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Ryanair

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: 1704
London
Nantes
Stansted - Nantes Atlantique ( STN - NTE )
1.0 /5
none
Date 2019-12-16 Location irish Age 51-70 Class Economy

arrogant staff at check in. took my bag. in nantes . no identity badges. no good.

1.0 /5
3 reviews
London
Malaga
Stansted - Málaga ( STN - AGP )
3.0 /5
Jake
Date 2019-12-15 Location Age Class Economy

The plane was late and I had to pay an out of hours charge to the car hire company.

2.8 /5
6 reviews
London
Santiago de Compostela
Stansted - Santiago De Compostela ( STN - SCQ )
1.0 /5
Dan
Date 2019-12-14 Location Spain Age 31-50 Class Economy

Extra charge for luggage. Uncomfortable sits. Not value for money.

3.4 /5
5 reviews
Manchester
Birmingham
Manchester International - Birmingham Intl ( MAN - BHX )
1.0 /5
@issed off
Date 2019-12-11 Location Birmingham Age 51-70 Class

I was denied entry as my carry on bag was "too big" despite it being one I used last on another airline. I was asked to pay £50 for the bag. I couldn't get google pay to work,. Don't know if their system doesn't accept it. No interest or care shown. I was told repeatedly to pay or "leave the bag"

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Leeds Bradford
Malaga
Leeds Bradford - Málaga ( LBA - AGP )
5.0 /5
Turbo
Date 2019-12-10 Location Yorkshire Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flight on time clear and fast boarding.

4.3 /5
4 reviews
Alicante
Birmingham
Alicante - Birmingham Intl ( ALC - BHX )
5.0 /5
Joan
Date 2019-12-09 Location England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Very good flight

4.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Budapest
Stansted - Ferihegy ( STN - BUD )
4.0 /5
Carrie
Date 2019-12-09 Location Age Class Economy

Our return flight was delayed and no one gave us any information as to why. We stood in the tunnel for an hour!

3.8 /5
21 reviews
London
Brno
Stansted - Turany ( STN - BRQ )
5.0 /5
Mike
Date 2019-12-08 Location WGC Age Class Economy

Everything went smoothly

4.0 /5
4 reviews
Glasgow
Dublin
Glasgow Scotland - Dublin ( GLA - DUB )
5.0 /5
Mrs Brown
Date 2019-12-07 Location Ireland Age Over 70 Class Economy

No problems at all.

4.1 /5
7 reviews
Edinburgh
Luxembourg
Turnhouse - Findel ( EDI - LUX )
5.0 /5
Wee B
Date 2019-12-05 Location Glasgow Age 31-50 Class Economy

What a fantastic deal and weekend we had, would highly recommend it to anyone.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Frankfurt
Stansted - Frankfurt International ( STN - FRA )
1.0 /5
Abi
Date 2019-12-05 Location Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

I'm not happy with the way I was treated by your agent

2.8 /5
13 reviews
Milan
Naples
Orio Al Serio - Capodichino ( BGY - NAP )
1.0 /5
Kurt
Date 2019-12-04 Location Germany Age 51-70 Class Economy

They booked the ticket and when we got to the airport, we found out that Ryanair doesn’t let 12 year olds fly. Haven’t gotten any money back yet!!!!

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Tenerife
Luton International - Sur Reina Sofia ( LTN - TFS )
5.0 /5
Dissatisfied
Date 2019-12-04 Location Age Class Economy

Overall service very good. The only londstanding problem I and others have is understanding the stewardess when she speaks over the intercom in the plane. They tend to speak too fast and alot of their commentary is garbled making it pretty incomprehensible. They should speak more slowly and most of all clearly.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham
Dublin
Birmingham Intl - Dublin ( BHX - DUB )
4.0 /5
N/A
Date 2019-12-04 Location Birmingham Age 51-70 Class Economy

Both flights were trouble free and staff were really helpful.

3.4 /5
28 reviews
Alicante
Leeds Bradford
Alicante - Leeds Bradford ( ALC - LBA )
4.0 /5
JanM
Date 2019-12-04 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Pleasant staff. Clean airplane.

4.0 /5
1 reviews

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