So my brother and I were going to visit a friend in Belgium at the end of Aug (23 ish) to Sept (13ish). We noticed that flying into dublin would be cheaper so were going to spend a week in Ireland first and then take a Ryan Air flight over to Brussels, do our traveling around and then fly back to Dublin and back out to the US.
My question is with RyanAir: We would be arriving back in Dublin at 8am on the day we are supposed to catch a KLM flight back to the US at 11:20 am. Is this cutting it too close? Does RyanAir transfer the bags over to the new flight? I have heard their flights are delayed quite a bit. Not sure as they are a budget airline and have not flown with them before. Wondering if we need to fly in the night before, spend a night in Dublin and then get out.
Hey im from Dublin and would recomend that you fly in the night before. I wouldnt chance it especially with ryanair, there not a bad airline for the price you pay but you can never be sure with them either.. There is a nice hotel beside the airport that you can stay also for a reasonale price and most of the time they have speical offers on - rooms for 69 euro.. And when your flying back to the US i would recomend that you go through to departures as soon as possible as they are not the fastest moving queues.
Ryanair will not transfer your bags, you'll have to check in again with the airline you are flying to the USA with.
Coming in 8 am and leaving 11:20 is cutting it indeed very fine. I don't know Dublin, but at most smaller airports in Europe you'd just make it. You'd land at 8 am, collect your bags, run through the airport and be ready for check in at around 9 am. That is if there is no delays. Keep then in mind that check in for a flight to the USA would be around 2 1/2 hours before departure. So the check-in desks would open around 9 am and close by 10 am or so. To close if you ask me. Depending upon the flight ticket you've got for Dublin-USA it could be very expensive to miss that flight. So better fly in the night before.