More charges for those looking for cheap flights

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RYANAIR has introduced another charge for passengers. Those wanting to check in to their flight more than four days before departure will be charged £6 (€6.70) per person.

Previously passengers who had not reserved specific seats, could check in for free a week before flights. The change means that holiday makers going away for more than a few days will have little choice but to pay the fee to check in for their return flight, or risk having to find internet connections to do it whilst away via Ryanair’s website or the mobile phone app. Those who do not check in prior to the flight will be charged £45 (€50) per boarding pass.

Ryanair said the move will ‘increase the choice available to customers who wish to reserve their seat on board’ adding it was a decision made in response to ‘extensive customer feedback.’ 

The announcement of the charge comes as the low-cost carrier warned that its profits for this year will take a hit, blaming the impact of the plunging pound as many bookings are made in pounds with the Irish company then converting it back into euros. They blamed an 18 per cent fall in the value of sterling since Brexit as it cut its annual earnings forecast. The airline now anticipates full-year earnings of between €1.30billion (£1.17billion) and €1.35billion, down from the previous range of €1.38billion to €1.43billion.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Its very easy ti recognised corporate crap, when you worked for an American company most of your life, Bet their ‘extensive customer feedback.’ was from Michael O’ L himself ONLY.

  2. Yep Ryanair and O’Leary at it again…. when the cost of fuel plummeted 18 months ago saving them millions there were no flight ticket reductions from Ryanair… they were making millions extra, now even though their base currency is in EUROS they are trying to blame a drop-off in revenue to sterling… but since Brexit their sterling prices have been lifted by as much as 28% in some cases – What a rip-off !!

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