Ryanair is making a BIG change to how you check in for a flight

15th May 18 | News

Make sure you don’t get caught out by Ryanair’s new policy

Ryanair is no stranger to controversial policy changes with the airline changing it’s on board luggage allowance for passengers without priority boarding earlier in the year.

And today the airline announced plans to its check in policy for passengers who have not pre-booked a seat on their flight.

From June 13th free check in will only be available for passengers who have not paid for a particular seat on the plane from 48 hours to 2 hours before departure.

At the moment, anyone booked on a Ryanair flight has 4 days to check in.

Anyone who pre-books a seat on a flight, will be able to check in up to two months before departure.

An email sent to passengers this morning detailed the new change in policy: “Customers who choose not to reserve their preferred seat, can check in online or on the mobile app free of charge from 48 hours to 2 hours pre-departure and will be randomly allocated a seat.”

“All Ryanair customers may buy a reserved seat online, both on the Ryanair.com 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 to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time of their flight.”

“Please note – any affected customers flying on or after 13 June who do not wish to accept this check-in policy change have the right to cancel and request a full refund within 5 days of this 14 May notification after which the change will be regarded as implicitly accepted.”

A statement from Ryanair added: “Online check-in (for those customers who don’t choose reserved seats) will be available from 48 hours to 2 hours pre-departure for all flights from Wednesday 13 June. This is more than double the 24 hour check-in period operated by British Airways, Lufthansa, Norwegian and Iberia. This will give reserve seat customers more time to select their preferred seats prior to departure.”