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  • leylandsunaddictleylandsunaddict Forumite
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    Can you please provide any tips on how to cancel a flight booking? Ryanair apparently has a no cancellation policy, which seems daft. I have a booking for two seats on a flight to Barcelona next February, which I wish to cancel. Since I am unable to cancel them it means that there are two empty seats on the aircraft. I can only apply for a refund after the flight has left.
    I cannot establish who is providing the insurance cover to try to apply for a refund from them. Help!!!!!

    Ryanair flights are non refundable, so no need to cancel them. Unless you have your own travel insurance and are cancelling for a reason that is insured you won't get any money back that way either.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "I can only apply for a refund after the flight has left.
    I cannot establish who is providing the insurance cover to try to apply for a refund from them. "

    The only thing you can claim is the government tax, but their admin fee to process the refund would negate most, if not all of that.
  • melanzanamelanzana Forumite
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    Can you please provide any tips on how to cancel a flight booking? Ryanair apparently has a no cancellation policy, which seems daft. I have a booking for two seats on a flight to Barcelona next February, which I wish to cancel. Since I am unable to cancel them it means that there are two empty seats on the aircraft. I can only apply for a refund after the flight has left.
    I cannot establish who is providing the insurance cover to try to apply for a refund from them. Help!!!!!

    There is a no refund policy with RYR.

    But if you hunt around you might just be able to transfer the flights to another at a different time. You will have to pay a fee (of course) plus some other extras, but it might be worth it, rather than losing everything.

    Just a suggestion that you might like to check out. It may not be worth it in the end, but worth a shot!
  • Hello,

    I have encountered an issue with Ryanair this morning, and I was wondering if anyone else had experienced a similar problem.

    Myself and 3 of my friends booked flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf on 25/08/16. We are going over to attend a Celtic Champions League match on 1st November. We booked our flights via skyscanner using Opodo - we actually booked the flights prior to Celtic announcing the date of the match, so we were able to obtain a very reasonable price (£62), prior to the costs spiking when everyone else started booking. Within a couple of hours the price had risen to £400. The flight was confirmed shortly after booking.

    We have this morning received an email from Opodo advising that after submitting our request to Ryanair, our flight has not been confirmed. It's blatantly obvious why this has occurred - because Ryanair have seen the opportunity to get an additional £300+ per passenger off some other customers. This is completely out of order in my opinion, regardless of what their small print says. We have already booked time off work and arranged accommodation etc.

    Can anyone advise if they have encountered this problem before, and if any resolution was reached?

    Many thanks

    Steve
  • Clipper85 wrote: »
    Hello,

    I have encountered an issue with Ryanair this morning, and I was wondering if anyone else had experienced a similar problem.

    Myself and 3 of my friends booked flights from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf on 25/08/16. We are going over to attend a Celtic Champions League match on 1st November. We booked our flights via skyscanner using Opodo - we actually booked the flights prior to Celtic announcing the date of the match, so we were able to obtain a very reasonable price (£62), prior to the costs spiking when everyone else started booking. Within a couple of hours the price had risen to £400. The flight was confirmed shortly after booking.

    We have this morning received an email from Opodo advising that after submitting our request to Ryanair, our flight has not been confirmed. It's blatantly obvious why this has occurred - because Ryanair have seen the opportunity to get an additional £300+ per passenger off some other customers. This is completely out of order in my opinion, regardless of what their small print says. We have already booked time off work and arranged accommodation etc.

    Can anyone advise if they have encountered this problem before, and if any resolution was reached?

    Many thanks

    Steve

    Answered on separate thread.
  • jpsartrejpsartre Forumite
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    Clipper85 wrote: »
    It's blatantly obvious why this has occurred - because Ryanair have seen the opportunity to get an additional £300+ per passenger off some other customers.

    As people have said in your other thread, the problem has nothing to do with Ryanair and everything to do with Opodo.
  • I have just returned from Bulgaria on a Ryanair flight from Plovdiv. Because I only went for 5 days I was able to check in for my return flight as well and print before I left. Now Ryanair has cut its free check in window to 4 days I won't be able to do this. It seems the best solution will be to pay to reserve a seat only for the return journey so that I can check in for both before I leave. (I don't fancy relying on my mobile phone for a boarding pass hoping to get wifi access while I am away).
  • Frozen_up_northFrozen_up_north Forumite
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    I have booked 8 flights this year from the U.K. to Spain with Ryanair and never cease to be amazed at the number of people who say they will never fly with them, even to the extent of flying to a more distant airport and typically paying double the Ryanair price.

    Our recent flight from Leeds Bradford to Murcia cost £27 each, what's not to like at those prices, the aircraft was 6 years old as opposed to the old bangers used by Jet2... we saw fights only a couple of weeks back to fly Leeds Bradford to Alicante for £16.99 and return for €16.99, these were one way flights in late November and early December.

    On recent evening flights they always ran out of milk... so we take a few "McDonalds" sachets if you want a hot drink.

    A tip we learned a while ago is to use soft shoulder bags, not those wheeled bags, as Ryanair only allow the first 90 in the cabin (no surprise as there isn't space). We also take sandwiches rather than buy on board.

    The new four day rule isn't an issue for us as (a) we have a printer and WiFi at our villa and (b) have the Ryanair app with passport and credit card details saved via it for very easy booking and check in.
  • FitzmichaelFitzmichael Forumite
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    I bought my ticket well before this change of check-in window. Don't I have a contract with Ryanair of which this window is a term? Is it valid for a complaint to the Enforcement Body - [email protected]?
  • Hello, Thanks for the article! I have a question though. I'll be traveling to Berlin this weekend through Ryanair. My question is which travel document should I use to check-in? I'm a non-EU citizen and a Belgian resident(5- yr temporary card). Should I use my non-EU passport and get a stamp or my Belgian resident card? Thanks in advance!
  • eDickyeDicky Forumite
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    ksevilla wrote: »
    I'll be traveling to Berlin this weekend through Ryanair.
    I assume from the UK, and that your Belgian residence card entitles you to visit Germany without a visa. There's no stamp or passport check leaving the UK (except occasional random spot-check) other than the check by the airline and their API (Advance Passenger Information) system when you check in online. You may find that when you enter your passport details during the check in, you are asked about a visa or residence permit. There may be a way to enter the details, or you may have to present your residence card at the airport, or even actually check in at the airport to present it. I think only you can discover this. German immigration may or may not stamp your passport when you produce your residence card on arrival in Berlin.
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