Spain puts Ryanair in the dock over boarding card charge

It’s often the case that one man’s pushing the boundaries on ancillary revenues is another man’s ripping off the passenger. And nobody lives on the edge quite as much as no-frills giant Ryanair.

RyanAirBarca508.jpgThe airline is in the news again, this time after a Barcelona court ruled the airline could not charge a €40 fee to passengers who forget to bring their boarding card to the airport. The Irish carrier though sees it differently and plans to appeal the decision. Here’s a good piece in UK daily The Guardian about the story.

For much more on airlines and ancillary revenues, check out these two stories we put together on the subject:

ANCILLARIES: THE LAST DROP

IS TECHNOLOGY LIMITING FURTHER ANCILLARY REVENUE GROWTH?

You can also read our recent story looking at what the future is for check-in.

IS CHECK-IN DEAD?

The above picture by the way is from Billypix was taken late last year in support of our feature about the arrival of Ryanair in Barcelona after it opened a base at the city’s El Prat airport. You can read that feature here.

WHEN RYANAIR COMES TO TOWN

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