Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm still laughing about this one, even as I type this. Ryan air have just announced that they are "eliminating queues" at airports, by introducing these two new charges: £5 for people who wish to check in on line, and £40 for people who wish to check in at the airport... the thinking seems to be that everyone will check in online (no bad thing) and so therefore no more queuing at check in desks. Except of course, if you wish to take baggage with you (another charge) when you will have to queue to drop off your bags. I'm a bit puzzled as to how the £5 online charge can be called an "avoidable" charge though... They seem to be getting around this by saying that on some promotional fares you will not be charged the fee, so you may be able to "avoid" the charge by... erm... going somewhere else instead. 

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