I am flying with Ryanair twice next week (on monday 29th august and saturday 3rd september). So I did check in online and print out the boarding cards now. I just noticed that there is a written line on the bording cards saying that I have to show the boarding card both at departure airport and upon arrival on the other airport. I can understand if I must show the boarding card on the airport I am departing from.
But upon arrival on the other airport, why? I don't understand that. I usually just have to show my passport when I go through the passport control/border security. Never showing my boarding cards on arrival before, so it's all new for me.
I also know that Ryanair have their baggage checkers on the airport, and you can see them before you go to security control. But now I have also been told they (the staff) actually check the baggage at the gates as well. Checking size and weight, as several people apparently buy a lot after security check, so the bags change size and weight obviously. Do they actually check the bags when you are at the gate waiting to board the plane? Never heard of any other airline company which do something like this.
And a last, stupid question: If I have checked in online, printed out the boarding cards and bring my passport (no visa required) and bring hang luggage that is not too big or weight too much (the bag will not be bigger than 55 × 40 × 20 cm, and will have a weight of 5 kg. Instead of maximun weight of 10 kg), then I don't have to worry about anything? I can just go to security as soon as I have arrived on the airport and then to the gate as soon as the gate number have been announced?
(I don't usually fly with low cost airlines, so I am not used to the system with printing out my own boarding cards and all. Have also been told that Ryanair is the worst low cost airline, so I worry a lot).