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.


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

    I blame it all on budget airlines: