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Topic: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: LeonB1985
Posted 2006-10-23 13:52:13 and read 8146 times.

According to this week's ABTN newsletter (see here, Ryanair is to begin charging passengers €3 per flight to check-in online from 1 November 2006, with priority boarding also available at €3 per flight. Could this be a counterproductive move? Surely, Ryanair would want to maximise online check-in, thereby reducing the number of conventional check-in desks needed?

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: TriStar500
Posted 2006-10-23 13:55:06 and read 8138 times.

What now? I thought, they were intending to charge for check-in at the counter? Somewhat counterproductive to make people charge for the (from an airline's perspective) cheapest form of check-in.

Interesting to see that MOL still hasn't lost his disdain for the customers - and that there are still plenty of sheep following this bad example of a shepherd, if FR gets away with all that crap.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Danny
Posted 2006-10-23 13:57:04 and read 8123 times.

I think some journalists may have got confused. They will probably charge for check in at the counter not for check in online, unless you want to buy priority boarding then you will still pay even online.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Trekster
Posted 2006-10-23 13:57:51 and read 8122 times.

Oh my god, thats so funny.
What next, they charge to book, charge to check in, charge to check in baggage, charge for food and drink, what else can they charge for, Toilets

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: LeonB1985
Posted 2006-10-23 14:00:22 and read 8112 times.

Ryanair state this on their website (see bottom half here):


Ryanair also announced today a new online check-in and priority boarding service enhancement that will allow all passengers to enjoy online check-in / priority boarding for just £2/€3 per flight from 1st November. This service improvement will extend the option of priority boarding to all passengers and not just those travelling without checked in bags as was previously the case.


Is this slightly ambiguous?

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Revelation
Posted 2006-10-23 14:01:48 and read 8113 times.

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
Oh my god, thats so funny.
What next, they charge to book, charge to check in, charge to check in baggage, charge for food and drink, what else can they charge for, Toilets

I hope not - can you imagine what some people will do to avoid a toilet fee? Yuck!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: EHHO
Posted 2006-10-23 14:02:44 and read 8111 times.

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
what else can they charge for

use of tray table, luggage bin, reading light (do they have such a nuisance at all?), air stairs, seat belt, emergency exit....  duck 

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Noelg
Posted 2006-10-23 14:03:31 and read 8094 times.

Yet another ludicrous move by Ryanair. No offense to the Irish but the old adage about the intelligence of our neighbours is yet again called into question.

I'd sooner save my money and check in at the airport - or are they going to charge for that too? Surely that is more costly than checking on online?

Actually, screw that, I'd sooner save my money and fly on an airline that doesn't treat it's passengers like they are thick as pig sh!t.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Trekster
Posted 2006-10-23 14:05:54 and read 8093 times.

I thought they were getting rid of tray tables.
I can see the overhead thing lol. Pay £3 to get a key to unlock the overhead, a pound a step on the airstairs

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Cory6188
Posted 2006-10-23 14:12:22 and read 8054 times.

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 4):
online check-in / priority boarding for just £2/€3 per flight

To be honest, from the looks of their wording, I'd interpret this as a 3 euro charge to get priority boarding when you check in online, not a flat out 3 euro charge for checking in online in general. I could be wrong, but I don't think they would mention priority boarding if the fee strictly applied to online check-in.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Bringiton
Posted 2006-10-23 14:12:57 and read 8054 times.

If they had it their way they would strap a passenger on and not let him even get up and abouts before the plane landed cuz it would save money on Aisle maintaince etc however MOL keeps earning money for his shareholders and as long as people value such cheap fairs he will continue to do very well !!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: StarGoldLHR
Posted 2006-10-23 14:18:08 and read 8032 times.

I think this is Ryanair's attempt at Business class.

Pay EUR3.00 to board before everyone else..

(I reckon Ryanair would do better to sell seat reservations).

What happened to that idea of tip up seats in the aisles ? Or is that still going through ?

Everytime ive flown Ryanair I heard about removing the window shades.. but so far every chavvyjet ive been on still had them.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Bringiton
Posted 2006-10-23 14:28:31 and read 7992 times.

