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Flying with Ryanair

Ryanair is a low-cost airline that was founded in 1984. Like other Irish airlines, such as Aer Lingus and Cityjet, the company provides services all over Europe and not only those which fly in and out of Ireland's major air hubs, Dublin, Shannon and Cork. In fact, the airline provides a greater number of services from its base of operations in the UK, at London Stansted Airport, than it does from its official headquarters in Dublin. The airline's fleet is made up of Boeing 737-800 aeroplanes, and it also has a single 737-700 aircraft which it uses for pilot training. With over 400 planes operating at any one time, the business model of Ryanair is summed up by its slogan which reads, 'Low Fares, Made Simple'.

Ryanair flights run to over 200 destinations, nearly all of them in Europe. In addition to its European routes, the airline offers some services to North Africa and the Middle East. By far the majority of services run by Ryanair are conducted under its own brand. However, the business undertook a codesharing arrangement with Air Europa which meant that some long-haul destinations could be booked by Ryanair's customers in addition to its many short-haul services. The airline is one of the largest in Europe, and it employs in the region of 12,000 people. In 2014, the airline moved to a new headquarters at Airside Business Park in Dublin, having outgrown the capacity of its previous building.

How do you check-in online with Ryanair?

To carry out a Ryanair online check-in is simple enough. Just enter your booking number via the airline's website or use their app and you will be able to confirm your flight. Although nearly all of Ryanair's services make use of an online check-in process to help speed things up at the airport terminal, this service is not available everywhere that the airline flies from. For example, services from Agadir, Rabat and Tangier do not have the facilities to offer an online check-in. The same situation is in place at Volos, Fez, Nador, Oujda, Marrakesh and Kefalonia. However, you can check-in at these airports for your Ryanair flight in the usual way by presenting yourself at the airport terminal at least two hours before your planned departure.

For all standard ticket types, Ryanair's online check-in is available from four days before the flight is due to take to the sky. Early check-in ticket holders can check-in up to 30 days ahead of their departure. Bear in mind that you must arrive at the airport in good time to use the baggage drop off facilities even if you have already checked-in online. Baggage drop off closes 40 minutes prior to your service's scheduled take-off time.

What is the checked baggage allowance for Ryanair?

Ryanair's baggage allowance is restricted in common with many other budget airlines, such as Wizz Air. You will have to pay for any luggage that you wish to place in the hold of the aeroplane. Passengers may purchase an allowance for checked baggage when they book their tickets in multiples of 20 kg. Generally speaking, it is better to pay for your allowance upfront rather than turn up to the airport with additional bags because this tends to be more expensive. Remember that the pooling of purchased checked baggage allowances is allowed on Ryanair flights so long as you share your allowance with other people in your party, that is people who are checking-in with you and are on the same reservation.

What hand luggage can you take on a Ryanair flight?

Only small bags are allowed on Ryanair flights as cabin baggage. In the main, this means a single handbag or a small laptop bag per passenger. The dimensions of each bag must not exceed 35 cm 20 cm x 20 cm. Larger hand luggage, which you might have wanted with you as you progressed from the departure lounge to the gate, will be placed in the hold of the aeroplane as you board. No charge is made for this, but the luggage in question must not exceed 55 cm x 40 cm x 20cm. Having said that, Ryanair makes an exception for passengers with 'Priority and 2 cabin bags' or 'Plus/Flexi' tickets. If you have paid for either of these ticket types, then both a small bag plus a larger one that does not exceed the dimensions given above are permissible. However, the second bag must not weigh in excess of 10 kg. Further exceptions to the rules on hand luggage are made for passengers with certain medical conditions which require additional items to be carried on board with them. Passengers with such requirements are advised to make this known at the time of booking.

What destinations does Ryanair fly from?

Ryanair's flight destinations change from time to time, but there are now many established routes that it has flown to and from for years. Among the top ones are:

  • Flights from London to Rome
  • Flights from London to Barcelona
  • Flights from London to Madrid
  • Flights from London to Mallorca
  • Flights from London to Dublin
  • Flights from Manchester to Frankfurt
  • Flights from Edinburgh to Rome
  • Flights from Dublin to Malaga
  • Flights from East Midlands to Corfu

Ryanair flight reviews by eDreams customers

3.3 /5
Total reviews: 882
Stansted - Riga ( STN - RIX )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-03-25 Location Latvia Age 31-50 Class Economy

Good flight for this value.

4.3 /5
4 reviews
Stansted - Istanbul Airport ( STN - IST )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-03-24 Location British Age Under 30 Class

My flight was cancelled

1.0 /5
1 reviews
East Midlands
Lanzarote - East Midlands ( ACE - EMA )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-03-21 Location Chesterfield UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

This flight was completely mis-sold and at an exorbitant price . 189 seats and at least 280 people to check in. At the airport travellers were inform we had standby reservations only and were transferred to either a flight to Liverpool or Stansted from which we had to make our own travel arrangements. We chose Liverpool flight FR998 there was no other option.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Stansted - Sal ( STN - RBA )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-03-19 Location Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

Just return my money

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Corvera International - Manchester International ( RMU - MAN )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-03-19 Location Murcia Age 51-70 Class Economy

I never took the flight as I was worried that I would not have got back to Spain which is my home, I lost the money for the flight as it was impossible to get through to Ryanair to change the flight, it would not let me do it online plus the fact who knows when we will be able to travel again, I am very upset about the situation in total I paid going on 150 euros for a one way flight, my return flight with a different airline was repaid in full,

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Paphos International - El Prat ( PFO - BCN )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-03-18 Location Cyprus Age 31-50 Class Economy

They didn’t let me flight back home! To Cyprus!

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Liverpool John Lennon - Lanzarote ( LPL - ACE )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-03-05 Location Cheshire Age 51-70 Class Economy

To expensive for the quality of the flight , untidy food too dear

4.5 /5
2 reviews
Bristol - Sur Reina Sofia ( BRS - TFS )
5.0 /5
pointless question
Date 2020-03-01 Location wales Age 51-70 Class Economy

excellent service no problems will use again

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Bristol - Koeln - Bonn ( BRS - CGN )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-02-25 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Well done!

4.3 /5
3 reviews
Stansted - Marco Polo ( STN - VCE )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-02-22 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Very disgusting

3.0 /5
2 reviews
Stansted - Lisboa ( STN - LIS )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-02-19 Location kent Age 51-70 Class Economy

cabin crew should speak slowly and clearly during announcements as they always speak too fast and is hard to understand some

3.1 /5
28 reviews
Lanzarote - Manchester International ( ACE - MAN )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-02-05 Location Burnley Age 51-70 Class Economy

on time, staff very nice, good choice of on board products. boarding well organised

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Sevilla - Malpensa ( SVQ - MXP )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-01-31 Location UK Age Over 70 Class Economy

Had to wait at gate a long time and got rather warm

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Bristol - Valencia ( BRS - VLC )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-01-30 Location West Wales Age 51-70 Class Economy

Everything went smoothly only issue we did have a slight delay.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Bristol - Málaga ( BRS - AGP )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-01-29 Location Age Over 70 Class Economy

Not much to say about Ryan air just a mobile shop really

2.5 /5
2 reviews

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