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Ryanair Now Charging $60 For The Boarding Pass Alone

May 18, 2009 at 9:31 AM | by | ()

Our whining about extra fees on Ryanair may be nothing new, but the ways that this airline can take the low cost out of low cost carrier is nothing short of extraordinary.

The move to make passengers pay for online check-in was despicable enough—we always thought that the online check-in saved the airline all that money in staff costs and thereby should remain free.

Nonetheless, Wednesday begins the deal to pay £5 ($7.50) to check in online (which will soon be the only way to check in), and Ryanair flyers will also have to print out our own boarding passes or add a £40 ($60) fee.

That's right, there's no fancy stuff like cell phone boarding passes for Ryanair. They want to see the good old paper ticket, and they want us to print it at home. When you're on the road, that's not always convenient, but a $60 charge otherwise is sure going to have us scrambling to find a printer if we are ever crazy enough to book a Ryanair flight again.

Related Stories:
· Ryanair Earns Worst Airline Ever Award With New Online Check-In Fee [Jaunted]
· What It Really Costs To Fly on Ryanair [Jaunted]
· Anti-Christ update; Ryanair launches home printed boarding pass fee plus a hefty fine [Plane Talking]

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