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Ryanair - 1 million flights £1 (including taxes) Nov-Jan Book Until Midnight Thursday 30th
Ryanair - 1 million flights £1 (including taxes) Nov-Jan Book Until Midnight Thursday 30th

Ryanair - 1 million flights £1 (including taxes) Nov-Jan Book Until Midnight Thursday 30th

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Okay... so Ryanair hide a lot of charges but this deal seems to beat the previous one of £10 one way. Yes - you have to pay extra if you don't pay by Electron, if you want hold luggage and/or if you don't check-in online but it's still a pretty good deal.

One of the £10 flights I was looking at yesterday has now gone down to £1 so it seems genuine enough.

In order to avoid the card charges I bought an Electron Travel Card from the Post Office for a charge of £3 (1.5% of the amount you put on the card or £3 whichever is the higher up to a max of £20) so hopefully that will remove the £4 each way charge for using other cards.... I will find out today after I activate the card. If you have an Electron card from a bank then even better.

EDIT : The TravelCard option works (see post #5)

The general conditions seem to be :

Booking Period: Tue 28th Oct 08 - Thu 30th Oct 08
Travel Period: Tue 11th Nov 08 - Sat 31st Jan 09
Applicable Days: after 10am Mon / all day Tue Wed Thurs Sat
Subject To Availability
Flight must be purchased: 14 Days (subject to availability) in advance
Blackout Period: 18th Dec '08 - 07th Jan '09
Notes on this fare: All Holidays, School Breaks and Major Sporting Events are excluded from this offer

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rrr they are back....well let the heat increase:D:D

when it says book until midnight thursday, does that mean thursday night, or wednesday night?

lets us know how you get on with the travel card. I have done the same but to use abroad as well. Is yours in euro's ?.

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matthewcrobertso;3306309

lets us know how you get on with the travel card. I have done the same … lets us know how you get on with the travel card. I have done the same but to use abroad as well. Is yours in euro's ?.



Yesterday at 5pm I filled in a form at the Post Office for the Electron Travel Card, handed over £100 + £3 fee and received my card. They say you have to wait until the next day before you can activate it. I tried just after midnight last night to activate it but it wouldn't. Tried at 8am today and it activated no problem.

Went on to RyanAir, chose 2 flights Liverpool to Pisa (return), hand luggage only, online checkin, no insurance required... total for 2 people return £4. All went through fine on the Post Office Travel Card.

I put Sterling on my card but if you have Euros it should still work.

If anyone is buying a card you need to put £50 minimum on. As mentioned the fees are 1.5% of the amount you put on or £3 (whichevere is the greater) up to a maximum of £20. You can top up at the Post Office or on the phone.

Seems like a great alternative for those of us who don't want the hassle of having another bank account to get an Electron card. Also - you can get one today and buy you flights tomorrow or Thursday while this offer is still on.

NB. You can get the cards at Post Offices which have a Bureau de Change/Foreign Exchange facility (so mainly Main Post Offices).

You can buy the Post Office Electron Cards online too

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Mijooly;3306626

You can buy the Post Office Electron Cards online too



Indeed you can - I should have added that (thanks) - but they told me it can take over a week before you get it doing it this way.

Edit : Link to online purchase and details of Travel Card

postoffice.co.uk/por…661

Searcher2;3306652

Indeed you can - I should have added that (thanks) - but they told me it … Indeed you can - I should have added that (thanks) - but they told me it can take over a week before you get it doing it this way.



Thanks for the additional info, got my mum on the case - she's off to the post office later!

voted hot.

does anyone know if an Australian citizen can fly with ryanair?
it asks something about being an EU citizen?
any help would be much appreciated.

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southampton_sain;3309308

voted hot.does anyone know if an Australian citizen can fly with … voted hot.does anyone know if an Australian citizen can fly with ryanair?it asks something about being an EU citizen?any help would be much appreciated.



Just had a quick look at the T&Cs. It seems that you cannot check-in ONLINE if you are not an EU/EEA citizen.

