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    • MSE Sally
    • By MSE Sally 7th Mar 16, 2:45 PM
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    Ryanair Tips - guide discussion
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    • 7th Mar 16, 2:45 PM
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    Ryanair Tips - guide discussion 7th Mar 16 at 2:45 PM


    Hi folks,

    We've written a new Ryanair tips guide and would love your feedback.

    How did you find the info? Was it useful? Do you have any other tips you'd add?

    Thank you for your help!

    MSE Sally
    Last edited by MSE Sally; 05-04-2016 at 3:08 PM.
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 7th Nov 16, 3:28 PM
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    I'll be traveling to Berlin this weekend through Ryanair.
    Originally posted by ksevilla
    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.
    • Purrpuss
    • By Purrpuss 12th Apr 17, 12:25 PM
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    Don't buy Priority Boarding
    I booked flights with Ryanair from Glasgow to Wroclaw and back in March. Because I have a bad back I booked priority boarding so I would not be standing around waiting to board. Big Mistake!!! People with priority boarding were allowed through the doors from the airport lounge into the stairwell first but we then had to wait at least 15 minutes in the stairwell while previous passengers disembarked from the plane. Meanwhile the non priority passenger had been allowed through and were crowded around us. As soon as the doors to the plane were opened it was a mad free for all with folk from behind pushing past and rushing onto the plane. This happened in both directions. It is not priority boarding but a total travesty and more stressful than if I had just boarded normally. I complained to Ryanair on my return but, because of the 100 digit limit on their complaint section was unable to make my feelings clear. I could only put one flight reservation number in the header so, initially, only got one amount compensated. I had to go through the whole rigmarole again for my second reimbursement as it was not possible to respond to their emails. However they did reimburse me both ways eventually but no apology forthcoming.
    • Norwegian123
    • By Norwegian123 12th Jul 17, 7:23 AM
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    Save on seat bookings
    Save money on the Seat bookings if you are more than 1 person by checking one person in first and only paying for additional people's seats.

    We were 4 people travelling, the first two checked in with randomly allocated seats, we then bought cheap seats next to these two seats and ended up with seats 2*2 for £8!
    • frequentflyeruk
    • By frequentflyeruk 12th Jul 17, 8:41 AM
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    It would be good in point 4 about the mobile app to note that non-EU-EEA citizens can't use it with a reference to point 18 which is about needing to get the boarding pass stamped.

    Also point 4 needs to be updated as there are no roaming charges in Europe anymore.
    • GHunt
    • By GHunt 26th Oct 17, 6:15 PM
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    Ryanair Parking - BEWARE
    After 10 years of flying with Ryanair, sometimes booking over 20 flights and Car Hire a year for myself and family, I am now moving over to easyjet after the runaround I have been given by Ryanair Airport Parking. If you have problems, please be aware that the Car Park will refer you to RyanAir, who will refer you to Looking4Parking.com who will refer you back to Ryanair who then tell you that you are contracted with the Car Park. I normally book my Car Park through the Airport Parking but I booked my Bristol Airport Car Park through Ryanair for my trip to France this month. On arrival at the Car Park, the Car Park Reception and personnel were not "Fit for Purpose". The access off the road was badly signposted and obstructed which was dangerous. The personnel at reception were rude and unhelpful. The personnel on the yard were rude and uncooperative when my wife asked where to park and asked for assistance in parking. I had absolutely no confidence that my car would be professionally parked and cared for, so I drove on to the Airport Parking and parked there incurring a parking cost double what it would have been if I had booked with the Airport Long Stay parking in the first place. When I asked for a refund of my Ryanair Parking payment, the Car Park informed me that they had not been paid by Ryanair, Looking4Parking.com advised me to take it up with Ryanair with a parting "Good Luck with that" before hanging up and Ryanair have advised me that their Car Parking Fees are not refundable under any circumstances. What a shame - up to now I have been a big fan of Ryanair but the unhelpful attitude of Ryanair Parking has left a bad taste in my mouth. From being my Airline of first choice, they are now my Airline of last resort and I will only be making future bookings once I have exhausted all other possibilities.
    • Gep
    • By Gep 16th Mar 18, 4:03 PM
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    Regarding tip number 7 (Ryanair airports are often miles from the destination cities - factor in transport costs)

    Sometimes actually Ryanair takes you to the final destination while other airlines don't. For example if you want to go to the coast of Emilia-Romagna in Italy (Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, Ravenna, San Marino, etc.) Ryanair will take you direct to Rimini Airport while other airlines (British Airways, EasyJet, ...) will take you to Bologna Airport.
    From Bologna Airport you then have to take a bus (12 EUR return) or a taxi (around 35 EUR return) to the main train station. 20 mins or more depending on traffic.
    From the main train station you then have to go to the coast (at least 1h), which is another 30 EUR return if you book in advance a fast train (and it's always risky to book in advance because you never know if your flight will be on time...).
    Not to mention the time saving, which for me is priceless.

    I'm sure there are many other examples.
    Last edited by Gep; 16-03-2018 at 4:06 PM.
    • Paulinuk
    • By Paulinuk 20th Jun 18, 2:05 AM
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    Ryan air
    I call Ryanair ryanscare. Coz you get scared at making a mistake booking your ticket
    • tommyboyd
    • By tommyboyd 1st Sep 18, 5:46 PM
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    I see advice on MSE to *always pre-book checking luggage, but I never really understand this advice.

