Ryanair extends change fee waiver for flights in October and November

Sep 24, 2020

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Ryanair and no fees aren’t two things that typically go together. The low-cost carrier will, however, continue its no-fee offer as the coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc on European air travel. Originally in June, the ultra-low-cost airline announced that it would be removing change fees. The latest announcement is the second time the fee waiver has been extended, and this time, it includes all passengers who book to travel in October and November 2020.

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Beginning 23 September, customers who book travel during the rest of September on onwards into October and November will be able to change the date of their flights with no fees. The new travel must take place by 21 March 2021.

With the policy, passengers won’t be able to change their route or destination, rather, just the date of travel.

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Removing change fees for new bookings could save passengers who have to change their flights a considerable amount of money, as Ryanair’s flight change fees can often be more than the cost of the flight itself. Depending on the route and travel dates, fees to change a one-way flight can range between £35 and £95.

“In order to provide as much flexibility and confidence as possible for our customers this autumn, we have extended the waiving of our flight change fee to October and November bookings”, Ryanair’s Director of Marketing Dara Brady said in a statement. “Customers can now plan a well-deserved break knowing that if their plans change they can move their flights to any new date up to March 21, 2021 without additional fees”.

If you do plan on booking a holiday now, TPG recommends checking the change and cancellation policies to make sure you’re not stuck with travel you no longer want to complete. This no-change-fee policy from Ryanair is a positive one for travellers, giving them the option to change travel plans if needed to later this year.

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