pros: "2 hours late. Didn't tell us in English why. Changed Gates the times. Say on plane when we finally boarded for 45 minutes."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Boarding at el prat"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "I didn’t receive an email confirmation for my flight. When it was time to check in at the airport I was greeted with a scowl and was told I needed to pay 80€ per ticket because I didn’t check in 2 hours before. In all my flying I have never heard of this kind of policy. They were uncompromising and rude. They also demanded an additional charge of 50€ for my checked bag which should have been 1€, apparently, had I complied with the unknown terms."
Pros: "First time using RyanairI have heard so many negative comments about Ryan air and was genuinely surprised that my experience was so positive. The entire boarding process along with arrival and departure were easy and everything was on time."
Pros: "Was on time"
Cons: "They ripped off clients by sending emails charges at the last moment, not keep their own rules,"
Pros: "This airline sucks"
Pros: "Great landing!"
Cons: "Very crowded and little room"
Pros: "Not much, should have taken British Airways . Lots of hidden costs"
Cons: "Low cost ticket, high price side cost."
Pros: "The flight was good and I think people who complain about Ryanair are stupid becuase it's a safe and practical airline with amazing prices and that's all that matters. If they want more they should pay more. I like Ryan air and will always travel with them within europe. I liked the check in online be feature it was convenient!"
Cons: "Too many silly announcements to sell things but hats okay. it gets a bit annoying when they are excited to sell you sandwiches and snacks and selfie sticks but I I guess it's what they have to do."
Cons: "landing had some turbulence"
Pros: "not a lot really"
Cons: "firstly with Ryanair, you pay for every little service free on other airlines. to add 2 luggage of 20kg each we paid an extra US$ 40,00 per luggage + taxes = US$ 104,00. If you travel with somebody and like to sit together you have to pay extra money. during the flight the crew was going up the alley trying to sell whatever they have for sale during the flight, going from drinks to food, from gifts to alcohol and cigarettes, but not giving the embarkment cards like every other airline does, no, here you have to wait to be in front of the customs, get the form, fill in the form and then take your place in the queue for another 30 minutes.. and I don't mention here how many times the crew hit my leg and knee with the trolley during the two hours flight."
Cons: "The airline hs low fares but since I did not check in online, I had to pay 50 Euroes for in airport checking. Total rip off. The ticket itself was 50 Euroes."
Cons: "there was a strike at the airport for security and we made it to the gate as they closed the doors and they wouldn't let us on the plane or refund our tickets"
Pros: "Nothing, flying with this airline is a total NIGHTMARE!!!"
Cons: "The people at the counter is very rude and inflexible, they do not help you in anyway and they just want to charge you all the fees they can in a very disrespectful way! As customers we should not pay super high extra fees for checking in at the airport. When we are traveling, we don't always have wi fi access, specially in London, so we were unable to check in online, causing us to have to pay 50 pounds per person plus 35 per bag. I would never recommend this airline to anybody, not even to my worst enemy. This is a thief company, robbing you the money you try to save by flying with them!!!!"
Pros: "The priority boarding"
Cons: "The plane was hot and small"
Pros: "They play music while boarding"
Cons: "Seats don't recline No complementary water AC barely works They make you line up 1 hour before boarding"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "The mandatory online check in 2 hours before the flight or you incur a 50 euro fee per ticket, and no communication about this requirement . Such bs. And the customer service is poor. Do not fly this airline! I will never in my life. Iberia is so much better."
Cons: "First they asked us to be at the airport 3 hours before the flight, sadly the staff did t arrive and didn't open the ticket counter until 2 hours before the flight. Secondly, you need to print your boarding pass prior to arriving. I did my check in online and paid for a checked bag which what's $58. The employee asked to see the boarding pass on my way phone, obviously it wasn't pulling up this time. We had to pay 15€ per ticket just to print them. That to me is rediculous. The on the flight, they will not take any credit card that isn't European and they are the first airline to accept cash onboard. Overall our experience was horrible. You would think after making us wait in line for over and hour they wouldn't charge is to PRINT the tickets. This airline is perfect for someone traveling by themselves with only a carry on and having access to a printer."
Pros: "Trying to print your boarding pass was very difficult and then coming to airport without it caused penalty if 50 eu plus going to stand in another line. Every other airline I've used could print a boarding pass for you at the point where you checked your baggage. Huge dissatisfied!"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "The crew was nice. The flight was safe. Boarding was efficient."
