[Yak] URGENT Ryanair bike question
will at hallam.ca
Sat Oct 4 13:04:40 CDT 2008
I travelled Glasgow to Paris on Ryanair 3 summers ago. My family
and I had one full size bike and two folders. I paid for the full
size bike and as it turned out I also declared the two folders as
bikes too since it was cheaper than the very SERIOUS overweight
charges they would have charged me since I had other luggage.
They were VERY stringent on the weight. Every item was weighed
and several people ahead of me in line paid overweight charges.
(They did however, if memory serves me right, weigh all my
family's bags together and divided by three to calculate the
They seemed to specialize in cheap flights for people with little
or no luggage.
Hope this helps....
> Message: 6e
> Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2008 13:00:19 +0100
> From: Andy Heath <cycling at axelrod.plus.com>
> Subject: [Yak] URGENT Ryanair bike question
> To: "yak at bikefriday.com" <yak at bikefriday.com>
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> Anyone flown with Ryanair with a folding or other
> bike recently ?
> They charge you for every bag and you have to
> declare them all at booking time else they charge more.
> There's a fee for bike carriage - 25 quid. But what I
> can't work out from their blurb on their site is
> whether you also have to pay for the bike as
> a checked-bag.
> Of course if the company were managed by normal
> compassionate people I'd be able to phone them
> and ask,. They publish a contact number that
> operates at 10p per minute but the message you
> get when you ring it says "look at the web site
> or ring this other number for one pound per minute
> (I can't hear the amount but its one pound ahem.. so
> it might even be more)".
> I must admit that dealing with them leaves me with
> an unpleasant feeling, not just because of the
> green issues but because its nice to deal with
> companies that treat one like a human being rather
> than a cash dispenser.
> Anyone know their rule on this ?
> If I wait to find out at the airport it will
> cost even more.
> andy heath
> pedalpushers web/list manager
> and cycling rhetoricist
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