Ryanair up the summer baggage charge and reintroduce the toilet tax
Ryanair are continuing to show that they could squeeze juice out of a dinosaur’s testicle with the announcement of more creeping add-on charges. Hang on, we’ve got that all wrong – they’re not charging more (yes they are) but are actually ‘incentivising customers’ to travel light instead.
The hit Irish airline have stated that, for all July and August bookings, checked-in baggage fees will increase from €15 per bag to €20 per bag. But hey, it’ll be the summer – you’ll be wearing fewer and lighter clothes so what’s your freaking problem? Eh??
While they’re about it, Ryanair have also relaunched their previously-scrapped plans to charge passengers £1 to use onboard toilets on short-haul flights lasting less than an hour, as well as removing some toilets altogether.
The airline’s Minister Of Blah, Stephen McNamara said: “By charging for the toilets we are hoping to change passenger behaviour so that they use the bathroom before or after the flight. That will enable us to remove two out of three of the toilets and make way for at least six extra seats.”
A new Flintstones-style passenger-assisted take-off and landing procedure is surely just months away…