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Ryanair jokes it is introducing "child-free" flights

RYANAIR HAS “ANNOUNCED” that it will introduce ‘child-free’ flights from October. In what is most likely an early April Fool’s prank (the statement is dated as April 1) the airline says it was influenced by a pan-European survey of 1,000 passengers – half of those surveyed said they would pay higher fares to avoid having to sit in an enclosed space with other people’s children.

What is definitely true is that Ryanair is to add a €2 levy on to every passenger who book a flight from next Monday. The levy is to cover costs incurred by Ryanair when they are compensating people who have had their flights delayed or cancelled in ‘force majeure’ conditions like last year’s severe snow and ice and the volcanic ash crisis.

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