Whilst the above is true I find that now, for journeys of less than 2 hours and travelling with family, I’ll go BA economy rather than budget airlines. I find the fares are as cheap, or cheaper, when you add all the “extras” you get charged for from Stansted on Easy or Ryanair plus the service is still better. Too many times I’ve been delayed or cancelled and left stranded, especially on FR. When this happened at Nice with BA last autumn a replacement aircraft landed within 31/2 hours.
I just feel safer with them.