There’s no such thing as a free flight

While budget airliner Jetstar is just beginning to make its mark on Australian domestic travel, the concept of “no-frills travel” boomed in Europe more than two decades ago. Carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair are widely recognised for cheap travel within Britain and Europe. Recently, Irish-based Ryanair released 500,000 free seats to over three dozen destinations. So if you are tempted to include a few Ryanair destinations in your European itinerary, consider the following information first.

Published The Age 13 November 2008