I had some free time so put in a trip from Dublin to london on both Ryanair an british airways leaving early nov. and comming back mid nov and the price was between 4 times to 5 times cheaper for ryanair ( 15.98 pounds as compared 60-100 pounds for BA) for an arbitrary internary which is quite impressive . Personally i would still fly BA because i can afford to pay 70 pounds for the ticket however i can very well imagine some people choosing to fly cheap ( more shopping money) etc Heck You can buy 3 seats and relax your way and still fly cheaper then what it costs on BA even with a 3-4 pound drink !!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 14:35:20 and read 7960 times.

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
what else can they charge for,

I wouldn't joke about that: BE has mentioned that they might charge for that. And they were the first European airline to begin pay-for-checked-in-luggage.

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It makes sense to give its customers the option of boarding first if they wish to do so, thereby avoiding queuing and the associated occasional annoyance. And, for that convenience, it is right for them to pay for it. If customers want it, they have the option of paying for it. If they don’t, they don’t have to pay for it. I, for one, won’t. Just like buying food and drink if you want it. Just like buying insurance online if you want it. It's increasing customers choice and options - if they want something, they can pay for it, thereby tailor-making their own trip. If they don't want any of it, like me, then they won't have to pay for it and so will only pay the base fare.

I don't think they will charge customers for checking in online – unless they want priority boarding. However, for the convenience and quickness, as opposed to queuing for check-in at the airport, it does make sense, just like for the priority boarding. And add to that the reduced costs as a result of fewer check-in staff, etc... But, again, I don't think they will charge for normal online check-in. However:

To encourage customers to check-in via the ‘net – 98% of its present 39m customers book via the ‘net – it seems fair for them to charge for traditional at-the-airport check-in, which will, in time, become more obsolete.

Of its present 39m customers, if 10% of those decided to have priority boarding (at £2 each), that'd be about £7.8m extra/year ($14.5m) in revenue. By 2012, it is expecting to carry between 84m and 100m customers/year. If just 10% of those paid £2 each, that'd be between £16.8m ($31.4m) and £20m ($36.8m) extra revenue/year just for priority boarding.

[Edited 2006-10-23 14:57:25]

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Bringiton
Posted 2006-10-23 14:38:43 and read 7952 times.

I totally agree , they arent imposing a surcharge but only providing an option for customers that want to check in without having to stand in line . These revenues will ultimately be used by MOL to further reduce the ticket price for all other passengers so it all adds up in the end .

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Fraport
Posted 2006-10-23 14:39:33 and read 7942 times.

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 9):
To be honest, from the looks of their wording, I'd interpret this as a 3 euro charge to get priority boarding when you check in online, not a flat out 3 euro charge for checking in online in general. I could be wrong, but I don't think they would mention priority boarding if the fee strictly applied to online check-in.

That's what I think, too. I think the author of the ABTN article mixes up normal online check-in and online check-in for priority boarding. Charging money for regular online check-in would make no sense at all.

When you have a look at Ryanair's conditions for online check-in there is no word of a charge:

http://www.bookryanair.com/checkngo/cgi-bin/webcheckin.cgi?pos=HEAD

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: BritPilot777
Posted 2006-10-23 14:42:11 and read 7923 times.

I would have thought most airlines would be happy that most of their passengers would check in online and in the case of many airlines also print their own boarding passes, therefore reducing their own costs at the airport but then again FR is most definately not a regular airline  thumbsdown 

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
what else can they charge for, Toilets

LMAO measured per millilitre or weight of excretion  duck 

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 14:45:00 and read 7923 times.

Quoting Bringiton (Reply 12):
Personally i would still fly BA because i can afford to pay 70 pounds for the ticket however i can very well imagine some people choosing to fly cheap ( more shopping money)

Don't associate FR as just being for those who can't afford more. In fact, a lot of Italians, for example, will fly FR - which serves a huge amount of destinations in Italy - to London, only to then stay in 5* hotels. It's about convenience. And the vast majority of FR's destinations are small, regional airports (as opposed to secondary airports), which, like those in France and parts of Italy, appeal greatly to, for example, Brits who have holiday homes there.

You are correct: as cheap fares become increasingly important, people have more money to spend it on more important things: better hotels; better restaurants; more spending money; more trips more often; etc. The things that, for the overwhelming majority of normal flyers, are more important on a trip.

But, yes, the majority of FR's customers fly it for visiting family and friends (39.29%), then for tourism (37.57%), then for business (23.15%) - and still a very large amount of people flying it for business, particularly on UK-Ireland-UK.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 14:47:21 and read 7911 times.