"To qualify for Online Check-in each passenger must be an EU/EEA citizen (including Switzerland) and present either a valid passport or National Identity Card, issued by the government of an EU/ European Economic Area (EEA) country which matches the document details printed on their online boarding pass, at both airport security and the departure gate. (See paragraph headed "Documentation" for details of accepted EEA National Identity Cards). "

So you can book but will have to pay for check-in at the airport.

It is mentioned in this critical article.

timesonline.co.uk/tol…ece

sorry to keep harping on about this, but would it still be possible to book tickets on thursday, or would the offer have ended by then?

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james_chelliah;3309816

sorry to keep harping on about this, but would it still be possible to … sorry to keep harping on about this, but would it still be possible to book tickets on thursday, or would the offer have ended by then?



Sorry - missed your earlier question. It does say on the site 'Book until Midnight Thursday'. I have changed the title to make it clear. So you can book Thursday but whether the seats that you want will still be the same price (as others may buy the £1 seats in the meantime) is another thing.

Searcher2;3309859

Sorry - missed your earlier question. It does say on the site 'Book until … Sorry - missed your earlier question. It does say on the site 'Book until Midnight Thursday'. I have changed the title to make it clear. So you can book Thursday but whether the seats that you want will still be the same price (as others may buy the £1 seats in the meantime) is another thing.



ah, thanks for clearing things up for me.

any idea how much RyanAir charge if you don't check-in online? I've heard contrasting reports; some say 4 quid, some say 6?

cheers.

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james_chelliah;3309895

ah, thanks for clearing things up for me.any idea how much RyanAir charge … ah, thanks for clearing things up for me.any idea how much RyanAir charge if you don't check-in online? I've heard contrasting reports; some say 4 quid, some say 6?cheers.



Yes - you can find all this out from the T&Cs or by going in and booking (without the final step of paying).

From T&Cs

Airport Check-In
[LIST]
[*]Each passenger checking in at the airport is subject to an Airport Check-In fee per one way flight of £4/€5 (or local currency equivalent) which is payable at the time of flight reservation.[/LIST]

Searcher2;3309649

Just had a quick look at the T&Cs. It seems that you cannot check-in … Just had a quick look at the T&Cs. It seems that you cannot check-in ONLINE if you are not an EU/EEA citizen."To qualify for Online Check-in each passenger must be an EU/EEA citizen (including Switzerland) and present either a valid passport or National Identity Card, issued by the government of an EU/ European Economic Area (EEA) country which matches the document details printed on their online boarding pass, at both airport security and the departure gate. (See paragraph headed "Documentation" for details of accepted EEA National Identity Cards). "So you can book but will have to pay for check-in at the airport.It is mentioned in this critical article.http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/your_say/article1771592.ece



thanks for your help!!

man, I can't believe this thread isn't hotter.

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james_chelliah;3314997

man, I can't believe this thread isn't hotter.



Maybe most people bought their flights with last weeks £10 offer?

On the plus side the anti-RyanAir brigade have kept quiet on this thread for a change.

I have three 3 night weekends (Saturday to Tuesday) booked to Faro and Pisa for £2 return for each flight. I can't even get a return into town on the bus for that.

Searcher2;3315709

Maybe most people bought their flights with last weeks £10 offer?On the … Maybe most people bought their flights with last weeks £10 offer?On the plus side the anti-RyanAir brigade have kept quiet on this thread for a change. :)I have three 3 night weekends (Saturday to Tuesday) booked to Faro and Pisa for £2 return for each flight. I can't even get a return into town on the bus for that.



Lol quality mate, I've seen cheap flights to Faro in jan, whats weather like then?

some very good deals but they dont fly to wear iam going. if anyone sees good flights to Arrecife (lanzarote) be great if you could let me know. thanks

Thank you so much, I have just just two tickets to Liverpool on Jan 10th to watch United play Chelsea for £40 return, some other airlines had prices from £145 one way!!! Great saving so thank you...Just to get the bus into Manchester and at £10 return I can't go wrong... x

I just noticed that even though I selected NO for the insurance I have been charged £8 per person..........IT will cost me more to phone and complain but just be careful anyone else booking.

