11 MAY 2015


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Article from BTNews 11 MAY 2015

Ryanair’s ‘special fees’

Said to be the highest in the industry, Ryanair’s ‘special fees’ have been changed.

As a Ryanair passenger, and if for some reason you have not checked-in on line, the airport cost is now €45 (previously €70).

easyJet does not charge.  The so-called ‘missed departure fee’ has been reduced from €110 to €100 but there are restrictions on claiming the balance back.  easyJet call it ‘a cancellation’ and with that airline the charge is €36 to rebook a flight but it must be done within 24 hours of the cancellation.

At no airport does Ryanair use an airbridge even when offered for free.  Passengers must always climb a staircase.  The airline now pre-flight allocates all seats.  Where children have been booked separately from their flight guardians, or have a different name, it is not necessary to move seats since Ryanair has a policy of not accepting unaccompanied children (which in theory they would be).  The cabin staff are normally happy to move youngsters around in the aircraft.  This does require the co-operation of passengers.

At the present time Ryanair has 310 planes in service all 189-seat Boeing 737-800s.  Many of these will be replaced by Boeing MAX jets from 2017 onwards, with the same seat layout.  www.ryanair.com

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Barry Graham,

I was very pleasantly surprised when I flew RyanAir recently, I expected a nightmare but it was really a nice flight!

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