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18th Oct 2012 - Ryanair cuts all flights to Verona from all European airports
After 2 years Ryanair has stopped flying to Verona from London Stansted and has also ended its two flights a week from Edinburgh, a route it had only started earlier this spring. Click here for alternative UK airports with direct flights to Verona.
3rd Sep 2012 - New Routes from Manchester airport
Ryanair has just started flying to Gdansk and Riga 3 times a week from Manchester, this will add competition to the WizzAir flights to Gdansk from Liverpool and expand to 6 the number of UK airports with flights to Riga. Ryanair also flies to Riga from Stansted, East Midlands, Leeds, Preswick and Liverpool.
|Booking flights is done online and prices can change daily or hourly. If you wish to travel during popular times, book well in advance for the best fares. Evening flights are more likely to be delayed so try an earlier flight.
During booking, expect to see various extra charges[*] appear on top of the flight price such as credit/debit card charge, insurance fee, check-in baggage fees. Untick the insurance box during booking if you do not wish to pay for the Ryanair travel insurance, or you will be charged automatically.
Infants above 2 years old have to travel on a full fare.
|Check in||Ryanair really wants travellers to check-in online and take only hand luggage, to keep costs down. Otherwise allow plenty of time and expect an airport or online check-in fee on top of the flight fare (see link below). Online check-in can be done from 2 days - 4 hours before scheduled flight departure. Airport check-in desks open 2 hours and close 40 minutes before scheduled time of departure, boarding gates close 10 minutes before take-off.|
|Baggage Allowance and Charges||Only cabin hand baggage is carried free: one single item up to 10kg, maximum dimensions 55x40x20cm and nothing else.
Ryanair does not offer any free check-in baggage allowance and fees go up regularly*. Checked-in baggage weight allowance per person is only 15 kg, remember this weight cannot be pooled or shared with anyone else. No baggage allowance for infants, but pram or buggy is carried free. Ryanair baggage allowance restrictions are strictly enforced at airports, be prepared to remove things from bags to meet these rules or pay the excess baggage charges.
* For the latest Ryanair baggage fees see: Ryanair charges and fees.
|Seats||No seats are allocated, the aircraft is boarded like a bus. Specific seats cannot be pre-booked or booked together. Find a seat somewhere or buy a Priority Boarding Pass at the airport if you want to avoid a scrum. Only disabled passengers who have notified Ryanair in advance will be boarded last and get shown reserved seats (call 0871 2460003 - 10p/min from UK landline).
Ryanair seat pitch (legroom) is a smallish 30". The roomiest seats are next to the emergency exit rows, or use an aisle seat for longer flights. Large persons can pay for an additional seat.
|Flight Changes||Flights can only be changed for a very large fee: online up to 12 hours before, by telephone up to 4 hours before flight, all fares are non-refundable. A name change now costs £110 and rising.
Cancelled or delayed flights are only notified by email, so check before travel. There is no compensation for delays or cancelled flights for 'reasons beyond Ryanair's control',travel insurance is strongly recommended. Unfortunately, the only way to contact Ryanair is through a premium rate phone number, or send complaints or claims to the Ryanair Head Office at Dublin Airport - Ryanair Customer Service. It can often be cheaper and quicker to discard your old ticket and buy a new one in cases of dispute.
|Food||Pricey small snacks and various drinks can be bought on board, or bring your own food.|
|Review||Many people travel regularly on Ryanair flights with no problems. Passengers vote with their feet because they like the many very low fares, the average basic return ticket lies just under £60 (but expect many other charges). Most flights are fine - unless something goes wrong, after which travel could turn out to be very expensive and uncomfortable. Airline research company Skytrax ranks Ryanair as a 2 star low cost airline. Skytrax passenger surveys indicate severe criticism for lack of customer care. It fares no better in the 2011 WHICH? lowcost airlines survey.|
|Fleet||Ryanair has a large and growing new fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with up to 189 seats capacity.|