Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: If you no longer need the outward leg of a Ryanair ticket, can one still use the homeward leg?

 

Q If you no longer need the outward leg of a Ryanair ticket, can one still use the homeward leg?

@wrobertransom, by Twitter

A Yes. It's a good question, because many airlines - including British Airways - automatically cancel all sectors of a flight if the first is not taken. But Ryanair, along with easyJet, does not. You should get all the usual pre-flight emails for your return trip even if you are a no-show for the outbound flight. Ryanair still, however, has no mechanism for passengers such as you to say, "I want to cancel my outbound trip - not because I want a refund, so that someone else can take my place if they need it". I have asked the airline about it, but so far nothing has been done. But easyJet has an excellent policy where credit from a flight you cancel can be used to pay for a later trip on that or any other route.

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