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How Does That 34 Cent Ticket Cost 70 Dollars?

I have no idea why there’s so much Ryanair news lately, but the LA Times has a good piece about the low fares that Ryanair advertises.  The reporter learns that the 34 cent ticket from London to Dublin will actually cost him $70 once you add in all of the unadvertised taxes and fees.  The best additional cost is the one for using a wheelchair, which Ryanair charges everyone because it would be "discriminatory" only to charge people using wheelchairs.  I’m sure their heart is in the right place.

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  1. Not to mention the fact that they charge £13.50 for printing your boarding card.

    I blame it all on budget airlines: