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Denied boarding although I have proper visa and documentation. To whom should I make a complaint?

In a comment, you wrote that Ryanair said "People checks during boarding are not our staff, ask to the Airport". I don't think that's correct. You are right. Even if the person was employed by ...
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Why do Ryanair allow me to book connecting itineraries through a third party, but not through their own website?

Ryanair is working almost strictly point-to-point. With a very few exceptions, they simply don't do connecting tickets, which saves them all the hassle and costs with accomodating people who missed ...
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My ID was stolen during my stay in Spain. Will Ryanair let me board the flight?

In theory, it's against Ryanair policy to let anyone enter the plane without a valid identifying document. In practice, you have to try! Do not call their telephone infoline or anything like that, ...
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Must airlines switch to "Last Call" before closing the gate?

No, they are not mandatory. These calls are nothing but reminder calls, you know the time and you know the limits and that's what counts. You most likely have checked a "I agree to terms" ...
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How to handle possible cancellation of my Ryanair flight?

Uh, this is exactly the sort of thing travel insurance is sold for - you have an uncertainty that you want covered, and you don't want to be massively out of pocket if that uncertainty becomes reality....
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How to fly with Ryanair as a non-EU citizen?

Is it legal for a third party in general to stamp my passport? Your passport won't be stamped. Only the print out of your boarding pass, with a stamp that says "VISA VERIFIED" and a signature. Here'...
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Refused entry into Schengen after Ryanair checked passport. Now the airline wants me to pay a fine. What are my options?

Edit: Just in case it's not clear I'm Not A Lawyer, I'm not, and you should read this as opinion by a lay person and seek your own legal advice. Dealing with the fine first, according to ICAO: 5....
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I've lost my ID, will I still be able to travel?

You have a bigger problem than "will Ryanair let me fly" but rather "will I be admitted to the UK". To be admitted to the UK, you must usually have a passport, or an EEA national identity card. You ...
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What is the actual (not official) size of the Ryanair "baggage sizer"?

I measured the box in BSL and it was 21,2 x 41,2 x 58 cm (8.3" x 16.22" x 22.8"). However, the 58 cm are not exact because firstly the box has two rounded rods at the bottom, which makes it slightly ...
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Can I receive a refund for a Ryan Air ticket that can't be used because of the next flight being cancelled?

Can I claim a refund for the unused flight City A to City B, based on the cancellation of the flight City B to City C? If yes, Generally no. Each itinerary is a different contract and they are not ...
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Is there a specific reason for having a very short window for passengers to get to the boarding gate before closing it?

Normal airlines will have a period of "Boarding" before "Last call": Ryanair's first call is also a "Last call". The gate probably actually closed at something closer to 20:40. In other words, the ...
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Why does Ryanair do visa check twice?

Airlines face heavy fines if they bring someone into a country without valid entry documents. Ryanair, a budget airline, operates with low profit margins as it is, and even a single fine can be really ...
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Are travel agents required to pass on any phone calls they receive from the airline?

Travel agents are normally required to inform you of changes to material circumstances. Those would be things like: change of flight time, change of seats, change of airports, change of layovers, ...
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Do they have to take checked suitcase off the airplane, if passenger does not show up at the gate?

In Europe, the question is covered by Regulation EC 300/2008. Annex I, section 5.3 reads Baggage reconciliation Each item of hold baggage shall be identified as accompanied or unaccompanied. ...
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Confused about Ryanair cabin bag policy

As of November 2018, this answer is outdated. See this answer instead. Feeling confused is natural. Ryanair's extras are designed to confuse. Yes, buying "Priority & 2 cabin bags" does not ...
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How does the new Ryanair luggage policy work?

From the 1st of November Ryanair policy will change: The main thing changing is that you can no longer travel with 2 bags for free to the airplane. Details are given next You have 3 bags: 1 big bag, ...
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Flying Ryanair from Germany, how do I check in for a flight if my passport was stolen?

I can't find anything about emergency travel documents in their Ts&Cs, but I've found this relevant exchange from Ryanair's official twitter account: Ann ‏@ann_nguyen1 16 Jul 2015 @Ryanair ...
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Lost all my ID documents and money. How to fly home from Spain to Slovakia?

If you haven't called the Embassy of Slovakia in Madrid yet, call them for advice. Going to get an emergency travel document from them is still probably your best option. Avanzabus.com currently ...
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How does the new Ryanair luggage policy work?

Yes, you should purchase the check-in bag. The new policy is that you have two "carry on" items - a large one (55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm, typical hand luggage suitcase) and a small one (35 cm x 20 cm x ...
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Boarding pass not received immediately after paying and confirming booking with Ryanair

This is perfectly normal. You will receive your boarding pass* after you check in to your flight. Check-in for Ryanair flights opens: 60 days before the flight if you have a Flexi Plus ticket or have ...
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Scheduled Ryanair flights from Zaventem moved to Charleroi?

Ryanair moved all its flights to Charleroi according to their own communication with the original flight times until at least the 29th. You are right that Charleroi can not accommodate all flights for ...
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Refused entry into Schengen after Ryanair checked passport. Now the airline wants me to pay a fine. What are my options?

As has been vigorously argued in the comments, just because it is in their T&C doesn't mean it is legal for them to have it there. I'm not a lawyer and it doesn't seem as though any lawyers are ...
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Why does Ryanair check non-EU passengers' visas on intra-Schengen and domestic flights?

You have answered your own question by providing the official reason Ryan Air do this: to ensure compliance with immigration authorities When Ryan Air first introduced this policy in 2009, they ...
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How to handle possible cancellation of my Ryanair flight?

Ryanair is obligated to give you the EU flight compensation and they will. Beyond that, do you want a rant on getting what you paid for? Edit: apparently cancellation rights include re-routing to ...
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Entering Spain with Soon-expiring US passport and expired Irish passport

Ryanair has a very strict document check before they would even let your friend board the plane. I would very much assume them to recognize that the US passport is not valid long enough and not let ...
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My ID was stolen during my stay in Spain. Will Ryanair let me board the flight?

I'm not sure it is relevant (and the case is closed anyways) but some countries (checked for UK, Poland and Germany) allow you to get a temporary passport not only from an embassy, but also from a ...
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Denied boarding although I have proper visa and documentation. To whom should I make a complaint?

Did you buy your flight ticket with a credit card relatively recently? Check your credit card terms and conditions and benefit programs. You may be able to file a claim through the credit card ...
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Must airlines switch to "Last Call" before closing the gate?

They are more likely to make "last call" announcements if you have checked luggage, as they need to take if off the plane if you don't board and that usually takes even longer. Full-service ...
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Is there a specific reason for having a very short window for passengers to get to the boarding gate before closing it?

I mostly see this for low-cost airlines. In that case, most passengers will have been processed before the aircraft even touches the ground. The gate will already be closed when passengers from the ...
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Do they have to take checked suitcase off the airplane, if passenger does not show up at the gate?

This rule was instituted after the Lockerbie bombing. Pan Am flight 103 was a multileg flight from Frankfurt to Detroit, via London and New York. There was an aircraft change at London. A passenger, ...
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