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Ryanair Flights To Spain Question.  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2725 times:

I was talking to a mate who just booked a package holiday to Spain flying with Thomsonfly. I said that he may want to check with the Travel Agent to see if he needed to give his Passport details as per the request when booking with Ryanair (not Thomsonfly) to Spain as I just booked to fly to AGP with FR next month and was required to give it.

He was told that this was only applicable to FR flights. a.) is this correct and b.) if so, why just Ryanair?

From FR website:-

Ryanair are required to collect the passport or EEA issued National Identity Card details of all passengers departing from the UK, IRELAND, MOROCCO AND SWITZERLAND to Spain or the Canary Islands/Balearic Islands. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT THE DEPARTURE AIRPORT WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING DENIED BOARDING WITHOUT REFUND.


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2713 times:
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Quoting Cumulus (Thread starter):
He was told that this was only applicable to FR flights.

This is incorrect. It applies to all operators.



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2709 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 1):
This is incorrect. It applies to all operators.

What about to the Balerics? Menorca, Mallorca etc ???



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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2680 times:



Quoting Cumulus (Reply 2):
What about to the Balerics? Menorca, Mallorca etc ???

The Balearics are Spain too, so yes, infomation is needed to the islands too. It states this in the paragrah above.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2676 times:
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Quoting Cumulus (Reply 2):
What about to the Balerics? Menorca, Mallorca etc ???

Yes - that's all still just Spain.



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2668 times:

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User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2640 times:

My parents live Marbella and fly U2 to AGP they ask for you passport number also . I think it's a requirement for all passengers flying to Spain due to more stringent security.

On your return flight from AGP don't be surprised if they ask you to take out of your pockets your keys mobile phone, wallet, credit/debit cards belt and jacket if you are waring one.


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2617 times:



Quoting Egmcman (Reply 6):
On your return flight from AGP don't be surprised if they ask you to take out of your pockets your keys mobile phone, wallet, credit/debit cards belt and jacket if you are waring one.

Don''t they do that at every airport?



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User currently offlineCaptainsimon From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

All airline have to pass on this information to the Spanish authority's.

Airlines normally collate this data upon check in by scanning the text at the bottom of your passport at the check in desk.
It is sent over a system normally before you even board the aircraft.

Ryanair gets you to do it online as it saves them time during checkin and the administration involved as it saves them time and money.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26999 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2573 times:



Quoting Captainsimon (Reply 8):
Ryanair gets you to do it online as it saves them time during checkin and the administration involved as it saves them time and money.

They also frighten you into doing it online also by saying you could have your flight cancelled with no refund LOL...


User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2538 times:



Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 7):
Don''t they do that at every airport?

At STN I have not asked to remove my belt although they ask passengers randomly to remove their shoes.


User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2511 times:



Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 7):
Quoting Egmcman (Reply 6):
On your return flight from AGP don't be surprised if they ask you to take out of your pockets your keys mobile phone, wallet, credit/debit cards belt and jacket if you are waring one.

Don''t they do that at every airport?

Every airport I've been post 9/11 do that, most of it also ask you to take your laptop into a separate tray



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
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Same situation as the APIS information for the USA...

Some airlines give you the option to provide this information online, if not it is collected at the airport at the checkin desk.
As with the USA, there is no requirement from Spain to collect this information before a passenger arrives at the airport.

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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2433 times:



Quoting Captainsimon (Reply 8):
Ryanair gets you to do it online as it saves them time during checkin and the administration involved as it saves them time and money.

I can easily believe that, I knew there was a reason why it was so "in your face" on their website.



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User currently offlineCaaardiff From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Ryanair do manual check-in at most, if not all airports. I.E Paper and pen. Its cheaper for them (Surprise surprise!)
Therefore the passports cannot be scanned, due no computers. The check-in agent must write down all details from the passport that the computer would normally read in one swipe. (Name, DOB, Nationality, Expiry date, PPT number etc)Adding onto this the time it takes to write out boarding cards etc, it makes it a longer process to check passengers in.
If these details are provided in advance, it means the agent does not have to spend extra time writing out all the passport details, thus making check-in quicker and reducing queue's!
The majority of other airlines use computers to check-in passengers in, and can simply swipe the passport at the check-in desk in one command, then the computer send all the passenger details to immigration in Spain.
It seems a fair policy to me, pax should oblige to provide the information in advance, it doesn't take long, and would massively reduce check-in times and even delays due passengers still being checked in late.

http://www.uk-airport-news.info/bristol-airport-news-230408.htm


User currently offlineCaptainsimon From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2315 times:



Quoting Caaardiff (Reply 14):
It seems a fair policy to me, pax should oblige to provide the information in advance, it doesn't take long, and would massively reduce check-in times and even delays due passengers still being checked in late.

I totally agree.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7152 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2264 times:



Quoting Egmcman (Reply 10):

At STN I have not asked to remove my belt although they ask passengers randomly to remove their shoes.

Its not random - certain queues insist on shoes being taken off. As you know terrorists only choose those machines.

Quoting Caaardiff (Reply 14):
Ryanair do manual check-in at most, if not all airports.

In Dublin, FR have gone to computerised check-in and boarding. This will allow them to merge all check-in queues into one, and eventually reduce the number of staff as more more are forced online due to the baggage charge.



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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2188 times:



Quoting Egmcman (Reply 10):
At STN I have not asked to remove my belt although they ask passengers randomly to remove their shoes.

At LHR Terminal 5 last week they wanted all pax to remove jackets, shoes and belts!

Quoting Crosswind (Reply 12):
Some airlines give you the option to provide this information online, if not it is collected at the airport at the checkin desk.

Easyjet won't let you print off your boarding card online unless you supply all the passport and personal details that the Spanish authorities ask for.


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