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Ryanair Checkin

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is known for several things more than cheap airfares: additional fees for everything one can imagine to charge for as well as no end of ideas for new fees and charges. Ryanair has also gained notoriety for their strictness in enforcing all restrictions. That is why you must not fail to understand the conditions of carriage and today we will help you go through ryanair online checkin.

As you may remember from our previous article, one may check in up to two checked bags for applicable checked baggage fees.


Regardless of how many items of baggage you have and whether you have any, you are required to check-in online from 15 days up to 4 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure and print out their boarding pass. Once a passenger has checked in online the boarding pass can be reprinted up to 4 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure time.

In case one fails to present a valid boarding pass at airport security or at the boarding gate and there is enough time to re-issue an alternative form of boarding pass, the passenger will be charged a boarding pass re-issue fee of £40/€40.

That is a significant amount of money that you can avoid to pay if you check-in online. Online check-in fee amounts to €6/£6 for bookings made via www.ryanair.com and €12/£12 for bookings made via a call centre. In any case it is charged per person on a one-way flight basis.

So you had better take this ryanair checkin online mambo jumbo seriously, unless you hope that the ruling of a Spanish court which found that the charge is illegal, will be enforced in all of the EU member states….

Read about the baggage policy of Ryanair.

Airlines, Check-in, Ryanair, Tips and hints

  1. pmyall
    June 1st, 2011 at 13:54 | #1

    still cant book in on line have got reservation no. but Ryan air website wont accept

  2. June 10th, 2011 at 13:17 | #2

    Hi pmyall,

    That’s too bad. Did you call the customer service? What did they say?


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