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Just when I thought my love affair with Ryanair couldn’t get any sweeter, I find out that you can now get Ryanair cashback on a large number of their flights.
Yes it’s wonderfully opaque in exactly how your cashback is calculated, but it’s cashback nonetheless, with up to 2.3% available on your Ryanair flights.
So how does Ryanair Cashback work?
Available on TopCashback, the Ryanair cashback options are grouped into 5 different flight types. Cashback then ranges from zero with “Group 1 Flights”, through to 2.3% with “Group 5 Flights”.
The specific groupings for the flights are available on this spreadsheet. Frankly, I can’t spot any obvious pattern to what constitutes a Group 1 Flight versus a Group 4 Flight etc, although distance may be loosely involved. Group 5 Flights however are specifically limited to any of the following:
- Flight + Insurance
- Flight + 2 x Additional Bags
- Flight + Parking
- Flight + Car Rental
- Flight + Hotel
It’s not entirely clear, but I believe that any flight (including a Group 1 Flight ordinarily subject to zero cashback) becomes a Group 5 Flight when any of the above add-ons are included. That’s worth bearing in mind, as if you’re on a Group 1 Flight, the cost of two suitcases (etc) will suddenly lessen as you’ll go from earning no cashback to earning 2.3% on the entire flight booking.
My tip is basically this: go through TopCashback for all your Ryanair flights. You won’t earn cashback or other incentives anywhere else, so whether your flight tracks at zero or 2.3%, it’s all a bonus anyway.
Why are we saying nice things about Ryanair?
A good question – we’re well aware they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. However, we honestly believe that if used selectively and obediently, they are a fantastic “value travel tool”.
Despite what you’re all thinking, John Roberts does not hold any shares in Ryanair.