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Ryanair Passengers Protest Baggage Fees

February 8, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox

Is this the first sign of a travelers' rebellion? ABC News and other sources are reporting that 100 passengers aboard Ryanair flight 8175 from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands to Brussels, Belgium, "became disruptive and refused to comply with crew instruction"s after a number of their group was assessed a "gate bag fee," according to a statement posted online by Ryanair.

The passengers were removed from the airplane by Spanish police over the weekend.

The fee applies to bags that exceed certain weight and size limitations and runs 35 Euros (about $47.50) per bag.


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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | February 8, 2011
Passengers had to be removed from a flight after becoming "disruptive" when they were charged a "gate bag fee."
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