posted on October 18, 2013 15:07 by
So today is the last day of my trip to Spain. I have noticed during my time here that our world economy is in real trouble. I find it hard to understand how such a beautiful place with wall to wall sunshine right through to the end of October and packages currently so cheap that places like Marbella are not thriving.
I travelled here on budget airline Ryan Air and have to say with all honesty it was the most stressful experience considering they boast flights always being half an hour ahead of schedule and yes this was the case but it was the only thing that was positive. You think you are getting a good deal because it seems so cheap when you book but once you add on, online check in, baggage costs, excess baggage if you happen to be a pound over your allocated weight and extortionate prices on board for food and beverages, the hidden costs, you end up paying the price of a normal ticket anyway.
I found the whole concept of the check in and trying to squeeze my bag into a tiny space to prove I was not exceeding my limit, as well as having to pay a pound to weigh the bag, ridiculous. It all felt a little bit money grabbing and something you would expect in a third world country. I accept people want a budget option but it would be my advice to read all the small print as what you think is really cheap can turn out to be nothing more than a rouse to get you to choose Ryan Air.
As a budget lifestyle expert I have learnt on this trip low cost and good value are two completely different things.