/ Ryanair travel documents
My passport expired October 2012.
Aside from their regualtions, why should I need a passport to fly between the UK & Ireland!!
I don't think you do, just must be Ryanair being inflexible with their rules (par for the course).
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/passports1/entry-requirements (last but one item down)
Thanks. As I thought, Ireland has special 'relaxed' rules re travel documentation requirements. Its Ryanair's usual customer service.
Never noticed this restriction before as my passport has been in force for the 10 years prior to Oct 2012 and I thought my driving licence would do for all ID needs (I don't travel to far flung countries).
This probably won't wash with Ryanair but if you have your passport with you it's surely still good for Id. After all you didn't stop being you when it expired.
was it northern or southern? Southern you do with all airlines I think, northern it's down to airline policy and Ryanair do say in their terms that you need a passport.
From Aer Lingus' website:
Travel between Ireland and the UK or UK Domestic travel
Citizens of Ireland and the UK must carry some form of official photo identification.
Note: In order to travel between Ireland and the UK with photo identification other than a passport, passengers must have been born in Ireland or the UK and also be a citizen of either country.
The following forms of photo identification are acceptable:
Driver's licence with photo
International student card
National ID card / Government issued photo ID cards
Health Insurance cards with photo / Social security cards with photo
Bus pass with photo
Work ID with photo
Citizens of Ireland and the UK under the age of 16, do not need a photo ID, if travelling with their parent/guardian.
Citizens of countries other than Ireland and the UK must produce a valid passport and visa where applicable, for travel between Ireland and the United Kingdom.
So I am sorted for my flight from Glasgow to Dublin. Now to buy a new return flight.
Seems one of my colleaques was refused boarding at the airport as she had a driving licence rather than passport.
You can't get your boarding card without the expiry date.
Because it's Ryanair. No other reason, and no other airline is as picky.
They used to accept driving licences, but I think it was too much effort for them to modify their online check-in system for it, as they stopped when they introduced that.
But they are ALWAYS delayed :(
Ryaniar is a superlative airline. Only yesterday Which? revealed it was its most complained about airline.
When are yo going? It is possible to get a passport in a day.
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