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15th May 2018

Flying Anywhere This Summer? Be Aware Of Ryanair’s Latest Check In Rule


Going on your hols after June 13? You’ll need to be aware of new rule from budget airline Ryanair when it comes to checking in, so. 

While people travelling with the airline could previously check in for their flight up to four days before scheduled departure, you’ll now have just 48 hours for standard check-in.

Basically, if you pay for your seat you can check in 60 days before the flight but if you’re just flying on the basic fare you’d want to be organised and remember to check in for your return flight while you’re on your hols. 

A Ryanair spokesperson told The Independent UK: “Standard (free) online check-in will be available from 48 hours to 2 hours pre-departure for all flights from 13th June onwards, in order to increase the choice and time available to customers who choose to pay for reserved seats.

“All Ryanair customers may buy a reserved seat online, both on the website and mobile app from the time of booking up to 2 hours pre-departure and these customers can check in online anytime they so wish between 60 days and up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time of their flight.

“All affected customers booked to travel from 13th June have been contacted by email and those who do not wish to accept this check-in policy change can cancel and request a full refund within 5 days (of this 14th May notification) after which the change will be regarded as implicitly accepted.”

The new Ryanair standard check-in policy:


The airline faced criticism in 2016 when they reduced the check in period from seven days down to four. 

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