Things you need to know before canceling the Ryanair flight:
  1. If the flight you want to cancel is running and is not delayed by more than 5 hrs, then you cannot cancel that flight, and get a refund.
  2. If you want to change the date, route, and timing of the flight, you will have to do it before 2.5 hrs left for your booked flight to departure. 
  3. When Ryanair has scheduled a flight that is unacceptable to you, has exceeded the time threshold of 5 hrs, and cannot book another flight for you, then you are entitled to a 100% refund.
  4. In case you are facing the bereavement of an immediate family member, you can get a 100% refund on submitting the proof. Even if you cancel the flight when there are 28 days left because of the bereavement of an immediate family member, you can ask Ryanair for a 100% refund. The following people are accounted for as the immediate family members defined by Ryanair:
    1. Spouse
    2. Civil Partner
    3. Children (including adopted/step-children)
    4. Parents (including step-parents)
    5. Brothers & Sisters (including step-siblings)
    6. Grandparents & Grandchildren
    7. Father/Mother-in-law
    8. Brother/Sister-in-law
    9. Son/Daughter-in-law
  5. In order to get a refund, stating the reason for the bereavement of an immediate family member, You will have to submit the following documents: 
    1. Submit your flight reservation number
    2. Confirm your relationship with the deceased
    3. Attach suitable documentary evidence
    4. Confirm which customers on this flight reservation require a full or partial refund
  6. There are certain changes that you cannot make in your reservation, such as:
  1. Converting a domestic flight into an international flight.
  2. Inculcating a partial change in the flight, such as a change of airport location.
  3. When you applied for a Spanish resident subsidy or a Spanish large family subsidy to purchase the flight.

How to cancel the Ryanair flight?

Ryanair doesn’t allow its passengers to cancel their flights. All you can do is change your flight. The only time you can cancel a Ryanair flight is when the airline has faulted and cannot provide you with the flight on time.

How can I change my Ryanair flight?

Step 1: Open up the Ryanair website, and log into your account.

Step 2: Go to the ‘My Bookings‘ section.

Step 3: Locate the flight and follow the prompts to inculcate the changes.

Note: If you have booked the ticket from the online website of Ryanair, then you have a grace period of 48 hrs to correct any kind of minor changes in the booking. In case it is impossible from your end to make the changes in the booking, you can always call the Ryanair reservation center or directly contact them via the online chat facility. 

The flight change fee after the passing of the 48 hrs will be as followed:

 At the time of bookingPost booking/Airport
Flight change fee€/£35 – €/£65€/£50 -€/£95

The amount of fee varies depending on the flight you have booked.

Bonus Video: Ryanair Refund Policy | How To Get Full Refund From Ryanair Cancellation

What should I do if I missed my Ryanair flight?

If you are successful in reaching the ticket counter 40 minutes before the departure of the flight, or after the passing of the 1 hour, then you will be required to pay a fee of €/£100 at the airport to board another available flight.

This fee can vary depending on the flight and other parameters.