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delderek
15-05-2012, 14:03
Flying Ryanair this weekend? It could cost you an extra 60

Ryanair passengers jetting off this weekend could be in for a nasty surprise if they are heading off on Friday night or Saturday morning.

Unless they get ahead of the game, and check in far earlier than normal, they may be stung for a 60 fee.


The problem is that the Ryanair website is closing for 'unavoidable upgrade maintenance' for 20 hours - from 4pm Friday to midday on Saturday, during which time checking in online will be out of the question. This is likely to throw a spanner in the works for 15,000 flights, carrying as many as 500,000 passengers.

You need to check in before 4pm on Friday and print off your boarding passes, otherwise you'll have to do all this at the airport, which the airline charges 60 for.


Nowadays the vast majority of passengers check in online. They can do so 15 days before their flight, and no less than four hours before take-off. However, while there may be plenty of super-organised people who are poised to check in at the first available opportunity, there are also plenty who find themselves rushing at the 11th hour, after they have scrambled to get ready to leave work, and spent hours trying to get their packing down to hand luggage, and it's these people who will be stung.

If you are affected you will already have had an email or a text telling you about the arrangements, and the advice is to pull your finger out sooner rather than later.

There was some speculation as to whether Ryanair would waive the 60 charge for printing boarding passes at the airport, but the airline will not confirm this, and given Michael O'Leary's fondness for dreaming up new forms of charging passengers, it seems unlikely.

videotalker
15-05-2012, 16:00
I am flying with them on Sunday but they emailed as usual a week in advance about the online checkin and then again on Monday warning of the site being down so the only ones who do get caught out are the peeps who don't check their emails.

Do I think the charge for any poor unfortunates will be waived? Do I heck!

delderek
15-05-2012, 19:41
I am flying with them on Sunday but they emailed as usual a week in advance about the online checkin and then again on Monday warning of the site being down so the only ones who do get caught out are the peeps who don't check their emails.

Do I think the charge for any poor unfortunates will be waived? Do I heck!

maybe some people on holiday for 16 days plus that need to print boarding passes Fri/Sat, that would not check their emails if on holiday

tizzywizzy
15-05-2012, 20:46
this is in a email sent to customers who are due to fly out over this period. It says they will not be charged

1. Online Check-in - Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.

bonitatime
17-05-2012, 09:13
Thanks for this as we are flying on Saturday and I would have probably left it to tomorrow night to print my boarding cards. I will do this this morning instead.
I didnt actually book the flights till Tuesday so the email they sent Monday won't have reached me