However, the charging of a fee for a toddler on your lap is not illegal. It is even common: a lot of other airlines do it too. the
With Brussels Airlines, for example, pays 10 percent of the normal rate. “With us it is not, however, to one or other hidden surcharge”, stresses spokeswoman Kim Daenen. “The baby gets a separate ticket on your name, and thereby also entitled to the same baggage”.
Consumer organization Test-achats is already opposed to the principle. “Parents with young children already have enough worries on their mind for a flight. This is absolutely consumentonvriendelijk”, says spokesman Jens Van Herp. the
He points out that parents of toddlers also no free choice: their child is still too small to have a separate chair to sit.
Specifically for Ryanair the consumer on the lack of transparency.
“When the booking is mentioned that there is a child younger than 24 months will travel, the pop-up that " any subsidy for the babyboeking is assigned to the first adult passenger of the booking’. It is, however, to a fixed and predictable amount of 25 euro. If it is mandatory, it must in the beginning be mentioned”, says Test-aankoop.
The consumers ' association believes that this practice is in conflict with article 23 of the European regulation on common rules for the operation of air services. “We are going Ryanair to write and ask this surcharge is to be deleted,” said the spokesman.
Ryanair said in a response that the surcharge is not new, and “the standard in the aircraft industry,” and that the amount of the payment last year will not be increased. “All the charges are transparent on our website. We have no hidden extras, all optional services and surcharges will be brought to the attention of the customer, who expressly agrees should go before his booking to finalize.”
We are going Ryanair to write and ask this surcharge is to be deletedTest Purchase