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Ryanair

About Ryanair

Founded all the way back in 1984, Ryanair is now one of the largest airlines (in terms of passenger numbers) in the world. The low-cost Irish airline is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, but there are now Ryanair hubs across Europe due to the company's extensive network of flights. Over the decades, Ryanair has become renowned for its competitive pricing, with some of the lowest fares in the industry.

The airline operates on a no-frills model, which allows them to keep ticket prices affordable. While the base fare covers the flight, Ryanair charges additional fees for various ancillary services including checked luggage, priority boarding, seat selection, and onboard food and beverages.

The airline is also known for its quick turnaround times between flights. Their speedy approach means that they're able to maintain a high number of daily departures.

As to be expected, Ryanair offers a standard seating configuration on its aeroplanes. Passengers can choose either between regular seats and seats with extra legroom, which are available for an additional fee.

Ryanair Check-In Information

Ryanair provides you with online check-in services, which can help you save time and avoid queues at the airport. It's worth making a note of the fact that online check-in services open around 48 hours before your scheduled departure time and close around 2 hours before take-off.

Hot tip: It's probably best you complete the online check-in as early as possible if you want to secure your preferred seat.

During the online check-in process, you'll need to provide your booking reference number, which can be found on your reservation confirmation or e-ticket, as well as your personal details.For seating, you can choose from the available options during check-in but please note that seat selection could involve an additional fee depending on your ticket type.

Once you've completed this, you can save the boarding pass on your phone to have it ready to present at the airport.

If you can’t access your boarding pass online, Ryanair check-in and bag drop desks at the airport open, at the latest, 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure and close strictly 40 minutes before. This will incur a fee of £55, so it is worth making sure your digital boarding pass works and is accessible.

Ryanair Hand Luggage Allowance

Ryanair has specific regulations and allowances for hand luggage, so make sure youread up before you start packing. Essentially, you're allowed to bring one small cabin bag on board. The bag shouldn't exceed the maximum dimensions of 40cm x 20cm x 25cm and must be able to fit under the seat in front of you.

If you've purchased Priority & 2 Cabin Bags or Plus/Flexi Plus fares, you're allowed to bring an additional larger cabin bag on board. The maximum dimensions for this larger bag are 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, and it can't exceed a weight of 10kg.

If you're travelling with a Non-Priority fare, you're only allowed to bring the small cabin bag on board.

Of course, there's always the option to bring a second bigger bag on board, but this will mean you'll need to select a lower-cost 10kg check-in bag when booking online. Non-Priority passengers can also purchase a 10kg bag at the airport, but this will cost more. We'd definitely recommend the former option!

Ryanair Hold Luggage Allowance

Ryanair offers different options for hold luggage; fees may apply depending on the weight and number of bags. The standard hold luggage allowance is three bags, each with a maximum weight of 20kg.

A 10kg check-in bag costs between £12.00-£23.00, at the time of booking, but if you were to wait until you get to the airport, the price could easily go up to between £23.99-£35.99.


If you're paying for a 20kg check-in bag, this can cost between £17.99-£50.00, at the time of booking. Alternatively, you'll have to pay between £39.99-£59.99 if you buy at the airport. You'd be best getting your tape measure and portable scales out as, for luggage that exceeds the permitted amount, you'll have to pay an extra £9-£11 per kilo.


As is standard protocol with any airline, Ryanair has regulations regarding restricted or prohibited items in hold luggage, so be sure to exclude dangerous goods, firearms, explosives, and certain liquids. Make sure you review Ryanair’s guidelines and pack appropriately, or else your trip abroad might be affected!

Flying With Ryanair

If you want the best prices from Ryanair, book well in advance. As the departure date approaches, prices are only going to rise. We'd recommend that you aim to book your tickets as early as possible. Also, being flexible with your travel dates and times can help you find cheaper flights. Maybe consider travelling on weekdays, as flights on weekends tend to be more expensive. Additionally, early-morning or late-night flights are often cheaper than peak-hour flights.

To find cheap flights with Opodo, just visit our easy-to-navigate and enter your search details. Input your travel information, including the departure and arrival airports, travel dates, and the number of passengers, and then select ‘Flights’ as the search option. We do the rest from here: we display a list of flights, and on the left of the screen, you can add filters to refine your search. Here, you can filter by price and by the airline if you want to specifically find Ryanair flights, for example.

As we mentioned before, Ryanair operates a vast network of destinations across Europe and beyond. Some of the most popular destinations include Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, Dublin, Krakow, Porto, Budapest, and Prague.

Just a final note, too: Ryanair doesn't accept unaccompanied minors under the age of 16. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or with a passenger over the age of 16.

Frequently Asked Questions About Flying With Ryanair

What happens if I don't choose my seat on the plane?

If you don't choose a seat on a Ryanair flight, the airline will assign you a seat free of charge during the check-in process.

How do I know if my cancelled flight is eligible for compensation with Ryanair?

