If you are going on holiday to Spain with Ryanair this summer, your flight may be affected by a strike action announced in early July. Here is all the practical information about the airline Ryanair.

[Updated July 5, 2022 at 4:28 p.m.] Pay attention to the dates of your trip if you are going on vacation this summer with Ryanair. If you have opted for the sun of Spain, be aware that a call for a strike for Spanish staff has been launched for several dates in July 2022. This call concerns only Spanish flight attendants, hostesses and stewards over three periods :

Earlier in the year, Ryanair presented its flight schedule from Paris-Beauvais for this summer. This includes 13 novelties. These new connections added “in order to offer holidaymakers from Paris-Beauvais an abundant choice of leading European destinations in Italy, Spain or even England” are as follows: Madeira, Santiago de Compostela, Leeds, Agadir, Malaga, Edinburgh, Gdansk, Helsinki, Liverpool, Riga, Santander, Tallinn and Turin. Plane tickets are already on sale on the airline’s website.

The Irish company serves more than 200 destinations in France, Europe, the Maghreb and the Middle East (Tel Aviv, Eilat). In France, Ryanair offers flights from 26 airports including Paris-Beauvais, Bergerac, Biarritz, Lille, Marseille and Perpignan.

Once you have booked a flight with Ryanair, you can find all the information relating to your trip on the company’s website in the “My bookings” area. To do this, please provide your reservation number. You will thus have access to your flight information (schedules, departure and arrival airport, place, etc.). In the event of disruptions such as strikes or weather problems, Ryanair updates its “Travel Info” section. The company thus indicates all the repercussions, such as delays or cancellations, to be expected on its flights. You can even track your flight status live.

You can change your Ryanair booking online. Changing the date, time or even the route of a flight is possible up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure time. However, it will cost you between 30 and 60 euros per passenger (compared to 45 to 90 euros when the request is made at the airport), the amount varying according to the modification and the season. To change the name of a passenger on a ticket, the price increases to 110 euros online, 160 euros at the airport. In addition to these costs, be aware that the possible difference between the price initially paid and the price available at the time of the modification is invoiced. If the new rate is cheaper, no refund will be made.

Attention, at Ryanair, the “check-in” at the airport is chargeable, except for Business Plus customers. It is charged 50 euros per passenger. Better to check in for free online, on the Ryanair website or via the mobile app. Once you have checked in, you must print your boarding pass, knowing that this document can be reprinted up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time of the flight. Make sure you have it with you when you get to the airport. Once there, if you have forgotten your card, you will be charged 15 euros for reprinting. For boarding, please note that passengers must present themselves at the dedicated gate at least 30 minutes before departure, with their boarding pass and their travel document (passport or national identity card issued by the government of a country of the European Economic Area).

In France, Ryanair serves 33 airports including Bordeaux, Brest, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Perpignan, Rodez and Saint-Etienne. It mainly operates from Paris-Beauvais airport, located approximately 70 km from Paris. A distance to take into account to arrive on time and to assess the total cost of your trip. Thus, to reach the airport by taxi from Paris, count between 1h and 1h30 of journey, and approximately 170 euros per journey at the day rate (210 euros at the night rate). More economical, the shuttle travels between Porte Maillot in Paris and the airport in 1h15. Cost of the trip: 29 euros per adult, 19.80 euros for children under 12 years old. There are other ways to get to Paris-Beauvais, all presented on the airport website.

When traveling with Ryanair, your booking has so far allowed you to travel free of charge with one cabin bag weighing up to 10kg and with maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm, plus a small bag which will not exceed dimensions 35 x 20 x 20 cm. Since November 1, 2018, the low-cost airline has changed its baggage policy for cabin suitcases. According to the new rules of the low-cost airline, it will still be possible to travel for free with a small personal bag which must be placed under the seat in front of you, but it will be necessary to pay between six and ten euros to board with a 10-kilogram suitcase. maximum.

If your Ryanair flight is delayed for more than 5 hours, you can forfeit your trip in order to receive a full ticket refund. Also note that if your trip is delayed overnight, Ryanair must cover accommodation, transfer and meals. Also, if your flight arrives more than three hours after the scheduled time, you can claim compensation. This amounts to 250 euros for a journey of up to 1500 km, 400 euros for a journey between 1500 and 3500 km, and 600 euros for flights over 3500 km (for overseas departments, the amount is capped at 400 euros). If your Ryanair flight is cancelled, you can choose to be transferred to the next flight, or opt for a full refund. In addition to these options, you are also entitled to fixed compensation, the amounts of which are identical to those provided for a delay (see above). However, if the delay or cancellation is considered an “exceptional circumstance” (bad weather, air traffic control strike, etc.), you will not be able to claim compensation. In the event of cancellation, if the company informs you two weeks before the departure time or offers you a place on board another flight at a time close to the initially scheduled time, compensation is not due .