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UK and Spanish consumer groups claim that Ryanair is using an algorithm to separate passengers travelling together who refuse to pay extraThe European parliament opened an investigation in June after a Spanish mother was allegedly made to pay 4 euros to sit next to her three year old daughter. In a survey of more than 4,200 people conducted by CAA, travelers most frequently cited being split from their party while traveling on Ryanair, but the airline insists that it doesn’t employ a family-splitting algorithm. (www.airlive.net) More...
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That is a bit extreme. You'd be quarantined for the Ebola. /s
and what do you really expect from Ryanair - champagne and caviar??????
"but the airline insists that it doesn’t employ a family-splitting algorithm." It's not based on family, it's based on whether you are buying the tickets at the same time. So technically, they are correct.
Crap airline anyway.
I am not employed in the airline industry but as a simple question: what mother would not buy the ticket for her three year old at the same time she purchased her own. And what kind of airline wants a 3 year old sitting alone with no parental supervision to be cared for say by the flight attendants. Its nothing but a money grab and I for one would be boycotting Ryan Air and any other airline for such nonsense.
Remember, this is the airline whose CEO was seriously looking into having passengers stand like on a crowded bus and who wants to charge for the use of the washrooms. I fully expect him to start charging a fee for the use of the seatbelts some day.
I would rather be trapped in an ISIS stronghold during an ebola outbreak suffering a 10.0 earthquake than be evacuated on a Ryanair flight.