If you booked a flight with Ryanair and are about to leave, then it’s time to check-in! So, here is a quick guide on what you need for doing it right.
The “latest” news on Ryanair online check-in
If it’s been a long time since your last trip (we hope it’s not the case!), you might not know that, starting from November 2016, you can do the online check-in for free only within a limited timeframe: this service is, in fact, available from 4 days up to 2 hours before the departure. You can still check-in with Ryanair up to 30 days earlier, but you have to choose your seat which is at least € 4.
Check-in or you pay
Ryanair has been the first airline to introduce the mandatory online check-in; only afterward other companies followed (for instance, Easyjet). The main reason is that queues at the airport check-in desks are heavily reduced and they are actually used only for dropping the hold luggage. However, if you forget to check-in online, you must pay a € 45 fee at the airport.
How to do the online check-in with Ryanair
The company official website is the only channel you can use to check-in, even though you bought your tickets through an online travel agency. And Ryanair is not alone – all airlines do the same. You will find the ‘Check-in’ button in the top menu of the homepage (if on your mobile, you can open the menu by tapping on the top-left corner of the page), then you just need to log in with your details, that is to say the booking reference number or PNR and the email address (yours or the one written in the confirmation email the online travel agency you booked with sent you). At this point, not only can you do the online check-in, but also book hotels, hire a car, choose your seat, pay for you flight priority boarding or add an extra bag. Once entered the requested personal details, you can generate your boarding pass, which you must print (unless you ask for an e-ticket).
Head to the airport
Now that you planned it all and have your boarding pass, you just need to pack your things and get to the airport! One last recommendation: if you’re about to travel only with a small bag, you’d better inform yourself about Ryanair limitations on the hand luggage so as to avoid inconveniences once at the airport.
May your trip be awesome!