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Budget airline Ryanair has found a new way to charge a fee

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Michel Martin.

First there was the fee to check your bag, then extra legroom, meaning barely enough to begin with. But now the budget airline Ryanair has managed to take things a step further. Now travelers can be charged up to $27 to get a digital boarding pass with a seat assignment, or they can wait in line to get one printed for free. Furious passengers are venting on social media, calling the move disgraceful. A spokesman for Ryanair says passengers have a choice. Sure. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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