    Prepaying is little cheaper than at paying at the gate and completely rules-out the opportunity of not paying at all.

    If the flight is very full you will be offered to checkin all your luggage for free.

    If the flight is very empty you are often allow to board with oversized luggage anyway.

    Now that your second bag is stored in the hold regardless of size, I assume it matters even less.

    Can people share their experience of the current approach to passengers with oversized hand luggage?
    • Narom
    • By Narom 2nd Oct 18, 2:09 PM
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    San Javier airport booking Ryan air
    Hi not sure if this is the right place to ask this question.
    I have very recently booked flights for Feb 2019 with Ryan Air to Murcis San Javier airport in Spain- it clearly says MJV on my booking and Ryan air are still advertising flights to this airport.
    It has now been announced on other airline websites that MJV will definitely close early January. I skyped RA and could get no response other than ‘ yes MJV airport will close in January and RA customers will be contacted in January’. Is this false advertising and how do I get my money back? ( The new airport is too far away and I would choose to rebook to Alicante)
    Thanks
    • jinkssick
    • By jinkssick 12th Feb 19, 2:59 PM
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    Hi not sure if this is the right place to ask this question.
    I have very recently booked flights for Feb 2019 with Ryan Air to Murcis San Javier airport in Spain- it clearly says MJV on my booking and Ryan air are still advertising flights to this airport.
    It has now been announced on other airline websites that MJV will definitely close early January. I skyped RA and could get no response other than ‘ yes MJV airport will close in January and RA customers will be contacted in January’. Is this false advertising and how do I get my money back? ( The new airport is too far away and I would choose to rebook to Alicante)
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Narom
    I am sure you already have received, but this would be a full refund or taking you to an airport near enough to MJV which RA operate.
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    • Cj0306
    • By Cj0306 12th Feb 19, 7:08 PM
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    Am not able to open your link, but does it cover a missed flight due to failed baggage handling equipment?
    • Cj0306
    • By Cj0306 12th Feb 19, 7:19 PM
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    We flew to Crete last October from Stansted.
    7.15am flight. 6.30am we checked in the luggage. Each of the automated check units failed until got to no.5 or 6. We checked in and we given the response your flight gate has closed. The next flight was 4 days later. We paid for another flight from Gatwick that day and the added connection once in Crete as we had to fly to another airport.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 13th Feb 19, 6:18 AM
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    7.15am flight. 6.30am we checked in the luggage.
    Originally posted by Cj0306
    You were already too late - security at Stansted can easily take 30 mins (it did for me last night), then there's the trek to the gates...
    • bradders1983
    • By bradders1983 13th Feb 19, 7:37 AM
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    Sorry, you turned up for a flight with luggage to check only 45 mins beforehand? And at a peak time?

    Sympathy is limited.
    • Essex Jim
    • By Essex Jim 17th Aug 19, 10:52 AM
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    Anyone got experience of checking a cabin bag (10kg or less) when you have priority boarding? Reason being we have some liquids over 100ml. Flying from Alicante
    • IvanDP
    • By IvanDP 25th Aug 19, 3:44 PM
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    Cheap Upgrade
    If you fancy a (fairly) cheap upgrade, and a bit more space, especially if you are travelling as a couple, book all 3 seats in a row and you are guaranteed to have the row to yourself.
    Obviously this will have an impact on the price of the flights, but more often than not it will still be much cheaper than flying with many of the mainstream airlines.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 25th Aug 19, 7:07 PM
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    eDicky
    If you fancy a (fairly) cheap upgrade, and a bit more space, especially if you are travelling as a couple, book all 3 seats in a row and you are guaranteed to have the row to yourself.
    Obviously this will have an impact on the price of the flights, but more often than not it will still be much cheaper than flying with many of the mainstream airlines.
    Originally posted by IvanDP
    Perhaps you could explain how to book this extra unoccupied seat, in case anyone wants to follow your idea - is the option given somewhere in the flight booking process..?
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 25th Aug 19, 7:12 PM
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    Anyone got experience of checking a cabin bag (10kg or less) when you have priority boarding? Reason being we have some liquids over 100ml. Flying from Alicante
    Originally posted by Essex Jim
    You would have to book it as hold baggage and drop it off at the check-in desk, not take it through security to the gate. Ryanair usually offer a price for a 10kg checked in bag, during or after booking the flight.
    • YorkshireBoy
    • By YorkshireBoy 25th Aug 19, 7:44 PM
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    Perhaps you could explain how to book this extra unoccupied seat, in case anyone wants to follow your idea - is the option given somewhere in the flight booking process..?
    Originally posted by eDicky
    You book an additional seat. The 'passenger' first name is "EXTRA" and their surname is "ITEM SEAT". You enter your own travel document details at check in.

    https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/terms-and-conditions

    Search that document for "extra seat".
    • IvanDP
    • By IvanDP 26th Aug 19, 1:35 PM
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    You book an additional seat. The 'passenger' first name is "EXTRA" and their surname is "ITEM SEAT". You enter your own travel document details at check in.

    https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/terms-and-conditions

    Search that document for "extra seat".
    Originally posted by YorkshireBoy
    Thank you, you answered before i had seen the request
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