You may possibly just have to ignore me is this because I used a credit card????

Voted hot. Went to Dublin earlier on in the month on a similar ryanair deal a few months ago for £1 per flight. Absolute bargain if you have got Visa Electron. Still a good deal with other card fees.

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thanks just booked for a long weekend in barcelona from leeds for £30

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what a load of $hite

trying to book Glasgow to Stanstead - great the flights are free, but the taxes are about £60!

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Mother143;3328586

I just noticed that even though I selected NO for the insurance I have … I just noticed that even though I selected NO for the insurance I have been charged £8 per person..........IT will cost me more to phone and complain but just be careful anyone else booking.You may possibly just have to ignore me is this because I used a credit card????



If you booked using a card which was not electron then you will be charged £8 per person for a return trip... so I suspect this is what you have been charged rather than for insurance.

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united4eva;3328276

Lol quality mate, I've seen cheap flights to Faro in jan, whats weather … Lol quality mate, I've seen cheap flights to Faro in jan, whats weather like then?



It is variable - but one thing is pretty certain - it will be better than here. I went about 10 years ago between Christmas and New Year for 3 days and it was only sunny one day but the week before we went it had been sunny most of the time.

Last January I went to Barcelona and the weather was great (sunny and 15Cish and could sit by the beach in a tshirt when the sun was out) so I am hoping for similar around Faro as it is further south.

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dimebars;3328648

what a load of $hitetrying to book Glasgow to Stanstead - great the … what a load of $hitetrying to book Glasgow to Stanstead - great the flights are free, but the taxes are about £60!



Please note that the offer of £1 per flight is not on every RyanAir flight. It's only on 1 million seats and I would guess that as the offer started a couple of days ago there are significantly less than 1 million seats left at £1. Also there are 'blackout' periods as indicated in the original post.

Just for a trial I put in Glasgow to Stanstead out 6th Jan return 7th Jan and found that the flights were £1 inclusive of fees and taxes.

I have to admit that RyanAir taxes and fees are inconsistent though - and vary from flight to flight. They would be better just giving a flight price including fees and taxes.

How easy is it to check in On-Line?

Searcher2;3328660

If you booked using a card which was not electron then you will be … If you booked using a card which was not electron then you will be charged £8 per person for a return trip... so I suspect this is what you have been charged rather than for insurance.



Theres seems to be a slight glitch even when you selecr no insurance its still charges you £7 on top of the £8 for airport check, booked...still a bargain though

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geoneo123;3328798

How easy is it to check in On-Line?



Really easy. I was a bit apprehensive at first about the setup but once you have done it once you will want to do it every time as it saves queuing up. You just go on to the RyanAir site and click on Online Checkin at the top left of the home page and pop in your details. Print off your boarding card and take it to security checks bit when you get to the airport. Do not detach the slip at the bottom - let the people at the gate remove it just before boarding as they can get a bit uppety about it if you do and may even charge you (I heard them threatening this to some people).

Online Check-In is available from 5 days up to 4 hours before the scheduled flight departure time.

You can check-in for your return flight before you set off as long as it is within 5 days of your return flight. If not you will have to find somewhere at your destination to get onto the internet and print out your boarding card for your return.

EDIT : You can only do online check-in with hand luggage only but for a few nights break this should be fine for most people as you can take 10kg and the size of the case can be 55cm x 40cm x 20cm which is pretty big.

james_chelliah;3314997

man, I can't believe this thread isn't hotter.



Searcher2;3315709

Maybe most people bought their flights with last weeks £10 offer?



most people booked when the flights were only 1 pence a few weeks back.... i got Dublin for 2p return. £1 flights cold from me ;-)

What are the chances of them extending this offer for another 24 hours?

