• Posted:Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Ryanair passengers take heed
If you're heading off around Europe on a cheap travel adventure and your airline of choice is Ryanair, make sure you read this blog very carefully and perhaps even make a note of what I am about to tell you. If you don't, there's a very real possibility that what started out as the escapade of a lifetime could end up being a journey into self-recriminatory hell. Intrigued? Read on.

As of October 1st, Ryanair will no longer be accepting drivers' licences as a form of identification when boarding planes. This means that all you backpackers out there will have to check and double check that you have your passport nestled in your pocket somewhere, or on a string around your neck. I don't know what it is about passports but they seem to get lost so much easier than any other form of ID - I had a massive argument with my mother not so long ago because mine had somehow disappeared. Although she very kindly volunteered to look for it, all I could say to the question, "where did you last see it?" was "I put it in a safe place". These safe places - I tell you, they're more trouble than they're worth.

Anyway, as I was saying, Ryanair now requires all passengers to have either a valid passport or a government-issued National Identity card with them if they want to get on board and have the trip of a lifetime. Don't say I didn't warn you!

If you do have the required identification and are planning a trip around the continent, I suggest you take advantage of two new routes recently opened in Italy by the airline.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19375350-ADNFCR
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