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Thursday, 12 March 2009

Ryanair confirms cl;osure of check in desks

RYANAIR has confirmed that from October 1, 2009, all passengers will have to check-in through the airline's website.

In a statement the airline says it will mean a reduction in queues, and for those people travelling without baggage for the hold they can proceed direct to security.

Passengers who have hold luggage will be asked to leave their items at a drop-off point.
Check-in will be available between 15 days and four hours before the scheduled departure time of flights, and passengers will be required to print off their boarding cards.

Ryanair will phase in the introduction of its 100 per cent web check-in as follows:

Phase 1: From March 19, 2009, Ryanair’s web check-in service will be extended to (a) non EU/EEA citizens, (b) passengers travelling with checked baggage and (c) reduced mobility customers.
Customers choosing web check-in and travelling with only carry-on bags will continue to enjoy this service free of charge.

A web check-in fee of £5/€5 per person/per flight will apply to passengers travelling with checked baggage, while customers who wish to use airport check-in will be charged an airport check-in fee of £10/€10 per person/per flight at the time of booking.

Phase 2: From May 1, 2009 all new bookings will be required to use web check-in, and the use of traditional airport check-in desks will be phased out over the summer months.
The web check-in fee of £5/€5 per person, per flight will apply to all new bookings (except promotional fares) from May 1, 2009.

In order to dissuade passengers from using airport check-in desks, the fee for airport check-in will double to £20/€20 per person/per flight at the time of booking.

Phase 3: From October 1, 2009 airport check-in desks will no longer be available at any Ryanair airport.
All passengers will be required to web check-in and those who have checked in bags will use the airport 'bag drop' desks, if required.

From this date, children under the age of 16 will no longer be able to travel unaccompanied and passports and national ID cards will be the only accepted forms of photo ID on Ryanair flights.


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