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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

3.4 /5
Total reviews: 816
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford - Lanzarote ( LBA - ACE )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-01-20 Location Leeds Age 51-70 Class Economy

Ryanair can our flight for 8 people saying that they were not flying that route after November 4 th. I since found out that they were still flying that route at the time of our travel in January

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas ( BHX - MAD )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-01-20 Location Spain Age 31-50 Class Economy

Services are very disappointed employees were Bad temper very bad experience with rayn air cheep tickets but services too bad

2.5 /5
4 reviews
Stansted - Sofia Intl ( STN - SOF )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-18 Location Burnham-On-Sea uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

Good start to my holiday. Friendly and helpful staff and great return price!!👍🏽👍🏽

3.3 /5
8 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Dublin ( BHX - DUB )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-11 Location Coventry Age 51-70 Class Economy

Was so surprised that I was booked as priory which I wasn’t expecteing but was happy with the flight out was great just the flight back couldn’t understand a word the staff were saying as Spainish speaking but was happy with the flight

4.3 /5
7 reviews
Bristol - Ferihegy ( BRS - BUD )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-01-09 Location Hungary but I live in Bristol Age 51-70 Class Economy

I can fly home just with Rynair to Hungary from Bristol Sometimes delays, but now was exellent

2.5 /5
2 reviews
Capodichino - El Prat ( NAP - BCN )
5.0 /5
Luciano Augusto
Date 2020-01-08 Location Brazil Age 31-50 Class Economy

Very nice

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester International - Alicante ( MAN - ALC )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-03 Location Hull Age 51-70 Class Economy

Could not fault it , smooth flight , on time , efficient friendly cabin crew we use Ryanair at least twice a year.

3.4 /5
8 reviews
East Midlands
East Midlands - Sur Reina Sofia ( EMA - TFS )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-12-29 Location York Age Over 70 Class Economy

Being made to pay extra to sit together is disgusting. I booked my flight seven weeks before flying. Out of a total of 33 rows, our seats were 26 rows apart. At East Midlands, the queues at Check In and Security were horrendous. At Check In, one desk closed when there were still hundreds of customers queuing.

3.2 /5
5 reviews
Stansted - Palese Macchie ( STN - BRI )
1.0 /5
Date 2019-12-29 Location Bari Age 31-50 Class Economy

Not good the service

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Tegel - Malpensa ( TXL - MXP )
2.0 /5
Date 2019-12-18 Location Nigeria Age 31-50 Class Economy

Before the left Berlin target airport there was delays for 2hrs which was very bad for business, wall nevertheless the joining was good and the palot was at is best nice the taking oof and landing was good....

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas - Birmingham Intl ( MAD - BHX )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-12-18 Location France Age Under 30 Class Economy

Fantastic service

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Stansted - Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas ( STN - MAD )
2.0 /5
Date 2019-12-17 Location UK Age Over 70 Class Economy

No true explanation for flight delays

2.8 /5
8 reviews
Manchester International - Balice ( MAN - KRK )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-12-14 Location Wirral UK Age Over 70 Class Economy

Change of the gate twice minutes before departure

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Rebiechowo ( BHX - GDN )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-12-14 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

No problems at all. For what we paid we had a good flight. I will use ryanair again.

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Dublin - Frankfurt International ( DUB - FRA )
5.0 /5
Big Ros
Date 2019-12-10 Location Belfast Age 51-70 Class Economy

A pleasant flight

5.0 /5
1 reviews

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