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In Spain Ryanair is not allowed now to fine passengers

In Spain Ryanair is not allowed now to fine passengers
In Spain Ryanair is not allowed now to fine passengers

In Spain has finished the trial, in which a Spanish lawyer pleaded with the Ryanair airline. Dan Miro, who was fined by Ryanair for the lack of boarding pass, proved in court that the rules of the budget airline, which forces its customers to print boarding passes by themselves and, is failing it, penalizes passengers for 40 euros, are necessary to be considered discriminatory in relation to the clients.

A decision on the illegality of this method was made by the Spanish judge Barbara Cordoba. According to the judge, the cost reduction policy of the company has nothing to do with the policy of fines and penalties that applies Ryanair.

According to the court, Ryanair now is obliged to provide passengers with boarding passes.

But Ryanair representatives announced that they intend to appeal the decision of the Spanish court in the near future. According to the representatives of the airline, this procedure allowed passengers to avoid long queues. "99.9% of our passengers use the service of self-printing of boarding passes through the company's Web site. 73 million customers can not be wrong"- Spanish press quotes Ryanair.

Also, Ryanair representatives said that if any of the courts will not challenge the verdict of the Spanish court, the company will be forced to completely revise their tariffs.

The case against Ryanair was initiated in May 2010 on the basis Dan Miro’s statements, who found that the company unlawfully fined him when boarding the flight at the airport of Girona.

Currently, Ryanair makes dozens of flights to airports in Andalusia, including the region's largest airport in Malaga, as well as in Seville, Granada and other cities.

Date: 20/01/2011

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