12 DECEMBER 2011
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Already established as the world’s most annoying airline Ryanair seems to be going out of its way to financially catch out unwary passengers.
No press release has been put out but for Christmas and other “peak travel periods” (June, July, August, September and “Christmas”) the hold luggage charge goes up to £25 per bag for a paltry 15kg. £15 per kg is the charge for overweight. From January the penalty for forgetting to print out your boarding pass soars to £60. In a ‘ticketless travel’ the fee for a family of four forgetting the paperwork would be £240 per sector. In a cynical remark a competitor noted that people had been known to go to jail for extortion with less funds involved.
Online checked baggage fees outside of peak travel periods will remain at £15 per bag and the limit for cabin baggage is 10kg encouraging the use of flimsy paper bags. easyJet does not have a cabin baggage limit as such.
AERBT’s advice is to store any extra clothes etc around your person even if uncomfortable and security to pass through. It is illegal to charge travellers by their weight. www.ryanair.com
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