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Old Apr 1, 12, 5:14 am
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Ryanair Child on own booking as adult

Couple of queries.

Can I buy a standalone adult ticket for a child? Does it need to be linked to an existing adult itinary on the same flight? Can the child be denied boarding because the accompanying adult is not on the same booking?
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Old Apr 1, 12, 7:28 am
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My guess is that the system will probably let you book it (because, from what I remember, they don't ask for a date of birth at the booking stage), but that you will then become unstuck at online check-in because they do ask for a date of birth then.

There may be a way round this, but it will almost definitely require human intervention of some kind - so this probably means that you'll have to bite the bullet and phone them
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Old Apr 1, 12, 12:03 pm
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Subjecting a child to Ryanair is abject cruelty.
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Old Apr 1, 12, 2:28 pm
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A look at the ryanair.com web site answers this question -

http://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-...eninfantsyoung
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Old Apr 1, 12, 2:41 pm
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From the Ryanair FAQs...

CHILDREN, INFANTS & YOUNG PERSONS

Ryanair does not carry unaccompanied minors under 16 years. Children under the age of 16 years must always be accompanied by a passenger over 16 years. Escort and special facilities are NOT available.
[...]
There's nothing there I can see about having to book a child as a child, or having to book everyone (i.e. child plus accompanying adult) on the same booking.

No idea what might happen at online check-in stage, as Aviatrix mentions above.
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Old Apr 1, 12, 3:10 pm
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As I understand it, this is NOT a case of a child travelling unaccompanied, but a case of a child travelling with an adult, but on a separate booking.

As I said before, I think that the hurdle at which this arrangement will fall is the online check-in process. The system will have no way of knowing that the child is not unaccompanied, and will not let the child check in.

Maybe the way round this is for the child to check in at the airport (and pay the check-in fee).

Maybe there is another way round this, such as getting the child added to the adult's booking manually.

Maybe the easiest solution would be for the adult to make a fresh booking for the two of them together.

Lots of maybes... I think the only thing the OP can do is contact Ryanair for a definitive answer.
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Old Apr 1, 12, 3:29 pm
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Old Apr 1, 12, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Bukhara View Post
If you travel without checked baggage, the agency staff doing document checks at the gate will not notice a thing.
How can you be so sure about this?

Surely you are not seriously suggesting that the OP should deliberately provide false information?

Even if you, or someone you know, has been in the same situation and got away with providing false information, this doesn't mean that the OP or the OP's child would get away with it. Some gate staff are vigilant, some are not. Some will spot discrepancies, some won't.
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Old Apr 1, 12, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Bukhara View Post
It is paranoia overdrive if you think they are going to start quibbling that the u-16 is on a different reference.
I never said they would. It's the lie about the date of birth that would worry me. I believe that when one checks in online one has to declare that all information given is correct. Deliberately putting false information (aka lying) is never a good idea, and certainly not something that one ought to advocate on a public forum.
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Old Apr 2, 12, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by Bukhara View Post
If the journey involved something such as the USA's ESTA or Australian ETA, I would agree with you.

But for an EU passport holder travelling on one of Ryanair's intra-EU flights (which is the vast majority of its network), I would not bat an eyelid. Immigration at the arrival airport will not give a damn, and nobody at Ryanair will notice a thing.
I am not talking about Immigration. I am talking about gate agents who have been known to deny boarding for far more trivial reasons than a forged date of birth.
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