Ryanair to abolish check-in at airports
The no-frills airline has introduced a 3 phase move to 100% online check in.
From March 19 passengers with hold luggage will be allowed to check in online but will be charged a web check-in fee of £5 per person per flight in addition to the £9.50 it costs to check a bag into the hold. Passengers wishing to use airport check-in desks from March 19 will be charged a fee of £10.
From May 1 all passengers will be charged £5 to use its online check-in service, while the charge for registering at the airport will go up from £10 to £20. It plans to scrap its airport check-in desks altogether from October, with all customers checking-in online.
Ryanair recently announced that it intended to charge passengers £1 to use its toilets! One of our customers joked that "there is more leg room in the toilet!" Ryanair quickly changed it's mind about the charge after receiving a lot of negative feedback.
The airline has also adopted a strict policy on hand luggage, charging £30 if it exceeds the maximum size and not allowing duty-free purchases as additional luggage.