Ryanair introduce new compulsory £5 check-in charge. Surprised? Course not.
You know what – I’m pissing sick of reading stories on this website about Ryanair squeezing the pips out of their customers until it gets to the point where you have to wonder whether they’re really a budget airline any more. So forgive me if I’m slightly grouchy as I start to write another one.
Here’s the latest. Following the March announcement that they’re switching to web check-in only, they’ve now revealed that to do so will cost a fiver – so that basically makes it a compulsory surcharge, and it’s tough titty if you don’t like it.
From May 20th, if passengers don’t have a computer, they need to find someone that does in order to be able to check in – if they can’t print out their boarding pass, they’ll be stung with another £40 charge at the airport as a result.
Look, it’s late and I’m going out on the sauce very shortly so I’ll direct to you the excellent Q&A about the latest blast of Ryanair bullshit over at The Times website for the full low-down. Happy reading travellers…