Ryanair phasing our airport check-in desks


On May 20, Ryanair will begin phasing out its airport check-in desks and from October 1 will require all customers to check in online in an effort to lower its cost base.

The low-cost carrier also has stopped taking bookings for unaccompanied minors and now requires passengers flying within a single country and all infants to hold a valid passport or national identity card.

With the move to online check-in, Ryanair will no longer charge its 10 pounds/10 euros (US$15.12/US$13.60) check-in fee but will institute a 5 pound/5 euro online check-in fee for each passenger and each non-promotional flight. A 40 pound/40 euro “boarding card re-issue fee” also will be introduced to “encourage all passengers to arrive at the airport with their pre-printed web check-in boarding card,” said the carrier.