Booking Special Assistance

  • We recommend that you request these services when you book your flight, but you can pre-book them on the Ryanair website up to 48 hours before the scheduled flight departure time.
  • After this time and up to 12 hours prior to scheduled flight departure, passengers should contact our Special Assistance team (subject to opening hours).
  • If you do not provide 48 hours' notice, the required assistance may not be available and your travel plans may be disrupted.
  • In order for an airport to provide pre-booked special assistance, passengers should present themselves at the airport special assistance desk 2 hours before their flight departure time.

There are a number of different types of airport special assistance available which can be booked in advance online or by contacting our Special Assistance Team. Please see a summery below which should assist you in choosing the correct level of assistance:

  • Passenger requires assistance (departure & arrival through the airport to the boarding gate - select option WCHR
  • Passenger requires assistance (departure & arrival) through the airport and lift on/off to/from the aircraft seat - select option WCHC
  • Passenger requires assistance (departure & arrival) through the airport and up/down the aircraft steps - select option WCHS
  • Blind/vision impaired passenger requires a walker (departure & arrival) through the airport to the aircraft seat and separate safety briefing from the cabin crew - select option BLND
  • Passenger travelling with a guide/assistance dog that requires a walker (departure & arrival) through the airport to the aircraft seat and separate safety briefing from the cabin crew - select option BDGR
  • Passenger is blind or vision impaired but requires no assistance (travelling alone or accompanied) - select option BLDP
  • Self-reliant passenger with an intellectual disability who can understand & respond to safety instructions who requires assistance (departure & arrival) through the airport to the boarding gate (departure & arrival) - select option DPNA
  • Passenger is profoundly deaf and requires a separate safety briefing onboard the aircraft - select option DEAF
  • Passenger travelling with a guide / assistance dog – no special assistance services required - select option PETC
  • A passenger requiring in-flight therapeutic oxygen must prebook and pay for the service at least 7 days prior to travel, by contacting our Special Assistance Line - select option OXYG

If you have booked one of the below types of assistance, we will allocate you a suitable seat on-board, free of charge, along with one travel companion.
For safety reasons customers requiring one of the below types of airport special assistance should be seated next to a window UNLESS the window seat is occupied by a travel companion or the flight load allows for empty seats between the disabled customer and the window.

  • Assistance type (BDGR)- Customer travelling with a guide/assistance dog that requires a walker through the airport (departure & arrival) to the aircraft seat and separate safety briefing from cabin crew
  • Assistance type (PETC)- Customer travelling with a guide/assistance dog, but requires no special airport special services
  • Assistance type (WCHC)- Customer requires assistance through the airport (departure & arrival) and to be lifted on/off the aircraft and to the aircraft seat
  • Assistance type (WCHS)- Customer requires assistance through the airport (departure & arrival) and up/down the aircraft steps
  • Assistance type (DPNA)- Self-reliant customer with an intellectual disability who can understand & respond to safety instructions who requires assistance through the airport (departure & arrival) to the boarding gate
  • Assistance type (BLND)- Blind/Vision impaired customer requires a walker (departure & arrival) through the airport to the aircraft seat and separate safety briefing from the cabin crew
    Please note: Emergency exit row seats cannot be used by passengers requiring airport special assistance of any kind.

Need more help? Speak directly to one of our Special Assistance agents by phone.

+353 15825933
Calls charged at local rate.
Calls from mobiles and other networks may cost more.

Please note that calls can be recorded for both formative and qualitative. Call records are kept for at least 90 days.

The above phone lines are open:

Mon-Fri -  9AM-7.00PM- CET

Sat - 9AM-6.00PM

Sun - 10AM-6.00PM CET


Chat with a Special Assistance Agent for free.