Ryanair may be among the cheapest – and most successful – airlines in Europe but it doesn’t always make it easy for its passengers to book. Its website is notoriously painful to navigate with excessive pages to click through, poor explanations and “Captcha” codes that are impossible to decipher. It’s also easy to find yourself paying for extras you weren’t expecting.
But one of the biggest gripes among customers is not knowing when its flights go on sale. Many visitors to Whentobookflights.co.uk have asked us: “When are Ryanair’s summer 2018 flights released?”.
Currently, Ryanair’s summer destinations are bookable until the end of October 2018. However, it may not be a good idea to book so far ahead. In August 2016, we found a return flight from London Gatwick to Alicante in Spain in October 2018 for £295.98 (excluding extra charges for luggage, numbered seats, etc).
Although the Ryanair website has been made a lot more user-friendly in recent months, there is no page where you can find out when the flights will be released.
Why does Ryanair make this so difficult? The cynical answer is that it wants you to sign up for its email newsletters. If you go to the bottom of the homepage and click on “Register for Offers”, you will go to the signup page where the benefits are listed, starting with “Be the first to know when seat sales are released”.
The downside with signing up for the newsletter is that you may be bombarded with emails trying to sell you travel insurance, hotels, car hire and so on.
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