The chief executive of the country’s low cost airline Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary has hit back at those complaining about the current standing charges for seat reservations saying they are in place for a reason.
Mr O’Leary who was speaking on both RTE’s Today with Sean O’Rourke and Joe Duffy’s Liveline said that those who are moaning about paying the charges which cost just €2 should stop complaining as the system of charges are there for reason.
The Ryanair boss who was appearing on both programmes to discuss these possibility of another terminal at Dublin Airport gave his rather stern response after presenter O’Rourke brought up the issue of standing charges which has cause controversy amongst passengers on social media.
Mr O’Leary told the programme and its thousands of listeners that the charges are here to stay and they are completely fair, saying: “We have a free seating policy. If you don’t want to pay a fare of €2 and you choose a random seat, you get it free of charge.”
“If you want to sit beside somebody, you buy a reserved seat, you can do that from €2 and frankly if you’re not happy to pay the €2 to sit beside somebody else, stop complaining.”
He added: “If you have chosen a random seat, you’re getting a random seat, so stop whinging. Pay the €2 like more than 50% or 65 million of our customers do and sit wherever you like.”