If you follow Ryanair or Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, you know there is always something going down in Ryanair-land. Well, let’s step this up to the next level of craziness. In the good ‘ol days (aka now) you only have to about $60 for printing your boarding pass at the airport. But O’Leary doesn’t like check-in counters and wants people to stop getting boarding passes at the airport.
“You really now must check in before you get to the airport. If you donâ€™t the fine is â‚¬40 [~$60] and if that doesnâ€™t get rid of them all within a very short order, we double that fine to â‚¬100 [~$150],” said Mr Oâ€™Leary. “We donâ€™t want people showing up without the pre-printed boarding card.”
If you don’t have a printer at home, it would be more cost effective to go out and buy a printer for $50, print your boarding pass, and pocket the $100.
This might not shock many of you, but complaints on Ryanair are up 140% and they have the highest number of complaints in the UK (although they are one of the biggest airlines as well).
But if you want to complain to Ryanair, good luck! It costs about $1.42 per minute to talk to a customer service representative.Â I am sure they will have no problem, sitting back listening to your complaints and even ask follow up questions.
Why do people keep making this airline successful? Because they want the cheapest ticket possible, period.Â Will there ever be a backlash with passengers realizing price isn’t everything? Or will this business model spread to the US (please no) and be the future of commercial aviation?Irish Examiner via FlyersView Image: * mario *
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