Ryanair's new free Cash Passport is littered with charges
As of November, using the Ryanair-branded pre-pay Mastercard will be the only way for passengers to avoid the airline’s standard £6 per person each way charge when booking flights. Better still, it’ll be free to purchase, free to top up and free to use on Ryanair’s website! It sounds brilliant!
Wait – hold on a moment, because there’s some small print that we didn’t expect. After you’ve had the card for six months, you’ll be charged £2.50 a month whenever you don’t use it. Meanwhile, there’ll also be a £10.00 charge levied against you every time the card goes into negative balance. BUT AT LEAST YOU WON’T BE PAYING THE CARD PAYMENT CHARGE WHEN YOU BOOK FLIGHTS!
So unless you’re booking flights every month, you’ll be getting whacked by a regular £2.50 fee, and if you take your eye off the ball, you can expect that to be augmented by a nasty charge of another tenner. It’s one of Ryanair’s most brazen pieces of consumer shittiness in quite a while. Almost admirable in fact. Almost.
What do YOU lot think? Tell us, or we’ll kill you all (not really).