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Honest Airline Reviews: What it’s like to fly the world’s best and worst airlines

During our travels we’ve racked up hundreds of flights on airlines around the world including all over Europe, North, Central and South America, Asia, Africa and more.

Safety is obviously our number 1 priority, but provided the airline has a decent safety record we’re willing to try all types of airlines and planes all the way from Emirates First Class on a Boeing A380 to a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 from Palawan to Cebu in the beautiful Philippines.

What you can expect in our airline reviews is brutal honesty about all features from the booking procedure (including sneaky fees – our pet peeve), to baggage policies, boarding procedures, in-flight entertainment and meals.

Budget Airlines Europe

Flying within Europe is cheaper than anywhere else in the world. You can find cheap flights in Europe from as little as €1 thanks to budget airlines like RyanAir, Easyjet, WizzAir, GermanWings, AirBaltic and more.

But flying with Europe’s budget carriers comes with a caveat: a lot of the extra comforts you might have become accustom to are gone.

Factor in the cost of stowed luggage and sometimes even carry-on bags. Don’t expect a meal on any budget airline and be prepared to ride a bus to your plane then board via stairs: this is the norm in Europe.

Our airline reviews explain what it’s like to fly these airlines, what the baggage situation involves, how to avoid all the extra fees and more tips.

Our top tip for flying Europe’s Budget Airlines?

Visitors to Europe need to keep an eye out for this new unexpected surprise: coerced seat reservation fees.

Not like – would you like to sit in Row 1 for $20 or do you want extra legroom?

More like, ‘oh, you don’t want to make a seat reservation? That’s a shame because our system has allocated you to Row 6 but your spouse will be in Row 46. Are you sure you wouldn’t like to sit together for €8 each?’

Cue musical chairs – adult version as flyers take matters into their own hands.

Airline Reviews

The first thing I do before flying is always look up an airline review so I hope my United Polaris review is helpful to you and will help you decide to fly with them or not. When you are spending serious $ to fly (or even using your points) it is always great to look …

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Looking for an honest review of the Concorde Lounge Heathrow? You got it. Long story short, if you want the best Heathrow lounge, this isn’t it. Especially if being treated nicely by staff is a key factor for you. I wouldn’t call the food or facilities that special either…. The British Airways Concorde room is …

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Wondering whether to fly British Airways premium economy? Is it worth the price? We had these questions too. This British Airways premium economy review will answer all your burning questions and help you decide whether or not to pay the extra dough. Long story short – we absolutely do not regret it! We have recently …

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Looking for paid lounge access in Heathrow terminal 5? Plaza Premium lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 could be a good option. We had a 6 hour wait in Heathrow terminal 5, waiting for a British Airways premium economy flight from London to Milan and wanted somewhere to wait, and get some work done while we …

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Emirates a380 First Class – Is it worth $10,000 a ticket? Like you, we were not sure if it was worth flying from Melbourne to Milan in 1st class on the new a380. Being regular flyers (hello there wizzair and ryanair!) we have always wanted to try first class but have never been able to …

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