Ryanair charge woman £236 for a piece of paper
Ryanair are, quite obviously, a bunch of arseholes. If they could, they'd cram passengers into their planes until the inside of the aircraft looked like the compacted food cement in Elvis' colon when he died. Ostensibly, they're working toward operating a flying steel sausage that carries human pâté from airport to airport.
Until then, they'll be charging us all for absolutely anything and everything they can. Just ask Suzy McLeod, the 'mother of two' (that's the Daily Mail's angle) who had to cough-up £236 just to print out boarding passes for her family so they could get home.
She took to Facebook to complain, which saw 350,000+ backing her up. Basically, everyone agrees that a person shouldn't be charged £236 by Ryanair for forgetting to print boarding cards
And there's loads of testimonials which show how unhappy everyone is with Ryanair. One passenger has said that cabin crew wouldn't let her have a blanket because of health and safety reasons… but it'd be fine to let them have one at a cost of £5. Presumably health and safety doesn't count if you pay the crew first. Erm, it was Monarch, not Ryanair.
Back to the boarding passes, McLeod didn't print off her boarding passes but did have them as pdf documents on her phone. That's not good enough, so she was charged a total of 300 euros (£236) to print out five passes for herself and her family.
Of course, Ryanair detail all this in their terms and conditions when you book with them, but really, that doesn't stop them being terrific bastards.