How's Ryanair these days? Not flown them in years.
My last flights. All in economy, sadly:
ABZ - LHR (BA A320)
Fine enough. An ex-bmi plane though I think, did feel a little more cramped than usual.
LHR - DOH (Qatar A340)
Nice airline, flight on time, plane was relatively ancient though - my seat was somewhat broken, which didn't help (kept reclining of its own accord, particularly during takeoff!). Slightly older in-flight entertainment system, but it was decent enough. If Qatar hadn't been grumpy about the paintwork on their A380 (or whatever the rumours were) then this would have been an A380, with us on the top deck - sad to not have been able to experience that.
Hamad International Airport, Doha
We had about an hour to change flights, which involved basically us running all the way - not so fun! Made the flight though (as did our bags).
DOH - MLE (Qatar A320)
Nice plane, seemingly brand new (or close enough). A couple were sat in our seats, didn't seem impressed when we asked them to move (we selected those seats in advance, so that's where we wanted to sit!). Good IFE system. They tried to serve dinner though (on a flight departing at 1am) rather than breakfast before we arrived, which I would have thought more logical. Flight arrived in the Maldives in good time, and we had a lovely time there!
MLE - DOH (Qatar A320)
Pretty much the same as the outbound journey, all very nice. Had much more time to make our connection in Doha, which was good - got some proper food and so on.
DOH - LHR (Qatar B773)
Flight was fine, a bit late departing (and consequently arriving). Much better plane than the outbound flight. Better IFE system, and an extremely good breakfast for economy class (also dinner, but I wasn't really hungry for that having eaten in the airport).
LHR - ABZ (BA A319)
Missed the T4-T5 transfer bus by about 5 seconds (stupid person being slow on the escalator and not moving, or perhaps stupid us for not taking the stairs instead), and then had to wait a good 15 minutes for the next one. Got through security and so on in T5 reasonably quickly though, and got onto our flight to Aberdeen in plenty of time. It ended up delayed by about half an hour due to bad weather or something, but eventually we got home.
Next flights will be ABZ - CDG and back on Air France (Régional) in October.