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Normal airlines will have a period of "Boarding" before "Last call": Ryanair's first call is also a "Last call". The gate probably actually closed at something closer to 20:40. In other words, the window isn't as short as they pretend, but they want to put pressure on the customers.


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Is it legal for a third party in general to stamp my passport? Your passport won't be stamped. Only the print out of your boarding pass, with a stamp that says "VISA VERIFIED" and a signature. Here's an example: Is this a one-time document check only? No, unfortunately you will have to go through the same procedure every time you fly. Just why ...


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The number of fatalities caused by a certain airline does NOT reflect how safe that airline is. The number of fatalities can be very high due to a single accident which is caused by reasons not related to the safety of the airline in question. Usually people tend to think of safety only when it comes to airplanes, this is wrong. The safety of an airline is ...


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While I wouldn't dismiss safety procedures as unnecessary, you know very well that you will not automatically be hurt if an airline ever skimps on one. According to Wikipedia, Ryanair has had exactly one "incident and accident" in its entire history. Two crew members and eight passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries That's it. Any ...


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I mostly see this for low-cost airlines. In that case, most passengers will have been processed before the aircraft even touches the ground. The gate will already be closed when passengers from the previous flight finish to disembark. So yes, they can and do change the gate at the last minute. But in some cases, it seem to go beyond that. Announcing late ...


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Nope. Two different flights means two bookings on Ryanair. Annoying, but true.


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In principle overbooking does not happen in ryanair and in most LCCs. There might be other reasons but one of them is to assure that you take your hand luggage with you. Ryanair charges extra for checked in luggage therefore almost everyone carries hand luggage. This used to be a problem because there is not enough space inside the cabin for everyone to put ...


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You have answered your own question by providing the official reason Ryan Air do this: to ensure compliance with immigration authorities When Ryan Air first introduced this policy in 2009, they claimed: A Ryanair spokesman said it had introduced the rule early this summer to allow non-EU and -EEA passengers to use web check-in. Previously, the ...


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I've watched the documentary, I should note that it's several years old (2006 if I'm reading the roman numerals at the end right), EU regulations have changed since then and much of what they talk about is not directly safety related. Ryanair can not care about their customers (getting there, being happy, etc) -- as long as the care about the overall safety ...


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The European Aviation Safety Rules are quite strict and non-compliance will quickly get you grounded or banned (if you are a non-EU carrier) from European skies. While there may be some trivial difference in overall safety between airlines that comply with these rules, any airline that is in compliance is far safer to travel with than driving. If Ryanair ...


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I measured the box in BSL and it was 21,2 x 41,2 x 58 cm. However, the 58 cm are not exact because firstly the box has two rounded rods at the bottom, which makes it slightly smaller at these points, but it's open to the top so this dimension won't matter to much I guess.


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They do sell alcoholic beverages: http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/what-snacks-and-drinks-are-available-onboard/


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I have flown from the USA to Thailand with computer monitors in my checked baggage without issue on a couple of recent occasions (and I use a roller duffel, so effectively zero protection against theft). Most thievery from luggage is small, easy to conceal items like jewelry, cameras, phones, tablets, music players. A big monitor in its original box is too ...


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Airports at which gates are announced late normally have a hall with shops and restaurants from which the piers with the gates can be reached without any additional security/passport checks. Nearby the gates, there tend to be no shops (but possibly some vending machines). Announcing the gates late thus helps the airport with making revenue - the passengers ...


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For the case of Ryanair in short: no. Ryanair only sells one-ways or returns so the only case is missing your first flight and still wanting to take the return. That is possible without any actions necessary on your part as stated here on their website FAQ: You don't need to notify us if you are unable to travel and if you can’t use your outbound ...


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After posting the TSA information below, I noticed the ryanair tag. Here's what they have to say about sharp objects, emphasis added: 8.10.1.2 Pointed/edged Weapons & Sharp Objects; pointed or bladed articles capable of causing injury, including axes & hatchets, cleavers, arrows and darts, crampons (grappling iron, hooked bar of iron, or plate ...


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Ryanair's terms and conditions do not allow you to upgrade a 15 kg bag to a 20 kg bag. If you have booked 15 kg, you will have to pay for a possible excess. Currently the price is 20 EUR per kilo. You might be better off by booking 20 kg from the start. It is possible to check in (additional) luggage at the airport, even after the online check-in. However ...


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I now called Ryanair's telephone support for Germany (+49 900 116 0500, 0.62 EUR / minute). To find my booking, I had to specify my email address, my postal address, and flight data. Support said that, possibly due to a technical glitch, my email address is missing in their system. They then entered the email address, and soon after I received my booking ...


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Over the past year, one of the most effective response methods I've found is to tweet the company's twitter account. Many big companies and certainly several airlines have social media monitoring set up now, and will try to 'take it offline' to prevent public airings of discontent on twitter (no company wants to risk their name trending for a bad reason). ...


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While they shouldn't have lied like that you legitimately missed your flight anyway. Airlines always require you to be at the gate some number of minutes before the flight, usually at least 10. Departure time is when they plan to actually move the aircraft. They have to get everyone seated and all the luggage stowed, the last possible boarding has to be ...


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Low-cost airline transfers are non-protected even if you fly with the same airline on both legs, which is why they typically won't show up in a search. Not only that, you will have to book each leg separately (again, even if they're with the same low-cost airline). If you search with SkyScanner, tick the option "Non-protected transfers" under "Multi-part ...


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According to the customer helpdesk of British Airways: Ink and toner cartridges weighing more than 500g will NOT be permitted as hand baggage on board our aircraft for all flights to or from the UK. Source. Noteworthy: the last update is timestamped at 23/05/2014. Hence, checked baggage should be fine, as long as you don't go to the US: Ink and ...


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It has indeed changed one year ago. From https://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions/regulations-reservedseating/: ALLOCATED SEATING - ALL FLIGHTS FROM 8 APRIL 2014 ONWARDS [...] Customers who do not wish to select and purchase their preferred allocated seat, can check-in online between 7 days and 2 hours before each booked flight and will ...


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According to Ryanair's own rules which you can find here, they do in fact require non nationals to present themselves at their counter to have their travel documents checked. That applies to you as their website doesn't distinguish between nationals and residents (confirmation through customer service pending) 6.4 All non-EU/EEA citizens must have their ...


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It's absolutely right. It seems that Ryanair is very, very, VERY keen on selling you their seats - getting money off something that has no value whatsoever except that they will probably do their best to keep families apart who don't give in to their blackmail. You are right. You can't checkin more than 7 days ahead with Ryanair flights. Which is ...


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Generally speaking travel documents for travelling within Schengen zone are: passport or EU/EEA national ID card. Officially none other documents are accepted, however some airlines might be more relaxed in their requirements. RyanAir is not one of these airlines, and RyanAir will not let you travel with just residency permit (I'm also speaking from personal ...


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I had the opportunity to check the measures of the Ryanair "baggage sizer" yesterday even though I hadn't a meter with me. My hand luggage fitted almost perfectly so I can say that the size of the baggage sizer is roughly 23 x 43 x 50 (the last measure is probably the least important one since it is open on top). In the end, you have something like 3 or 4 ...


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As far as I know Ryanair never stated that it is possible to bring on board an extra bag with the airport purchase, this is what is official. Anyway, in my personal experience it really depends on the policy applied by the airport: I'm a frequent Ryanair passenger and I only found a single Ryanair airport not allowing carrying on board the duty free shop ...


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Pouches on a PALS webbing would be an overkill and could qualify as a carry on bag, as it is indeed a bag. Some inventor made this (http://consumerist.com/2012/10/30/avoid-baggage-fees-with-wearable-luggage-if-you-dont-mind-looking-completely-ridiculous/) and people wear this specifically flying Ryanair. HTH.


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It's a long time I haven't flown with them but I would be surprised if they would not. Their regular flight menu obviously includes alcoholic drinks and I could not find any mention of any restriction for short flights anywhere. I can't see a reason why they would specifically exclude alcohol either. Unlike full-service airlines, who could welcome an excuse ...



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