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    • dzug1
    • By dzug1 21st Aug 12, 9:01 PM
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    How does their pricing model lead to a requirement for passengers to the Irish Republic to have a passport when the Irish authorities and other airlines make no such requirement?
    Originally posted by SaveTheEuro
    It means they can get away with less training for their staff who can therefore be paid less as they don't need to be able to make difficult decisions.

    And speeds up boarding for much the same reasons - therefore lower costs
  • Bob the Saver
    It means they can get away with less training for their staff who can therefore be paid less as they don't need to be able to make difficult decisions.

    And speeds up boarding for much the same reasons - therefore lower costs
    Originally posted by dzug1
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  • SianyM
    More travel to R.O.I...
    I know this thread is pretty old now, but I wondered if anyone has ever traveled with Ryanair using a photocopy of their passport? I've had to send mine away for a Visa application, before realising I now need to travel to Dublin at the weekend....passport won't be back in time, so will a photocopy do? Ryanair are a nuisance about these things, so any help would be much appreciated
    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 20th May 13, 10:40 PM
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    I know this thread is pretty old now, but I wondered if anyone has ever traveled with Ryanair using a photocopy of their passport? I've had to send mine away for a Visa application, before realising I now need to travel to Dublin at the weekend....passport won't be back in time, so will a photocopy do? Ryanair are a nuisance about these things, so any help would be much appreciated
    Originally posted by SianyM
    THE ONLY FORMS OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ACCEPTED ON RYANAIR FLIGHTS ARE:
    • A valid passport
    • A valid National Identity Card issued by the government of a European Economic Area (EEA) country. (Only the following EEA countries currentlyissue National Identity Cards acceptable for carriage on Ryanair flights: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden (not accepted on non Schengen flights), Switzerland)
    • A valid German Government issued ‘Kinderausweis’ travel document
    • A valid Greek National Police identity card
    • A valid Spanish Family Book (for use by children under 14 years travelling with their parents/legal guardians on Spanish domestic flights only)
    • A valid Italian ‘Certificato Di Nascita’ with photo (for use by children under 16 years) which has been endorsed as ‘VALIDO PER L'ESPATRIO’ for travel on international flights, no endorsement is required when travelling on Italian domestic flights.. It is the passenger's personal responsibility to ensure that this document meets the requirements of immigration and other governmental authorities at the destination airport.
    • A valid Italian AT/BT card (for Italian domestic flights only).
    • A valid UN Refugee Convention Travel Document – (issued in accordance with Article 28(1) of the 1951 UN Convention, by a Government in place of a valid passport.)
    • A valid Convention Travel Document – (issued in accordance with Article 27 of the 1954 UN Convention for Stateless Persons, by a contracting state in place of a valid passport)
    • A valid Collective Passport issued by an EU/EEA country
  • SianyM
    THE ONLY FORMS OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ACCEPTED ON RYANAIR FLIGHTS ARE:
    • A valid passport
    • A valid National Identity Card issued by the government of a European Economic Area (EEA) country. (Only the following EEA countries currentlyissue National Identity Cards acceptable for carriage on Ryanair flights: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden (not accepted on non Schengen flights), Switzerland)
    • A valid German Government issued ‘Kinderausweis’ travel document
    • A valid Greek National Police identity card
    • A valid Spanish Family Book (for use by children under 14 years travelling with their parents/legal guardians on Spanish domestic flights only)
    • A valid Italian ‘Certificato Di Nascita’ with photo (for use by children under 16 years) which has been endorsed as ‘VALIDO PER L'ESPATRIO’ for travel on international flights, no endorsement is required when travelling on Italian domestic flights.. It is the passenger's personal responsibility to ensure that this document meets the requirements of immigration and other governmental authorities at the destination airport.
    • A valid Italian AT/BT card (for Italian domestic flights only).
    • A valid UN Refugee Convention Travel Document – (issued in accordance with Article 28(1) of the 1951 UN Convention, by a Government in place of a valid passport.)
    • A valid Convention Travel Document – (issued in accordance with Article 27 of the 1954 UN Convention for Stateless Persons, by a contracting state in place of a valid passport)
    • A valid Collective Passport issued by an EU/EEA country
    Originally posted by Steve_xx


    I've seen this already....it doesn't answer the Q but thank you for reposting.
    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 20th May 13, 10:52 PM
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    I think it's unlikely that they will allow you on a flight without your passport.
  • Bob the Saver
    I know this thread is pretty old now, but I wondered if anyone has ever traveled with Ryanair using a photocopy of their passport? I've had to send mine away for a Visa application, before realising I now need to travel to Dublin at the weekend....passport won't be back in time, so will a photocopy do? Ryanair are a nuisance about these things, so any help would be much appreciated
    Originally posted by SianyM
    You can try but can I come and watch.

