Ryanair to quote inclusive prices onlineWeb fares will now include all taxes

10 May 2007

 

A plane in the sky

Which? has welcomed news that air fares on the Ryanair website will now include all the taxes.

We have been long-time critics of the way some airlines advertise fares online.

While some of the major carriers such as British Airways and Virgin publish the full price of the fare all the way through a booking transaction, other airlines do not.

This means that while consumers initially see a flight for one price when they first log on, the price can rise considerably by the end of the booking when all the taxes are added on.

Which? travel spokesman Bob Tolliday said: 'This is good news for the consumer. We've been calling for this for some time as inclusive fares make it completely clear how much you are paying from the outset.

‘Now we would like to see other airlines, who hide taxes and charges for their online fares, follow suit.'

Seat sale

Ryanair announced its inclusive-of-tax move at the same time as saying it was offering 10 million seats from just £10, inclusive of taxes.

Ryanair also said that, should a passenger find a cheaper return fare on a qualifying route with another airline than the quoted Ryanair fare for that itinerary, then it will pay passengers ‘double the difference’ between the fare paid to Ryanair and the lower one quoted on another carrier.

This offer is valid only for return flight bookings made on the Ryanair website until 12 June.