This is not the first time a high profiled person has criticised the airlines, in May 2013, a prominent member of the Irish band Westlife, Brian McFadden took to Twitter to complain about Ryanair’s decision to charge him to print his boarding pass. He said: “I had no access to printer for my boarding pass. cost of them to do it at check in..£70… my golf bag 4kgs over weight….£80”
McFadden took the train to London rather than pay for Ryanair’s excessive charges.
The 2012 report into airline extra charges revealed that both Ryanair and easyJet both netted over £750million in extra charges for 2012 alone.