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I'd like to fly from Brno (CZ) to Riga (LT) via Milan-Bergamo (IT), and both legs are with Ryanair, with a sensible 2h45 layover.

Does Ryanair handle my checked-in luggage like other airlines, so that it arrives directly to the final destination?

According to this article, they offered this service in Rome Fiumicino two years ago, with plans to expand. However, I didn't find anything in the FAQ section of ryanair.com.

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    What date are you intending to fly on? In the coming weeks, flights on the two legs are not on the same weekdays so a connection is not possible. – jcaron Jan 14 at 9:55
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According to this link Milan-Bergamo is currently one of the three airports where luggage can be checked through. The implied constraint seems to be that the journey is booked as a connecting flight, there's no information about being able to do this if you book the flights separately.

However, it seems that this particular route can't be booked as a connecting flight at the moment - there's a list of some of the flights that can be booked as connections here. They can be booked in exactly the same way as a single flight through the Ryanair website.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage fees will be charged per sector of each journey. Ryanair will be able to transfer your baggage to your final destination at Fiumicino, Milan Bergamo and Porto airports only. In the event of disruptions leading to your flight being diverted to another airport, or where you are being re-routed via a different airport, Ryanair will be unable to transfer your baggage. As a result, you will need to collect your baggage at the intermediate airport and re-check-in at the check-in desk.

In summary, this seems to mean you'll have to book two separate tickets, and collect your luggage at Milan on this itinerary.

  • Thanks @Miff, but how does one book connecting flights? – MrMartin Jan 14 at 9:49
  • corporate.ryanair.com/news/… give lots of details (your "sensible lay-over" timing is actually only marginally over the 150 minutes they specify as a minimum!). Whilst they say this works with a single booking reference, there is no clear way on their website to actually book a connecting flight. As their contact call centre is usually stupidly expensive to call, I suggest you use their on-line chat service (which is free) – Cyprian Brady Jan 14 at 10:12
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    FWIW I would warn against non-guaranteed connecting flights on budget airlines unless you're fine with the prospect of paying again in the event of a delay. I find (in my anecdotal experience at least) that delays on budget airlines are likely and long, and they're unlikely to bend the rules to help you like a traditional (European) airline might... – Muzer Jan 14 at 11:11

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