Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
16-03-2020, 12:11   #1
greep
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 94
Ryanair flight to Spain NOT cancelled but country is on lockdown

Ryanair still has not cancelled flights to Spain (at least my flight), but I cannot go there anywhere because of the lockdown by Spanish authorities.

Since the flight has not been officially cancelled, I cannot request a full refund (no such option on their site).
Instead, I can only re-book it to a different desitination/date, with no re-booking fee (but will still charge me extra for luggage re-booking...).

Any idea on how to proceed?
Ideally, I would like a full refund, but I am afraid that if I don't re-book my flight & if it's not cancelled, I will get nothing OR the dispute might take months before it's resolved....

I've tried calling them or chatting on their site, but no replies so far...

Anyone in a similar position?
greep is offline  
Advertisement
16-03-2020, 12:13   #2
dobman88
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,340
Just let it go. For the sake of a few quid, you wont even notice that money this time next month and itll be forgotten about.
dobman88 is offline  
16-03-2020, 12:57   #3
AnRothar
Registered User
 
AnRothar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 75
RYANAIR will not cancel flights for now as there is still traffic.
Spaniards want to go home an Irish want to come back.

Until they are instructed to do so by Government decree or similar they will maintain some sort of schedule.

This way they do NOT have to refund you if you chose not to fly.
Cynical maybe but....

Quote:
Any idea on how to proceed?
Rebook as close to your scheduled departure date or take the hit.


Frying pan or fire your choice.
AnRothar is offline  
(3) thanks from:
16-03-2020, 13:01   #4
piplip87
Registered User
 
piplip87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,057
Can you not change the date ? Change it for July or August and hope for the best.
piplip87 is offline  
16-03-2020, 13:19   #5
Inquitus
Registered User
 
Inquitus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 11,418
Aye change it to another time, people have until Midnight Thurs to try and come home if any ex-pats wish too, hence flights will fly both ways until that deadline has elapsed.
Inquitus is offline  
Advertisement
16-03-2020, 14:07   #6
mountai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 880
Quote:
Originally Posted by dobman88 View Post
Just let it go. For the sake of a few quid, you wont even notice that money this time next month and itll be forgotten about.

Stupid response
mountai is offline  
16-03-2020, 15:53   #7
dobman88
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountai View Post
Stupid response
dobman88 is offline  
16-03-2020, 15:56   #8
denartha
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountai View Post
Stupid response
Worldwide global pandemic and the OP is trying to get out of paying their luggage charge. I can think of worse responses.
denartha is offline  
16-03-2020, 15:57   #9
GBX
Registered User
 
GBX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 7,873
Depending on when the flight is to depart. Ryanair look like they are grounding a lot if not all of their planes. So your flight could still get cancelled. If so, you might be able to claim a refund or through your insurance.
GBX is offline  
Advertisement
16-03-2020, 15:59   #10
Purple Mountain
Registered User
 
Purple Mountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 6,311
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountai View Post
Stupid response
It's not, I'm in a similar position.
Booked for 9 months, first sun holiday in 2 years but such is life.
Bigger things to worry about now like my job.
Purple Mountain is offline  
(3) thanks from:
16-03-2020, 16:01   #11
twowheelsonly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,930
When is the flight ?
twowheelsonly is offline  
16-03-2020, 16:01   #12
ted1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 17,903
When is your flight due to depart?
ted1 is offline  
16-03-2020, 16:06   #13
Granadino
Registered User
 
Granadino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 357
Same as you, I am supposed to fly on Saturday, well I was supposed to fly last week as well, and lost out on that, already checked in for the one this week, but need to get in touch with support to "uncheck" me so I can move the flight. Can't get through on chat or phone, so will drop out to airport and see what they can do...
Granadino is offline  
16-03-2020, 16:22   #14
Mrcaramelchoc
Registered User
 
Mrcaramelchoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 1,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by dobman88 View Post
Just let it go. For the sake of a few quid, you wont even notice that money this time next month and itll be forgotten about.



i agree, this is a dumbass response.


im in the same position.im due to fly to prague on saturday but this is on their website


CZECH REPUBLIC
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and following the decision of the Czech Republic Government to suspend air traffic to/from Czech Republic, Ryanair has been forced to suspend all flights to/from Czech Republic. All customers affected by these specific changes have been notified of their options of a full refund or a free flight time/date change.

i havent been notified

and the flight is still "scheduled".


the above imo should be a full refund.
Mrcaramelchoc is offline  
(5) thanks from:
16-03-2020, 17:05   #15
Magic ]=)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 184
Same situation here. Departing next Saturday to a country under lockdown. Obviously they won't fly there. Just of the phone with ryanair customer service. They said that flight might be cancelled closer to departure date which will make it eligible for a refund. If not cancelled than rebooking option should remain open past departure date. As long as flight is scheduled they won't offer refund.
Magic ]=) is offline  
(3) thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet