You may pay more to reserve your seat on an airline than buying a ticket. To book a ticket in Ryanair might cost you a little as £7.49, yet if you want to reserve a seat you will have to stump up as much as £15.
According to ‘your money’ website, Rival airline Jet2 charges £25 if passengers want to select which seat they will sit in, yet it currently has flights on offer for just £24.
It’s worth noting that seat reservation costs can vary significantly between airlines. While some, like Lufthansa, offer the facility free on some flights, others charge far more. Costs can even vary depending on flights from the same airline and some fees are based on your ticket-type and where you want to sit.
The table below breaks down some of the different charges for reserving a seat from major airlines:
JBoss Michael O’Leary denied this and had little sympathy for passengers, saying: “If you’ve made the choice, stop whinging afterwards.”