I hadn't been on the site for a while so just read your post.
I rate Ryanair top of the charts. Why? They came to my rescue one
trip to Ireland when I'd messed up my connections. Needing to get
from Kilarney to Heathrow to catch my flight home to Toronto they got
me on flight to Stanstead which after a short bus ride got me to
Heathrow. No Frills but professional service and a very reasonable
walkup fare. Use them.
One overall observation. Plan,plan,plan before you go then relax a
bit. Don't overbook, don't lockin too much of your itinerary. All
that planning and study becomes a wonderful base of knowledge from
which to improvise a bit. Above all if you find yourself wanting to
linger because a place has cast a bit of a spell but feel driven to
get on to the next stop...ignore the itineray and give in to your
Above all don't sweat it too much or take it seriously. You'll be
Dan In Toronto