Ryanair welcomes court ruling on baggage check-in prices

Website was displaying prices higher than those charged by the airline

Ryanair has welcomed news that a German court has ordered a website, Cheaptickets, to stop displaying prices for checked baggage that are higher than those charged by the airline

Ryanair has welcomed news that a German court has ordered a website, Cheaptickets, to stop displaying prices for checked baggage that are higher than those charged by the airline

 

Ryanair has welcomed news that a German court has ordered a website, Cheaptickets, to stop displaying prices for checked baggage that are higher than those charged by the airline.

The regional court in Hamburg also banned the website’s operator, Travix, from referring to an “airline fee” that did not in fact exist, Ryanair said in a statement.

The Irish carrier pointed out that it had no commercial agreement with Travix and Cheaptickets, which continues to sell Ryanair flights “with hidden surcharges”.

Ryanair added that it had no problem with on-line travel agents that display its fares in a transparent manner, and noted that it licences several of them to show its prices for comparison purposes only. It urged customers to book through its own website.

Spokesman Robin Kiely welcomed the court’s decision and said that it was an important victory for consumers.

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