Secure your 2023 family holiday now. Book Ryanair flights with 50% deposit, and pay the balance 60 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 next year’s summer holiday. However, September can be an expensive month, kids are back to school and Christmas is only around the corner…
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 60 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 65 days pre-departure.
When you want to pay the balance of your flights – it must be no later than 60 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!
Can I change my flights at a later date?
As well as the benefit of paying a 50% deposit, you are also getting some additional flexibility if you choose this form of payment. According to the Ryanair website
“If you do not pay the balance of the total cost of the booking at least 60 days before the date of departure, your booking will be cancelled, and the deposit you paid will be refunded to the Wallet section of your my Ryanair Account. Credit cannot be exchanged for cash and must be used within 12 months of the 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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