No-frills airlines still adding hidden charges, says Holiday Which

No-frills airlines are still charging passengers more than the advertised price of the ticket, according to a Holiday Which? report.

The report out today has found that some airlines are still charging passengers up to £28 more than the price of the flight despite changes in the law forcing airlines to include compulsory taxes and charges.

Holiday Which? has said Ryanair was the worst offender, charging passengers £20 at the airport to check a bag in and £4 to use the check-in desk.

Monarch Airlines and bmibaby also charge £20 for checking a bag into the hold, while Flybe charges £18 and Easyjet £10. The report also highlighted the fact that people who want priority boarding were paying up to £15 extra for this service with Easyjet.

Holiday Which? editor Lorna Cowan said: “We’re disappointed to see the major budget airlines are introducing charges for services that were once included in the full cost of the ticket.  Ryanair’s charge to use its check-in desk is especially unfair.  The only way to avoid this is not to check any luggage into the hold.”
“Although the airlines view these services as optional, who would go on a week’s holiday without checking a bag into the hold?”


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