Ryanair Passengers Protest Baggage Fees

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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