N2805WWest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2783 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).
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2617 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
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...
Shamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2678 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!
Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2310 times:
If you fly cheap, you get cheap service. In the case of Ryanair, this means a refund, no alternative flight and no hotel.
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!
DutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2127 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.