And take note of the 2% fee to load the card. Using the card to book flights is therefore not fee free, and in theory the booking process is in breach of EU law once again as there should be at least one fee free method of payment to avoid quoting the fees in the base price of the flight.
I’m also not clear how one can avoid the online check-in fee either, but since I will never fly with Ryanair again, it is a moot point.
Tim, a certain percentage, (from what i can see about 50%) of flights dont have an online check in fee, its waived, as well as about the same percentage of flights have taxes waived as well. amazingly you can get leeds-venice for £16 return (not including the card fee) if you are just going for a weekend break with carry on only. would not use them from around london, but for the regionals they are great for anything up to 2.5 hrs.
Just booked a ticket for my son, AMS – MXP via ZRH with Swiss for tomorrow for € 240 return. A good deal I thought.
I clicked on “view detail” and you see all the charges that go to make up the price, but as it was all included from tthe offset I did not feel as if they were taking me for a ride. Don’t know why Ryanair can’t do the same and just show the higher ticket price?
What really impressed me though, was I could save € 7.50 if I could pay direct from my bank. It’s not the €7.50 but the seamless way this went through a service called “Ideal”.
I was redirected to another page and chose my bank from a list. Clicked pay and I was into the log-in page. Password etc entered, amount confirmed, back to Swiss site and I’d paid. Never seen this before and am really impressed.