Ryanair to raise boarding pass fee to 100 Euros
Ryanair, masters of fees as they are, is set to raise the fee for issuing a boarding pass at the airport to Euro 100. Currently, forgetful travelers are hit up with an already huge Euro 40 for each boarding pass that's issues at the airport rather than during online check in at home.
Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, has confirmed he wants to increase the fee. According to The Irish Examiner, O'Leary wants to reduce the number of passengers who forget their printed boarding pass.
"You really now must check in before you get to the airport," said O'Leary. "If you don't the fine is 40 euros and if that doesn't get rid of them all within a very short order, we'll double that fine to 100 euros."
Basically, it's another way for Ryanair to both: Cut down on airport staffing costs, and ensuring they raise further revenue from travelers.
Of course, you could easily avoid paying the heart-stopping fee by simply checking in online before your trip, as you're able to do this up to 15 days before departure and up until 4 hours before take off. And, if you're flying with Ryanair, do make a note in your calendar to do just that!
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