Quoting BritPilot777 (Reply 16):
therefore reducing their own costs at the airport but then again FR is most definately not a regular airline

Again, they won't be charging for online check-in - only if you want priority boarding.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 14:48:13 and read 7890 times.

Quoting BritPilot777 (Reply 16):
LMAO measured per millilitre or weight of excretion



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 13):
I wouldn't joke about that: BE has mentioned that they might charge for that. And they were the first European airline to begin pay-for-checked-in-luggage.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: BCAL
Posted 2006-10-23 14:50:48 and read 7890 times.

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 9):
To be honest, from the looks of their wording, I'd interpret this as a 3 euro charge to get priority boarding when you check in online, not a flat out 3 euro charge for checking in online in general.

That's how I interpret it too. There is no mention of a flat out €3.00 charge for check-in on line, so you have the option of priority boarding but only if you want it.

Why the fuss? Did not U2 recently introduce a GBP 12.00 charge if you wanted priority boarding - that's nearly 18 x dearer that FR are proposing to charge! Oh I forgot. Let's bash FR!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 14:52:55 and read 7882 times.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 20):
Did not U2 recently introduce a GBP 12.00 charge if you wanted priority boarding - that's nearly 18 x dearer that FR are proposing to charge! Oh I forgot. Let's bash FR!

Did they? I totally missed that. £12? Now that really it taking the piss. Is BE's £5-for-a-window-seat worthwhile? Hmm.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: EZYAirbus
Posted 2006-10-23 17:42:34 and read 7658 times.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 20):
Why the fuss? Did not U2 recently introduce a GBP 12.00 charge if you wanted priority boarding - that's nearly 18 x dearer that FR are proposing to charge! Oh I forgot. Let's bash FR!

No they didnt charge £12 for priority boarding

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: BCAL
Posted 2006-10-23 17:48:53 and read 7645 times.

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 22):
No they didnt charge £12 for priority boarding

See RE: EasyJet Now Offering 'Speedy Boarding' (by GSM763 Oct 5 2006 in Civil Aviation)

However, it is GBP 7.50 rather than GBP 12.00 that I thought.

 boggled 

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: BA787
Posted 2006-10-23 18:13:12 and read 7594 times.

This adds to my distaste for FR

What next. are they going to make the pax clean the a/c before they disembarke?

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Vasu
Posted 2006-10-23 18:47:46 and read 7530 times.

Quoting BA787 (Reply 24):
What next. are they going to make the pax clean the a/c before they disembarke?

Hey, I like it! haha. They could let passengers out only when their area is clean - I'd be quick off the jet!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 21:19:46 and read 7477 times.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 23):
However, it is GBP 7.50 rather than GBP 12.00 that I thought.

Yet everyone is moaning that FR are proposing £2/3 EUR, when U2 charge £5.50 more?

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 21:33:44 and read 7441 times.

I think that it is very telling that despite not being the first to do major things, such as paying for your own refreshments, paying for checked-in luggage and paying for priority boarding, FR often gets effectively blamed for them and moaned at the most.

[Edited 2006-10-23 21:35:21]

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Noelg
Posted 2006-10-23 21:34:41 and read 7440 times.

Quoting Fraport (Reply 15):
I think the author of the ABTN article mixes up normal online check-in and online check-in for priority boarding. Charging money for regular online check-in would make no sense at all.



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 18):

Again, they won't be charging for online check-in - only if you want priority boarding.



Quoting BCAL (Reply 20):
There is no mention of a flat out €3.00 charge for check-in on line, so you have the option of priority boarding but only if you want it.

The article states that online checkin is €3 and priority boarding is an additional €3.

I quote the article:

"Ryanair will provide online check-in from November 1 at a cost of €3 ($4) per flight. Passengers can also request priority boarding to choose their seats ahead of the stampede, again at a cost of €3 ($4) per flight. This service was previously available to customers travelling without checked-in luggage, but now extends to all passengers regardless of luggage."

So your online checkin charge does not include priority boarding, you pay again for that. That makes it €6 if you want both.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 21:37:11 and read 7422 times.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 28):
So your online checkin charge does not include priority boarding, you pay again for that. That makes it ?6 if you want both.

Wow. Still £1.50 less than U2's priority check-in fee.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Noelg
Posted 2006-10-23 21:56:46 and read 7377 times.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 29):

Wow. Still £1.50 less than U2's priority check-in fee.

