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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Airline/ground handling personnel will in any case look at your passport to check your ID (as all low cost carriers do in my experience) but I don't know if they will go past the ID page and look for a visa (Ryanair does apparently, see Guido's answer). Since the flight is an internal Schengen flight, the risk of being denied entry (and therefore of the ...


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You print your boarding pass while at your destination. Make sure you don't forget, otherwise you'd be hit with a €15/£15 fine. Your hotel/hostel should be able to print it out for you. If not, visit the nearest internet cafe.


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No probably not. However you should look into getting a prepaid mastercard (you can get them online) if you are booking lots of flights with ryanair. it's usually cheaper.


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The most relevant documentation regarding this situation is the following vague statement in Ryanair's terms and conditions: 6.6 You must produce valid travel documentation matching the details on your Boarding Pass for all flights ... So the question is what Ryanair considers "valid travel documentation" and if the name in the travel document matches ...


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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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From experience, if it doesn't fit WITHIN their measuring boxes, they won't allow it. This means that if it doesn't fit with/depth, or if it sticks out the top (as you're saying with the laptop), they'll deem it too large. If your case is soft and can be folded up, I'd suggest considering having the case in your pocket, so that the laptop still fits in the ...


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In the winter of 2011 Ryanair grounded 80 of its fleet in the US State of Arizona. With fuel accounting for 40-50 % of costs, more airlines are flying significantly less in winter. According to research carried out by anna.aero in the article entitled "Grounding planes in winter improves profitability: The new network planning reality explored among ...


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At Brussels South Charleroi (Belgium) you may take one bag with purchases from the "Sky shop" after the security check, in addition to your hand bagage.


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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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With no evidence at hand, I had little grounds to argue my claim for a transfer flight without the expensive fee. If I am in a similar situation again, a photograph with both the flight information and clock-time displayed at the gate, would be evidence to hedge against claims that I had arrived at the gate sometime after 12.00pm. A photograph with the ...


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Documentaries are irrelevant since the airline has had a long track record of safe flight. According to Wikipedia, there was only one (non-fatal) incident and it was due to bird strikes damaging the engines. This is actually quite impressive considering they're one of Europe's biggest airlines by number of aircraft.



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