BRITS who are flying with Ryanair next month have been issued a travel warning about checking in online.

Passengers need to check in online with the low-cost airline before the airport otherwise they face strict fees.

Ryanair is one of the only airlines to charge to check in at the airport, with a £55 fee.

However, the airline has warned that the website and app will be down for 11 hours next month – meaning pasengers won't be able to check in during this time.

Anyone with flights on November 8 at 6pm until Wednesday 9 at 5am are being warned to check in earlier than usual.

Ryanair said in a statement on social media: "Due to planned maintenance, Ryanair website/app will be temporarily down from 6pm, Tuesday 8 to 5am, Wednesday 9.

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"Customers who are due to fly during this 11-hour period should check-in online before 6pm on Tuesday, 8 November."

Ryanair states on their website that it is free to check in for flights, with Flexi Plus passengers given 60 days and everyone else given 24 hours before their flight.

Last month, a number of passengers were caught out by this rule.

One person wrote: "We spent 2.5 hours checking in online last night on 2 different computers to be met with countless errors.

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"Then it appeared that it had worked – to be met with a £55 check in fee for 3 of us. The child in our group was in tears."

Another person said: "£55 for check-in, that's madness. Your app wouldn't let me book in, and yet I'm sitting outside the boarding gate nearly an hour and a half before my flight??! Ripping people off."

One dad said he had to pay another £220 for his family to check in at the airport for his partner and two kids.

Make sure you have printed your boarding pass or have it on your phone as a mobile pass as there are strict rules for that as well.

Ryanair passengers who fail to do so will have to pay a £20 charge.

Some destinations do not accept mobile passes such as Turkey, Morocco and Kefalonia in Greece so you will have to print it out.

Ryanair has strict rules when it comes to their hand luggage allowances too.

Passengers can only take a small personal bag into the cabin free of charge, measuring a maximum of 23cm x 20cm x 40cm.

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But one woman revealed the clever way she gets around Ryanair's hand luggage rules.

And one packing expert has revealed how to get a week's worth of clothes into a bag that fits underneath Ryanair's seats – which don't cost you a penny.


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