Ryanair’s terms and conditions regarding flight cancellations and passenger rights can be found on its website or in the booking confirmation email. If you believe you're eligible for compensation based on the circumstances, you can contact Ryanair’s customer service and/or file a compensation claim.

How can I change my seat on a flight with Ryanair?

To change your seat, go to the ‘My Trips’ page on our website or app to access your Ryanair booking information. You can log in with your flight details and see what options are available to you.

How do I cancel my Ryanair flight and get a refund?

Ryanair doesn’t give the option to cancel flights, but you can manage and change your booking under the ‘My Bookings’ section of your account.

How can I contact Ryanair?

You can contact Ryanair by phone or their online chat service. Ryanair’s chatbot is available 24/7 and Ryanair agents are available seven days a week.

Latest customer reviews on Ryanair flights

3.5 /5
Total reviews based on: 2081
Liverpool
Barcelona
Liverpool John Lennon - El Prat ( LPL - BCN )
5.0 /5
ste
Date 2019-09-09 Location liverpool Age 51-70 Class Economy

very good

4.6 /5
5 reviews
London
Thessaloniki
Stansted - Makedonia Apt ( STN - SKG )
5.0 /5
Anna
Date 2019-09-08 Location Greece Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent, as always, except for the delay on the return trip. We missed the 1:00 am bus to Oxford.

4.0 /5
2 reviews
Bristol
Ibiza
Bristol - Ibiza ( BRS - IBZ )
5.0 /5
Steve
Date 2019-09-28 Location Wales Age 51-70 Class Economy

everything went perfectly no complaints at all

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Rhodes
Stansted - Diagoras Airport ( STN - RHO )
5.0 /5
Mermer
Date 2019-09-24 Location Yorkshire Age Over 70 Class Economy

Everything went very well. We buried ourselves in our paperbacks and did not need to call upon the cabin staff for anything. It was a pleasant flight.

4.3 /5
3 reviews
London
Dublin
Stansted - Dublin ( STN - DUB )
5.0 /5
Kennytee
Date 2019-09-24 Location London Age 31-50 Class Economy

Airline was cool but run late which makes me Missed my coach .

3.7 /5
23 reviews
London
Santiago de Compostela
Stansted - Santiago De Compostela ( STN - SCQ )
5.0 /5
Maria
Date 2019-09-21 Location spain Age 51-70 Class Economy

I was very pleased that didn't have any problems with my hand luggage, the flight attendants were very pleasant in general was a good fly and I love the magazine "ling", kept a copy to shere...

3.4 /5
5 reviews
London
Glasgow
Stansted - Glasgow Scotland ( STN - GLA )
5.0 /5
Pops
Date 2018-09-19 Location Essex Age Over 70 Class Economy

Great Great flights. No problems.

3.7 /5
3 reviews
London
Nice
Stansted - Cote D'azur ( STN - NCE )
5.0 /5
Andrew
Date 2019-09-16 Location London Age 51-70 Class Economy

Friendly and helpful staff.Flight punctual and comfortable. No problems.

2.9 /5
9 reviews
Milan
Athens
Orio Al Serio - E. Venizelos ( BGY - ATH )
5.0 /5
Pat
Date 2019-09-14 Location Australia Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flight was good, attendants were pleasant, flight was on time

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester
Gran Canaria
Manchester International - Las Palmas ( MAN - LPA )
5.0 /5
Amanda’s flight
Date 2019-09-13 Location Wallasey Age 31-50 Class Economy

Basic no frills but it did the job

5.0 /5
2 reviews
London
Breme
Stansted - Bremen ( STN - BRE )
5.0 /5
Babsd
Date 2019-09-11 Location Germany Age 51-70 Class Economy

It was easy and the staff on both flights had been very professionally super trip .This was my first time in Ryan sir but will not be my last

4.4 /5
8 reviews
London
Malaga
Stansted - Málaga ( STN - AGP )
5.0 /5
Lori
Date 2019-09-11 Location South West Age 51-70 Class Economy

I over heard one of the cabin crew use the 'F' word - not professional on a family flight ..

2.9 /5
8 reviews
Glasgow
Faro
Prestwick - Faro ( PIK - FAO )
5.0 /5
Clara
Date 2019-09-10 Location Glasgow Age 51-70 Class Economy

HAD A GOOD FLIGHT NO PROBLEMS

3.7 /5
3 reviews
Bristol
Alicante
Bristol - Alicante ( BRS - ALC )
5.0 /5
grant
Date 2019-08-08 Location DEVON Age Over 70 Class Economy

Seamless. Easy for an elderly single traveller as I am.

3.3 /5
14 reviews
Manchester
Cagliari
Manchester International - Elmas ( MAN - CAG )
5.0 /5
China
Date 2019-08-07 Location Merseyside UK Age Over 70 Class Economy

Pretty good.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Best offer £23 The best offer we have found is £23
Hand luggage allowance 55 x 40 x 20 cm Ryanair's hand luggage must not exceed 55 x 40 x 20 cm.
Hand luggage weight 10 kg The hand luggage weight must not exceed 10 kg.

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