Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Airline
Ryanair
Flight
FR1350
Aircraft
Boeing 737 MAX 8
Registration
EI-HGY
Class
Economy
Seat
06A
Date
04/05/2023
Flight time
02:20

  Morocco - Spring 2023

Ryanair Marseille (MRS)  →  Marrakesh (RAK) 737-800 Economy Class 28/04/2023 Short review - 2.6/5
Ryanair Marrakesh (RAK)  →  Nîmes (FNI) 737 MAX 8 Economy Class 04/05/2023 Current review

Share this review

  Morocco - Spring 2023

Ryanair Marseille (MRS)  →  Marrakesh (RAK) 737-800 Economy Class 28/04/2023 Short review - 2.6/5
Ryanair Marrakesh (RAK)  →  Nîmes (FNI) 737 MAX 8 Economy Class 04/05/2023 Current review

Introduction

Hello and welcome to this new Flight review for an exclusive flight between Marrakesh (RAK) and Nîmes (FNI) with a Ryanair “B737-8200”, more likely known as the B737-MAX 8. Personally, this will be my first time on this aircraft type. I'm very excited to try out this new product, after many years of being grounded due to its tragic past.


Departure airport

We meet at Marrakesh Menara Airport under the heavy sun.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

From the outside, the airport's architecture is very pleasing.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

From the inside, the airport is bright and spacious.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

I immediately head to the check-in desk.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Please note an important point: Not everyone is aware of this, but with Ryanair, it is mandatory to check in online before the flight, even if you don't think it is necessary! Customers who did not check in online will be charged an airport check-in fee of 55€ (30€ for flights from Spain) per passenger. Moreover, if you checked in but did not print your boarding pass, you will be charged a boarding pass reprint fee of 20€ per passenger. Yes, you are not even allowed to keep them in digital format on your phone. This raises real questions about respect for the environment. For every flight, unnecessary printing of a hundred papers is made. In addition, many passengers were tricked on our flight. This poses big problems for uninformed people who rarely fly.

Anyway, once the check-in was done, I had to go through the security checks, as well as the customs, before arriving in a beautiful duty-free. All in all, it must have taken about 30 minutes to get to the duty-free.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

There are many shops of all kinds throughout the airside area.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Unfortunately for aviation enthusiasts, the windows are covered, probably to protect against the sun.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

You can still see the apron through the few drawn designs.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

My boarding gate - B8 - is located on the lower floor.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

From below, we have a view of the parked Ryanair aircraft.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Throughout the terminal, there are seats equipped with charging stations. Very useful!

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

My aircraft arrives from Milan.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Boarding and take-off

After a few minutes, we are invited to pre-board. Indeed, we will wait for a few moments outside.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Finally, we are called to board.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

I am very excited as I get closer to this 737 MAX 8!

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Of course, the fuselage shot is done.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Then we arrived on board a modern cabin, similar to what we find on other Ryanair aircraft.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

My seat is 6A.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

I take my seat, the boarding is still going on.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

It will be difficult to get a good view of the engine from my window.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

As always on Ryanair, the safety card is printed directly on the seat.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

We are really in a "737-8200" ;-) It is not written anywhere that we are in a MAX!

About the QR code, remember to scan it before you take off when you still have a phone network. Otherwise, it will obviously be impossible for you to get to the page during the flight!

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

The boarding is finished, and we begin to taxi to the runway.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

We line up on the runway, before taking off!

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Some views of Marrakech during the initial climb.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

We can distinguish the airport from which we have just taken off.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Then the landscapes become more and more arid, and unhabited.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

After a few minutes, we cross the cloud veil.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Cruising

The crew can unbuckle their seatbelts and they begin to prepare for the service. Many announcements will be made during the first part of the flight. It was getting annoying because no one could doze off.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

A few minutes after starting the cruise, we pass the Strait of Gibraltar.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

About the seat, the review will be brief. We have a tray table and...that's it! Neither seat pocket, nor cup holder nor USB port.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Outside, a cloudy veil will cover the Spanish sky during a good part of the journey.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

And this, until the approach of the "Costa Brava".

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

The city of Barcelona appears below.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Descent and Arrival

Then we start our descent to Nîmes. We cross some turbulence zones, and the "Fasten your seatbelt" sign lights up.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

We pass over the ponds of the South of France.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Spoilers are out to slow down the beast.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

By approaching the ground, we can see better and better the beauty of the territory, notably the gorges of Gardon.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

We are aligned with the runway, the landing is imminent.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Our shadow is chasing us...

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

The airport of Nîmes is a place for aircraft storage. That's why you will be able to observe A330 and C135 of the French Air Force as well as planes of other airlines.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

We continue to taxi, before going up it in the other direction to join the parking area.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Once arrived, everyone stands up.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

The fuselage shot, as well as other pictures of the aircraft, are made while deboarding.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

It is very impressive and sad to see all these aircraft stored here.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

As soon as we enter the terminal, we go through customs. Three checkpoints are open, so the wait is not too long.

Then it's time to collect the luggage. The latter will take time to arrive and there are no seats in the waiting area. It's a pity.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Once the luggage is collected, I enter this terminal for the first time. Modern and pleasant, there are many references to the monuments of the region.

Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy Flight review: Ryanair from Marrakesh to Nîmes in Economy

Conclusion

Marrakesh (RAK)

Marrakesh Airport is a bright, modern, and clean airport. Except for the lack of visibility on the aircraft, I did not find any defect! The presence of many seats, with the possibility of recharging its electronic devices is a very good point.

Ryanair

When you are careful to respect the travel conditions, Ryanair is a very useful airline. It allows to connect remote areas of Europe while ensuring low fares. The cabin of this 737 MAX 8 is much nicer than the one on the classic 737. Nevertheless, the sales announcements on board should be better regulated, because it becomes annoying very quickly.

Nîmes (FNI)

A small airport in the South of France, modern and well-equipped. The only negative point would be the lack of seating in the baggage claim area for people who have difficulty standing.


Ratings

4.2/5
Cleanliness
5/5
Accessibility and orientation
4/5
Efficiency
3/5
Services
5/5
2.7/5
Cabin and comfort
2.7/5
Entertainment
1.2/5
Food and beverages
2.8/5
Crew
4/5
3.4/5
Cleanliness
3/5
Accessibility and orientation
3/5
Efficiency
4.5/5
Services
N/A

Would you also like to make a Flight review?

Flightreviews.net offers everyone the possibility to make Detailed and Short reviews. Anyone who flies, even if he's not an aviation expert, can share his experience on board on Flightreviews.net. Together, let's take passenger experience to the next level.