Ryanair site faces '24-hour shutdown' for 26 hours on Friday

15 May 2012

Bitterwallet - Ryanair new plane livery It wouldn’t be like Ryanair to overly-inconvenience their customers but that might be the case this weekend, as the airline will be shutting down its website from 10pm on Friday until midnight on Saturday. They’re calling it a 24-hour shutdown even though it’ll clearly last for 26 hours. Crazy bastards.

Of course, the shutdown wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for the fact that Ryanair charge more to passengers who don’t print off their boarding passes from their website. So there could be some Saturday travellers who find themselves faced with the nasty surprise of a £60 per person charge at the weekend when the site is out of action.

Ryanair say they will be contacting passengers by email, and advised anyone due to fly on Saturday or Sunday to check in online before 4pm on Friday. If you know any Chelsea fans who are travelling by Ryanair to Munich for Saturday’s Champions League final, you might like to tell them. If you hate them, or Chelsea, maybe you won’t.

TOPICS:   Travel   Technology

16 comments

  • Dick
    Have you been reading the news section on MSE or something? The RyanAir email states: 1. Online Check-in - Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee. It's just another story that gets them in the news and people talking about them.
  • Michael B.
    Agreed, this isn't really news. I am actually flying with Ryanair during this time and to quote the email '1. Online Check-in - Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.'
  • The B.
    I'm not flying with them but apparently the email states: ‘1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.’
  • IveHadTheSnip
    Good news. I'm flying with them and the email states 'Those flying flying on Saturday 19th May (in fact, just like any other day) are subject to abusive and violent body cavity searches by Ryanair check-in crew and flight staff. If you don't like it, you can email Michael O'Leary at [email protected]"
  • Skymarshall
    Heard a rumour on the grapevine that the email actually reads: ‘1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.’
  • James
    ‘1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.’
  • Jocky W.
    I read that 1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.
  • GJoe
    I spent a couple of hours researching but I've found that the email sent to customers states: 1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee. Therefore it would be sensible that customers will not need to checkin. Thank you.
  • Stelios
    Hey peeps, Easyjet fella here. You'll never guess what I heard 1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.
  • Martin h.
    I got one of my minimum wage researchers to look into this on his day off and found out that 1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.
  • Boris
    I have a poor friend who is a bit worried about being charged for checking in as the website won't be available before his flight. Can anybody find out if there will be a charge for this or if the charge might be suspended?
  • Dick
    @Boris. No, Ken will not be charged. If he is, let me know and I will gladly pay his check-in fee if it is a one-way flight.
  • Dick
    Although he should be OK, since if he checks his email he will see that: 1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee.
  • Mustapha S.
    So much misinformation in the comments section its ridiculous. Apparently, 1. Online Check-in – Not available from 16:00 hrs on Fri. 18 May until 12:00 hrs. Sun. 20 May. Passengers travelling between these dates and times who are unable to check-in online can check-in at the airport and will not be charged the airport check-in fee. Just to clear up the confusion
  • Admiral A.
    I heard that it's a trap!!
  • Monkeytennis
    With the very least of respect, if you're using Bitterwallet's brilliantly entertaining comments section to plan your air travel, you deserve everything you get.

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