I am Syrian and I live (and study) in Lisbon, normally I fly between Porto and Lisbon and it is fine.

However, my residence card will expire this month, and I want to go to Porto from Lisbon on Ryanair after the expiration date.

Will they accept me to go into the plane with an expired residence card? ( i already applied for an extension but the extension will not happen before the flight). And I have an official appointment to extend the residence card.

My residence card is for students, the one that allows me to travel in Schengen area.

  • Does it have to be ryanair? They impose a whole bunch of additional restrictions that no other carrier does, significantly more than the law requires them, so they're problematic even in "normal" situations...
    – Gagravarr
    Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 13:11
  • Why don't you simply take the train?
    – gerrit
    Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 14:27
  • @gerrit in a hurry Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 14:35
  • @Gagravarr i called them, they said this is a domistic flight so i can fly with my passport Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 14:35
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    Did you calculate how much time you really save, including time to get to and from the airport on both sides?
    – gerrit
    Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 14:37

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I called Ryanair and they said that this kind of light is a domestic flight which needs either a valid passport or a european national ID. I do have a valid passport so It is Okay.

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    Indeed there is no way of looking at that flight where anyone could consider it anything other than a domestic flight.
    – phoog
    Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 16:07
  • @phoog maybe i didn't get you sorry, but don't you consider it a domestic flight ? Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 16:11
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    I do. My point is that there is no need for the word (or the concept of) "considered." It is a domestic flight, by definition, because it is a flight entirely within a single country. By saying that Ryanair "considers" it to be a domestic flight, you imply potential controversy, as if you thought that someone else might not consider the flight to be domestic. I was challenging that implication.
    – phoog
    Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 16:21
  • @phoog oh yeah, you're right, thanks. Actually I knew from the beginning that there shouldn't be any problem with this kind of flight, but I'm not a European citizen, so I had to duple-check before. Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 16:24

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