Yesterday afternoon I arrived in Dublin to a bright and sunny day after leaving a rather bleak and dreary morning in Leicester, via the least ever frills, budget airline, Ryanair. The flights are cheap, but be on your toes, because there may be additional fees everywhere you look. Extra baggage fees for all checked luggage, and they will charge you £70 to check you in (its free if you check-in online), and £15 if they need to print your boarding pass for you. But for short haul flights they get you where you need to go. My dad asked whether the passengers need to pedal to keep the plane in the air – no.