Ryan air rip-off fees question

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Found 14th Jan 2010
Helloooo

Just looking at cheapy on-line holidays via various website agents - lastminute etc

Some of the flights are with Ryanair. They now kindly charge you £23 for up to 15kg of luggage per person. They say this is per person per one way flight.

So does this mean its £23 each way - ie £46 return?

Bit of a rip-off if so- that would mean £184 for 4 cases for 2 adults/2kids. blimey.

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how much is a "regular non rip off"airline charging in total?

dont check in cases? you have 10kilo allowance onboard? i took kids ryanair and checked in one case between us, but i didnt need to really as 10k each was ok-just wear your coats/cardis etc heavy stuff?

I have to lol,if you think ryanair is a rip off,don't fly with them

also make sure your 10k carry on bag/case is the right size because they are really strick on that.

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casparwhite;7542816

how much is a "regular non rip off"airline charging in total?



When you get a quote for a package holiday on the website in question, it doesn't give you the option of choosing other " regular non rip off" airlines. It also doesn't give you the option of booking the hotel only so I haven't looked into other airline fees as yet either so unfortunately I can't answer your question.:roll:

However, I would imagine that when you total up the cost of such Ryan-air flights, the difference, if any, between them and certain other airlines would be minimal. Certainly a lot less than it .used to be anyway.

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plumberman01;7542901

dont check in cases? you have 10kilo allowance onboard? i took kids … dont check in cases? you have 10kilo allowance onboard? i took kids ryanair and checked in one case between us, but i didnt need to really as 10k each was ok-just wear your coats/cardis etc heavy stuff?



10 kilo would just about cover the OH's make-up, hair straighteners and other junk.:w00t:

karaokecolin;7542965

When you get a quote for a package holiday on the website in question, it … When you get a quote for a package holiday on the website in question, it doesn't give you the option of choosing other " regular non rip off" airlines. It also doesn't give you the option of booking the hotel only so I haven't looked into other airline fees as yet either so unfortunately I can't answer your question.:roll:However, I would imagine that when you total up the cost of such Ryan-air flights, the difference, if any, between them and certain other airlines would be minimal. Certainly a lot less than it .used to be anyway.



Colin maybe use a different website? or book the flights direct with ryanair and remove bags? i found from liverpool they were really good..no quibble over daughter's mates clearly oversized HUGE case lol
easyjet take a lot of slating to but they were brilliant too.

karaokecolin;7542979

10 kilo would just about cover the OH's make-up, hair straighteners and … 10 kilo would just about cover the OH's make-up, hair straighteners and other junk.:w00t:



well then she cant have her clothes:p im sure you wont moan:w00t:

my 16year old took staighteners etc in her 10kilo...we got the toiletries there-but if you check one case you can fill it with all the stuff you cant take onboard?

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boothy;7542920

I have to lol,if you think ryanair is a rip off,don't fly with them



See above - the holiday agent website allocates them as part of its "package", you don't get to choose.

Personally, I wouldn't choose to fly with ryanair anyway. This is because they are no longer price-competitive in their market plus the fact that on my previous few experiences witth them, their service has been less than satisfactory.

thanks.

Still awaiting for someone to actually answer my question too.:-D

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plumberman01;7543008

Colin maybe use a different website? or book the flights direct with … Colin maybe use a different website? or book the flights direct with ryanair and remove bags? i found from liverpool they were really good..no quibble over daughter's mates clearly oversized HUGE case loleasyjet take a lot of slating to but they were brilliant too.



Yes - more shopping around will be done.

If it is just £23 for both ways then fair enough but for each way, then the total flight cost is un-competitive anyway,

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karaokecolin;7542965

When you get a quote for a package holiday on the website in question, it … When you get a quote for a package holiday on the website in question, it doesn't give you the option of choosing other " regular non rip off" airlines. It also doesn't give you the option of booking the hotel only so I haven't looked into other airline fees as yet either so unfortunately I can't answer your question.:roll:However, I would imagine that when you total up the cost of such Ryan-air flights, the difference, if any, between them and certain other airlines would be minimal. Certainly a lot less than it .used to be anyway.



so why are you labeling them as rip off merchants exactly? the costs are there to see and you have a choice

if you choose to take 15kg per person on top of what they allow thats an extra 60kg,,,,,do you expect this to not cost the airine extra in fuel and employment costs? what do you expect for 5-25 quid flights:roll::roll::roll:

they can be cheap if you are frugal and wise to what you take with you otherwise use someone else

karaokecolin;7543068

Yes - more shopping around will be done.If it is just £23 for both ways … Yes - more shopping around will be done.If it is just £23 for both ways then fair enough but for each way, then the total flight cost is un-competitive anyway,



which website is it if i can ask?

and yes we flew with monarch too and the cost of bags was extortionate-its between £10 and £16 each way and only 5k onboard

ryanairs website says £30 eturn so £23 must be discounted i would think on your site?

ryanair.com/en/…ees

This Ryanair table of fees has a 15kg allowance per bag/ per One Way Flight @ £15 each so £15 x8 if you each had a bag!! Girls' bags would be hand luggage though.
I don't know where the £23 comes from.
Have you looked at putting the holiday together yourself?

"The checked baggage fees are charged per person/per one way flight"

Ryanair charge £15 if booked online through them, though £35 if booked on the phone or at the airport. So at £23 it's sitting somewhere in the middle.

