Ryanair flights: Britons paying EXTRA due to airline’s ‘terrible’ currency conversion (Image: Getty Images)
Ryanair flights from abroad to the UK are proving to be pricier for British passengers. Flights are advertised in euros but then converted into pounds at the end of the booking journey. Which? Travel, which investigated the “rip off,” have said this “switch is always at a terrible exchange rate.” The consumer group looked at 10 flights from foreign airports back to the UK in their research.
Ryanair flights: Britons paying EXTRA due to airline’s ‘terrible’ currency conversion
All the flights saw passengers paying more due to the pound conversion rate compared to if they had paid in euros and let their bank or card provider do the currency exchange.
Ryanair customers are able to opt out of the exchange rate but this option is hidden under a box out under “more information on our guaranteed exchange rate.”
This goes on to warn travellers that opting out “could result in significantly higher costs.”
Which? Travel examined a flight from Spain to the UK to see how Ryanair’s exchange rate affected the overall price.
“This week we found a flight from Alicante to London Gatwick advertised at €156.45,” the consumer group said.
“But at the point of paying,