But still 3 EUR more expensive than the equivalent product with U2!  Wink

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 22:05:30 and read 7358 times.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 30):
But still 3 EUR more expensive than the equivalent product with U2!

Great. But then U2 will charge you £4.50 more than FR for priority boarding.

I can see the points: for those who want to eliminate a queue, i.e. for a check-in desk, thereby expediting their airport transition time while hopefully making them less stressed, then they can pay to check-in online. While I am surprised by this, I can see the advantages: online check-in helps FR to reduce its costs still further; it could generate substantial extra revenue; and, for the customers, it'll expedite their transition time while perhaps making them feel less rushed and frustrated. I can certainly understand the pay-for-priority-boarding. The two do, I suppose, go nicely together.

Again, if you want neither, you don't pay for them. They are both added extras - if you want them. I, for one, won't pay for them.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Noelg
Posted 2006-10-23 22:11:48 and read 7324 times.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 31):

At the end of the day, all any airline is after is your money! They're all as bad as one another - they sell you something as if they're doing you a favour, but at the end of the day all they're after is your hard earned cash!

That goes for every airline - LCC or not!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 22:16:05 and read 7296 times.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 32):
At the end of the day, all any airline is after is your money! They're all as bad as one another - they sell you something as if they're doing you a favour, but at the end of the day all they're after is your hard earned cash!

Well, durrr! That's why it's called BUSINESS and not HOBBY.  Smile

Funny how you change your tune when confronted by the fact that U2 charges sustantially more than FR for the same thing.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Futurecaptain
Posted 2006-10-23 22:17:06 and read 7296 times.

Check out WN's new ad.

http://gallery.swamedia.com/videos/value=open/type=video

Making fun of just this type of thing.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Noelg
Posted 2006-10-23 22:41:48 and read 7241 times.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 33):
Funny how you change your tune when confronted by the fact that U2 charges sustantially more than FR for the same thing.

Haha! I'm the same as you though - I wouldn't pay for any of it with any airline. FlyBE offered me the chance to choose my seat for £5 per seat per flight - that's £20! That will pay for my parking for the day and still leave me money for drinks!

It's just good fun winding you up about Ryanair  Wink

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-23 22:44:49 and read 7237 times.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 35):
It's just good fun winding you up about Ryanair

That's the thing - my career (law) requires me to argue about things everyday. I do this stuff for fun.   Quite nice, at 2145, to be here at my desk, after 14 hours and 45 minutes, sipping tea, chocolate fudge cake to my left, arguing about FR to keep me awake.   It doesn't wind me up, although the obvious bias, even when FR doesn't begin such things, is absurd.

[Edited 2006-10-23 22:47:16]

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Patroni
Posted 2006-10-24 12:56:50 and read 6964 times.

Even though I try to avoid FR if at all possible, this new option (whether it costs now 3 or 6 EUR I don't care) is a step in the right direction! One queue less to waste time in, and more relaxed boarding without having to sit at an overcrowded airport 2 or 3 hours before the flight.

Have to go to STN in early November (FR was by far the cheapest and - for once - also the most conveniently timed option) and will definitely use this service!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: EHHO
Posted 2006-10-24 13:05:28 and read 6953 times.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 34):
Check out WN's new ad.

Which one? There are many on that page. I'd love to see it..

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Door5right
Posted 2006-10-24 13:14:03 and read 6934 times.

Quoting Trekster (Reply 8):
Pay £3 to get a key to unlock the overhead

LOL, that did make me laugh!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Futurecaptain
Posted 2006-10-24 16:27:00 and read 6786 times.

Quoting EHHO (Reply 38):
Which one? There are many on that page.

Sorry. Top left corner. "Tired of being nickeled and dimed by other airlines?"

warning: not for the faint of heart (or bandwidth) to download. 111 mb. But it is funny.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Jwenting
Posted 2006-10-24 17:01:28 and read 6747 times.

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 1):
What now? I thought, they were intending to charge for check-in at the counter? Somewhat counterproductive to make people charge for the (from an airline's perspective) cheapest form of check-in.

Hardly. Charge for both counter AND online checkin. That way everyone has to pay to get on the plane even if they already paid for the ticket (of course you also charge for delivering the ticket, even if it's an e-ticket).

