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2.9 of 5 stars 2.90  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In this hilarious, no-holds-barred account, journalist Philip Nolan packs his bag (maximum 10kg, please) and takes us on an adventure that is not for the faint-hearted as he flies with Europe 's biggest low-cost airline. Using Ryanair destinations as a route planner, we grab our boarding passes and fight for the first available seat as we travel with him to towns we've nev ...more
Published April 4th 2007 by Hodder Headline Ireland
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Seamus Enright
It's only 5 years old but it seems like a paean to a lost era of wanton excess and boundless optimism, when the reason Irish people got on a plane was to party in Riga rather than emigrate to Australia.

He has a few interesting experiences and the odd witty turn of phrase but he's no Kerouac...the result of budget airline is that travelling round Europe isn't nearly the adventure that it used to be, which makes the book a little redundant.

Ruinair by Paul Kilduff is a little better, with a far mo
If you love travel, and you have ever experienced the 'joy' of flying with Ryan Air or any other budget airline...then this is the book for you!

Laugh your way across Europe with Phillip Nolan as he takes us on his back-packing, low budget adventure! Best read in private due to the possiblity of loud 'guffaws'.
Annmarie Miles
As someone who has a love/hate relationship with Ryanair and love for seeing the funny side of things - I really enjoyed this and have read it more than once. Reading it now it's easy to see how cut throat RA has become - they make themselves a lot less easy to laugh at than Philip Nolan does.

this book was pretty amusing for the most part, though it did make me sadly aware of how horrific my sense of geography is. the chapter on the author's trips to poland and germany are surprisingly moving.
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