5. Ryanair

So who's winning the battle to attract more passengers? Ryanair or EasyJet? Frankly, I don't care. The existence of both companies makes airline travel more affordable, especially in a continent as huge and diverse as Europe. No complaints here. Word of caution though (and I mean this in all budget airlines), they're offering cheap fares because they eliminated all the frills and the excesses, so be sure to arrive to the airport early and for crying out loud, do not demand first class service. You get what you pay for … most of the time.

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