I have a friend who just got back from Europe. He flew Ryan Air & said that the seats are made of hard plastic & do not recline. Okay, I know it's a budget airline, but I've flown EasyJet before & the seats were regular airline-type upholstered seats, not plastic. Southwest in the US (which Ryan Air uses as a model) has good seats, so I can't imagine why they'd use their business model & not the seating. Can anyone verify this? Also, if you have flown Vueling or know of someone who has, what are the planes like? Real seats or plastic? 10E to Barcelona sounds really good to me!