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User currently offlineN2805WWest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

I am booking a flight with Ryanair to DUB. Reading a different thread in here, made me worry,

1)If I get to DUB and my flight is cancelled, what responsibilities do the Airline have to "look after me"? Do I then have to pay for a different flight home? or do they have to put me on the next available flight?

2)If the flight is not till the next day (or several days) do the have to put me in a hotel, or do I have to pay for that as well?

I am only 16, and its my first flight alone. I dont want to get stuck in a different country with no money to get home and no place to stay (I will only be taking enough money for breakfast lunch 'n' dinner and some drinks).

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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

The terms and conditions are quite a bit different from airline to airline. For Ryanair, you can find the exact details on their website: http://www.ryanair.com/carriage.html

Have a look to point no. 9.2 (CANCELLATION AND DELAYS). And for your second questions. Most airlines offer hotel rooms, but I don't think that Ryanair and other low-cost airlines are doing so.

If you have a credit card, it might be possible that they do also offer compensation (travel insurance) for missed or cancelled flights. But that depends on your credit card.

Michael
http://airways.ch



User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

If Ryanair cancels your flight, then they will probably refund your money and tell you to buzz off, AFAIK.

User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
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Why not fly Aer Lingus?
Their cheapest fares on the UK-Dublin routes are broadly comparable to Ryanair's, and if you are worried about being looked after in case of delay or cancellation Aer Lingus would appear to be the obvious choice.

I picked a random date (19th Oct) to book a MAN-DUB-MAN day return, Aer Lingus came up at £74 return, Ryanair £139 return.

Aer Lingus' cheapest one-way MAN-DUB fare is £14, Ryanair's is £19.

"Low-Fare" airlines are often more expensive than the "expensive" ones...

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

I'm almost positive that Ryanair have a policy which means the credit card holder of the booking has to be a passenger, so that solves you're problem - if you have a credit card you can just book another flight/hotel and if you don't have a credit card there's no chance of Ryanair abandoning you because they won't let you fly!

Shamrock_747


User currently offlineDutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

If you fly cheap, you get cheap service. In the case of Ryanair, this means a refund, no alternative flight and no hotel.

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

If you fly cheap, you get cheap service. In the case of Ryanair, this means a refund, no alternative flight and no hotel.

Rubbish!
If an airline in the UK (or any EU country) takes your money and then cancels the flight, they are legally required to give you a refund, arrange alternative travel or compensate you. Not even Ryanair could get away with what you just said!


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4574 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

Englandair - read again - they are giving you a refund, but thats the extent of it...

V/F



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User currently offlineDutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Englandair, first you say "Rubbish", then you say exactly the same as I did. Read again: Ryanair only gives refunds, they do not give alternative transport or a hotel. If you have booked your ticket months in advance, for say 9 euro's, the refund is obviously not going to get you into a hotel, and will not buy you a ticket for same-day travel. A cancellation by Ryanair will always cost you money.

User currently offlineGroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Crosswind is right, I just picked a weekend away at the beginning of March - flying out Friday 7th from MAN to DUB, coming back Sunday 9th.

Aer Lingus - £62 inc tax
Ryanair - £74.66 inc tax

plus I could get BA miles too!

certainly opened my eyes thats for sure.



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