Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: If you no longer need the outward leg of a Ryanair ticket, can one still use the homeward leg?
Simon Calder’s career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer. He became The Independent’s Travel Correspondent in 1994, and is known as “the Man Who Pays His Way” because he does not accept free travel facilities. He writes across the Independent titles, as well as for the Evening Standard.
Monday 19 August 2013
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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