Ryanair's new game gives passengers chance to win back cost of their flights

Budget airline Ryanair have come up with yet another extra charge to add to the total cost of your booking - but at least this one is optional.

The Telegraph reports that customers are now given the option to pay an extra £3, £4, or £5 - depending on the total cost of their booking - to take part in the 'Play to Win' game.

Everyone who opts to play the game is asked a general knowledge question. If they get it right they are entered into a prize draw for the change to get a full refund of their booking.

According to the terms and conditions, Ryanair guarantees at least three winners a week. Winners will be informed on the flight confirmation page and refunds will be made within ten weeks of the booking.

According to The Telegraph, a spokesperson was unable to confirm how many passengers had taken part so far - but he did reveal details of the first winner.

James McLaughlin from County Donegal said he had won back his €676 booking. He said: "I'm a big fan of Ryanair's low fares and I'm a frequent flier. Winning my fare back was the best news I got in ages and I'm over the moon!"

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    No, no, we don't really need to take anything with us on our holiday, honestly. We may be going to Norway for two weeks in January, but a toothbrush, t-shirt and a pair of flip-flops will do us just fine. The book, nappies, wet wipes and baby food ? No problem, they'll slip right into the one bag too, that's fine, don't need them at all, yes stick them in the overhead locker miles away from my seat, too. Marvellous.

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  • No seat pocket

    Remember in the old days when the seat in front of you had a pocket you could stow your bits and pieces, magazines, bottle of water etc, instead of having to strew them all over the floor? They might be saving space and weight, but when your three-year-old starts projectile vomiting and the seat belt sign's on, suddenly a seat pocket full of sick bags makes a lot of sense. Ah, sweet revenge...

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  • Lousy legroom

    Jeez, there's nothing like 29" legroom pitch and a non-reclining seat back to force you to practice your yoga moves. Like human origami, we fold our limbs into unnatural shapes and wonder why we can't feel our feet by the end of the flight. And we're relatively normal! What it's like for a 6ft 7" man, or a 7 month pregnant woman with a 20 month old on her 'lap' doesn't bear thinking about...

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  • Surly service

    OK, when you're paying more for your beer than your air fare, you can't expect silver service, but would a smile hurt? We feel for the cabin crew dealing with leery stag weekenders and bitter businessmen whose companies won't cough up for a proper airline, but it would be nice to be treated slightly more like a human being, less like a walking wallet from whom to extract as much cash as possible in a two hour period. Scratch card, perfume, magazine, £2.50 bottle of water, anyone?

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