I have a flight booked with Ryanair, scheduled about three months from now. They have recently notified me about a slight schedule change (departure and arrival moving 5 minutes later). I got an email mentioning this together with a link that I should use to confirm that I am ok with the changes. I did not click that link yet.

Do I have any choice? As my plans have changed, if this is allowed, I would happily choose to not accept the changes and cancel my booking to get the money back. I was in similar situation already once with Wizzair (although the schedule change was a lot bigger then, about 2-3 hours) and I could cancel my booking. I looked through Ryanair's website and didn't find such possibility, on the other hand I know they are good at hiding things advantegous to passengers in obscure corners nobody can find.

  • You have other plans due to a five minute delay - seriously???!
    – JonH
    Feb 20, 2020 at 22:32
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    Did I say this anywhere? I have other plans for other reasons
    – hsiale
    Feb 20, 2020 at 22:35
  • you asked what were your options given this email about a five minute delay. You would have not asked this question had there not been a five minute delay as you would have never got an email. You stated your plans have changed...so this to me means even if there wasn't a five minute delay you had other plans - so why did you not call ryanair about this and asked to cancel the flight and only asked after they sent you a five minute delay email?
    – JonH
    Feb 20, 2020 at 22:36

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This is what Ryanair says on their website. So for a 5 min change you are not going to be able to cancel.

Occasionally due to unforeseen circumstances flight times may have to be changed. If this happens we do our best to contact all customers via the email and mobile phone number you provided at the time of booking.

We also recommend to review your flight booking prior to departure via My Bookings.

If a flight time is changed by more than 2 hours before or after the original departure time, and no suitable alternative flight is available, you can apply for a full refund for the unused flight.

Please note that we are not liable for any prepaid expenses directly or indirectly related to the booking affected by the flight time change.

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