Cons: "Questionable ethics in terms of check in. You have to check in online at least two hours before or prepare to pay a fee. This is not spelled out upon purchase of ticket. When checking in, you need to print or download boarding pass or pay a fee when arriving at airport. You must pay for a checked bag before arrival to airport or (you guessed it) pay a fee. We were fortunate to avoid all fees except for the checked bag fee (a convenience fee on top of the price to check a bag). Ryanair's emails provided no link or instructions to check a bag. Also, springing all this information on us two days before travel was sketchy at best. My guess is a healthy percentage of customers use Ryanair for flights in the middle of a vacation and investigating these details are the last thing on travelers' minds. Ryanair knows exactly what they're doing revealing the info when they do."
Cons: "The flight was 30 minutes late"
Cons: "They canceled our flight, standing us in Spain (we live in the U.S.) and they made no attempt to help us reschedule a flight or reimburse us in anyway. Never flying Ryanair again."
Cons: "I booked via kayak. Wasn't told I had to check in more than two hours in advance or pay a 45 euro per person fine. And we were only seven minutes late. Last time I fly Ryan Air, and possibly last time I use kayak."
Cons: "Rude personnel. Charge additional for printing my boarding pass and for my luggage, more than the price of the flight"
Pros: "got to Rome 5 hours late"
Cons: "This flight was about the 5th leg of our European trip. I attempted several times to complete the early check in on the website so that we would save the fee of checking in later at the airport but I was unable to. We left our hotel 4 hours prior to the flight departure because the metro ride was 1 hour to the Barcelona airport. Next, we waited in line at the airport and were then told to go wait in another line and pay 50 euros each for the airport check-in. Then, our flight was delayed so we got to spend a whole day of our vacation in the Barcelona airport! What a waste of valuable time for us. Next tour of Europe I will gladly spend up to $400 more for a reliable flight on a different airlines. Time is more valuable, especially vacation time!"
Pros: "It was easy to check in"
Pros: "It was on time and comfortable"
Pros: "Tight seating. Short flight with no food."
Pros: "I liked that it got me where I wanted to go. The staff was nice."
Cons: "I had to jump through hoops to print a boarding pass even though I had Ryanairs app with a mobile boarding pass. 3 hours of my Sat and Sunday in Barcelona were spent searching for an open copy/print shop. Would have been nice to know more than 48 hours before my flight. I get to the airport after not finding a print shop, expecting to pay through the nose for them to print the tickets for me and they say I didn't even need it. They supply the boarding pass. Wow. The boarding is a joke. They don't board in zones, so the line was literally 180 people long. I wasn't even in the back of the line and it still bothered me. Now let's get to the plane, again, staff and pilot were great. The seats have NO leg room. I have long legs and it was miserable. No seat back pocket to put things. No recline on the seats. The aisle way sagged everytime someone walked past me, leaning my seat toward the aisle. I know, I know, you get what you pay for. This flight I paid for a lesson. That lesson being never never never ever ever ever fly Ryanair again. I would gladly pay a little more money to save my poor knees from being in that position again."
Pros: "It was on time and check in at airport was fine. The online part was the nightmare!"
Cons: "Check in online was a nightmare. I spent close to an hour on their 'Chat feature' because their website would not accept our ID documents, LEGAL USA PASSPORTS!!!!!! 'Chat rep' finally asked what browser I was using. Google Chrome! It's pretty common. She had to input the info and then told me to print the boarding passes because RyanAir would charge 15 euros EACH to print at airport That's highway robbery! We finally managed to forward the ..pdf to hotel reception and they printed them. RyanAir should not assume that a traveller has access to a printer or a cell phone that functions abroad."
Pros: "Total ripoff. Crowded like cattle and extorted for massive extra charges for our luggage. Will never fly Ryanair again."
Pros: "Cheap fares"
Cons: "They try to charge you for everything. Be careful that you print your boarding pass and check in prior to arriving at airport for your flight, or they will try and charge you 45 Euro."
Cons: "Charge me for checking in €45.00 plus €65.00 for one lugage. Don't recommend this airline to no one."
Cons: "More leg room would have been great, Also, the seats could not recline."
Pros: "Cheap seat fair. Super friendly staff and crew!"
Cons: "You pay for everything. Checked bags. Boarding pass printing. And the seats are tiny. TINY! I'm tall but not abnormally tall and my knees hit the seats. I'm also not obese, but the seats make me feel like I am. There is no hip room."
Pros: "Efficient and on time. No need to arrive 2 hours in advance for a domestic flight. One hour is fine."
Cons: "You have to pay to check a bag, which requires a separate window to pay, then over to the cpunter to turn in the bag. Very inefficient."