Ryanair charges for boarding passes ruled illegal by Spanish court

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have been told by a Spanish court that their rip-off fees for failing to produce a printed off boarding pass are infact illegal.

The pathetic excuse for an airline charge a whopping £40 if you turn up for your flight having forgotten to print off a boarding pass but Judge Barbara Maria Cordoba Ardao, sitting at Commercial Court Number One in Barcelona, ruled that Ryanair was breaking international law by imposing the levy.

What a bunch of filthy thieving bastards!

She added that responsibility for printing the boarding pass had always rested with the airline.

A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority said that the Spanish ruling would have to be upheld in the European courts before it could be enforced at British airports. Fingers crossed that this happens soon and that Ryanair are forced to drop this shady practice. Furthermore, Ryanair should then be forced to refund all the charges already made.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said “Over 99.9% of Ryanair’s passengers used our web check in facility last year”.

So that means that almost 750,000 passengers did not use it. This equates to over £29m in illegal fees. Pay up Ryanair!