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Ryanair launches new Erasmus student network booking platform

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Discounted flights and travel benefits for Erasmus students.

Ryanair launched a new dedicated booking platform in partnership with Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students fare discounts, free bags and tailored travel offers.

Delivered as part of Year 4 of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, this partnership offers Erasmus students a dedicated ESN booking platform where they can avail of:

  • 15% flight discounts on the Ryanair.com website
  • A free checked-in bag with every flight booked
  • Weekly travel offers to enable Erasmus students to move more easily across Europe
  • Tailored Ryanair in-journey offers on the mobile app
  • A new community forum to share travel hints & tips launching soon

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: "We are pleased to launch our brand new Erasmus Student Network platform, offering university students across Europe a range of exclusive flight offers, free bags and tailored discounts to suit their budget. Any Erasmus student with a valid ESNcard can sign up via the “MyRyanair” registration service and save even more while they travel on Europe’s biggest airline with the widest route network and the lowest fares.”

President of Erasmus Student Network, Joao Pinto said: “We are excited to see this new booking platform go live, bringing so many travel opportunities to Erasmus students. This cooperation is a game-changer for young people with wanderlust who want to discover Europe during their exchange abroad. We look forward to seeing all those students benefiting from discounts and special offers to make their experience not only affordable, but also more enjoyable.”

Ryanair again urges customers to comply with cabin bag rules toa void boparding and flight delays
Ryanair again urged its customers to comply fully with its cabin bag rules, which are being repeatedly flouted, resulting in boarding delays during this peak summer season. Ryanair customers enjoy one of the most generous cabin bag allowances in Europe and may bring one 10kg cabin bag and one smaller bag onboard. However, given Ryanair flights are 97% full this summer, customers have been reminded they must comply with the following bag rules:

Cabin bags - The maximum dimensions for cabin bags are:

  • 1 normal cabin bag (55cm x 40cm x 20cm in size and 10kg in weight)
  • 1 small bag (handbag, laptop bag, airport shopping bag etc)

Due to overhead locker cabin space limitations, only 90 normal cabin bags (55 x 40 x 20 cms) can be carried in the cabin and any remaining normal cabin bags can be carried free of charge in the aircraft hold. Both carry-on bags must fit in the sizer at the boarding gate and any oversized cabin bags will be refused, or where available, placed in the aircraft hold for a fee of £50/€50.

Priority Boarding: Customers who purchase Priority Boarding are guaranteed to get their bag on board as they board the aircraft first. Priority Boarding can be added to a booking from just €5. Customers travelling on short 2-4 day breaks who wish to ensure their cabin bag doesn’t go in the hold, are advised to add Priority Boarding.

Check-in bags: Customers who are travelling on holidays for longer periods and who wish to bring larger than 10kg bags are advised to select checked-in bags and check their luggage into the hold.

Kenny Jacobs said: “Despite our repeated messaging, some customers are still attempting to bring larger than permitted bags onboard, which are causing delays at the boarding gate. As advised, customers are permitted to bring a normal cabin bag and a smaller bag onboard. However, many customers are repeatedly exceeding our cabin baggage allowance and we will be left with no choice but to review our policy should this practice continue.

Many of our flights are full given it’s the peak summer period and we urge customers to ensure that they travel with less carry-on bags where possible. Our aircraft can only carry 90 larger carry-on bags and our gate agents are rigorously enforcing our carry-on policy to avoid flight delays and ensure an enjoyable travel experience for all customers. Customers who wish to carry larger baggage are advised to purchase a checked-in bag.”

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