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Can I cancel a Ryanair flight I boutght less than 24 hours ago for free?

I've hear and read somewhere that this is possible with some companies. Is Ryanair one of this? How do I cancel the flight for free, if possible?

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No.

All Ryanair flights are changeable but they cannot be cancelled.

https://www.ryanair.com/sk/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Flight-Changes-And-Refunds/Can-I-cancel-my-booking-before-travel

The policy you are probably thinking about is mainly a US requirement that flights to and within the US are freely cancelable for a 24 hour period after purchase. This does not, obviously, include Ryanair.

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    SAS and Pegasus also offer it, and Norwegian within 4 hours
    – Crazydre
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 11:53
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    @Crazydre as i said, “mainly” - the 24 hour period is what made the link for me. But Ryanair is definitely not one.
    – user29788
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 11:54
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    @EnricoMariaDeAngelis that entirely depends on which government tax is being applied, as Ryanair flies to and from many different countries. In the UK, there would be the Air Passenger Duty levied which you could be refunded, and in other countries it might be something different.
    – user29788
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 11:56
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    @EnricoMariaDeAngelis The government tax varies. In the UK I think it's 12-13 pounds
    – Crazydre
    Commented May 23, 2020 at 11:56
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    @Traveller As one who has cancelled Ryanair flights in the past, I can confirm that an administration fee will indeed be applied. The fee amount could even exceed the value of the refundable amount. Commented May 23, 2020 at 18:26
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Yes you can - but Ryanair doesn't like you doing it so you have to call them. There is no means to electronically do this.

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    This is clearly the opposite of what Ryanair declares at the link in the other answer.
    – Enlico
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 9:38
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    Can you please tell use why you mention this. Is it personal experience and if so, how often and was it yourself or do you have it from stories of others?
    – Willeke
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 17:15

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