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Allocated seating, ryanair

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Allocated seating, ryanair

A friends recently flew to Dublin with Ryanair, going out it was the usual case of finding a seat but on her boarding pass for the return flight she was allocated a seat. We're going to tenerife in July and just wondered if we will be allocated seats on printing our boarding passes out. I suppose it saves the mad rush to get to the front of the queue. Thanks

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You may be better off posting direct on the Air forum. Link below .....


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I'm flying out on Sunday and I've got allocated seats for there and back. It just gives you ones at random though.

Think its just to speed up boarding times.

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They adopted this from AirAsia and if you want another one than the seat allocated, you have to pay for it. Which I think is what O'Leary is relying on.

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The trouble with it is that you are only allocated the available seats after those who wished to reserve have already done so. It means you could be put anywhere on the plane. It will be interesting to see will they adopt the same policy as Easyjet in so far as they will always try and group children of the same party in seats together when allocating seats. On the other hand, it means an end of standing in queue airside, in an effort to get the best seats.

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I'd say anyone who is in a group and want to sit together then book your seats before your fly or you may end up separated.

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Yes it's all allocated seats on Ryan Air now, no rush to get to front of queue ,

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We are flying as a couple with Ryanair this weekend and when I did the online check in I noticed the seat numbers had been automatically allocated. We have been allocated seats together on both outbound and return flights.You are also now allowed a handbag in addition to your main cabin bag. All part of Michael O'Leary's plan to try and rehabilitate Ryanair's poor customer service reputation. If this is the aim hopefully they won't split up groups purely to try and generate extra income.

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Cacmk same for us I guess it depend on busy flights :)

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Be careful when travelling with infants under 2 years of age on a Ryanair flight.. We are shortly going to Tenerife and are 5 adults and 3 infants travelling together. Upon on line checking in we were all allocated the same row despite the terms and conditions stating that only 1 infant per row is permitted. To make matters worse we had been given row 15 which is the row immediately in front of the emergency exit. This row excludes infants.(T&C)

Luckily I noticed but it cost me €6 euro for a call to the Ryanair phone line to get it sorted. I subsequently emailed customer care in Ryanair to inform them of this glitch but never heard anything back.

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I always pay priority boarding and pick the seats I want, £5.00 each way , saves hassle at boarding gate , I'm on plane first and sat down relaxing while the plane fills up

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