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scoff;3328954

most people booked when the flights were only 1 pence a few weeks … most people booked when the flights were only 1 pence a few weeks back.... i got Dublin for 2p return. £1 flights cold from me ;-)



Damn! I missed out on that. :thumbsup: However, I have saved a (relative) fortune using the Post Office Travel card as I have booked 8 return flights in total (not just for me) at a cost of £16 which would have cost £64 in card fees.

Searcher2;3329048

Damn! I missed out on that. :thumbsup: However, I have saved a … Damn! I missed out on that. :thumbsup: However, I have saved a (relative) fortune using the Post Office Travel card as I have booked 8 return flights in total (not just for me) at a cost of £16 which would have cost £64 in card fees.



yeah, I took your advice on the post office travel card and went out and signed up for one yesterday.

today, I woke up at 7 in the morning, activated the card, and quickly snapped up 12 return tickets to barca, each costing a mere 2 quid each! (online check-in, no insurance, electron, etc.)

And good thing too; there hardly seems to be anything left for a pound anymore. Even the SPECIAL OFFER tickets are now registering at 10 quid each.

Just Thomas Cooked... Manchester - Girona for a week + return - mid Jan - dos personas - 4 spondoolies all in :thumbsup: Muchas Gracias Señor

Rome in jan 2 peeps return £4

Their pricing is, shall we say, not a million miles from being described as sharp practice?

Bristol-Dublin 24-01-09 = £0 x 2 pax = £4 incl taxes (08.05 dep, 09.00 arr)
Dublin-Bristol 25-01-09 = £0 x 2 pax = £4 incl taxes (08.35 dep, 09.30 arr)

But change the time of the return flight to 13.05 dep, 14.00 arr and the taxes mysteriously rise from £4 to £33.42.

That's 800+% to you and me.

Shocking.

Chuckles1066;3330054

Their pricing is, shall we say, not a million miles from being described … Their pricing is, shall we say, not a million miles from being described as sharp practice?Bristol-Dublin 24-01-09 = £0 x 2 pax = £4 incl taxes (08.05 dep, 09.00 arr)Dublin-Bristol 25-01-09 = £0 x 2 pax = £4 incl taxes (08.35 dep, 09.30 arr)But change the time of the return flight to 13.05 dep, 14.00 arr and the taxes mysteriously rise from £4 to £33.42.That's 800+% to you and me.Shocking.


But it does say that is a REGULAR fare, not a special offer. And the flight is still free, you're only paying the taxes.
Still a bargain.:thumbsup:

any idea if these will still be available the weekend?

really want to go on the lash in dublin for 2 quids!

geoneo123;3328798

How easy is it to check in On-Line?



I fine MSE's ]Flightchecker handy even when there isn't any special deals on.

Searcher2;3328859

Really easy. I was a bit apprehensive at first about the setup but once … Really easy. I was a bit apprehensive at first about the setup but once you have done it once you will want to do it every time as it saves queuing up. You just go on to the RyanAir site and click on Online Checkin at the top left of the home page and pop in your details. Print off your boarding card and take it to security checks bit when you get to the airport. Do not detach the slip at the bottom - let the people at the gate remove it just before boarding as they can get a bit uppety about it if you do and may even charge you (I heard them threatening this to some people).Online Check-In is available from 5 days up to 4 hours before the scheduled flight departure time. You can check-in for your return flight before you set off as long as it is within 5 days of your return flight. If not you will have to find somewhere at your destination to get onto the internet and print out your boarding card for your return.EDIT : You can only do online check-in with hand luggage only but for a few nights break this should be fine for most people as you can take 10kg and the size of the case can be 55cm x 40cm x 20cm which is pretty big.



Remember also you cannot carry on any fluids or pastes above 100mls. I went to Dublin with my other half for £2 each way last month, was going to check in on-line with hand luggage only, then my better half told me that she could not do without her special shampoo and other stuff over 100 mls. I said she could buy it over there, but she would'nt trust me...... We had to check a bag in.....:-(
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