|Subject: Re: IHT article about flying Ryanair|
Thanks for the link to an interesting article. We flew both RyanAir and EasyJet last March, from London to Rome and back. The airlines and flights were fine - excellent bargains and reliable transportation. As the article says, the downside is the distance from the city center. You have to find a way to get out to the airport.
Our experience with National Express from Heathrow to Stansted was an unmitigated disaster - never again will I use National Express. (For the whole story see our website, below.) In Rome, we used Terravision, and they did a good job getting us from one place to the other. And we learned that Terravision provides transportation from Stansted as well - so we used them (plus the Tube) for inter-airport transfer on our return to London. That worked really well.
If you can figure out a good way to get to and from the airport, those European airlines are quite a bargain. But the trains are a great experience too, and so relaxing. I think I would prefer the train for shorter trips.
Dave & Karen Votaw Salem, Oregon, USA