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About Ryanair

Ryanair flights have taken the European market by storm since the airline first got going in 1984. Like Aer Lingus, Ryanair is an established air operator that has its headquarters in the Republic of Ireland. The company offers some codeshare operations with Air Europa following a deal it signed in May 2017 and is among the country's biggest air service providers of short-haul flights. From 1992, when the European Union deregulated much of the air industry, Ryanair has established itself as a low-cost air operator, providing services from the UK and Ireland to destinations all over Europe, including many cities which had not previously enjoyed direct flights.

These days, the management team at Ryanair pride themselves on the average ticket price the business charges for flights. In 2013, the low-cost model was amended somewhat when the airline announced a tranche of customer service improvements it planned to make. The airline uses Boeing 737 jets in the main and offers around 2,000 services per day. In total, 36 countries have Ryanair flights taking off or landing from them each week. Over 130 million passengers enjoy Ryanair services in an average year, more than British Airways.

How do I check-in online with Ryanair?

Ryanair online check-in is encouraged. By far the majority of Ryanair's passengers do their online check-in process via the company's website, but it is also possible to do this via a smart device app that the airline has developed. This is available for download by iOS and Android users. Early check-in is offered by Ryanair for passengers who have also chosen to purchase the particular seat they wish to occupy. In such circumstances, it is possible to use either the app or the website to confirm your check-in up to 30 days ahead of the flight. Standard check-in, which is offered without an additional fee, is possible from four days ahead of your departure. All that is needed is to enter your six-digit reservation number and to confirm. You will then be given a boarding pass which you can either print out or store on your mobile device to use at the gate.

Although nearly all of Ryanair's services use online check-in to confirm flights, it is not possible everywhere. If you are flying on a Ryanair service from Agadir, Essaouira, Fez or Nador, then it is not possible to use an online check-in process. The same currently applies to flights out of Oujda, Marrakesh, Rabat, Tangier, Kefalonia and Volos.

What is my checked baggage allowance on Ryanair?

In January 2018, Ryanair's baggage policy changed. Passengers are charged to take up to two items of checked baggage onto a Ryanair flight. There is no fixed fee that the airline operates for checked baggage – it all depends on the route that you have chosen as well as how busy the service happens to be. Ryanair recommends booking checked baggage when you purchase your tickets since this is the cheapest way of ensuring these items make it into the hold of the aircraft on your flight. Checked baggage must not exceed dimensions of 81 cm x 119 cm x 119 cm. There are two weight categories that are allowed, one that is up to 15 kg and the other that is up to 20 kg, so you need to know the weight of the items in your bag when you choose which one is appropriate for you. Otherwise, you may face excess baggage fees when you turn up at the airport. Excess baggage rules allow passengers to take on items that weigh up to to a total of 32 kg, according to Ryanair's current policy although fees are levied per kilo of extra weight that is checked into the hold.

What hand luggage can I take on Ryanair?

The Ryanair hand luggage allowance that is applicable to most passengers is a single item that does not exceed the dimensions of 35cm by 20cm by 20cm. If a second item of hand luggage is brought to the gate by a passenger, then this will be placed in the hold of the aircraft for reclamation later without charge so long as it does not exceed a size of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. An exception to this rule is made for passengers who have reduced mobility so long as they have pre-booked airport special assistance.

A further exception to the usual hand luggage rules that Ryanair employs is made for passengers who have 'Priority and 2 Cabin Bags' or 'Plus/Flexi' tickets. The same small bag allowance is offered for such passengers as those with standard tickets. In addition, 'Priority and 2 Cabin Bags' as well as 'Plus/Flexi' ticket holders may take an extra cabin bag aboard, so long as it does not exceed 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm in size and is not over 10 kg in weight.

Where does Ryanair fly from?

UK-based passengers can obtain Ryanair services from a number of British airports. Many Ryanair routes are served from its main UK hub at Stansted Airport in Essex. Like EasyJet, Ryanair also offers destinations from its base in Luton. Popular Ryanair routes include:

Latest customer reviews on Ryanair flights

3.6 /5
Total reviews based on: 1825
Cologne
Milan
Koeln - Bonn - Orio Al Serio ( CGN - BGY )
1.0 /5
Karam BADRA
Date 2020-01-23 Location Egypt Age 31-50 Class Economy

The most bad stuff ever in reception She le me pay more than 140 euro only for check in because I don't know that I must check in online And I was there 1.40 before the flight

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Bristol
Dublin
Bristol - Dublin ( BRS - DUB )
5.0 /5
Ricky
Date 2020-01-23 Location Ireland Age 31-50 Class Economy

Good service

3.3 /5
12 reviews
London
Tel Aviv
Stansted - Ben-Gurion International ( STN - TLV )
4.0 /5
CHImezie
Date 2020-01-23 Location United Kingdom Age 31-50 Class Economy

A few rocky flights.