Quoting EHHO (Reply 6):
use of tray table

Thought they'd already removed those to save weight.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Noelg
Posted 2006-10-24 20:50:28 and read 6653 times.

I think I've figured FR's business model!

They keep taking these £2 here, £3 there, they aren't trying to scam you, more that the more change they take the lighter the aircraft is!

As the final weight saving measure I think we'll see huge suction machines over the gate to suck any extra loose change from your pockets! Think of the weight savings!!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: HZ747300
Posted 2006-10-25 00:55:07 and read 6533 times.

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 9):
To be honest, from the looks of their wording, I'd interpret this as a 3 euro charge to get priority boarding when you check in online, not a flat out 3 euro charge for checking in online in general. I could be wrong, but I don't think they would mention priority boarding if the fee strictly applied to online check-in.

That makes more sense.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Irish251
Posted 2006-10-25 01:06:33 and read 6520 times.

Quoting Noelg (Reply 7):
No offense to the Irish but the old adage about the intelligence of our neighbours is yet again called into question.

Which neighbours and what adage did you have in mind??? Whatever you might feel about Ryanair, I don't think they have achieved their current position without displaying a fair amount of intelligence. I seem to remember that BA is currently headed up by one of those "pigs in the parlour" chappies as well! What is the world coming to?!!

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Lehovec
Posted 2006-10-27 12:01:56 and read 6362 times.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 31):
Quoting Noelg (Reply 30):
But still 3 EUR more expensive than the equivalent product with U2!

Great. But then U2 will charge you �4.50 more than FR for priority boarding.

EZY actually charge from 2,5 to 7 GBP depends on destination and the way boarding is done (bus, walking, airbridge).
From what I have seen so far pax love it and there is quite a lot ppl buying speedy boarding as it is called at EZY.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-27 12:10:40 and read 6354 times.

Quoting Lehovec (Reply 45):
From what I have seen so far pax love it and there is quite a lot ppl buying speedy boarding as it is called at EZY.

I can understand that. Should be a good way for FR to generate more all-important ancillary revenue.

Quoting Lehovec (Reply 45):
EZY actually charge from 2,5 to 7 GBP

So up to £4.50 more than FR's predicted price.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Lehovec
Posted 2006-10-27 12:18:46 and read 6347 times.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 46):
Quoting Lehovec (Reply 45):
EZY actually charge from 2,5 to 7 GBP

So up to £4.50 more than FR's predicted price.

Yes on flights where airbridges are used... Remember airbridge, the thing FR dont use.  Wink

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 46):
I can understand that. Should be a good way for FR to generate more all-important ancillary revenue.

Completely agree.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Pe@rson
Posted 2006-10-27 12:30:55 and read 6331 times.

Quoting Lehovec (Reply 47):
the thing FR dont use.

Actually, they do, e.g. at MAN. Besides, for an extra £4.50 just to save yourself 30 seconds outside is a bit silly. Nevertheless, if pax. are happy to pay it, then I'm very pleased for U2.  Big grin Don't suppose you happen to have any stats about how many U2 customers pay for this extra convenience?

Quite odd that FR are normally second, sometimes more, in developing such things. E.g. BE first introduced pay-for-checked-in-luggage in Europe, U2 this priority payment, other airlines for online check-in, etc.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: Lehovec
Posted 2006-10-27 12:34:30 and read 6329 times.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 48):
Don't suppose you happen to have any stats about how many U2 customers pay for this extra convenience?

Unfortunatelly not. I can say that on my flights I will normally have 5-10 ppl on speedy boarding. Anyway it is only up to 20 pax.

Topic: RE: Ryanair To Charge For Online Check-in
Username: SkyvanMan
Posted 2006-10-27 13:56:51 and read 6268 times.

This seems stupid to me, online check-in should be cheaper as it doesn't require any land (though the site is hosted on servers that are on land the cost is so minimal compared ot the cost of operating check-in counters at an airport), requires less human interaction, and even better for them, doesn't require any paper or printing on their side, doesn't make anysense for me for a discount airlien to charge for onnline check-in, just seems to be a away to make money rather than something that would truly be a cost cutitng measure if they eliminated it all together. Online Check-in is more affordable long term for an airline and this just seems idiotic to me to charge extra for it. They are just charging for conenience and not doign it becuase there is any real extra cost for them.


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