Secure your 2023 family holiday now. Book Ryanair flights with 50% deposit, and pay the balance 40 days before departure.
If you are anything like me, you will come back from one holiday and immediately start thinking about how to get away again! I spend hours looking up Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights looking for the best deals. We have to have something to look forward to, right?
We know that prices always increase during the peak summer months, and with all the talk of airfares on the rise, now is probably the best time to secure your summer holiday.
Fortunately Ryanair have made booking flights for next year a little easier for families – you can now book Ryanair flights with Family Plus and pay just 50% deposit, and pay the balance 40 days before your departure date.
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How to pay a deposit with Ryanair flights?
You simply book Ryanair flights in the usual way, but you must select the Family Plus fare. The family plus fare includes the following:
- One small bag per person that fits under the seat – 40cm x 20cm x 25cm
- 1 x 20kg checked in bag per family
- 10kg checked-in bag for all passengers
- Free seats for kids under 12 – max 4 kids per booking
You then select the ‘Pay 50% Deposit’ option. To be able to use this option, your travel needs to be booked at least 45 days pre-departure.
When you want to pay the balance of your flights – it must be no later than 40 days before departure, you simply log into your account, retrieve your booking and select the upcoming trip to be paid.
The best part – there is no additional charge for choosing this form of payment, and if you don’t pay the remainder, your deposit is transferred into your Ryanair wallet as credit!
Can I change my flights at a later date?
According to the Ryanair website:
“If the balance is not paid at least 40 days pre-departure, your booking will be automatically cancelled. The instalment paid will be refunded to the Wallet section of your myRyanair Account. Credit cannot be exchanged by cash and must be used within 12 months of the issued date. All credit issued past 04 April 2023 can be used within 36 months of issued date”
This means that if your flights are cancelled, you will receive Ryanair credit, which can be used up to 12 months from the issue date. This is a massive incentive to use this form of payment. It gives you peace of mind that if you cannot travel, you can reschedule a trip within 12 months.
Deposit payment is only available on Ryanair flights, and not third-party services such as transfers, hotels, car rental, parking or travel insurance.
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