When you book a flight with Ryanair, your ticket will be non-refundable.
However, you are able to change the date and the name on a booking. This is great news if you are trying to cancel your Ryanair flight and don't want to lose out on all of your money. TransferTravel.com is the travel marketplace who puts sellers in contact with buyers, set up for people exactly like you.
What Can I Do With My Ryanair Booking I Can't Use?
Whatever the reason may be, from illness to work commitments, you never plan on cancelling your trips away. If you have a pre-booked flight that you can no longer use, you don't have to be left out of pocket; you can change it to suit you better or sell it on for someone else to use. All you need to do is sign into TransferTravel.com and create a listing to get in contact with thousands of buyers worldwide.
Make changes to your Ryanair booking in the 'My bookings' section of the website. You can log in with your Facebook or Google account, your Ryanair account or just use your flight reservation number and email address. Although this is where you can view your itinerary and add things to your booking, the two features you'll need if you can't use your flight ticket anymore are 'Change Flights' and 'Name Change'.
The name change is the important part as it allows you to transfer the booking to another person. Make sure to have your credit or debit card handy as there will be charges for every change you make to your booking.
How Much Does It Cost To Change The Booking?
If you want to change the date or time of the flight, fees are €35/£35 - €65/£65. In addition to this charge, you will have to pay if there is a price difference between the original booking and the new flight, but you won't get a refund if the new flight is cheaper. On the other hand, Ryanair will charge €115/£115 for a name change, so consider which option suits your situation best before you start making any changes. Charging this much money for a name change is ridiculous as it means flight tickets (and people go to waste.
How To Sell And Transfer Your Ryanair Flight
If you decide to sell your flight, it's simple and easy to transfer your tickets and get some of your money back.
- Sign up for a TransferTravel.com account. You can do this with your Google, Facebook or Twitter account, or just using your email address. This doesn't allow us access to your private profiles or post anything onto your feed.
- Click 'sell' in the top corner of the website to create a listing. Input all the details about your flight, like the date and destination. The more information the better as it gives the buyer confidence in you and your tickets. You can find more advice in our quick guide to selling. It's important to include any extra details such as class, luggage allowances and so on. This lets the potential buyers know if they need to pay for hold luggage or anything else they might want to add on to their flight.
- You then need to make the name change with Ryanair, either through the website booking system or their call centre, although the online process is much quicker. Upload the new documents for the buyer.
- The buyer downloads and uses the flight tickets. We take a small fee of 15% but this is only once the entire transfer process is complete.
Your flight isn't wasted and you can get some of your money back!