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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 15th May 18, 10:18 AM
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    MSE News: Ryanair reduces check-in window to two days - unless you pay to reserve a seat
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    • 15th May 18, 10:18 AM
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    MSE News: Ryanair reduces check-in window to two days - unless you pay to reserve a seat 15th May 18 at 10:18 AM
    Budget airline Ryanair is reducing its check-in window from four days before flights to two days from Wednesday 13 June - unless you buy a reserved seat...
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    • mswallace
    • By mswallace 15th May 18, 10:33 AM
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    Just pay to reserve your seat, it's not going to break the bank is it.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 15th May 18, 12:26 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:26 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:26 PM
    Thanks for the warning. Not such a big deal these days with most people having smartphones and so can easily use the Ryanair app with free roaming or wifi to checkin and get their mobile boarding passes.
    • VT82
    • By VT82 15th May 18, 1:25 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 1:25 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 1:25 PM
    Call me all the names you like about not being a true money-saver... but I refuse to even look at Ryanair flights on comparison websites anymore. A holiday is not a holiday if it starts with a feeling of dread in your stomach as you arrive at the airport, worrying in case you have fallen foul of one of Ryanair's many underhand tactics. This kind of unnecessary, spiteful profiteering just further proves it.


    If you think I'm soft because 'if you just follow the rules, you'll be alright', then save your words; just be glad that I'm leaving more of the cheap seats for you.
    • prowla
    • By prowla 15th May 18, 1:36 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 1:36 PM
    Most airlines only allow check-in on the same day, don't they?
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 15th May 18, 2:33 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:33 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:33 PM
    Most airlines only allow check-in on the same day, don't they?
    Originally posted by prowla
    Within 24 hours.
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 15th May 18, 2:35 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:35 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:35 PM
    Most airlines only allow check-in on the same day, don't they?
    Originally posted by prowla

    But those airlines also allow you to check in at the airport free-of-charge.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 15th May 18, 4:15 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 4:15 PM
    Already a thread on this (started before this one)
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5842884
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    • Gerry1
    • By Gerry1 16th May 18, 1:03 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 1:03 PM
    Use of rip-off 0871 number for Customer Service is ILLEGAL !
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    • 16th May 18, 1:03 PM
    MSE says "If you do want to cancel, Ryanair says you must notify it by Saturday 19 May Ė you can do this by calling its customer service team on 0871 246 0000."

    Why isn't MSE making a huge fuss about

    1. Ryanair changing the rules in the middle of the game (can they legally do this?); and

    2. Using an 0871 Service Charge number costing up to 68p per minute for Customer service purposes in breach of the Consumer Contracts: Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments Regulations 2013 ?

    It seems that MSE or Ryanair have quoted the wrong number. The 0871 number is for NEW bookings, where it is legal to use a rip-off number provided that the mandatory Ofcom price warning is also given. However, Ryanair have the Basic Rate number 0330 1007 838 for post booking enquiries.

    I'm disappointed that MSE haven't spotted this.
    • JasonLVC
    • By JasonLVC 16th May 18, 1:09 PM
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    I thught Ryan Air/O'Leary made a big statement a couple of years ago about how they were goinhttps://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/02/ryanair-credits-being-pleasant-to-customers-for-profits-riseg to be nicer people to deal with.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 16th May 18, 1:55 PM
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    I don't even know what this is/means... how can you check in if you're not there? To me, the language "check in" means "Hello, here I am, standing in front of you, so I can check in, to get onto the plane I expect to shortly be viewable through the windows".

    You can tell I've never flown .... and I never expect to as it's really not my level of affluence to travel where a plane would be required.
    • zagfles
    • By zagfles 16th May 18, 3:36 PM
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    I don't even know what this is/means... how can you check in if you're not there? To me, the language "check in" means "Hello, here I am, standing in front of you, so I can check in, to get onto the plane I expect to shortly be viewable through the windows".
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    It used to mean turning up at the airport desk, showing them your tickets and passports, giving them your bags, being asked if you have any nuclear warheards or other prohibited items, and being given a boarding pass with an allocated seat.

    These days you can "check in" online often several weeks before the flight and get your boarding pass online.

    Ryanair charge you loads extra if you check in the traditional way at the airport. So the only sensible way is to do it online. But they are trying to make it difficult for people who don't buy extras like seat selection.
    You can tell I've never flown .... and I never expect to as it's really not my level of affluence to travel where a plane would be required.
    Seriously?? Ryanair have flights under a tenner. I've had a return to Dublin for 2p They fly to places that are far cheaper than the UK.

    If you ever go on holiday in the UK, or even a weekend away, you'll likely find you can do it for the same sort of price or cheaper with a flight on a budget airline to a cheaper country.
    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 17th May 18, 8:39 AM
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    Already a thread on this (started before this one)
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5842884
    Originally posted by jackieblack
    MSE hijacked my thread..............
    • Gillane
    • By Gillane 21st Jun 18, 5:43 PM
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    Was wondering if now there is only a two day window for checking in, is it possible to reserve a seat and therefore be able to check in before you leave for the return leg of your journey only?
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