It’s not the most important story in the world, but I’ve got personal experience of this story in The Times regarding strange goings-on at the Ryanair operation at Girona in Spain.I flew this route recently (7 April) and watched as a passenger in the check-in line ahead of me was told his bag was overweight and sent to a separate window to pay the excess. He returned a few minutes later and we let him go back into the line ahead of us. I overheard his conversation, which was to the effect that when the second clerk had weighed his bag it was in fact not overweight. The female check-in clerk shrugged her shoulders and accepted his bag.
Odd, I thought. Then we checked in and I discovered my bag had also mysteriously gained 1.5kg between Stansted a week earlier and Girona – despite having identical contents. Still left me within the limit. I didn’t think much more of it until I read The Times story.
In fairness, my whole trip was otherwise faultless as it always has been on Ryanair. Nice new aircraft, on-time both ways, bags delivered within minutes including golf clubs. Isn’t it strange how big a 737 cabin looks when it hasn’t got cabin dividers?