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Ryan Air priority boarding question - please help if you are in the know!

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I have booked to fly with my husband and 2 children with Ryan Air. Budget is tight so I have opted for hand luggage only, online check in and no priority boarding.

My question is - Are Ryan Air legally allowed to seat children away from their parents? I am just thinking that surely someone has to be responsible for them and in the event of something going wrong with the flight, ensuring they have their life jacket on or oxygen mask on. I don't mind if us adults are apart with either one adult having the 2 kids or us having one each.

I think it is a cheek to charge £8 per person each way for priority boarding. I feel Ryan Air are profiting from peoples fear of being sat apart. What if everyone paid for priority boarding? It would have to be first come first served again!!!

I have tried searching online for the answer but only get stuff about kids travelling alone etc.
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
How old are the children?
#2
im sure you will be able to sit with your children just try and be at the front of the que, if not just ask someone if you can have there seat since you have a child and they sit somewhere else, im sure 99% of the people wont mind, as long as you be polite about it.
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black gerbil1
im sure you will be able to sit with your children, if not just ask someone if you can have there seat since you have a child and they sit somewhere else, im sure 99% of the people wont mind, as long as you be polite about it.

i would i cost me an extra £8 for my seat :whistling:
#4
They are 9 and 5. Would I get priority boarding if I check in online? I'm sure they used to do that too.
#5
Yes - I get free priority boarding if I check in on-line. I just found it on their website. When I booked I chose online check in to save £3 each and the priority boarding option was still there. What a con!
banned#6
Nah if you didn't pay for priority boarding then you don't get it, regardless of what check-in method you chose.
#7
Sadly since they got fined for 1p mis-pricing they have put everything up !!! :x

Priority boarding is not free anymore even if you check in online and only have hand luggage - robbing gets - I have just checked in to fly tommorow but like you won't pay for it !!! ;-)

They will allow three of you to sit in the same row or in front / behind :thumbsup:
#8
http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/faqs.php?sect=CHARGES

well this is what I found on their website clearly stating priority seating is free for online check in. Maybe I should print this out and keep it.
banned#9
Ryanair.com
Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (19th May) announced changes to its optional priority boarding service which allows passengers to be first to board their flights. Airport check-in passengers currently pay £4/ €5 for this service, while web check-in passengers receive this service free of charge in order to promote online check-in.

From 3rd June, Ryanair’s new web check-in/ priority boarding policy will be as follows:

Ø Web check-in will continue to be free of charge.
Ø Web check-in passengers will no longer receive priority boarding free of charge.
Ø Web check-in passengers will pay the same £4/ €5 fee payable by airport check-in passengers for priority boarding.
Ø All passengers can pay for priority boarding either at the time of booking or at the airport.
#10
Have flown regularly with Ryanair. Never done priority booking even with kids. Always got to sit where I want.

Even if the flight is packed, your kids are old enough to run ahead once you get near the plane and bag seats together!

Always go for the back stairs, if available because most people waste time waiting in line to move up the plane from the front once you are onboard.

Airlines make a fortune by exploiting peoples fears like this

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