    I've seen this already....it doesn't answer the Q but thank you for reposting.
    Originally posted by SianyM
    It does because a photo-copy of a passport is not on the list. See the top line.
    THE ONLY FORMS OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ACCEPTED ON RYANAIR FLIGHTS ARE:
    Last edited by Bob the Saver; 20-05-2013 at 11:27 PM.
    • signol
    • By signol 23rd May 13, 8:59 AM
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    I know it was a couple of years ago now, but I forgot my passport once on a Ryanair flight to Ireland. The document check at the gate said I could return to checkin, check in manually, and take the next flight. As it was a 1p day trip I just went home.

    So, can you check in at the airport rather than online (and pay the fee)?

    signol
    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 23rd May 13, 9:08 AM
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    I know it was a couple of years ago now, but I forgot my passport once on a Ryanair flight to Ireland. The document check at the gate said I could return to checkin, check in manually, and take the next flight. As it was a 1p day trip I just went home.

    So, can you check in at the airport rather than online (and pay the fee)?

    signol
    Originally posted by signol
    Yes but surely you would still have needed the passport to check-in manually or otherwise?
    • signol
    • By signol 28th May 13, 5:16 PM
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    Yes but surely you would still have needed the passport to check-in manually or otherwise?
    Originally posted by Steve_xx
    No - they told me that I would only have needed to show my driving license. Like I said, this was a few years ago and they might be stricter now.

    signol
    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 28th May 13, 5:36 PM
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    No - they told me that I would only have needed to show my driving license. Like I said, this was a few years ago and they might be stricter now.

    signol
    Originally posted by signol
    Yes a few years ago you could travel to Eire without having to worry about passports at all, but no longer is that the case.
    • SaveTheEuro
    • By SaveTheEuro 29th May 13, 12:01 AM
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    Yes a few years ago you could travel to Eire without having to worry about passports at all, but no longer is that the case.
    Originally posted by Steve_xx
    It is still the case, the exception being if you use Ryanair.
    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 29th May 13, 9:42 AM
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    It is still the case, the exception being if you use Ryanair.
    Originally posted by SaveTheEuro
    You could argue that as EU citizens that passports are not needed to travel from one member country to another. If I travel from Portugal's Algarve to Seville in Spain on a coach, then I won't be stopped anywhere en route and asked to produce ID. Yet if I flew between the two it is likely that I would not be able to board a plane.
  • Bob the Saver
    You could argue that as EU citizens that passports are not needed to travel from one member country to another. If I travel from Portugal's Algarve to Seville in Spain on a coach, then I won't be stopped anywhere en route and asked to produce ID. Yet if I flew between the two it is likely that I would not be able to board a plane.
    Originally posted by Steve_xx
    You could, and Ryanair would leave you at the gate. Their big shiney planes - their rules.

    Portugal and Spain are in the Schengen Area, the UK is not.
    • lazer
    • By lazer 29th May 13, 9:59 AM
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    You could argue that as EU citizens that passports are not needed to travel from one member country to another. If I travel from Portugal's Algarve to Seville in Spain on a coach, then I won't be stopped anywhere en route and asked to produce ID. Yet if I flew between the two it is likely that I would not be able to board a plane.
    Originally posted by Steve_xx
    UK and Ireland are not in the Schengen area - travel without a passport within Schengen (Note - not EU member states but Schengen States) is possible, however airline travel wil sometimes require a passport - however other forms of photo ID will usually be acceptable on a intra-schengen flight (In some cases including driving licences or mroe commonly National ID card which most other European states issue).

    The UK and Ireland, despite being members of the EU are not in Schengen and are instead in a common travel area, travel between UK & Ireland is not subject to passport control but travel to a Schengen country from UK/Ireland requires a passport.
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    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 29th May 13, 10:03 AM
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    You could, and Ryanair would leave you at the gate. Their big shiney planes - their rules.

    Portugal and Spain are in the Schengen Area, the UK is not.
    Originally posted by Bob the Saver
    Yes you're right matey!
    • Tom The Great Sebastian
    • By Tom The Great Sebastian 29th May 13, 3:31 PM
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    The UK and Ireland, despite being members of the EU are not in Schengen and are instead in a common travel area, travel between UK & Ireland is not subject to passport control but travel to a Schengen country from UK/Ireland requires a passport.
    Originally posted by lazer

    Isn't it nice to be able to hold one to just one or two of our powers now we've given up just about everything else to unelected officials in Brussels.
    • SaveTheEuro
    • By SaveTheEuro 30th May 13, 8:17 AM
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    I look forward to the debate on passports needed by the English to enter Scotland after 18 September 2014.
  • Bob the Saver
    I look forward to the debate on passports needed by the English to enter Scotland after 18 September 2014.
    Originally posted by SaveTheEuro
    They'll need a visa for England.
    • Tom The Great Sebastian
    • By Tom The Great Sebastian 1st Jun 13, 9:14 AM
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    I look forward to the debate on passports needed by the English to enter Scotland after 18 September 2014.
    Originally posted by SaveTheEuro

    Why would any sane English person wish to visit Scotland - unless they had a hankering for a deep-fried Mars bar and alcohol-induced street violence ?

    It's largely academic anyway as successive opinion polls show a steady decline in support for the Scottish independence movement even from an initial unwinnable position.

    The Jocks may be quarrelsome but they're not stupid.
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