… is awful.
I thought my EasyJet experience a few months back was questionable but today was my first ever experience with Aer Lingus and it was quite possible the worst airport experience of my life! S. and I went to check in only to find out that my carry-on was too big by Aer Lingus standards (never been a problem with EasyJet). My option, if I wanted to carryit on, was to pay 245 euros in overweight fees (15 euros per kilo). With that clearly being out of my price range, I had to re-pack my luggage, putting all of my carry-on items into my checked luggage and throwing out my most favorite carry-on of life! Even after that, we were 5 kilos over on weight and I had to pay 75 euros in overweight fees… 75 euros. Ridiculous.
After that hellish experience, we rushed to make our flight only to find out that our flight was delayed… indefinitely. They had no information for us at all until nearly four hours after our scheduled departure when they informed us that we were preparing to board. In return for our time we got five euros in ‘snack money’. FIVE EUROS. Really?
All around awful experience. I will NEVER fly Aer Lingus again and would advise against it at all costs — EasyJet, despite it’s downfalls, has provided me with much better service throughout the year! In any case, we’re safe and sound in Ireland and I clearly need to update my blog. Our internet has been incredibly shitty for the past four days so updates have been few and far between!
Love from the Emerald Isle,