A class action lawsuit started being formed last year against Ryanair, an Irish low cost airline who likes to hit customers with ridiculous hidden fees like €45 to check in at the airport or €160 to change your name on the ticket. I'm sure every passenger has read all the fees in detail before buying one of their cheap tickets, right? Sign up here.
If you have ever flown on Ryanair, there's a good chance you had paid some crazy fees for something. Or maybe you know someone who was screwed over by Ryanair. Join the case.
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€45 To Check In At The Airport
Yep they got us and that really made us angry. Last year, Ryanair forced me to pay ~$100 (€45 x 2) because their website wouldn't let me check in and print my boarding pass before arriving to the airport. I should definitely pay a fee for that right? Most people can check in beforehand, but sometimes when you are in a foreign country, the computers in hotels or mobile phones don't work right (have you ever had problems?). Or sometimes a website is the problem. No matter what, Ryanair doesn't care, even if their website isn't working. Ryanair Programmer: “Watch this… lets make a few million dollar, ready?”
Happy to NOT be flying @Ryanair from Berlin after getting RIPPED off with check in fees. If the website doesn't work you still pay 45eur!
— The Reward Boss (@TheRewardBoss) July 2, 2015
I don't mind airlines charging separately for those services/products I want to use. It is annoying to get nickel and dimed for every little thing but it also can be annoying to pay for things I don't want or need but are packaged anyway. Some fees, however, are absurd. Well, Ryanair is laughing all the way to the bank with their huge profits after flying 106 million people in the 12 months ending March 2016. If 1% of people need to check in at the airport, that's €47.7 million profit right there. Is it profitable and more airlines are heading that direction.
CaseHub.com, a crowd-sourced legal site, has 5,350 participants (including me) so far. Several articles say they are seeking 75,000 participants for a £315 million lawsuit. Join the case.
What do you think? Do you like low cost airlines or hate them?
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