2.5 /5
2 reviews
Sofia
London
Sofia Intl - Stansted ( SOF - STN )
4.0 /5
bubso_faraonka
Date 2020-01-23 Location Bulgaria Age 31-50 Class Economy

What is the point to pay for priority boarding if I everyone go on the plane on the same time?

3.8 /5
4 reviews
Nantes
London
Nantes Atlantique - Stansted ( NTE - STN )
5.0 /5
Rebecca
Date 2020-01-22 Location Nantes Age 31-50 Class Economy

Booking simple and efficient. As always an excellent experience with Ryanair. Thank you!

5.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Karlsruhe
Stansted - Karlsruhe - Baden-Baden ( STN - FKB )
5.0 /5
sami
Date 2020-01-21 Location sheffield Age 31-50 Class Economy

it was perfect

3.5 /5
6 reviews
Edinburgh
Tenerife
Turnhouse - Sur Reina Sofia ( EDI - TFS )
2.0 /5
anon
Date 2020-01-20 Location Age Under 30 Class Economy

non priority should include standard hand luggage. I have never been on a flight that requires me to put luggage under the seat. not acceptable

3.8 /5
4 reviews
Birmingham
Dublin
Birmingham Intl - Dublin ( BHX - DUB )
5.0 /5
Keith
Date 2020-01-17 Location Birmingham Age 51-70 Class Economy

Everything was very good

3.4 /5
31 reviews
London
Dublin
Stansted - Dublin ( STN - DUB )
2.0 /5
McShane
Date 2020-01-15 Location Manchester Age Under 30 Class Economy

The flights I booked originally were completely changed to ones 3 hours earlier. Incurring extra costs to myself. I've filed a formal complaint and no one has got back to me. Awful service.

3.5 /5
20 reviews
East Midlands
Malaga
East Midlands - Málaga ( EMA - AGP )
5.0 /5
Husky
Date 2020-01-15 Location Age 51-70 Class Economy

Very good

4.5 /5
8 reviews
Glasgow
Tenerife
Prestwick - Sur Reina Sofia ( PIK - TFS )
5.0 /5
Copo
Date 2020-01-15 Location Originally Salford Age 51-70 Class Economy

Our flight experience was very good. The fact that the airport is close to our home town and the service at said airport along with the no hustle bustle attitude of all staff and crew served us well Thankyou all

4.0 /5
2 reviews
Berlin
Manchester
Schoenefeld - Manchester International ( SXF - MAN )
3.0 /5
Jas
Date 2020-01-15 Location Age 31-50 Class Economy

I'm not happy why did you charge me €55 for checking in Berlin airport???! How come I bought a ticket around £108 , only checking cost €55 Euro!! I was happy I was disappointed that I been charged for checking,,

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester
Dublin
Manchester International - Dublin ( MAN - DUB )
3.0 /5
None
Date 2020-01-14 Location Manchester Age 51-70 Class Economy

To book flight was to long, the price went up half way through booking made it expensive for 1 day. Unhappy with that. Having a count down when booking is stressful.

3.8 /5
18 reviews
Dublin
Los Angeles
Dublin - Los Angeles Intl Airport ( DUB - LAX )
1.0 /5
Murena
Date 2020-01-14 Location USA Age 31-50 Class Economy

the worst airline experience ever- I was forced to leave virtually all my clothes that fit perfectly into my carry on bag because the carry on is 10 kg in this page where the carry on bag itself weighs 10kg when empty. I have never been more humiliated as I did on this flight and I cried tears of being humiliated by the luggage process and the fees that I was forced to pay 80 births pounds for the checked luggage because it was not checked in online yet I had done this on line and they claimed that it was not reflecting in the system. I travel a lot and on level of 0-10 with 10 being the worst experience- mine was a 10

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Cork
Stansted - Cork International ( STN - ORK )
4.0 /5
JohnB
Date 2020-01-14 Location Cambridge Age 51-70 Class Economy

Generally good. On-time, good flight, cheap-ish. Obviously there's the usual Ryanair catch when it comes to the air fair in that you get charged extra for luggage, seat number, in-flight drink, etc, etc... but we've sort-of got use to that now. You get what you pay for!

3.9 /5
11 reviews

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