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Student gets creative to avoid fee

I wrote a little bit about my experience with Ryanair last week in this space. To review: I booked a one-way flight from Edinburgh to Dublin in October. What was a $41 ($82 for two people) ticket per person turned into $173 once all of the airline’s charges were factored in.

But this kid found a way to beat the system. Rather than pay a 220 pound fee he simply changed his name for free, and got a new passport. Total cost: About 100 pounds.

Good for him. There is no justifiable reason whatsoever to charged 110 pounds each way to simply change a name on a ticket. None. Zero. This is why people develop such adversarial views on airlines.


Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›