As far as Ryanair stories go, this one has to be up there with the best of them.
Enter Adam Armstrong, 19, a.k.a “Adam West” on Facebook. Adam was due to go on holidays to Ibiza with his girlfriend next week, and the girl’s stepfather duly booked the tickets for the young couple.
Problem was, the man booked Adam’s ticket under the name “Adam West”, as listed on Facebook. What he didn’t know was that Adam had replaced “Armstrong”, his real surname, for “West” on his Facebook page in a cinematic homage to the actor who played Batman in the old, and rather campy, TV series.
When he realized the -understandable- mistake, Adam contacted Ryanair to attempt to make the change, and was told it would cost him £220 to do that.
Adam said, well, we’ll see about that, so he went ahead and actually changed his name by deed poll. He changed to “Adam West” free of charge and paid £103 for a new passport. It worked out cheaper for him to do it this way.
According to Ryanair, two separate bookings had been made so it would only have cost Adam £110 to make the change. But in any case, he will reportedly be flying to Ibiza in the near future, happily as “Adam West”, and with extra cash to boot.