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Flight from Santiago to London - check-in arrival times?

Louise Campbell

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Past OR future Camino
Camino Sarria to Santiago October this year
Hi
We are traveling from Santiago to London via RyanAir and have seen on the Santiago site that non Schengen places (London) need to check-in 2 hours prior to flight but on the RyanAir site, nothing is mentioned. Also on the Santiago site they say that if your paperwork doesn't display check-in arrival times, then 45 minutes prior is ok.
This is the confusion. One says one thing etc.
As we are Australian, this trip to the Camino is important to us and as we fly out of Santiago to London on the Sunday, we hope to attend the Pilgrim Mass prior which is at it's time scheduled but these check-in times for our flight means we will miss out.
Has anyone travelled from Santiago to London and not had issues with a shorter check-in time?
 
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Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
Hello @Louise Campbell and welcome to the forum. I can't help with an answer but hope someone else can. I've not travelled by Ryanair but am aware there are sometimes difficulties.

How much leeway do you have with time in Santiago? By which I mean that if possible you could go to the Pilgrim mass the day before. Where are you starting your walk and how many days have you allowed? I'd want to spend a couple of days in Santiago after walking the Camino.
 

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joseph
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sarria to Santiago 28th april to 7th june 2015
Hi
We are traveling from Santiago to London via RyanAir and have seen on the Santiago site that non Schengen places (London) need to check-in 2 hours prior to flight but on the RyanAir site, nothing is mentioned. Also on the Santiago site they say that if your paperwork doesn't display check-in arrival times, then 45 minutes prior is ok.
This is the confusion. One says one thing etc.
As we are Australian, this trip to the Camino is important to us and as we fly out of Santiago to London on the Sunday, we hope to attend the Pilgrim Mass prior which is at it's time scheduled but these check-in times for our flight means we will miss out.
Has anyone travelled from Santiago to London and not had issues with a shorter check-in time?
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joseph
Past OR future Camino
sarria to Santiago 28th april to 7th june 2015
hi I travelled from Santiago to London stanstead this year after my camino I went to the 10 30 mass in Santiago on the Tuesday then when mass had finished I caught the bus out to the airport in order to catch the 13 20 flight for London I had loads of time in fact the ryan air desk was not even open when I got to the airport I had plenty of time to have a coffee and something to eat just a little piece of advice don't forget to go to Ryanair costumer service desk before you book in and they will stamp your boarding pass you have to have this stamp as you are not in the European union ( you did say you were from Australia ) you don't want to get to your gate and then be sent all the way back
good luck and have yourselves a great camino
joseph
 
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whariwharangi

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Hi
We are traveling from Santiago to London via RyanAir and have seen on the Santiago site that non Schengen places (London) need to check-in 2 hours prior to flight but on the RyanAir site, nothing is mentioned. Also on the Santiago site they say that if your paperwork doesn't display check-in arrival times, then 45 minutes prior is ok.
This is the confusion. One says one thing etc.
As we are Australian, this trip to the Camino is important to us and as we fly out of Santiago to London on the Sunday, we hope to attend the Pilgrim Mass prior which is at it's time scheduled but these check-in times for our flight means we will miss out.
Has anyone travelled from Santiago to London and not had issues with a shorter check-in time?

Its a mugs game. Sometimes you get to the airport and manage to get through all the bits in about ten minutes. Other times its total confusion and you barely make it through all the lineups in 3 hours.

If Santiago airport recommends two hours then you won't get a better recommendation here. All you will get here is the tales from people who made it by the skin on their ... teeth.
 

Louise Campbell

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Past OR future Camino
Camino Sarria to Santiago October this year
Hi Kanga, thankyou for the welcome. We believe we should get into Santiago around 5pm on the Saturday evening, so we can make the Saturday night Mass at 7pm but it was the special Pilgrim Mass which we hope to attend. We arrive in Madrid then train to Sarria to begin a 5 or 6 day walk. We would have loved to spend more time but with our 15 year old with us, thought we couldn't go all that way only to turn and head home without seeing the Eiffel Tower and Rome, so we will drive around and show him as much as we can manage in the 11 days there. I will check the replies below to assess our options with flying out of Santiago. Thanks again.
Hello @Louise Campbell and welcome to the forum. I can't help with an answer but hope someone else can. I've not travelled by Ryanair but am aware there are sometimes difficulties.

How much leeway do you have with time in Santiago? By which I mean that if possible you could go to the Pilgrim mass the day before. Where are you starting your walk and how many days have you allowed? I'd want to spend a couple of days in Santiago after walking the Camino.
 

Louise Campbell

New Member
Past OR future Camino
Camino Sarria to Santiago October this year
Its a mugs game. Sometimes you get to the airport and manage to get through all the bits in about ten minutes. Other times its total confusion and you barely make it through all the lineups in 3 hours.

If Santiago airport recommends two hours then you won't get a better recommendation here. All you will get here is the tales from people who made it by the skin on their ... teeth.
That sounds like fair advice. We certainly can't miss the flight that's for sure. Thankyou for taking time to reply.
 

Louise Campbell

New Member
Past OR future Camino
Camino Sarria to Santiago October this year
hi I travelled from Santiago to London stanstead this year after my camino I went to the 10 30 mass in Santiago on the Tuesday then when mass had finished I caught the bus out to the airport in order to catch the 13 20 flight for London I had loads of time in fact the ryan air desk was not even open when I got to the airport I had plenty of time to have a coffee and something to eat just a little piece of advice don't forget to go to Ryanair costumer service desk before you book in and they will stamp your boarding pass you have to have this stamp as you are not in the European union ( you did say you were from Australia ) you don't want to get to your gate and then be sent all the way back
good luck and have yourselves a great camino
joseph
Hi Joseph, thanks for this vital information which we were not aware of (stamping of boarding pass as Australians). We understand there are other Masses to attend which are called 'Pilgrim' Masses, but what was hoped for to show our son, was the 'Incensing' which only takes place at the Sunday Pilgrim Mass which would see us get to the Airport by bus around 2pm and we leave 3.30pm. I was just made aware that the Santiago site mentions 3 hours prior to boarding which is even worse. So my guess is we will forego the Pilgrim 'Incensing' Mass and go to the Sunday Mass at 10.30am. Thanks for helping us understand what it was we needed to consider.
 
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The Pilgrim mass is at noon. The giant thurible, botafumeiro, is not always swung at the Pilgrim mass. It can be swung at any mass if someone is paying for it. I have seen it three times in one day, but did not see it the first two times I ended in Santiago). The only guarantee of a swinging this summer is at the 1930 mass on Friday (and the well-publicized dates each year, including July 25 and August 15). A standard thurible is used for incense at all masses, and that may include what you have heard about an incensing mass.:)
 
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