Ryanair extends reserved seating option

1 Nov 2012 by BusinessTraveller

Ryanair has extended its reserved seating allocation from four to six rows on all of its aircraft.

The carrier first introduced the paid-for reserved seating option on selected routes in May last year (see online news April 19, 2011), before extending it to all flights.

The allocation has now been increased from four to six rows on each aircraft, meaning passengers can now pay €10 (€15 on longer flights including those to the Canary Islands) to reserve seats in rows 1, 2, 5, 15, 16 and 17.

Ryanair says the service  – which includes priority boarding – “allows passengers to reserve seats in the front of the aircraft (for a quick getaway on arrival) or in over-wing rows (for greater legroom)”.

Rival low-cost carrier Easyjet also trialled paid-for reserved seating on selected routes earlier this year, and is in the process of rolling out the option to all aircraft and routes across its network (see online news September 5).

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Report by Mark Caswell

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