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Dublin to Brussels and back - RyanAir

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1. Posted by therookie (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

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.

2. Posted by sarahk25 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

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.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

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.