Goinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3234 times:
I am looking at www.ryanair.com to book a flight from Manchester to Dublin on 31 May 2008.
At the moment they have a flight at 0810 where the "headline" fare is £9.00. Select this flight and it then adds £9.99 in airport fees/taxes to give you a single flight for £18.99 which is reasonable.
Select the next flight that day....the 1050 departure and the headline fare is an amazing £0.49. However, when you select this flight it adds a whopping £27.48 in airport fees and taxes!!
So my question is this. Does the British government have a tierd tax system. "Travel before 0900 and save 70% in airport taxes" Do the people who Ryanair use at Manchester get paid more after 10:00 so they have to charge more for taxes.
In my humble opinion, this is just Ryanair using a misleading "headline" fare and then screwing it's customers for as much as possible.
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