Leinster stars have warned fans that they could be slapped with extra Ryanair charges as the airline is shutting down their website for maintenance over the Heineken Cup weekend.
Rugby players Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy
tweeted supporters about the no frills airline’s decision to close their website for maintenance on one of the busiest sporting weekends of the year.
Fans unable to check-in online due to the closure of the website will be slapped with charges of €60 for the issue of their boarding passes at Irish airports on Friday evening and Saturday morning and a further €75 on their return on Sunday morning.
Dozens of flights will be taking off over the weekend, carrying thousands of supporters to the eagerly anticipated clash between Leinster and Ulster at Twickenham. Some fans have already forked out hundreds of euro for the flights to Stansted and Gatwick but they could be hit with extra charges if they fail to check-in online before 4pm on Friday.
Leinster stars Heaslip
yesterday issued a warning to supporters about the site closure on Twitter. Both retweeted the message: “get the word out about Ryanair closing their website for checkin at 4pm on Friday. Lots of fans going to get hit with charges.”
Media and communications manager with Leinster Rugby
, Peter Breen, said: “The key thing is to alert all the Leinster supporters to check-in as quickly as possible.” A notice on the Ryanair website
apologises for the shutdown, warning passengers to check-in before it closes.