Shame you cant book an extra seat for your bag. 'Yes this seat is for Mr Bag, yes he a little quiet!':-D

casparwhite;7543086

so why are you labeling them as rip off merchants exactly? the costs are … so why are you labeling them as rip off merchants exactly? the costs are there to see and you have a choice if you choose to take 15kg per person on top of what they allow thats an extra 60kg,,,,,do you expect this to not cost the airine extra in fuel and employment costs? what do you expect for 5-25 quid flights:roll::roll::roll:they can be cheap if you are frugal and wise to what you take with you otherwise use someone else



£5-£25 flights...thats what colins saying...theyre not competitive if you add on the fees £23x8 if thats right as Ryanair flights i have looked at have been over £100 each plus fees-so maybe better with Thomson (we were last xmas)

GAVINLEWISHUKD;7543158

"The checked baggage fees are charged per person/per one way … "The checked baggage fees are charged per person/per one way flight"Ryanair charge £15 if booked online through them, though £35 if booked on the phone or at the airport. So at £23 it's sitting somewhere in the middle.Shame you cant book an extra seat for your bag. 'Yes this seat is for Mr Bag, yes he a little quiet!':-D



lol love it:thumbsup:

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casparwhite;7543086

so why are you labeling them as rip off merchants exactly? the costs are … so why are you labeling them as rip off merchants exactly? the costs are there to see and you have a choice if you choose to take 15kg per person on top of what they allow thats an extra 60kg,,,,,do you expect this to not cost the airine extra in fuel and employment costs? what do you expect for 5-25 quid flights:roll::roll::roll:they can be cheap if you are frugal and wise to what you take with you otherwise use someone else



Well the flights aren't £5-25. They are actually just over £150 each. When you add on all their "costs" they come to just over £220 each. Just done a price comparison and I can get same flight, same day leave/return ( although obv. different depart times) same airport for £84 less per person with another "budget airline", who incidentally, on their webite, their costs are more easier to see than Ryanair.This includes the luggage allowance.

So therefore on this occasion, as a budget airline, Ryanair are more expensive and in my opinion, a tad rip off.

However, as stated, the travel agent only seem to offer them as an option so I guess I will vote with my feet!

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chesso;7543134

http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/table-of-feesThis Ryanair table of … http://www.ryanair.com/en/questions/table-of-feesThis Ryanair table of fees has a 15kg allowance per bag/ per One Way Flight @ £15 each so £15 x8 if you each had a bag!! Girls' bags would be hand luggage though.I don't know where the £23 comes from. Have you looked at putting the holiday together yourself?



Hi Chesso. Happy New Year,

And thanks for being the first to answer my question.

Yes, I am going to put it together myself I think. Already found a cheaper flight as previous comments. I just checked the website as a "quick-quote" earlier and the Ryan-air flight is what they came up with.

Just need to find a nice "digs" now. It's my annual jaunt to Ibiza for a bit of clubbing!!

karaokecolin;7543239

Hi Chesso. Happy New Year,And thanks for being the first to answer my … Hi Chesso. Happy New Year,And thanks for being the first to answer my question.Yes, I am going to put it together myself I think. Already found a cheaper flight as previous comments. I just checked the website as a "quick-quote" earlier and the Ryan-air flight is what they came up with.Just need to find a nice "digs" now. It's my annual jaunt to Ibiza for a bit of clubbing!!



i said it was £30 so £23 must be discounted:?
sorry i didnt say that first...:oops:
have you tried mse flightchecker?

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plumberman01;7543304

i said it was £30 so £23 must be discounted:?sorry i didnt say that f … i said it was £30 so £23 must be discounted:?sorry i didnt say that first...:oops:have you tried mse flightchecker?



Cheers - I'm just doing the price comparison sights now. I don't know where the travel agents get the £23 from either. It seems different to the Ryanair quoted table of costs.

Blimey. only want to book a cheap week in the sun and sangria.:w00t:

karaokecolin;7543239

Hi Chesso. Happy New Year,And thanks for being the first to answer my … Hi Chesso. Happy New Year,And thanks for being the first to answer my question.Yes, I am going to put it together myself I think. Already found a cheaper flight as previous comments. I just checked the website as a "quick-quote" earlier and the Ryan-air flight is what they came up with.Just need to find a nice "digs" now. It's my annual jaunt to Ibiza for a bit of clubbing!!



Hi Col, Happy New Year to you as well and glad to see Ibiza is still on the menu - good to stay young ( at heart anyway!!:p) Good luck with the on-line search. We spend hours like that!! I have to say that I did love Ryanair when we got the 4p, total, return flights to Italy.:-D

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karaokecolin;7543189

Well the flights aren't £5-25. They are actually just over £150 each. W … Well the flights aren't £5-25. They are actually just over £150 each. When you add on all their "costs" they come to just over £220 each. Just done a price comparison and I can get same flight, same day leave/return ( although obv. different depart times) same airport for £84 less per person with another "budget airline", who incidentally, on their webite, their costs are more easier to see than Ryanair.This includes the luggage allowance.So therefore on this occasion, as a budget airline, Ryanair are more expensive and in my opinion, a tad rip off.However, as stated, the travel agent only seem to offer them as an option so I guess I will vote with my feet!



so where are you flying that costs that money and why did the alternatives not pop up with the comparison site?

btw the answer to your question was right in front of you, you chose to ignore it

i think flights have gone up tho in the last few weeks? i had £100 each easyjets to egypt school hols in may and its almost £300 each now...

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anyways try this site for booking accomodation

travelrepublic.co.uk/
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