Check before you book a flight advises Consumer Council

in Transport

The Consumer Council is advising consumers to be aware of additional airline charges, following today’s announcement from Ryanair regarding changes to seating reservation fees.

Jenny Robinson, Senior Policy Officer at the Consumer Council said “If you are planning to book a flight it is important to be aware that some airlines have additional charges for a range of extra services including seat reservations, checked baggage and credit card use.

“Our advice to passengers is to check additional charges before booking your flight and to shop around for the best overall deal. To help passengers, we have listed the additional charges applied to the flights of each airline operating in Northern Ireland in a useful ‘Airline Additional Charges Table’, which is available online at”   

Any passenger who wants to know more about their passenger rights can contact the Consumer Council on 0800 121 6022 or visit

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